Saudi king doubles Yemen aid pledge to $540m

GMT 10:54 2015 Wednesday ,13 May

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King Salman doubled Saudi Arabia's aid commitment to Yemen to $540

million on Wednesday, the first day of a humanitarian pause in a bombing campaign it

has led against its neighbour.

"We announce that we are setting aside one billion riyals ($266 million) for aid and

humanitarian operations... in addition to more than one billion riyals ($274

million) we had already pledged," the official Saudi Press Agency quoted the king as



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