UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate ceasefire by all parties in Yemen.

In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, he said a political solution is the best way out of the conflict.

Ban Ki-moon said he is trying to find a new representative who can be immediately deployed in Yemen.

Meanwhile, Al-Qaida has consolidated control over much of the Yemen's Hadramawt province. 

According to reports, they have captured a major airport, an oil terminal and the area's main military base. 

They are striking an alliance with local tribal leaders to administer the region.

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