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The Saudi-led military coalition called for an immediate ceasefire and an end to 'all forms of armed conflict', in a statement cited by Saudi state news agency SPA.
The International Committee for the Red Cross said late Monday that at least 36 people have been killed and 185 others wounded in two days of fighting in Aden.
Government forces have launched an offensive backed by air support from the Saudi-led Arab coalition to oust Huthi rebels from around Yemen's third largest city Taez, military sources said.
Clashes in the Yemeni rebel heartland of Saada province have killed 40 rebel fighters, while the rebels reported nine civilians among 22 dead in Saudi-led air strikes.
Yemen is the scene of the world's worst humanitarian crisis, and millions of people there are directly threatened by famine, according to the United Nations.
The medical sources confirming the incident said that several rebels were also injured in the attacks, which targeted Houthi positions south of Hodeidah province.
Saleh had recently broken his uneasy three-year-old alliance with the Huthis and said he was open to talks with the Saudis.
The United Nations said today that it has been cleared by a Saudi-led coalition to resume passenger flights to Yemen's rebel-held Sanaa airport.
The coalition has targeted the defence ministry in the past, leaving it heavily damaged, but the fresh strikes come as tensions ratchet up between Saudi Arabia and its rival Iran.
A suspected airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen killed at least 26 people and wounded nine others in the country's north.
The sanctions' targets include Abu Sulayman al-Adani, identified as the overall leader of the growing Islamic State operation in Yemen.
Yemeni eyewitnesses say Saudi-led airstrikes have hit at least three houses in the capital, Sanaa, killing at least 14 civilians, including women and children.
The victims were refugee who died in an air strike on the city of Taiz in southern Yemen.
An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels struck a vehicle packed with fleeing civilians on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people.
Qatif, an eastern province in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia, has been hit by a string of attacks over the past week, some of them deadly.