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More fighting, air strikes in Yemen, death toll tops 550

Fighting between Yemen's warring factions raged in southern and central parts of the country and air strikes hit Houthi militia forces in Aden on Friday, but there were no fresh moves toward dialogue. Saudi Arabia says it is w

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UN chief urges immediate ceasefire ‘by all parties’ in Yemen

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate halt to the fighting in Yemen, the first time he has made such an appeal since Saudi-led air strikes against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels began three weeks ago. Ban said

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Yemen LNG shuts one production train amid worsened security

Fighting in Yemen is scaring off shippers, forcing the country's liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant to take one of its production plants, or trains, off line, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.  

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Hundreds of Indian nurses caught up in Yemen fighting

More than half of the 4,000 Indian nationals caught up in the conflict in Yemen are nurses, the foreign ministry said on Monday, the latest security scare for medical staff working in the Middle East after dozens were kidnapped in Iraq last year

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Fighting persists in east Ukraine despite ceasefire

Fighting persisted in east Ukraine on Friday despite new European efforts to ensure a ceasefire takes hold. The Ukrainian military said pro-Russian separatists had attacked positions held by government troops 49 times in the past

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Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire

Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels fought fiercely for control of a strategic railway junction on Friday despite a new peace deal brokered by Germany and France. A ceasefire is due to come into effect from Sunday under the agreemen

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Intense fighting darkens Ukraine peace meet

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine gathered for a peace summit in Belarus on Wednesday, while in Ukraine pro-Moscow separatists tightened the pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war's worst fighting. The

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US delivers arms to Lebanon, says fighting 'same enemy'

The United States delivered more than $25 million worth of military aid including heavy artillery to the Lebanese army on Sunday to help it fight jihadist groups which have repeatedly battled with security forces near the Syrian border.

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Libya producing 363,000 bpd of oil: rival minister

Oil output from Libya, where ports and oilfields have been shut due to fighting, has fallen to 363,000 barrels a day (bpd) with exports at about 200,000, the oil minister appointed by forces in control of the capital Tripoli told Reuters

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Struggle for Libyan oilfield reflects fractured nation's conflict

Libya's biggest oilfield, shut down by gunmen last week, may struggle to rebuild production as the conflict splintering the desert nation draws in ever more groups of fighters, including poor southern tribes staking a claim to land resourc

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