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Yemen air force bombs rebel positions; 70 dead

The Yemeni air force bombed Shi'ite Muslim fighters north of Sanaa in fighting that killed at least 70 people, local officials said, after a truce reached last month between the insurgents and government forces collapsed. The

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Ukraine president ends truce, says govt will attack rebels

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday government forces would renew offensive operations against rebels and "free our lands", hours after a ceasefire to allow for peace talks with the pro-Russian separatists had expired.

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Yemeni security officer killed by Qaeda gunmen

Suspected Al Qaeda militants shot dead a Yemeni intelligence officer in the southern city of Mukalla on Monday, a security official told Reuters. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has carried out a series of hit-and-run att

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Putin backs Ukraine's ceasefire move

Russia's Vladimir Putin on Saturday voiced limited support for Ukraine's unilateral ceasefire in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists, but told President Petro Poroshenko there had to be talks with the rebels to prevent the truce co

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Ukraine truce under pressure as rebels attack army

Pro-Russian separatists attacked Ukrainian posts on the border with Russia and a military base and tried to storm an airforce base overnight into Saturday, government forces said, putting a Ukrainian unilateral ceasefire under pressure.

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South Sudan rebel leader agrees new ceasefire

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar have signed a ceasefire deal after coming under growing international pressure to end ethnic fighting that has raised fears of genocide. Friday's deal was mad

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Ceasefire in Syria's Homs extended

A humanitarian ceasefire in the Syrian city of Homs was extended on Thursday for three more days, the city's governor told Reuters. "The ceasefire has been extended for an additional three days, starting from today, to al

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300 men from Homs held by Syrian authorities

Syrian authorities are holding and questioning more than 300 men deemed of fighting age who fled the besieged rebel-held Old City of Homs during an agreed ceasefire, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday. A UN-brokered 'humani

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Syria gives Russia Aleppo ceasefire plan

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Friday he had handed Russia plans for a ceasefire in Syria's biggest city, Aleppo, and was ready to exchange lists with rebel forces on a possible prisoner swap. Washington and

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Syria aid access, local ceasefire possible says Kerry

Syria's government and some rebels may be willing to permit humanitarian aid to flow, enforce local ceasefires and take other confidence-building measures in the nearly three-year-old civil war, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monda

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