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Saudi-led alliance resumes air strikes on Yemen

A Saudi Arabian-led coalition resumed air strikes against Yemen's Houthi militia in Aden overnight, hours after the expiry of a truce meant to facilitate badly needed humanitarian aid, a Reuters eyewitness said. The witness sa

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Fighting continues in Yemeni city despite truce, 10 killed

At least 10 people were killed in heavy clashes in Yemen on Friday despite a five-day humanitarian truce, while aid distribution to the millions deprived of food, fuel and medicine by weeks of fighting and air strikes continued. S

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Yemen aid starts to flow as truce mostly holds

Relief agencies on Thursday used a five-day humanitarian truce in Yemen to expand aid distribution to some of the millions deprived of food, fuel and medicine by weeks of fighting and air strikes. Saudi Arabia, leading a coalition

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Yemen truce set to begin on Tuesday, says Saudi

Saudi Arabia said on Friday a five-day humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen would begin on Tuesday if the Iranian-allied Houthi militia it has been fighting agreed to the pause. Supported by the United States, a Saudi-led coalition beg

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Iran sees Yemen ceasefire in coming hours

Iran's deputy foreign minister said he was optimistic that a ceasefire in the Yemen conflict would be announced later on Tuesday, the Iranian Tasnim news agency reported. Iran has consistently called for a halt to Saudi-led ai

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Gulf states unhappy over UN chief's truce appeal

Several Gulf Arab states are unhappy about UN chief Ban Ki-moon's call for an immediate ceasefire by all sides in Yemen and are expected to raise the issue in a meeting with him early next week, UN diplomatic sources said on Friday.

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Red Cross seeks ceasefire in Yemen to deliver aid

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called on Saturday for an immediate 24-hour halt to hostilities in Yemen to deliver life-saving medical aid into the country where it said the humanitarian situation was dire and wounded were d

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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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Shelling halts in Donetsk as ceasefire ordered

Shelling stopped abruptly at midnight on Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk after President Petro Poroshenko ordered government forces to halt firing in line with a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending the country's bloody conf

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Ceasefire in Ukraine frays, shelling kills woman

A woman died and at least four people were wounded when fighting flared again in eastern Ukraine overnight into Sunday, jeopardising a ceasefire struck less than two days earlier between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists.

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