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Syria truce will not hold out, warns rebel leader

Syria's ceasefire "will not hold out", a senior rebel official in Aleppo warned on Saturday, as air strikes and shelling continued in some places and promised aid deliveries failed to come through. The ceasefire is t

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Syria truce largely holds, aid convoys enter city from Turkey

A nationwide ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia was mostly holding across Syria on Tuesday and efforts to deliver badly needed aid to besieged areas including the city of Aleppo got cautiously underway. Saudi Arabia, a supporter of

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Truce extended for 72 hours in Aleppo, Latakia

Russia's defence ministry said a "regime of calm" truce in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo and parts of Latakia province had been extended "for 72 hours beginning at 1 am on Saturday" (2200 GMT on Friday), Syrian state

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Syria opposition sees 'possibility' of temporary truce

Syria's opposition on Saturday said it had agreed to the "possibility" of a temporary truce, provided there were guarantees Damascus's allies including Russia would cease fire, sieges were lifted and aid deliveries allowed coun

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Assad's ouster certain despite Russia's backing, says Saudi

Bashar Al Assad will not be ruling Syria in the future and Russia's military interventions will not help him stay in power, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a German newspaper in an interview published on Saturday.

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UN mulls 'light' options to monitor Syria truce

The United Nations is mulling "light touch" options for monitoring a possible ceasefire in Syria that would keep its risks to a minimum by relying largely on Syrians already on the ground, diplomatic sources said. The UN

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Yemen's truce in danger of collapse; rivals trade charges

UN-sponsored Yemeni peace talks in Switzerland appeared to be struggling amid differences over government demands for the release of senior officials held by the Iran-allied Houthis, sources close to the talks said on Thursday. Th

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Houthi group agrees to December 14 Yemen truce

A ceasefire in Yemen's civil war will start on December 14, the eve of planned peace talks in Switzerland next week, the head of the Houthi delegation to the peace talks said on Saturday. "Based on what had been agreed up

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Bombing, heavy fighting rock Yemen despite truce

Saudi-led air strikes and heavy shelling between warring factions shook several cities in Yemen on Saturday, residents said, violating a United Nations humanitarian truce which took effect just before midnight. The UN-brokered pau

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Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemen 2 hours into truce

Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemen's capital and another main city causing explosions, residents reported, two hours after a United Nations humanitarian truce took effect. Bombing pounded Yemeni military positions east of the cap

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