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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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Ukraine, rebels reach ceasefire agreement

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels reached a ceasefire agreement on Friday, the first step toward ending fighting in eastern Ukraine that has caused the worst standoff between Moscow and the West since the Cold War ended. The ceasefir

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Relief, bitterness as Gazans return to destroyed homes

Gaza's city workers cleared roads of rubble and fixed power lines on Wednesday as a ceasefire took hold after 50 days of war, with displaced families expressing a sense of relief and frustration as they returned to their damaged homes.

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Gaza ceasefire takes hold as focus turns to longer term

A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza appeared to be holding early on Wednesday as the focus shifted to securing an arrangement for the long term. No clear victor emerged

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No let-up in Gaza war as Egypt presses for truce

Israeli air strikes killed at least five Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and militants kept up their rocket fire on southern Israel on Monday, witnesses and officials said, as Egypt pressed on with efforts to broker a durable truce.

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