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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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Houthis accept 5-day truce in Yemen

Iranian-allied Houthi fighters in Yemen accepted on Sunday a five-day humanitarian ceasefire proposed by adversary Saudi Arabia but warned they would respond to any violations. Neighbouring Saudi Arabia had said on Friday that the

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Renewed Israel, Palestinian truce off to shaky start

Israel and the Palestinians renewed a truce that had largely tempered a five-week-old war, but the deal got off to a shaky start on Thursday with rockets from Gaza slamming into Israel and Israel retaliating with air strikes. Hama

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Mediators race against clock to extend Gaza truce

Mediators worked against the clock on Thursday to extend a Gaza truce between Israel and the Palestinians as the three-day ceasefire went into its final 24 hours. Israel has said it is ready to agree to an extension as Egyptian me

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Israelis, Palestinians set to launch 72-hour truce

Israel and Hamas were expected to hold their fire for three days starting on Tuesday, under terms of an Egyptian-brokered truce, while launching negotiations to cement a long-term deal to end a four-week Gaza war. The ceasefire wa

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Delays complicate Gaza truce efforts: Sisi

Egypt's President said on Saturday a ceasefire plan proposed by his country offered the chance to end the Gaza conflict between Israel and Hamas, but warned that lost time further complicated matters. "The Egyptian initia

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