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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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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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