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Yemen truce starts as warring sides meet

A ceasefire has taken effect in Yemen after more than a year of fighting between government forces and Houthi rebels in which thousands of people were killed. Fighting raged on Tuesday shortly before the 09:00 GMT start of the ceasefire, which was called by the Saudi-led coalition battling the Iran-backed[…]

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World leaders launch bid for climate breakthrough

World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back the earth’s rising temperatures, with French President Francois Hollande saying the world was at a “breaking point” in the fight against global warming. Some 150 heads of state, including U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping,[…]

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Vienna talks agree to disagree on Assad

Major powers meeting in Vienna have failed to reach an agreement on Syria, especially the future role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but found enough “common ground” to meet for a new round of talks in two weeks, even as the conflict enters a new phase with the deployment of[…]

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Syrian opposition, rebels not invited to talks

Syria’s main political opposition body and representatives of the armed opposition have not been invited to international talks on the country’s war, an opposition politician and a rebel leader said. The Syrian government in Damascus has meanwhile yet to issue any official comment on the meeting in Vienna on Friday[…]

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Vienna talks a test for Iran on Syria: Saudi FM

International talks in Vienna this week will test whether Russia and Iran are “serious” about finding a political solution to the war in Syria, the Saudi foreign minister has said. Adel al-Jubeir’s comments on Wednesday came after Iran announced it was accepting an invitation by the US and Russia to[…]

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Russia calls on US for dialogue on Syria

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has called on the US to start a dialogue on solving the Syrian conflict, Reuters news agency reported. Peskov made the comments on Tuesday when asked whether talks on Syria were possible between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama. The announcement came after[…]

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