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Yemen: No ceasefire deal with Houthis

Foreign minister says US secretary of state's ceasefire plan no agreement but just "a declaration which means nothing".

ceasefire

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Scores reported dead in heavy fighting in Yemen

Clashes across the country leave 51 dead as Hadi loyalists seek to open three fronts against Houthis and their allies.

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Syria war: Aleppo pounded by air strikes for second day

More than 71 people killed and dozens wounded as Syrian jets continue striking rebel-held districts of besieged city.

Aleppo Media Centre

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Israeli MPs approve draft bill to legalise settlements

The move could legalise more than 2,000 Jewish homes built on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

Amona

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Israel minister under fire for drone gift to Russian PM

The drone gifted to Dmitry Medvedev by Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel is believed to contain confidential US technology.

Dimitry Medvedev met Uri Ariel

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Syria's war: US aims new sanctions at Assad backers

Motion targeting Syrian government and its backers adopted as bombardment of opposition strongholds in Aleppo continues.

assault on rebel strongholds

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Palestinians condemn Israeli bills on outposts, mosques

Proposed legislation allowing confiscation of private land and silencing of mosque "noise" could lead to "catastrophe".

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Syria war: Aleppo pounded by air strikes as pause ends

A major offensive has began by Syrian and Russian forces in rebel-held east Aleppo, with air raids also targeting Idlib.

Russian aircraft-carrier

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John Kerry: Yemen ceasefire to start Thursday

But Yemen's foreign minister says he's "not interested" in a truce, accusing US secretary of trying to "scuttle" peace.

The war in Yemen

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Egypt's Mohamed Morsi has death sentence overturned

Court overturns sentence against Egypt's first democratically elected president and orders a retrial.

Mohamed Morsi

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