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Houthis cautiously welcome plan for #Yemen ceasefire

Rebels push for talks under umbrella of UN, not the Saudi-led coalition which has continued air raids since March.

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UN: Strikes on Yemen's Saada breach international law

UN envoy says "indiscriminate bombing of populated areas" violates international law, as coalition continues raids.

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Yemen's Saleh declares alliance with Houthis

Ex-president denounces Arab coalition after escaping attack on his home while Houthis respond positively to truce plan.

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Fighting rages along Syria's #Lebanon border

Hezbollah and opposition fighters battle for control of Qalamoun amid reports of opposition gains in Idlib province.

Syria's Lebanon border

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Air strikes target ex-Yemen president Saleh's residence

Former leader and his family believed to be safe after fresh attacks as Houthi rebels hint at ceasefire.

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Dozens killed after #Iraq prison break

At least 50 prisoners and 12 police officers die after prison break in Diyala province in which 40 inmates escape.

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Series of suicide attacks hits Shia mosques in #Iraq

At least 22 people killed after a spate of suicide attacks in Iraq's northeast, officials say.

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Coalition raids pound Houthi targets in Sanaa and Saada

Sanaa airport hit by missiles, hours after coalition warns ceasefire plans will be abandoned if Houthis keep fighting.

Houthi targets

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Mubarak sentenced to three years in jail for corruption

The former president of Egypt and two sons are also handed fines over embezzlement during his rule.

Hosni Mubarak

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Deaths as car bomb hits Baghdad's cafe district

Dozens killed and wounded in second bombing in central Baghdad's Karrada district in a week.

Baghdad's Karrada neighbourhood

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