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UN Poised for Yemen Cease-Fire, Peace Talks

A cease-fire in Yemen aimed at halting more than a year of fighting between Iran-backed Shi'ite rebels and an Arab coalition is set to take hold early Tuesday, as United Nations-brokered peace talks open in Switzerland. The degree of commitment to the seven-day truce — previewed last week by U.N. envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed — remained unclear late Monday, with no word on whether Iranian-backed Houthi rebels will honor the deal. The truce is set to begin at 0900 UTC. For their...

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