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Yemen ceasefire due to begin at midnight

A Yemeni man reads a newspaper in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on April 10, 2016 bearing the headline announcing a truce between Arab-backed loyalists and Iran-backed rebels which is expected to enter into force at midnightA UN-brokered ceasefire was due to take effect in Yemen late on Sunday ahead of a new attempt to reach a lasting peace deal in the war-wracked Arabian Peninsula country. The Saudi-led coalition that has waged an air and ground campaign against Iran-backed Huthi rebels since March last year said in a statement it would respect the truce, the fourth since it intervened. During the countdown to the midnight (2100 GMT) ceasefire, there were sporadic clashes around the rebel-held capital Sanaa, although the city itself was quiet.

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