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yemenSAN’A, Yemen - Yemen offered a conditional cease-fire yesterday to the Shi’ite rebels it is battling in the north, after international concern over a deadly airstrike against civilians displaced from the war zones. Within hours, however, both sides released statements accusing the other of breaking the cease-fire. According to the statements, clashes resumed in the front-line town of Harf Sufyan.
Protesters mark anniversary of coupBANGKOK - Thai nationalists clashed with police and villagers yesterday as they tried to march on an ancient temple on the Cambodian border, while anti-government protesters in the capital marked the third anniversary of a coup that continues to create political turmoil. Hospitals said 15 people were injured, none seriously, in northeastern Sisaket province.
Bishops to discuss Middle East in ’10Pope Benedict XVI has announced a special meeting of bishops next year to discuss Middle East peace efforts and the role of the Catholic Church in the region. Addressing bishops and patriarchs from Eastern rite churches, Benedict said yesterday that the meeting will take place Oct. 10-24, 2010.
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