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Yemen president agrees to 72-hour truce: FM

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Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire that could be extended, the war-torn country's foreign minister said today, a day after international calls for a truce.

"The President agreed to a 72 hrs ceasefire to be extended if the other party adheres to it", activates a truce observing committee and ends the siege of second city Taez, Abdulmalek al-Mekhlafi wrote on Twitter.

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First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 00:57 IST