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    The Saudi-led international coalition will start a 48-hour ceasefire in Yemen on Saturday, media report.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The truce will begin at noon (09:00 GMT) on Saturday, the Al Arabiya broadcaster said.

    Earlier this week, Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi said that the ceasefire announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday and agreed between the Yemeni Houthi rebels and an international coalition led by Saudi Arabia is invalid, as it was reached without the Yemeni government's participation.

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