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By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi called on Saturday for a U.N.-brokered political settlement with Shi'ite rebels as some of the worst violence seen in the capital for years raged for a third day. The fighting, which intensified on Thursday after weeks of protests and clashes, appeared to be the biggest challenge yet to a U.N.-backed transition to democracy launched after veteran ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down in 2012. "The right choice is through the process taking place with (U.N. ...
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some residents ran from their homes in Sierra Leone to avoid being trapped during a three-day lockdown to contain the Ebola outbreak, a health worker said Saturday, a minor setback on the second day of a massive effort to confine 6 million people to their homes.
Kabul (AFP) - Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates are due to sign a power-sharing agreement on Sunday, a senior government official said, after a prolonged stand-off over the disputed June 14 election.