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Yemen president, tribal chief agree to end clashes

According to the AP:

Yemen's embattled president and the country's most powerful tribal leader agreed Saturday to end five days of gunbattles that killed 124 people and pushed the country's political crisis closer to civil war.

The fighting between forces loyal to both men made the past week the deadliest since mass street protests for an end to President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 33-year rule broke out three months ago. Although it could prevent bloodshed, the agreement will do little to solve the wider crisis, with Saleh rejecting efforts to negotiate his exit.

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