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Arab-led coalition seizes Hudaida airport

Arab-led coalition seizes Hudaida airport

Fears of a humanitarian crisis in Yemen’s main port city Hudaida grew as fighting spilled into residential districts Wednesday after Arab coalition forces seized the airport from the Iran-aligned Houthis. Residents said coalition aircraft were bombing Houthi positions on roads leading...

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Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis’ sexual abuses

Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis’ sexual abuses

(AP) — The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind headdresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of...

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Kushner, Saudi crown prince meet on Middle East

Kushner, Saudi crown prince meet on Middle East

U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, met on Wednesday with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud about Israel and the Palestinian territories, as Kushner readies the administration's Middle East peace plan. At the meeting, also...

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Saudi intercepts Houthi missile targeting oil facility

Saudi intercepts Houthi missile targeting oil facility

Saudi air defense on Tuesday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthis in Yemen, state television reported. According to a report by Al-Ekhbariya, the missile was destroyed across the eastern city of Khamis Mushayt. Pro-Houthi Al-Masira TV stated the target of the attack...

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Arab-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hudaida airport

Arab-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hudaida airport

An Arab-led coalition conducted air strikes on Yemen's Hudaida airport on Sunday to support forces trying to seize control from Iran-aligned Houthi fighters, who are facing their biggest challenge in the war, Saudi and Houthi-run media reported. Warplanes carried out five strikes on the port...

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Arab-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hudaida airport

Arab-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hudaida airport

An Arab-led coalition conducted air strikes on Yemen's Hudaida airport Sunday, to support forces attempting to seize control from Houthi fighters inside, according to Saudi and Houthi media, in the biggest battle of the war. Coalition warplanes carried out five strikes on the port city of...

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French troops in Yemen alongside UAE forces: Le Figaro

French troops in Yemen alongside UAE forces: Le Figaro

French Special Forces are on the ground in Yemen actively fighting Shia Houthi rebels, French daily Le Figaro reported on Saturday. Le Figaro quoted unnamed military sources as saying that French Special Forces were fighting in Yemen alongside troops from the United Arab Emirates (UAE)....

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Iraqi party leader slams judicial interference in polls

Iraqi party leader slams judicial interference in polls

Ammar al-Hakim, head of Iraq’s National Wisdom movement, has criticized the Iraqi judiciary for taking over the responsibilities of the country’s official electoral commission amid an ongoing dispute over results of May 12 parliamentary polls. Addressing supporters in Baghdad,...

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Yemen party urges anti-Houthi ‘intifada’ in Al-Hudeidah

Yemen party urges anti-Houthi ‘intifada’ in Al-Hudeidah

The Al-Islah Party on Saturday urged its members in Yemen’s coastal Al-Hudeidah province to stage an “intifada” (“uprising”) against Shia Houthi rebels. Since last week, the strategic Red Sea province has seen fierce fighting between the rebels and the Yemeni army backed by a...

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Saudi-led forces seize airport in Hodeida

Saudi-led forces seize airport in Hodeida

Saudi-led forces heading an assault on Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida seized control of its international airport Saturday, officials loyal to Yemen's exiled government said, as fierce fighting continued for the nation's main gateway for food shipments. Engineers worked from...

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UN top court to hear Qatar, UAE rights dispute

UN top court to hear Qatar, UAE rights dispute

The UN's highest court will hold public hearings this month in an urgent case between United Arab Emirates and Qatar, which accuses its Gulf rival of "human rights violations and "discrimination". Doha's lawyers will lay out their arguments before the International Court of Justice on...

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Arab forces seize entrance to airport in Yemen's main port city

Arab forces seize entrance to airport in Yemen's main port city

Forces from an alliance of Arab states seized the entrance to the airport in Yemen's main port city on Friday, in an offensive against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement that the United Nations fears could trigger a famine imperiling millions of lives. The swift advance was an important...

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UAE scraps costly worker deposits for private businesses

UAE scraps costly worker deposits for private businesses

The United Arab Emirates is on a blitz. In the past three weeks, the federal government and regional sheikhdoms have announced a slew of measures designed to stimulate and diversify their oil-dependent economies. The latest: scrapping the billions of dollars private businesses have to lay out...

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Yemen rebel attack kills 12 soldiers south of Hodeida

Yemen rebel attack kills 12 soldiers south of Hodeida

A Yemeni rebel attack killed 12 soldiers south of the battleground Red Sea port city of Hodeida on Friday, military and medical sources said. The rebels launched the attack on the coast road from the government-held ports of Khokha and Mokha along which Saudi-backed troops advanced on...

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Fighting resumes around key Yemeni port city Hudaida

Fighting resumes around key Yemeni port city Hudaida

Fighting around the Yemen port city of Hodeida has resumed as an Arab-led coalition tries to retake it from Shiite rebels known as Houthis. Witnesses described heavy fighting to the city's south on Thursday morning, near its airport. The Arab-led coalition backing Yemen's exiled...

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Arab-led coalition strikes targets near Hudaida port: Arabiya TV

Arab-led coalition strikes targets near Hudaida port: Arabiya TV

 An Arab-led military coalition conducted "intense" strikes near Yemen's main port of Hudaida after the Arab alliance launched an attack on the western city on Wednesday, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television quoted witnesses as saying. It reported "intense and concentrated" coalition...

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Saudi-led forces begin assault to take vital Yemen port

Saudi-led forces begin assault to take vital Yemen port

The Saudi-led coalition forces on Wednesday launched a major military operation to recapture Yemeni port of Al-Hudaydah from Shia Houthi rebels. “The operation to recapture Al-Hudaydah city and port has begun,” Yemeni military spokesman Abdullah al-Shuabi told Anadolu Agency....

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Yemen president in rare visit to estranged UAE ally

Yemen president in rare visit to estranged UAE ally

Yemen's president is to hold talks in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday as he attempts to repair relations with the United Arab Emirates, which has increasingly sidelined him in its three-year military intervention. President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi is making the rare visit on the advice of King...

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Arab-led coalition seizes Hudaida airport      Iraqi premier says there is 'no constitutional vacuum'      Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis’ sexual abuses      Trump signs order halting separation of families      Key rebel factions form task command as regime steps up attacks in Daraa      Syrian rebels kill 9 troops in coastal Latakia      Kushner, Saudi crown prince meet on Middle East      Syrian regime steps up attacks in southwest, Jordan concerned