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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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Qatar sues United Arab Emirates at UN rights court

Qatar sues United Arab Emirates at UN rights court

Qatar has filed a lawsuit against the United Arab Emirates at the UN International Court of Justice over "human rights violations", Qatar's Foreign Ministry said Monday. "The State of Qatar Initiates Proceedings against the UAE before the International Court of Justice for Human Rights...

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Yemeni army colonel shot dead in Taiz

Yemeni army colonel shot dead in Taiz

Yemeni security officials say gunmen shot dead a pro-government army colonel in the southwestern city of Taiz. They say Col. Radwan el-Wassabi, who was backed by the United Arab Emirates, was shot dead and at least four of his guards were wounded late Saturday in central Taiz. The city...

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U.N. says assault on Yemen's Hodeidah port could cost 250,000 lives

U.N. says assault on Yemen's Hodeidah port could cost 250,000 lives

A long-feared assault on Yemen's port city of Hodeidah by the Saudi-led coalition could cost up to 250,000 lives, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the country, Lise Grande, said in a statement on Friday. "A military attack or siege on Hodeidah will impact hundreds of...

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Yemeni army designates northern region ‘hostile area’

Yemeni army designates northern region ‘hostile area’

The Yemeni army early Thursday declared the Al-Mutun Directorate, located in the country’s northern Al-Jawf province, a “hostile area” and called for the evacuation of civilian residents. In a statement, the army condemned what it described as the use of civilian areas by Houthi...

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Qatar accuses Saudis of reckless behavior as Arab row enters second year

Qatar accuses Saudis of reckless behavior as Arab row enters second year

Qatar accused Saudi Arabia of "reckless behavior" that is tearing apart a pro-Western Gulf bloc in the wake of a report that Riyadh threatened military action against Doha in a stand-off between regional powers. The Qatari foreign minister said the threat, reported to have been made in...

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Turkey, Iran help wealthy Qatar thrive, 1 year into blockade

Turkey, Iran help wealthy Qatar thrive, 1 year into blockade

 It's been a year since three of Qatar's neighbors plus Egypt severed ties with the Gulf state, cut off exports, expelled their citizens and banned Qatari flights from using their airports and airspace. The tiny country has weathered the storm by drawing from its substantial cash...

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Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian air defences Tuesday intercepted a ballistic missile that targeted the western city of Yanbu after being fired from rebel-held territory in neighbouring Yemen, a Saudi-Arabian-led military coalition said. The missile fired at the coastal city did not cause any...

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Death toll in Oman, Yemen from Cyclone Mekunu rises to 30

Death toll in Oman, Yemen from Cyclone Mekunu rises to 30

Authorities say Cyclone Mekunu killed at least 30 people when it barreled across Oman and Yemen last month. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said in a statement that the majority of the fatalities happened on the Yemeni island of Socotra, where 20...

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‘War of billboards’ rages in southern Yemen

‘War of billboards’ rages in southern Yemen

A less publicized conflict is raging on in Yemen’s port city of Aden between the internationally recognized government and southern separatists.  Rival billboards and posters appear across the city’s main streets showing support to the Saudi-backed government of President Abd...

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Saudi warns of military action if Qatar gets Russian missiles: report

Saudi warns of military action if Qatar gets Russian missiles: report

Saudi Arabia has threatened military action against Qatar if it goes ahead and acquires Russia's top of the range S-400 air defence missile system, Le Monde daily reported. Citing information it had obtained, Le Monde said Friday that Riyadh had written to French President Emmanuel...

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Hudaida assault would be fatal: aid groups

Hudaida assault would be fatal: aid groups

As forces of the Arab-led military coalition close in on the main Yemeni port city of Hudaida, aid agencies fear a major battle that will also shut down a vital lifeline for millions of hungry civilians. Senior aid officials urged Western powers providing arms and intelligence to the Arab-led...

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Turkey says 3 soldiers killed in Iraq clashes with Kurdish rebels

Turkey says 3 soldiers killed in Iraq clashes with Kurdish rebels

Three Turkish soldiers were killed Thursday in clashes with fighters from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, the army said. "Three of our heroic comrades fell as martyrs as a result of clashes with members of the separatist terrorist organisation in northern...

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Qatar council backs permanent residency law for foreigners

Qatar council backs permanent residency law for foreigners

Qatar has moved closer to granting permanent residency to foreigners after its senior legislative body approved a draft law, first announced in the wake of the ongoing Gulf crisis. State media reported the Shura Council agreed on Monday to back a law which would grant residency to...

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Qatar's beIN urges FIFA action on Saudi 'piracy'

Qatar's beIN urges FIFA action on Saudi 'piracy'

Qatar's beIN Media Group Monday urged football's governing body FIFA to take legal action against what it called pirate broadcasters in Saudi Arabia ahead of the World Cup. "We have requested FIFA to take direct legal action against Arabsat and the indications we have show that they are...

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Cyclone death toll in Oman, Yemen rises to at least 13

Cyclone death toll in Oman, Yemen rises to at least 13

The death toll from Cyclone Mekunu that hit Oman and Yemen over the weekend rose to at least 13 on Monday, authorities said, as relief workers and aid arrived to hard-hit areas in the two Arabian Peninsula countries. Flooding and damage remains considerable after the cyclone, the...

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