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Qatar bans goods from UAE, Saudi as embargo anniversary approaches

Qatar bans goods from UAE, Saudi as embargo anniversary approaches

Qatar said it was banning products originating from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain, almost a year after those states imposed an embargo on Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism. "Products originating from the blockading states, which as a result of the...

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Air strike kills 4 in Yemen rebel-held capital

Air strike kills 4 in Yemen rebel-held capital

A woman was among four people killed in an air strike that hit a petrol station in Yemen's rebel-held capital late Saturday, medical sources said. Eleven people were wounded in the air strike on Sanaa, they said. Witnesses said it took place just before sunset as people prepared...

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House calls for Pentagon probe of alleged torture in Yemen

House calls for Pentagon probe of alleged torture in Yemen

The House of Representatives has voted to require Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to determine whether U.S. military or intelligence personnel violated the law in interrogations of detainees in Yemen. By voice vote, the House on Thursday adopted the measure as part of the 2019 defense...

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UN aid chief warns of rising starvation in Yemen

UN aid chief warns of rising starvation in Yemen

The UN humanitarian chief on Friday urged the Saudi-led coalition and the Yemeni government to speed up food imports through commercial ports to prevent the rising starvation in the country. "I am extremely concerned by recent developments in Yemen. Over the past few weeks we have seen...

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Saudi air defenses intercept Houthi missile over Najran

Saudi air defenses intercept Houthi missile over Najran

Saudi air defenses late Thursday night intercepted a “ballistic missile” fired into Saudi territory by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group, according to Saudi media reports. The missile was fired toward Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Najran province, the Al-Ekhbariya television channel...

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Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

Saudi air defenses Thursday intercepted a ballistic missile over the southern city of Jizan after it was fired from rebel-held territory in neighboring Yemen, an Arab-led military coalition said. Debris from the missile landed in residential areas of Jizan without causing casualties,...

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Bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia eyes entertainment sector

Bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia eyes entertainment sector

Saudi Arabia is looking to the entertainment sector with a view to diversifying its economy away from petroleum, which has recently suffered from a decrease in international prices. Since Mohammad bin Salman was made crown prince last summer, the kingdom has stepped up its search for...

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IMF urges Saudi to contain spending as deficit widens

IMF urges Saudi to contain spending as deficit widens

The International Monetary Fund has called on Saudi Arabia to keep public spending under control, even as a partial recovery of oil prices helps the economy emerge from recession. The lender called on the world's top oil exporter to continue "bold structural changes" but to "resist the...

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Arab-led coalition destroys Houthi boats targeting tanker in Red Sea-Al Arabiya

Arab-led coalition destroys Houthi boats targeting tanker in Red Sea-Al Arabiya

An Arab-led military coalition destroyed two Houthi boats threatening an oil tanker in the Red Sea on Wednesday, state media reported. United Arab Emirates (UAE) coalition forces destroyed two boats deployed by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement "which were threatening a commercial...

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53 injured as Saudi jet makes emergency landing

53 injured as Saudi jet makes emergency landing

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A330 jet made an emergency landing in the western Red Sea city of Jeddah, injuring 53 people, aviation officials said on Tuesday. The Saudia aircraft was travelling from the Muslim holy city of Medina to Dhaka with 151 people on board, but had to be...

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5 killed in Houthi attack in Yemen’s Maarib

5 killed in Houthi attack in Yemen’s Maarib

Five civilians were killed and 20 others injured in a Houthi attack in eastern Yemen’s Maarib city on Tuesday, according to a local police source. Houthi rebels fired a mortar shell on a crowded street in the city, a police officer told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to...

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1,000 Ethiopians in Saudi prisons to be freed: PM

1,000 Ethiopians in Saudi prisons to be freed: PM

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday said he had secured the release of 1,000 Ethiopians from Saudi prisons. He broke the news on his return from the Kingdom. An hour after the prime minister's plane landed at the Addis Ababa airport, an aircraft carrying 690 prisoners aboard...

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Yemen hit by storms as rare tropical cyclone Sagar nears

Yemen hit by storms as rare tropical cyclone Sagar nears

A UN agency has issued a warning for the rare tropical cyclone 'Sagar' in the Gulf of Aden, saying it threatens flash flooding, as authorities say it has struck Yemen's southern coastline. The Health Ministry's emergency center says that an elderly woman has died after her house caught...

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Houthis say fire rocket at southern Saudi military base

Houthis say fire rocket at southern Saudi military base

Yemen's armed Houthi movement fired a rocket at the King Faisal military base in the southern Saudi Arabian city of Jizan Tuesday, the group's al-Masirah TV said on Twitter. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no confirmation from Saudi authorities. The...

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Suspected US airstrike kills 3 al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen

Suspected US airstrike kills 3 al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen

Yemeni tribal and security officials say a missile fired by a suspected U.S. drone has killed three al-Qaeda militants who were driving in a vehicle in the country's south. They say the operatives were killed when an unmanned aircraft targeted their vehicle late Monday in the province...

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Yemen, UAE reportedly reach deal over island

Yemen, UAE reportedly reach deal over island

An agreement has reportedly been reached between the Yemeni government and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to withdraw the UAE forces from the strategic Socotra Island, according to Yemen’s official Saba news agency. Tensions have mounted between Yemen and the UAE in recent days, when...

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Saudi military says troops arrive in Yemen's Socotra island

Saudi military says troops arrive in Yemen's Socotra island

A Saudi military spokesman says that its troops have landed on the Yemeni island of Socotra, listed by UNESCO as a world natural heritage site and the focus of a dispute between Yemen and its ally the United Arab Emirates. Turki al-Malki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting...

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Houthis claim missile attack on Riyadh

Houthis claim missile attack on Riyadh

Yemen's armed Houthi movement said it fired missiles at "economic targets" in Saudi capital Riyadh on Wednesday, the group's official channel al-Masirah TV reported. "The missile force struck ... economic targets in Riyadh with a salvo of ballistic missiles," it said in a newsflash....

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