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Over 7 million Yemeni children face 'serious' famine threat: UN

Over 7 million Yemeni children face 'serious' famine threat: UN

Over seven million children face a serious threat of famine in Yemen and ending the country's war will not save all of them, the U.N. children's agency said. "Today, 1.8 million children under the age of five are facing acute malnutrition, and 400,000 are affected by severe acute...

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Qatar backs renewed US calls for Yemen ceasefire

Qatar backs renewed US calls for Yemen ceasefire

Qatar said it welcomed a renewed push by the United States for a ceasefire in Yemen and a return to U.N.-backed peace talks aimed at ending the three-and-half-year war. The administration of Donald Trump said Wednesday the climate was right to resume peace talks, following similar...

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Gunmen in Yemen shoot dead senior anti-narcotics policeman

Gunmen in Yemen shoot dead senior anti-narcotics policeman

Yemen security officials say gunmen have shot dead a senior anti-narcotics police officer in the southern port city of Aden. They say the gunmen opened fire on the car in which Col. Fadl Sael was traveling along with two members of his security detail, instantly killing all three....

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Yemen's infants face starvation as war rages on

Yemen's infants face starvation as war rages on

Ahmed Hassan is only a few months old, but his emaciated frame twitches as he cries in pain when Yemeni doctors gently place him on a scale. He is starving. In the next room, nurses make baby formula by the pitcher, filling syringes to ration a portion for each malnourished child who...

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Israel's Netanyahu pays surprise visit to Oman

Israel's Netanyahu pays surprise visit to Oman

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday paid a surprise visit to Oman. “The prime minister and his wife visited Oman, where they met [Omani] Sultan Qaboos bin Said,” read a statement from Netanyahu’s office.  According to the same statement, the visit...

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Death toll in Yemen from KSA airstrike now at 19: official

Death toll in Yemen from KSA airstrike now at 19: official

 A Yemeni hospital official says the death toll from an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition near the flash-point Red Sea port of Hudaida has climbed to 19. The director of the Bayt el-Faqih Hospital, Abdullah Shahawi, says all the victims are civilians. The airstrike, which hit an...

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Air strike kills at least 10 civilians in Yemen’s Hodeidah: medics, residents

Air strike kills at least 10 civilians in Yemen’s Hodeidah: medics, residents

At least 10 people were killed Wednesday in an air strike that hit a group of farmers in a vegetable market in Yemen's Hodeidah province, medical workers and residents said. A Saudi-led coalition that intervened in Yemen’s war in 2015 has conducted frequent air strikes targeting the...

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Saudi king receives Khashoggi's family members: Saudi press agency

Saudi king receives Khashoggi's family members: Saudi press agency

Saudi king receives Khashoggi's family members: Saudi press agency

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In the long aftermath of the Khashoggi case, MBS finally tries damage control

In the long aftermath of the Khashoggi case, MBS finally tries damage control

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (or MBS, as he is known) is struggling to salvage his reputation in the aftermath of the Khashoggi affair, with Riyadh seeking to shift blame onto more junior figures in the government. On Friday, Riyadh admitted what many had long ago inferred:...

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Saudi Justice Minister says Khashoggi case happened on territory under Saudi sovereignty and will reach courts when all requirements are complete

Saudi Justice Minister says Khashoggi case happened on territory under Saudi sovereignty and will reach courts when all requirements are complete

Saudi Justice Minister says Khashoggi case happened on territory under Saudi sovereignty and will reach courts when all requirements are complete

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As Khashoggi crisis grows, Saudi king asserts authority, checks son's power

As Khashoggi crisis grows, Saudi king asserts authority, checks son's power

So grave is the fallout from the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that King Salman has felt compelled to intervene, five sources with links to the Saudi royal family said. Last Thursday, Oct. 11, the king dispatched his most trusted aide, Prince Khaled al-Faisal,...

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UNICEF warns against Yemen's economic crisis, violence

UNICEF warns against Yemen's economic crisis, violence

The United Nations children's agency says Yemen's economic crisis and the relentless violence at a key Red Sea port city risks leaving millions of children and families without food, clean water and sanitation. UNICEF says water and sewage services face the risk of collapse due soaring...

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US lawmakers seek sanctions on Riyadh over Khashoggi

US lawmakers seek sanctions on Riyadh over Khashoggi

More than 40 lawmakers on Thursday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to impose sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act on those responsible for a missing Saudi journalist's murder. "If your immediate investigation and determination are consistent with...

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Cyclone hitting Yemen leaving 'extensive damage': UN

Cyclone hitting Yemen leaving 'extensive damage': UN

The United Nations says strong winds and heavy rain from cyclone Luban have injured 33 people and affected 2,000 families in war-ravaged Yemen. The U.N. released statements on social media on Tuesday, along with photos of flooded streets. It says that the cyclone had caused extensive...

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Saudi stock index falls nearly 4 percent in opening minutes

Saudi stock index falls nearly 4 percent in opening minutes

Saudi Arabia's stock market fell early Tuesday amid concern that international outrage over the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi will hurt foreign investment. After half an hour, the Saudi index was down 3.0 percent, partly reversing its 4.1 percent rebound Monday....

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UAE to try British student on spying charges: reports

UAE to try British student on spying charges: reports

The United Arab Emirates is to try a British PhD student detained in May on charges of spying, local media reported Monday, after London raised concern over his case. Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old who was researching the UAE's foreign and internal security policies after the 2011 Arab...

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One dead as storm slams Oman and Yemen

One dead as storm slams Oman and Yemen

At least one person was killed when tropical storm Luban slammed into the southern coasts of Oman and neighbouring Yemen, Omani civil defence said Monday. The man was found dead late Sunday in a valley in the province of Dhofar, which borders eastern Yemen, the sultanate's civil defence...

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Top Yemen Bahai figure disappears amid Houthi crackdown

Top Yemen Bahai figure disappears amid Houthi crackdown

Friends of the spokesman for Yemen's Bahai religious minority say he has been detained by Houthi militias who control the country's north. Two friends of Abdullah Yahia al-Ayolofi said Friday that unidentified men snatched al-Ayolofi from a market in a district called al-Jarraf in Sanaa...

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