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Several killed in clashes in Yemen's southern city Aden

Several killed in clashes in Yemen's southern city Aden

Several people were killed and injured as armed groups fought each other in the southern Yemeni city of Aden Sunday, medical staff at hospitals in the city said. Gunmen were deployed throughout most districts of the city and there was heavy gunfire, according to reports from...

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Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal released: family sources

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal released: family sources

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been released from detention, family sources said Saturday, more than two months after he was taken into custody in the kingdom's sweeping crackdown on corruption. His release came hours after he told Reuters in an exclusive...

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Detained Saudi billionaire Alwaleed says he expects to be released in days

Detained Saudi billionaire Alwaleed says he expects to be released in days

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained in the kingdom’s sweeping crackdown on corruption, said on Saturday that he expected to be cleared of any wrongdoing and be released from custody within days. Prince Alwaleed was speaking in an exclusive...

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Qatar says World Cup on track despite boycott as supply lines fixed

Qatar says World Cup on track despite boycott as supply lines fixed

Qatar is confident that it can host a successful World Cup in 2022 and preparations are fully on track after a boycott by its Gulf neighbors briefly disrupted supply lines last year, its foreign minister told Reuters. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, who is also deputy...

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Qatar in talks to buy Russia's S-400 systems - Tass

Qatar in talks to buy Russia's S-400 systems - Tass

Qatar is in talks with Moscow to buy Russian S-400 missile air defence systems, Tass state news agency quoted the Qatari ambassador to Russia on Thursday as saying. Qatar is engaged in a deepening diplomatic row with some of its Gulf Arab neighbours, including Saudi Arabia and the...

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Saudi-led air strike kills seven Yemenis: residents

Saudi-led air strike kills seven Yemenis: residents

Saudi-led coalition aircraft on Monday struck a building in northern Yemen that housed a clinic, killing seven people, five of them children, residents said, the latest in a series of raids that have drawn international condemnation. A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition had no...

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Saudi to build 9 desalination plants on Red Sea

Saudi to build 9 desalination plants on Red Sea

Saudi Arabia plans to build nine desalination plants for more than 2 billion riyals ($530 million) on the Red Sea coast, its environment minister said Sunday. The plants will have capacity of 240,000 cubic meters of water per day and will be completed in less than 18 months, Abdulrahman...

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More than 32,000 Yemenis displaced in two months: UN

More than 32,000 Yemenis displaced in two months: UN

Intensified hostilities in Yemen have forced more than 32,000 people to flee their homes in the past two months, the United Nations refugee agency has said. They join some two million Yemenis already displaced by the war, the UNHCR said in a statement on Thursday. "The arrival...

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HRW accuses Saudi Arabia of repression despite reforms

HRW accuses Saudi Arabia of repression despite reforms

Human Rights Watch accused Saudi Arabia Thursday of violating international humanitarian law in Yemen and stepping up arrests and prosecutions of activists seeking reform or voicing peaceful dissent. In its World Report 2018, which reviews human rights practices in more than 90...

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UAE to file international complaint over Qatar flight 'interception'

UAE to file international complaint over Qatar flight 'interception'

The UAE will lodge a complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization after Qatari jets came within little more than three kilometers of Emirati passenger flights, its civil aviation chief said Tuesday. "Today we will file our complaint to the International Civil Aviation...

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Yemen rebels release prominent activist held nearly 6 months

Yemen rebels release prominent activist held nearly 6 months

Yemen's Houthi rebels have released a prominent activist nearly six months after detaining him. International rights groups had appealed for Hisham al-Omeisy's release since he was detained on Aug. 14 in Sanaa, the rebel-held capital. Al-Omeisy's brother, Essam, said he was released...

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Qatar denies intercepting Emirati civilian aircraft

Qatar denies intercepting Emirati civilian aircraft

Authorities in Qatar have denied that Qatari fighter jets intercepted an Emirati aircraft, after United Arab Emirates said that one of its civilian jets was accompanied by war planes en route to Bahrain.  Qatar's foreign ministry released a statement on Monday saying the claim was...

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Qatari royal says he is 'prisoner' in UAE

Qatari royal says he is 'prisoner' in UAE

A member of Qatar's ruling family said he had been detained against his will in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in a video widely circulated on social media on Sunday. Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani said in the video: "I am currently in Abu Dhabi. I was a guest of Sheikh Mohammed. I am no...

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Qatar says second UAE plane violated its airspace

Qatar says second UAE plane violated its airspace

Qatar said on Saturday that a second United Arab Emirates military jet had violated its airspace, prompting a new complaint to the United Nations. The plane was travelling from the UAE to Bahrain on January 3 when it flew over Qatar's special economic zone "without prior authorisation,"...

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Qatar accuses UAE aircraft of violating its airspace: agency

Qatar accuses UAE aircraft of violating its airspace: agency

Qatar has filed a complaint to the United Nations about an alleged violation of its airspace in December by an Emirati military aircraft, state news agency QNA reported Friday. The United Arab Emirates is one of four Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt that have...

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Yemen rebels threat to ships in Red Sea: Saudi-led coalition

Yemen rebels threat to ships in Red Sea: Saudi-led coalition

A Saudi-led Arab coalition has warned Yemen's rebels threaten ships in the Red Sea through their control of a key port, days after rebel warnings over a coalition blockade. "The port of Hodeida is a launching pad for terrorist operations threatening navigation in the Red Sea and the Bab...

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Yemen's Houthi rebels 'shoot down' Saudi jet

Yemen's Houthi rebels 'shoot down' Saudi jet

A Saudi coalition jet was reportedly shot down by Houthi fighters over Yemen's northern Saada province on Sunday, with two crew lost in the war-torn country. A UK-made Tornado jet, which is used by Saudi Arabia's air force was downed by the Houthi rebels, according to an official...

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Eleven Saudi princes detained following protest over utility bills

Eleven Saudi princes detained following protest over utility bills

Saudi Arabian authorities have detained 11 princes after they gathered at a royal palace in Riyadh in a rare protest against the government suspending payment of their utility bills, the public prosecutor said on Saturday. Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, has introduced...

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