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Arab-led coalition faces stalemate in battle for Hudaida

Arab-led coalition faces stalemate in battle for Hudaida

An Arab-led coalition has made no major gains in its offensive to wrest control of Yemen’s Hudaida port from the Iran-aligned Houthis, leaving it without the decisive increase in leverage it had sought against the group in U.N.-sponsored peace efforts. The alliance led by Saudi Arabia and the...

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Saudi women allowed to become notaries for first time

Saudi women allowed to become notaries for first time

Women in Saudi Arabia have for the first time been allowed to become notaries, with 12 granted permission to start working in the profession, the justice ministry said Monday. The move comes amid a reform drive in the ultra-conservative kingdom that saw the authorities lift a ban on...

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Yemeni minister demands UAE close prisons

Yemeni minister demands UAE close prisons

Yemen's state news agency says Interior Minister Ahmed al-Maysari demanded the closure of informal prisons in a meeting with an Emirati official, despite denials by the United Arab Emirates that it controls detention facilities in the country. The SABA news agency said he made the...

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Kuwait jails lawmakers, activists for storming parliament

Kuwait jails lawmakers, activists for storming parliament

Kuwait's top court Sunday sentenced two serving opposition lawmakers and six former legislators to 42 months in jail after convicting them of storming parliament and assaulting police in 2011. The Supreme Court sentenced five opposition activists to the same term for the same offences,...

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