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Arab-led coalition seizes Hudaida airport

Arab-led coalition seizes Hudaida airport

Fears of a humanitarian crisis in Yemen’s main port city Hudaida grew as fighting spilled into residential districts Wednesday after Arab coalition forces seized the airport from the Iran-aligned Houthis. Residents said coalition aircraft were bombing Houthi positions on roads leading...

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Iraqi premier says there is 'no constitutional vacuum'

Iraqi premier says there is 'no constitutional vacuum'

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Wednesday the current government will keep functioning until the Supreme Court confirms the election result and denied the existence of a constitutional vacuum in the country. Al-Abadi, who spoke at a news conference in Baghdad, said those who...

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Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis’ sexual abuses

Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis’ sexual abuses

(AP) — The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind headdresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of...

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Trump signs order halting separation of families

Trump signs order halting separation of families

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday halting his administration's practice of separating undocumented parents suspected of crossing the border illegally, from their children. Trump said last Friday he would be unable to remedy the situation through executive...

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Kushner, Saudi crown prince meet on Middle East

Kushner, Saudi crown prince meet on Middle East

U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, met on Wednesday with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud about Israel and the Palestinian territories, as Kushner readies the administration's Middle East peace plan. At the meeting, also...

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South Africa committed to protecting refugees: minister

South Africa committed to protecting refugees: minister

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said Wednesday his country remains committed to protecting refugees. Gigaba said South Africa does not have a refugee problem and the numbers which reside in the country are manageable. He commemorated the World Refugee Day in...

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Portugal hang on for slim win over courageous Morocco

Portugal hang on for slim win over courageous Morocco

Cristiano's fourth minute header was all that separated Portugal and Morocco on the final whistle in Moscow. Portugal top Group B on four points.

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EU to update fingerprint database for asylum seekers

EU to update fingerprint database for asylum seekers

The European Union (EU) will include more data on asylum seekers and irregular migrants in its database. The European Parliament and European Council on Tuesday agreed to reinforce the EURODAC system, which stores and searches data on asylum applicants and irregular migrants, according...

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Israel arrests 22 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israel arrests 22 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israeli forces detained 22 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military announced on Wednesday. The individuals were arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities”, the army claimed in a statement without...

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Palestinians make up world’s largest refugee population

Palestinians make up world’s largest refugee population

There are around 5.9 million Palestinian refugees around the world, making up the largest refugee population, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). In a statement on Wednesday, the PCBS said Palestinian refugees live in 58 camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and...

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Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers and take base in first major attack since ceasefire

Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers and take base in first major attack since ceasefire

Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The three-day Taliban ceasefire ended on Sunday....

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Israel strikes 25 Hamas positions in Gaza

Israel strikes 25 Hamas positions in Gaza

Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian armed fighters there fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities early Wednesday, the military said. It was the biggest flare-up between the sides in weeks. However, no casualties were reported in Israel...

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UN human rights chief disappointed US is leaving

UN human rights chief disappointed US is leaving

The president of the U.N. Human Rights Council is acknowledging the “prerogative” of the United States to leave the 47-member body, while the U.N. human rights chief called it “disappointing, if not really surprising,” that the U.S. was pulling out. Vojislav Suc of Slovenia, who...

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Soaring hosts Russia steamroller Egypt despite Salah return

Soaring hosts Russia steamroller Egypt despite Salah return

World Cup hosts Russia eased past Egypt 3-1 on Tuesday to virtually seal their place in the last 16, while despite the return of star player Mohamed Salah the Africans face near-certain elimination. Egypt captain Ahmed Fathi's 47th minute own goal and further strikes from Denis...

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Saudi intercepts Houthi missile targeting oil facility

Saudi intercepts Houthi missile targeting oil facility

Saudi air defense on Tuesday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthis in Yemen, state television reported. According to a report by Al-Ekhbariya, the missile was destroyed across the eastern city of Khamis Mushayt. Pro-Houthi Al-Masira TV stated the target of the attack...

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Poland 1-2 Senegal, Group H, World Cup 2018 Russia: report

Poland 1-2 Senegal, Group H, World Cup 2018 Russia: report

And it's all over! What a win for Senegal. They were gifted both goals, but judging on performance, they finish deserved winners. Colombia and Poland sit on the bottom of Group H, Senegal and Japan on top. It's really all to play for now in this group, and we can expect Colombia and...

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Jerusalem churches protest Israeli property tax bill

Jerusalem churches protest Israeli property tax bill

Officials from three major Christian churches have condemned proposed Israeli legislation that they say is aimed at expropriating church property in Jerusalem, Israeli media reported Tuesday.  According to Israeli radio, Jerusalem’s Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III,...

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Israel arrests ex-minister suspected of spying for Iran

Israel arrests ex-minister suspected of spying for Iran

A former Israeli government minister has been arrested on charges of spying for Iran, Israel’s Shin Bet security agency announced Monday. In a statement, Shin Bet said that Gonen Segev, a former energy and infrastructure minister, had been arrested -- in coordination with Israeli...

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Arab-led coalition seizes Hudaida airport      Iraqi premier says there is 'no constitutional vacuum'      Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis’ sexual abuses      Trump signs order halting separation of families      Key rebel factions form task command as regime steps up attacks in Daraa      Syrian rebels kill 9 troops in coastal Latakia      Kushner, Saudi crown prince meet on Middle East      Syrian regime steps up attacks in southwest, Jordan concerned