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Saudi attack on Yemen refugee boat 'likely war crime'

26 March, 2017

Rights watchdog accuses Saudi Arabia of being 'unable' to credibly investigate its own 'abuses' following the unresolved attack on a refugee boat earlier this month.

56 jail terms for Egypt shipwreck disaster

26 March, 2017

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced 56 people to prison terms of between seven and 10 years over the deaths at sea of at least 202 people in September.

China to open first drone factory in Saudi Arabia

26 March, 2017

China is set to establish the region's first drone factory in Saudi Arabia, following the visit of King Salman to the far-eastern nation earlier in March.

Fighting puts Syria IS-held dam at 'risk of collapse'

26 March, 2017

Fighting at a dam in Syria held by the Islamic State group has put the water barrier at risk of a catastrophic collapse, a technical source said.

WhatsApp encryption under scrutiny after London attack

26 March, 2017

The British home secretary will meet tech industry experts on Thursday amid increasing concerns over message encryption and extremist material on social media.

500 killed in probable US Mosul airstrike: civil defence

26 March, 2017

The number of victims in the recent Mosul air raids has risen to 511 people, including 187 children under the age of 15, the Iraqi civil defence has said.

Hundreds of thousands in Yemen protest against Saudi-led intervention

26 March, 2017

Notable 'absence of Houthi slogans' reported as Yemenis protest the second anniversary of Saudi-led coalition's military campaign.

Timeline: After two years of war, Yemen in crisis

26 March, 2017

Deadly fighting, a rise in extremism, the threat of famine – two years after Saudi Arabia intervened against the Houthi rebels, Yemen is more unstable than ever.

Iraq parliament speaker voices concern over Mosul air raid

26 March, 2017

The Iraqi speaker of parliament has expressed concern over an air raid that killed more than 200 civilians in western Mosul where US-backed troops are fighting IS.

Jordan urged to arrest Sudan's Bashir over 'war crimes'

26 March, 2017

Human Rights Watch calls upon Jordan to honour its commitment to the International Criminal Court by apprehending the Sudanese leader during the 28th Arab League Summit.

Hamas blames Israel for assassination of Mazen Faqha

26 March, 2017

Hamas officials have blamed Israeli intelligence agency Mossad for the killing of Mazen Faqha, who was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the Gaza Strip on Friday.

Hamas shuts Gaza crossing blaming Israel for Faqha's assassination

26 March, 2017

The Erez crossing is the only one between Gaza and Israel for people.

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