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A wedding procession in Yemen was hit by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, leaving at least ten women dead in the latest deadly attack in the war-torn country.

A Houthi spokesperson tweeted late on Friday that Washington is "fabricating lies" to escape the repercussions of its recent decision to recognise the contested city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

How IS became a military threat in Iraq, Syria

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How IS became a military threat in Iraq, Syria

In-depth: While the Islamic State group’s reign of terror in Iraq and Syria is virtually over, multiple reports throughout its existence show irresponsible arms transfers, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

US alarmed by 'close-calls' with Russian jets in Syria

The New Arab & agencies

US alarmed by 'close-calls' with Russian jets in Syria

US officials this week highlighted several recent close calls with Russian planes in Syria, voicing concerns the alleged risky flying could lead ...

Dozens killed in two days of Yemen violence

The New Arab & agencies

Dozens killed in two days of Yemen violence

Saudi-led airstrikes killed 28 Houthi rebels around Yemen's west coast, medics and security sources close to the insurgents said on Friday, as ...

Sam Hamad

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Comment: Corbyn's criticism of UK support for the Free Syrian Police, coupled with his support for Russian intervention, means he is on the wrong side of history, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Reconstruction starts at Iraq's biggest oil refinery

The aim is to complete work early next year on one of the units that will produce 70,000 barrels per day at the Baiji complex which is currently ...

The New Arab & agencies

US jets 'intercept Russian warplanes' in Syria

Russian jets have been intercepted after flying into US controlled airspace in Syria according to the Pentagon.

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Human rights groups condemn Iraq's mass executions

Iraq hanged 38 people accused of belonging to militant groups as international rights groups voice concerns about use of the death penalty in ...

Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, al-Qaeda for 'terrorism'

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Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, al-Qaeda for 'terrorism'

Iraq has executed 38 militants belonging to the Islamic State group or al-Qaeda for terrorism offences, days after declaring victory over ...

Omar Mashjari

Divided in mourning: A family and country after Saleh

Comment: Accused of corruption during his rule and devastation after it, Saleh was Yemen's strongman who many loved to hate, writes Omar ...

Top ally of slain Yemen ex-president flees capital: sources

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Top ally of slain Yemen ex-president flees capital: sources

The deputy head of Yemen's rebel administration has fled a crackdown by Houthi insurgents in Sanaa following the killing of his ally, ...

US-<em>coalition</em> forces 'to remain' in Syria despite Russian withdrawal

The New Arab

US-coalition forces 'to remain' in Syria despite Russian withdrawal

The US State Department said its coalition forces will remain in Syria to continue fighting pockets of Islamic State militants, despite ...

The Iraq Report: ‘Victory’ over IS

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: ‘Victory’ over IS

This week in Iraq: Was Abadi's declaration of victory just a political stunt?

'No sign' Saudi-<em>coalition</em> easing Yemen port blockade: USAID

The New Arab

'No sign' Saudi-coalition easing Yemen port blockade: USAID

USAID administrator Mark Green said there are no signs to suggest the Saudi-led coalition is easing its blockade on Yemeni ports to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Strikes kill 12 in rebel-run Yemen prison camp

A Houthi prison camp is the latest target of an intensified programme of Saudi bombings, leaving 12 dead and 80 wounded.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Civilians desperate for ceasefire in Yemen

Clashes between Yemen's warring factions have recently intensified, leaving civilians at greater risk from the country's ongoing conflict, which ...

The New Arab

Russia suspends Yemen diplomatic mission, moves to Riyadh

Russia suspended its diplomatic presence in Yemen and all its staff have left the country due to the situation in the capital Sanaa, official ...

Karim Traboulsi

US admits troops are present in Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan

In a semi-annual report it provided to Congress on Monday, the White House aknowledged the presence of hundreds of troops in Yemen, Jordan and ...

Millions could starve as Saudis 'target Yemen food supplies'

The New Arab

Millions could starve as Saudis 'target Yemen food supplies'

Saudi Arabia's war tactic include targeting food supplies. Coupled with the harsh economic siege imposed on Yemen, as latest figures show a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's former oil hub deserted years after IS defeat

Two years after IS were forced from the industrial hub of Baiji the city remains a devastated ghost town as funds to help rebuild life have ...

Malaysian troops are 'ready' for Jerusalem orders: minister

Taufiq Wan

Malaysian troops are 'ready' for Jerusalem orders: minister

Malaysia's defence minister has said the country's military must be prepared for all eventualities after Trump's controversial Jerusalem ...

Iraq holds military parade to celebrate 'victory' over IS

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq holds military parade to celebrate 'victory' over IS

The Iraqi military has held a celebration to celebrate the end of the campaign against IS, while others warn the fight is not yet over.

Saudi-led airstrikes target Yemen rebel 'training camp'

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Saudi-led airstrikes target Yemen rebel 'training camp'

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on a suspected Yemen rebel training camp northwest of the capital on Sunday killed at least 26 Houthi ...

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