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A Saudi immigration worker opened fire at the only open border crossing between the kingdom and Yemen on Sunday, killing his colleague and a police officer but shooting himself.

The Iran-backed Houthi rebels fired a missile from Saada towards bordering Najran.

Demonstrators killed as Iraq protests continue Demonstrators killed as Iraq protests continue

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Demonstrators killed as Iraq protests continue

Two demonstrators were killed in southern Iraq, as protests against unemployment continued.

Air strike kills 28 civilians in Syria's east

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Air strike kills 28 civilians in Syria's east

The state-run SANA news agency charged the US coalition with the strike, but a monitoring group said it is unclear whether it was an ...

The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

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The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq covers the anniversary of the defeat of the Islamic State group, and protests in Basra.

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Mosul's vulnerable street children are being exploited

After losing parents either in the battle or during Islamic State's brutal three year occupation of Mosul, dozens of children have turned to street peddling or begging to survive.

Charlie Hoyle

Tortured, detained, disappeared: UAE abuses rife in southern Yemen

Security forces trained and financed by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen have engaged in enforced disappearances, torture and ...

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Saudi Arabia pardons soldiers over Yemen conflict

At least 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen's civil war, which has displaced two million people, helped spawn a cholera epidemic, and ...

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UN envoy meets Yemen president in push for truce

The UN envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths met with President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi on Tuesday, in the latest efforts to broker a truce between ...

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Paul Iddon

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Analysis: Tens of thousands of rebels remain in Idlib, Kurds hold several territories and US troops are also active in the north, notes Paul ...

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Saudi Arabia says Houthi missile intercepted from Yemen

The Houthi rebels said a short-range ballistic missile had been fired at a military "supply depot" on Saudi Arabia's western coast.

Hodeida: From hell of war to displacement camps

A Yemeni journalist

Hodeida: From hell of war to displacement camps

Comment: The glimmer of hope may come to light too late for the people of Hodeda, writes a Yemeni journalist.

Yemen demands UAE shut 'abuse-rife' secret prisons

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Yemen demands UAE shut 'abuse-rife' secret prisons

Yemen's interior minister has demanded the United Arab Emirates shut down or hand over secret prisons under its control in the war-torn country.

US <em>coalition</em> airstrike kills 20 IS militants outside Mosul

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US coalition airstrike kills 20 IS militants outside Mosul

The Iraqi government declared victory over IS but the military has continued regular operations targeting mostly desert areas along the porous ...

Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq released amid IS chaos

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Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq released amid IS chaos

Two women from the Philippines kidnapped in eastern Iraq on Saturday have been released, the police chief of Diyala province said on Sunday

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UAE-backed troops take over Aden airport from Yemen government

The transport minister in Yemen's internationally recognised government has said UAE security forces have taken control of all of its capital Aden, bar the presidential palace

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqis struggle with social anxiety after Islamic State rule

Feature: War, death and destruction has left many unable to leave their homes after living in fear under Islamic State rule, writes Marta ...

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Netanyahu receives backlash after Holocaust deal with Poland

Netanyahu was made to reassure the Israeli public after signing a controversial deal with the Polish government on the controversial Holocaust ...

Sheeffah Shiraz

Mosul's children haunted by fear a year after IS

Feature: Mosul’s children continue to suffer from the trauma and pain they faced during the Islamic State group's brutal rule.

UAE extends compulsory military service to 16 months

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UAE extends compulsory military service to 16 months

The UAE's armed forces says it has extended its mandatory military service for some by four months.

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Officials: Fighting around Hodeida has killed over 100 people

More than 165 people from both sides of the conflict have been killed as the battle for the key port city rages on.

Turkey swears in new parliament with pro-Erdogan majority

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Turkey swears in new parliament with pro-Erdogan majority

New Turkish lawmakers began taking their oaths in parliament on Saturday, as Erdogan's AK Party is forced into coalition with the ...

Hundreds stranded after Saudi ban on SUVs entering Yemen

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Hundreds stranded after Saudi ban on SUVs entering Yemen

Saudi authorities have banned Yemenis attempting to cross into the war-torn country by road from using 4x4 vehicles, local sources told The New ...

Protests must reject Trump's politics, not just his personality

Malia Bouattia

Protests must reject Trump's politics, not just his personality

Comment: Protests around Trump's visit must speak out against racism and injustice in all its forms, in the US and the UK alike, writes Malia ...

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