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Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it will transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, following desperate calls for funding from the war-torn country's president and prime minister.

Washington froze tens and thousands of dollars to Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, leaving it to face a crisis of funding.

5,000 children killed or injured in Yemen war: UN

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5,000 children killed or injured in Yemen war: UN

UN's children's agency has said more than 5,000 children have been killed or injured in Yemen's war since the Saudi-led coalition intervened in March 2015.

Macron gets tough on migrants, vows 'no more Jungles'

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Macron gets tough on migrants, vows 'no more Jungles'

France would no longer allow migrant camps like the 'jungle' said French president Macron, defending a tougher line on immigration

Nephew of slain ex-president not welcome in south Yemen

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Nephew of slain ex-president not welcome in south Yemen

Houthi rebels have been searching for Tareq Saleh for weeks, storming scores of homes in Sanaa to find him.

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Syria opposition to attend UN peace talks in Vienna

The Syrian opposition has announced their intention to attend the UN peace talks in Vienna, previously held in Geneva

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Trump praises Qatar as UAE attempts to escalate crisis

The US president on Monday praised Doha for its counter-terrorism efforts as rival UAE sought to escalate crisis with unsubstantiated ...

Anna Boots

Protests in Tunisia highlight contested narratives of 2011 revolution

In-depth: Tunisia's recent protests were triggered by tax increases, but they highlight the deep, unresolved issues that led to the 2011 ...

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Turkey suffers 'dramatic decline' in freedoms after coup: watchdog

Turkey has been declared "not free" according to a new report by democracy watchdog Freedom House, which put its dramatic decline down to the ...

US-purchased 'aid cranes' arrive at Yemen rebel-held port

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US-purchased 'aid cranes' arrive at Yemen rebel-held port

Cranes purchased by the US have arrived in a Houthi - controlled port, boosting the capacity of the Houthi-controlled Hodeida port to receive ...

Austin Bodetti

Saudi Arabia casts shadow over US role in Yemen

Analysis: As the US pressures Saudi Arabia over its involvement in the Yemen crisis, Washington's own subtle involvement in the war may ...

Syrian rebel losses do not mean victory for Assad

Mona Alami

Syrian rebel losses do not mean victory for Assad

Comment: Regime gains on the ground in Idlib and eastern Ghouta will not be the end of the struggle for Syria, writes Mona Alami.

The only hope for Yemen lies beyond its capital

Nadia al-Sakkaf

The only hope for Yemen lies beyond its capital

Comment: Yemen's future will have to be built on the inkspot military strategy, which depends on small yet growing peace hubs beyond the main ...

UAE's claims about airliner interception damage all Gulf aviation

Alex Macheras

UAE's claims about airliner interception damage all Gulf aviation

Comment: Baseless allegations from Abu Dhabi undermine confidence with a public already wary of Middle East travel, writes Alex Macheras.

Qatar denies two UAE passenger planes were intercepted

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Qatar denies two UAE passenger planes were intercepted

The UAE has claimed two passenger planes were intercepted by Qatari fighter planes on Monday, leading to a strong denial from Doha.

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UAE says Qatari fighter jets 'intercepted' passenger plane

The UAE on Monday claimed fighter jets belonging to rival Qatar of 'intercepting' a passenger plane en route to Bahrain

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White Helmets appeal as hundreds killed in East Ghouta

Syria's civil defence force has called on institutions to intervene as a human rights report announces 329 civilians have been killed in two ...

Karim Traboulsi

Abu Dhabi holding Qatari royal 'against his will'

A controversial member of the Qatari royal-family who had been used by Riyadh and Abu Dhabi to pressure Doha during the crisis is being ...

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UK should bear more migrant costs at Calais: France

France's interior minister said he wanted London to shoulder more of the costs in dealing with migrants at the port city of Calais, hoping to ...

Tunisia announces social reforms after week of unrest

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Tunisia announces social reforms after week of unrest

Following a week of unrest in Tunisia, authorities announced social reforms on Saturday, including improved health care and aid to the needy.

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Turkey issues tit-for-tat travel warning for US

Citing the risk of 'terror attacks' and 'arbitrary detentions', Turkey issued a travel warning urging its citizens to reconsider their travel ...

Tunisia government to support poorer families following deadly unrest

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Tunisia government to support poorer families following deadly unrest

Following angry protests in Tunisia against inflation and rising taxes, Tunis said it will offer more support to lower-income families in the ...

Qatar leads region with over $26m donations to UNHCR

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Qatar leads region with over $26m donations to UNHCR

Qatar's contributions to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped ease the live of hundreds of thousands of refugees ...

Trump denies 's********' countries remark, as world rejects president Trump denies 's********' countries remark, as world rejects president

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Trump denies 's********' countries remark, as world rejects president

Donald Trump has denied he described African countries and Haiti as 's********', as world voices disgust at president's alleged statements on ...

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