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The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthis rebels has reportedly killed several fishermen off the coast of the port city of Hodeida, a day after the coalition launched a new offensive.

Hadi al-Ameri, head of a leading Iraqi Shia miltia, has withdrawn his candidacy for the post of prime mininster, easing the political crisis in Iraq.

Yemen pro-govt forces renew assault on rebel-held Hodeida

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Yemen pro-govt forces renew assault on rebel-held Hodeida

Yemen pro-government forces backed by Saudi Arabia have renewed an offensive on the rebel-held port city of Hodeidah.

Saudi wealth fund takes out unprecedented $11bn loan

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Saudi wealth fund takes out unprecedented $11bn loan

The kingdom is increasingly cash-strapped as it seeks funds to finance its expensive and sweeping economic and social reform programmes.

Saudi coalition air strike kills civilians in central Yemen

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Saudi coalition air strike kills civilians in central Yemen

The UN has described the situation in Yemen as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

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UN seeks air bridge to aid Yemeni cancer patients

The UN wants to open a humanitarian air corridor to evacuate Yemenis suffering from chronic illnesses in the war-torn country.

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UN's Yemen envoy in Sanaa, as 32 rebels killed

Fierce clashes and Saudi-led air strikes near Hodeida have killed 32 rebels as the UN envoy for Yemen arrived in Sanaa on a peace mission.

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Iran praises Iraq's 'pro-Tehran' parliament selection

The selection of a parliamentary speaker and first deputy could end gridlock over the formation of a new government in Iraq.

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Iraq parliament elects pro-Iran list candidate as speaker

The former governor of Anbar province Mohammed al-Halbusi will be the youngest speaker of parliament in Iraq's history.

Hodeida fighting could threaten vital food shipment: WFP

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Hodeida fighting could threaten vital food shipment: WFP

The UN agency said that a recent bout of fighting could jeopardise a 46,000 ton shipment of wheat that would supply 3.5 million Yemenis with ...

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Saudi pilots killed in Yemen helicopter crash

The pilots were killed in al-Mahra when their helicopter crashed on Friday.

'Alarming' situation in Yemen's Hodeida puts aid at risk

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'Alarming' situation in Yemen's Hodeida puts aid at risk

The UN warned Friday that shelling and airstrikes in Yemen's Hodeida province have targeted humanitarian workers and infrastructure, threatening ...

Abadi says water projects in the works for Basra

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Abadi says water projects in the works for Basra

Iraq's troubled Basra, could see new development projects to deal with the southern city's water problems.

What's behind crumbling Saudi support in Yemen's south?

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What's behind crumbling Saudi support in Yemen's south?

Comment: Even those in the south who once supported a Saudi-led intervention are turning against the coalition, writes a Yemeni journalist.

Yemeni civilian lives 'hang in balance' in Hodeida: UN

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Yemeni civilian lives 'hang in balance' in Hodeida: UN

The UN's humanitarian coordinator for Yemen said families in Yemen's Hodeida province are living in fear of shelling and airstrikes.

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Yemen's pro-government forces capture routes leading to Hodeida

Pro-government forces have captured two key routes which lead towards the 'ghost town' port city of Hodeida.

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UN envoy seeks to revive Yemen peace talks

UN envoy Martin Griffiths told the Security Council he will be travelling to Muscat, Sanaa and Riyadh to secure a firm commitment from the ...

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Dozens dead in Hodeida after Yemen peace talks collapse

Peace talks between the Saudi-backed government and Iran-backed Houthi rebels collapsed on Saturday, sparking a new round of fighting in the ...

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Mattis holds UAE talks after warning over Yemen war

The Pentagon chief previously warned the US backing Yemen's war was "not unconditional".

Yemen peace talks in balance as parties trade ultimatums

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Yemen peace talks in balance as parties trade ultimatums

The rebel delegation, still in Yemen's capital Sanaa, insisted the UN meets three demands before it travels to Switzerland, while the government ...

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Anti-government protests erupt in Aden over Yemen hardships

Protests have broken out in Aden, after rising living costs pile further miseries on the people of southern Yemen.

Twenty-six wounded as Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemen rebel missile

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Twenty-six wounded as Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemen rebel missile

Saudi Arabia shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels on Wednesday, with shrapnel leaving 26 people wounded, a Riyadh-led ...

The Iraq Report: Basra's fury erupts as protesters killed

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The Iraq Report: Basra's fury erupts as protesters killed

Our latest roundup from Iraq focuses on the violent crackdown on protests in Basra

Houthis refuse to join Geneva talks 'until conditions met'

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Houthis refuse to join Geneva talks 'until conditions met'

Houthi rebels in Yemen said the UN had not met three conditions that had been previously agreed.

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