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Pro-government reinforcements have entered Yemen's Hodeida ahead of a major offensive planned to retake the port city from the Houthi rebels.

Yemen's Houthi rebels vowed to fight on after pro-government forces seized Hodeida airport from them on Wednesday, in a major step towards retaking the port city following a week-long battle

The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

Clashes near Yemen's flashpoint Hodeida amid concern for civilians

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Clashes near Yemen's flashpoint Hodeida amid concern for civilians

More than 70 percent of Yemeni imports pass through the docks of Hodeida port, controlled by the country's Houthi rebels.

Yemen's Houthi rebels deny Saudi claims of airport control

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Yemen's Houthi rebels deny Saudi claims of airport control

The Saudi-led coalition reported on Saturday they had captured Hodeida airport - a claim quickly denied by Houthi rebels.

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UN envoy arrives in Yemen for Hodeida crisis talks

More than 70 percent of Yemeni imports pass through Hodeida's docks and the fighting has raised UN fears of humanitarian catastrophe in a country already on the brink of famine.

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Hodeida assault intensifies as France considers minesweeping operation

The US-backed Saudi-led assault against Yemen's port city of Hodeida has intensified while France considers a minesweeping operation at the end ...

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Yemen rebel attack kills dozen outside Hodeida

Medical sources report a Houthi attack has left 12 Yemeni soldiers dead south of Hodeida, as part of a Saudi-led offensive on the port.

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US rejects UAE request for assistance with Hodeida offensive

The US will not provide intelligence for the UAE-led offensive on the Yemeni port of Hodeida, which aid groups have repeatedly warned could lead ...

Yemen president heads to UAE as Hodeida assault looms

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Yemen president heads to UAE as Hodeida assault looms

Exiled Yemeni leader Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi headed to the UAE in an apparent attempt to patch up relations ahead of an assault on a key ...

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120 countries at UN condemn Israel over Gaza killings

The UN voted to condemn Israel for the killing of more than 100 Palestinians in Gaza and rejected a US bid to put the blame on Hamas on ...

Four Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen: UAE

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Four Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen: UAE

The United Arab Emirates said four of its soldiers were killed in fighting in Yemen, in a statement published just hours after the Saudi-led ...

Arrest warrants issued after blast in Sadr's Baghdad stronghold

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Arrest warrants issued after blast in Sadr's Baghdad stronghold

The blasts last week which left 18 dead were followed by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr calling for a nationwide disarmament campaign.

Saudi-led coalition launches assault on Yemen's Hodeida

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Saudi-led coalition launches assault on Yemen's Hodeida

Saudi-backed forces have launched an offensive against Yemen's Hodeida in a move the UN says puts 250,000 people in the line of fire.

Iraq's Sadr announces alliance with militia leader Amiri

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Iraq's Sadr announces alliance with militia leader Amiri

Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr, whose bloc won last month's parliamentary election, has announced an alliance with the runner-ups in the vote.

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UAE threatens to launch imminent offensive on Yemen port

The United Arab Emirates has warned Yemen's Houthi rebels that they face an imminent offensive on Hodeida if they fail to evacuate the port city within 48 hours.

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Yemen president visits UAE for first time since dispute

Yemen president made his first visit to the UAE since the two nations clashed over Abu Dhabi's deployment of troops to Socotra island.

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Hundreds killed in heavy fighting along Yemen's west coast

Heavy fighting between Yemen’s pro-government forces and Houthi rebels has killed more than 600 people in recent days, security officials said ...

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Top Iran general in Baghdad after ballot warehouse 'arson'

The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has reportedly arrived in the Iraqi capital after a "deliberate" fire ravaged a warehouse storing ...

Death toll tops 100 in battle for Yemen's Hodeida

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Death toll tops 100 in battle for Yemen's Hodeida

Yemen loyalist fighters, backed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE have announced the start of an operation to seize the rebel-held port of Hodeida ...

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UN warns of critical Syria refugee budget shortfall

Funding to Syrian refugees is falling critically short of what is needed to keep services running, the UN has warned.

Saudi Arabia and UAE's dangerous rivalry over Yemen

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Saudi Arabia and UAE's dangerous rivalry over Yemen

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE may be coalition partners providing military support to Yemen's Hadi, but their alliance is mostly ...

Pro-government Yemeni forces plan siege of Hodeida port

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Pro-government Yemeni forces plan siege of Hodeida port

Forces loyal to the Yemeni government are preparing to surround Hodeida in a bid to force Houthi rebels in the Red Sea port to surrender.

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