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Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani on Friday insisted that a 25 September independence referendum will still go ahead, despite regional condemnation of the historic vote.

A three-year dispute with Yemen's Houthi rebels that has plunged the country into an all-out war is "not political", President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi said on Thursday.

Thousands mark three years since Houthi takeover of Sanaa Thousands mark three years since Houthi takeover of Sanaa

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Thousands mark three years since Houthi takeover of Sanaa

Yemen's Houthi rebels and their supporters gathered in the capital's most iconic square on Thursday, to mark the third anniversary since a takeover that plunged the country into chaos.

Italy approves emergency aid package to battle Yemen's malnutrition

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Italy approves emergency aid package to battle Yemen's malnutrition

Yemen will receive more than €1 million worth of emergency financial aid to assist in the battle against the country's continued malnutrition, ...

Iranian freed after decade in jail for 'religious beliefs'

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Iranian freed after decade in jail for 'religious beliefs'

After a decade in jail for 'sham charges', Mahvash Sabet's supporters say she is another victim of the Iranian regime's continued war against ...

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin.

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Yemeni climbs Mount Everest for peace in war-torn homeland

He raised the Yemeni flag and with rocks wrote the word “Yemen” on one of the Himalayan foothills, using large enough rocks to be seen from an ...

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UAE strikes Saudi-backed Hadi fighters in Aden

Saudi-backed presidential forces in Yemen's temporary capital were hit with a UAE airstrike on Saturday after clashes erupted between armed ...

Mahad Dirieh

How Saudi Arabia miscalculated its war in Yemen

Comment: Saudi Arabia has over-reached fighting an enemy whose links with Iran have been exaggerated, all while Riyadh's main ally is losing ...

Houthi rebels threaten to target UAE with missiles

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Houthi rebels threaten to target UAE with missiles

The head of Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels threatened to fire missiles at the United Arab Emirates on Thursday and to attack Saudi tankers in the ...

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Assad's crimes may be forgotten as YouTube censors content

The Syrian Archive reached out to activists and media groups affected by the removal and contacted YouTube to restore them

What fuels al-Qaeda's survival in Yemen's south?

Khalid Al-Karimi

What fuels al-Qaeda's survival in Yemen's south?

In-depth: Three years of war have failed to unseat al-Qaeda from Yemen's south - how is the militant group still surviving?

Who is Haitham al-Mayahi?

Austin Bodetti

Who is Haitham al-Mayahi?

The Iraqi-American occupies a powerful position in Iraq, serving as a semi-official spokesperson for a notorious Iranian-backed Shia militia, ...

Saudi-led coalition absolves itself of Yemen 'warcrimes'

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Saudi-led coalition absolves itself of Yemen 'warcrimes'

A panel set up by the Saudi-led coalition to investigate warcrimes in Yemen has largely justified its actions despite civilian casualties.

Saudi Arabia 'foils IS suicide bomb plot, spy ring'

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Saudi Arabia 'foils IS suicide bomb plot, spy ring'

Saudi authorities have said they have foiled an Islamic State group plot to attack government buildings with suicide bombings, while separately ...

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'Blacklist Riyadh': HRW says Saudi's Yemen airstrikes are war-crimes

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused the Saudi coalition fighting in Yemen of war crimes, saying airstrikes on civilian targets were carried out in violation of international law.

Uri Levy

Games not war: This week in Middle East football

If the Palestinians win the next three games, and if Israel loses to Spain, the FIFA global rankings are likely to shock the world, writes Uri ...

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Rights group demands probe into Yemen airstrikes

An international rights group has denounced a Saudi-led military coalition for failing to investigate airstrikes in Yemen that led to the ...

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Is UAE preventing Yemen's Hadi from returning to Aden?

More than two years after the Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen, President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has only returned home ...

'Don't leave Saudi Arabia to investigate Yemen abuses': UN

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'Don't leave Saudi Arabia to investigate Yemen abuses': UN

The UN Human Rights Council should take on the job of investigating human rights violations in war-torn Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has ...

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UN: Saudi Arabia should fund all aid to Yemen

Saudi Arabia should provide all humanitarian aid to address rampant disease and hunger in Yemen, a top UN official has said.

Yemen Red Crescent founder dies after being denied treatment

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Yemen Red Crescent founder dies after being denied treatment

The Saudi-led coalition has been held responsible for the death of Yemen's Red Crescent founder Abdullah Alkhamesi, who died after a medical ...

'UAE bans' Yemen president from entering Aden

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'UAE bans' Yemen president from entering Aden

The Yemeni President did not board his flight because "there were specific instructions from the UAE government banning from entering his ...

Gay-bashing in Jordan - by the government

MJ Movahedi

Gay-bashing in Jordan - by the government

Comment: Jordanian authorities have used the case of queer-inclusive social affairs magazine My.Kali to target Jordan's LGBT community, rather ...

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