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The deputy head of Yemen's rebel administration has fled a crackdown by Houthi insurgents in Sanaa following the killing of his ally, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, sources said Wednesday.

A news website has become the first mainstream Saudi outlet to run an article co-written by a serving Israeli army officer, adding further credence to reports of growing Saudi-Israeli relations.

Israeli intelligence minister invites Saudi crown prince to visit

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Israeli intelligence minister invites Saudi crown prince to visit

Israel's intelligence minister Yisrael Katz told Saudi media that Israel would be happy to host Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman amid rumours of rapprochement between the two countries.

The Iraq Report: ‘Victory’ over IS

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The Iraq Report: ‘Victory’ over IS

This week in Iraq: Was Abadi's declaration of victory just a political stunt?

Israel will return Lebanon to the Stone Age: minister

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Israel will return Lebanon to the Stone Age: minister

Israeli intelligence minister Yisrael Katz said that with Israel’s "expansion", the whole of Lebanon could potentially be targeted to curb ...

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Islamic leaders urge Jerusalem recognition as 'Palestine's capital'

Islamic leaders meeting at an emergency meeting of the OIC in Istanbul on Wednesday urged the world to "recognise the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital".

Barak Barfi

After Saleh, the outlook in Yemen remains bleak

Comment: If Yemen is to set itself on its feet again, its leader must address long-festering issues they have conveniently skirted in favour of ...

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Erdogan seeks to unite Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

The heads of 57 Muslim-majority states are set to meet in Istanbul for an emergency OIC summit to discuss Jerusalem.

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President Assad 'humiliated' on Syrian soil by Russian soldiers

Syrian activists have shared a video clip that appears to show President Assad being prevented from following Vladimir Putin during a visit to a ...

US to present 'evidence' that <em>Iran</em> supplied Houthi missiles

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US to present 'evidence' that Iran supplied Houthi missiles

US ambassador the the UN Nikki Haley is reportedly preparing to present evidence that Iran has been supplying Yemen's Houthi rebels ...

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Amnesty slams Iran death sentence for academic

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that Iran's courts had 'run roughshod over the rule of law' by upholding the death sentence of an academic ...

Qatar projects smaller budget deficit, increased spending for 2018

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Qatar projects smaller budget deficit, increased spending for 2018

Qatar has announced that expects its budget deficit to decline marginally next year as the economy absorbs the aftershock of a Saudi-led boycott.

Saudi Arabia might enrich uranium in US nuclear deal

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Saudi Arabia might enrich uranium in US nuclear deal

A US nuclear company might Russian and Chinese sidestep rivals looking to build reactors in Saudi Arabia, by offering uranium refinement if ...

Saudis call for boycotting America after Trump's Jerusalem move

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Saudis call for boycotting America after Trump's Jerusalem move

Despite Saudi Arabia's muted response to Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, twitter users called for a boycott of ...

London exhibition provides unique, never-seen-before portrait of multicultural Iraq

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London exhibition provides unique, never-seen-before portrait of multicultural Iraq

The work of Iraqi photographer Latif Al Ani is being exhibited in the UK for the first time, providing a portrait of Iraq as it has never been ...

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Qassem Soleimani 'prepared to support Palestinian forces against Israel'

Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani said Tehran is ready to extend support to Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip, days after a controversial US move.

Karim Traboulsi

US admits troops are present in Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan

In a semi-annual report it provided to Congress on Monday, the White House aknowledged the presence of hundreds of troops in Yemen, Jordan and ...

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Russia 'begins to withdraw' military from war-torn Syria

Russia said elements of Moscow’s military contingent to Syria had begun returning home on Monday, after Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

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Israel's 'destruction will come sooner thanks to Donald Trump'

Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital will "hasten the destruction" of the Jewish state, Iran's defence minister has said.

Millions could starve as Saudis 'target Yemen food supplies'

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Millions could starve as Saudis 'target Yemen food supplies'

Saudi Arabia's war tactic include targeting food supplies. Coupled with the harsh economic siege imposed on Yemen, as latest figures show a ...

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Lieberman: Palestinian-Israeli lawmakers 'war criminals' because they criticise occupation

Israel's defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman slammed Palestinian-Israeli lawmakers as "war criminals" on Monday, for daring to suggest illegal ...

<em>Iran</em> state TV: 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocks southern <em>Iran</em>

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Iran state TV: 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocks southern Iran

Iran’s state TV says that a magnitude 6.2 earthquake has jolted the country’s southern province of Kerman.

Israel shells Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip amid Jerusalem tensions

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Israel shells Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip amid Jerusalem tensions

Cross-border exchanges between Israel and the Gaza enclave continue as tensions rocket following Trump's Jerusalem embassy move

Turkish businessman charged for 'smuggling goods for Iranian navy'

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Turkish businessman charged for 'smuggling goods for Iranian navy'

A Turkish businessman has vowed to fight accusations that he illegally exported US-made engines to Iran for use by the country's navy.

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