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Thousands of Rohingya were shot, burned alive or beaten to death in the first month of a Myanmar military crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state, Doctors Without Borders said.

The UN chief said in a report to the Security Council that the United Nations is investigating Iran's possible transfer of ballistic missiles to Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

Top ally of slain Yemen ex-president flees capital: sources

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Top ally of slain Yemen ex-president flees capital: sources

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.

After Saleh, the outlook in Yemen remains bleak

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 ...

President Assad 'humiliated' on Syrian soil by Russian soldiers

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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 ...

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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 with missiles that were fired into Saudi Arabia.

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Trump could allow Assad to stay on as president

Washington's Syria policy could be about to take a dramatic u-turn, after media reports suggest that Trump might allow Assad to stay on as ...

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Civilians desperate for ceasefire in Yemen

Clashes between Yemen's warring factions have recently intensified, leaving civilians at greater risk from the country's ongoing conflict, which ...

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 ...

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

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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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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 ...

IS driven out of Syria's Idlib after 'regime-enabled' incursion

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IS driven out of Syria's Idlib after 'regime-enabled' incursion

IS have been driven out of Idlib province, days after making an incursion into the region bordering Turkey, but activists claim the regime is ...

Guterres calls for end to 'stupid war' in Yemen

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Guterres calls for end to 'stupid war' in Yemen

The UN Secretary-General has called for increased pressure on Saudi Arabia to end the conflict in Yemen.

Saudi-led airstrikes target Yemen rebel 'training camp'

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Saudi-led airstrikes target Yemen rebel 'training camp'

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on a suspected Yemen rebel training camp northwest of the capital on Sunday killed at least 26 Houthi fighters, ...

UN says Yemen's Houthi missiles have 'common origin'

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UN says Yemen's Houthi missiles have 'common origin'

Missiles fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen towards Saudi Arabia have a 'common origin' says the UN, but refused to confirm Riyadh's ...

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Lebanon slams Iraq militia visit to Israel ceasefire line

A visit by an Iraqi Shia militia leader to Lebanon's ceasefire line with Israel was criticised by Lebanon's prime minister on Saturday, who said it violated local law.

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Yemen rebels 'bury Saleh in closed funeral'

Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed by his former rebel allies this week, was buried at his home village outside Sanaa ...

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Yemen rebels 'disrupt internet nationwide'

Yemen's Houthi rebels have been disrupting internet access nationwide as they consolidate their grip of the capital.

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Signs of US-Saudi rift after rare Washington criticism

US State Department chief Rex Tillerson has offered some mild, but rare, criticism of Saudi Arabia's foreign policy which has been driven by the ...

Saudi coalition airstrikes 'kill dozens' in northern Yemen

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Saudi coalition airstrikes 'kill dozens' in northern Yemen

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed more than 23 civilians in the country's north on Friday, Yemeni officials said, as the kingdom intensifies ...

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Millions in South Sudan 'one step away from famine'

Almost two thirds of the remaining population in South Sudan are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

Turkey pro-Kurdish leader goes on trial over 'terror' links

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Turkey pro-Kurdish leader goes on trial over 'terror' links

Selahattin Demirtas of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), was first detained in November last year in a crackdown under the state of emergency ...

Yemen government recaptures Red Sea town from <em>rebels</em>

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Yemen government recaptures Red Sea town from rebels

Southern separatist fighters, backed by government forces and the Saudi-led coalition, allegedly took part in the offensive against the ...

Trump: Saudi Arabia must lift blockade on Yemen

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Trump: Saudi Arabia must lift blockade on Yemen

President Trump called for Saudi Arabia to lift its blockade on Yemen immediately suggesting Washington had run out patience

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