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The UN had warned that an all-out assault on the province where three million people live would trigger a humanitarian catastrophe and one of the worst bloodbaths of Syria's war.

Since the start of a Saudi-led military campaign against Houthi rebels in March 2015, the Yemeni riyal has lost more than two-thirds of its value.

Renewed battle for Yemen's Hodeida sparks humanitarian crisis fears

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Renewed battle for Yemen's Hodeida sparks humanitarian crisis fears

Saudi-backed government forces launched a series of attacks on rebel-held Hodeida, birthing fresh fears for civilian casualties in the western port city.

'Over five million children at famine risk in Yemen'

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'Over five million children at famine risk in Yemen'

Any disruption to food and fuel supplies coming through Yemen's Hodeida port may cause starvation on an unprecedented scale, Save the Children ...

America must end its weapons deliveries to Saudi Arabia

Imad K. Harb

America must end its weapons deliveries to Saudi Arabia

Comment: The Saudi-led coalition's intervention in Yemen has only brought death and calamity, writes Imad K. Harb.

Sam Hamad

In Syria, Russia using peace to prepare for war

Comment: Russia's commitment to the 'buffer zone' in Idlib has little to do with any genuine will to avoid humanitarian catastrophe, writes Sam Hamad.

Imogen Lambert

Could the Russia-Turkey deal avert disaster in Idlib?

Analysis: The deal has bought more time for international diplomacy, but Syrians remain wary - and who could blame them?

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Saudi-led coalition 'kills 18 Yemen fishermen' in rebel-held Hodeida

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthis rebels has reportedly killed several fishermen off the coast of the port city of ...

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Members of Yemen's Bahai minority could face death penalty

Two dozens members of Yemen's Bahai minority could be executed, following 'trumped up charges' by rebels in control of the capital, ...

Syria's warring parties welcome Russia-Turkey deal on Idlib

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Syria's warring parties welcome Russia-Turkey deal on Idlib

More than 500,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since Syria's war started in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government ...

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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.

Putin, Erdogan agree Idlib plan

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Putin, Erdogan agree Idlib plan

Russia and Turkey have come to a deal on Idlib, north Syria, where Russia was expected to support a regime offensive.

Libya capital's only functioning airport closed over security fears

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Libya capital's only functioning airport closed over security fears

An airport in Tripoli has been closed, due to ongoing violence in the Libyan capital.

Amnesty International urges Spain to suspend Saudi arms sale

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Amnesty International urges Spain to suspend Saudi arms sale

The rights group urged Madrid on Monday to suspend the delivery of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia or risk finding itself complicit in ...

Yemen's Houthi <em>rebels</em> say 'UAE spy ring' dismantled

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Yemen's Houthi rebels say 'UAE spy ring' dismantled

Yemen's Houthi rebels have said they have uncovered an Emirati spy ring providing information to the Saudi-led coalition.

Said al-Arabi

Saudi newspaper famous for government propaganda decries 'BBC unprofessionalism'

Okaz has been pushing 'fake news' at least since the start of the Qatar crisis, and has now turned on BBC Arabic.

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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.

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Saudi Arabia reports cholera infection in province bordering Yemen

Cholera broke out in Yemen a year and half ago, triggered by the war between a Saudi-led coalition and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels ...

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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.

Spain PM defends sending weapons to Saudis after U-turn

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Spain PM defends sending weapons to Saudis after U-turn

The Spanish government defended sending weapons to Saudi Arabia after previously pledging to block the delivery of weapons to the Gulf state.

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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.

UN's Yemen envoy in Sanaa, as 32 <em>rebels</em> killed

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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 ...

War, famine and fear: Yemeni cinema fights back

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War, famine and fear: Yemeni cinema fights back

Amr Gamal's film '10 days before the wedding' is one that has helped Aden residents take their minds off conflict.

Yemen's Houthis launch cross-border missile at Jizan: rebel media

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Yemen's Houthis launch cross-border missile at Jizan: rebel media

Houthi rebels in Yemen said they launched a cross-border missile targeting Saudi Arabia's Jizan province.

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