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The transport minister in Yemen's internationally recognised government has said UAE security forces have taken control of all of its capital Aden, bar the presidential palace

Yemeni comedian Nasser al-Anbari and at least three others were released from detention from UAE-controlled prison.

Eight Hizballah fighters killed in Yemen, claims Saudi Arabia

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Eight Hizballah fighters killed in Yemen, claims Saudi Arabia

The Lebanese Shia militant group has long denied it arms the rebel Houthis in Yemen.

Yemen: The fate of Hodeida

International Crisis Group

Yemen: The fate of Hodeida

Comment: Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition say they want to avoid a battle. UN envoy Martin Griffiths must help find the middle ground, ...

Saudi cleric warns women to dress modestly while driving

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Saudi cleric warns women to dress modestly while driving

A Saudi cleric has warned that women must wear modest clothing while driving a day before the kingdom lifts the world's only ban on women ...

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UN ceasefire efforts fizzle as Hodeida fight ramps up

The Iran-backed Houthi rebels rejected a ceasefire and said Saudi-led forces have been escalating their attacks in Hodeida despite talks.

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

The magical thinking behind an attack on Hodeida

Eric Eikenberry

The magical thinking behind an attack on Hodeida

Comment: The steps between 'attack Hodeida' and 'peace', are less than clear, writes Eric Eikenberry.

Diana Alghoul

Yes, Arabs should forget about Palestine

Palestinians don't want a state so the Arab League can hold hands as they enter al-Aqsa. Palestinians need a state for their security, stability ...

UN Security Council backs Libya elections, without specifying date

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UN Security Council backs Libya elections, without specifying date

A French-backed plan for general elections in Libya was backed by the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

Outrage as Israel blocks off funeral of slain Palestinian

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Outrage as Israel blocks off funeral of slain Palestinian

Mourners of 21-year-old Izzideen Tamimi were blocked off from the funeral march in the West Bank by a convoy of Israeli soldiers.

Israeli troops shoot dead relative of Ahed Tamimi

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Israeli troops shoot dead relative of Ahed Tamimi

The 21-year-old protester Izzideen Tamimi was shot dead in the West Bank after allegedly throwing a stone that struck an Israeli soldier.

Saudi Arabia and UAE's dangerous rivalry over Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

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 one of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Libya breakthrough to be sought at Paris conference

A major international conference dedicated to obtaining a political roadmap for Libya will bring its rival factions together in Paris on Tuesday.

Mohamed ElMeshad

Mo Salah: Necessary hero or opium for the masses?

Comment: Could Mo Salah's megastar status protect him enough to speak out against the atrocities in Gaza? asks Mohamed el-Meshad.

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Syrians in Raqqa mark relaxed Ramadan free of IS

For the first time in years, Syrians in Raqqa can choose to observe a relaxed Ramadan, without the rigid regulations imposed by the Islamic ...

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Saudi broadcaster objects to journalist's appearance in Ramadan series

An Egyptian Ramadan TV series featuring a journalist critical of Saudi Arabia has caused a row over whether some scenes should be re-shot.

Nakba survivors tell their stories in Gaza

Rami Almeghari

Nakba survivors tell their stories in Gaza

In-depth: 'We will one day return to our homes,' say elderly Palestinians after 70 years of displacement.

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TV dramas you don't want to miss this Ramadan

Ramadan series: Ramadan is when star-studded dramas take over television screens in Arab households across the region. We bring you the top five ...

Sudan set for major cabinet reshuffle: state media

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Sudan set for major cabinet reshuffle: state media

Sudanese Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh is expected on Monday to announce a major cabinet reshuffle that will see eight ministers ...

Saudi Arabia 'arrests second Qatari citizen in a month'

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia 'arrests second Qatari citizen in a month'

Saudi authorities have allegedly arrested a Qatari citizen from Kuwait - the second such detention in less than a month.

Challenges and hope for female parliamentary candidates in Iraq

Marta Bellingreri

Challenges and hope for female parliamentary candidates in Iraq

In-depth: Nearly a third of the 7,000 candidates in Iraq's elections are women - but many have had campaign posters torn down and faced threats ...

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