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The Saudi army will begin recruiting female soldiers for the first time as it expands its wars in the region, but strict conditions may keep them in auxiliary positions.

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Yemen warned that alleged sharing of ballistic missile knowhow between Iran and the Houthis could fall into the wrong hands.

Islamic State claims deadly car bomb in Yemen's Aden

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Islamic State claims deadly car bomb in Yemen's Aden

IS claimed a car bomb attack which killed at least six people and wounded dozens more

UN to vote on condemning Iran over Yemen missiles

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UN to vote on condemning Iran over Yemen missiles

The UN Security Council is expected to vote on a resolution that would condemn Iran for violating the arms embargo on Yemen and call for ...

Yemen gunmen storm headquarters of anti-terrorism unit in Aden

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Yemen gunmen storm headquarters of anti-terrorism unit in Aden

At least 14 people were killed and more than 40 wounded when gunmen raided a security headquarters in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on ...

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Marathon men: Saudi Arabia hosts male-only international running competition

Saudi Arabia has hosted its first international marathon in the capital Riyadh but only allowed men to participate in the competition.

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Qatar, Saudi-led bloc leaders to soon meet with Trump

The leaders of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will soon meet with US President Donald Trump, amid efforts to resolve ...

Robin Yassin-Kassab

How Arabs are complicit in massacring Eastern Ghouta's people

Comment: Syria's massacres are not an accident. Local, regional and global powers created the tragedy. And Arab and international public opinion ...

Anthony Harwood

Show Saudi Arabia and the UAE the red card

Comment: Political interference in football is unnecessary and unacceptable, and it's time FIFA gets tough, writes Anthony Harwood.

<em>Saudi</em> Arabia amends law for women seeking divorce

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Saudi Arabia amends law for women seeking divorce

Saudi Arabia has removed the "house of obedience" article in the marriage law which forces a wife to return to the marital home against ...

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Qatari aid to Gaza 'prevents another war', says ambassador

A Qatari diplomat has rejected claims that Doha aids Palestinian group Hamas, saying humanitarian assistance provided to Gaza is evidence of the ...

Dubai accuses Djibouti of seizing DP World port

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Dubai accuses Djibouti of seizing DP World port

Dubai is seeking international arbitration after the Djibouti government ended a long-term concession for a UAE-company operating the container ...

UN pleads for Eastern Ghouta ceasefire to avert 'massacre'

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UN pleads for Eastern Ghouta ceasefire to avert 'massacre'

The Syrian regime continues its brutal campaign against the besieged rebel-held enclave, with a death toll exceeding 400 in five days.

Qatar to plant 16,000 trees ahead of World Cup

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Qatar to plant 16,000 trees ahead of World Cup

The trees are one more cost to the whopping $500 million-a-week Doha is spending on infrastructure projects ahead of the tournament.

UN pleads for Eastern Ghouta ceasefire to avert 'massacre'

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UN pleads for Eastern Ghouta ceasefire to avert 'massacre'

The Syrian regime continues its brutal campaign against the besieged rebel-held Ghouta enclave, with a rising death toll exceeding 400. The UN ...

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Saudi Arabia to invest $64 billion in entertainment sector

Riyadh will be looking to invest $64 billion in the coming decade in the entertainment sector as part of the series of reforms dubbed 'Vision 2030'

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Saudi Arabia criticises Syrian regime's bombardment of Eastern Ghouta

Arab countries have been criticised by Syrians for remaining quiet on the Syrian regime's horrific bombing of Eastern Ghouta that has left more ...

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Iraq urges FIFA to lift ban on hosting internationals

Iraq is hoping renovated stadiums and a ban on bringing weapons to matches will convince FIFA to lift restrictions on it hosting international ...

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Russia eschews UN condemnation of Iran over Yemen missiles

Russia is expected to veto a resolution that will impose sanctions on regional ally Iran for supplying weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen

Yemen: Divided we fall

Nadia al-Sakkaf

Yemen: Divided we fall

Comment: The glaring fragility of the legitimate state lies exposed. This does not help the national project, writes Nadia al-Sakkaf.

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Turkish taxi driver faces jail over 'deliberate' detour

Prosecutors in Turkey are seeking a ten-year jail sentence for an Istanbul taxi driver who they say "needlessly" took a tourist on a lengthy ...

#SaveGhouta: World leaders react to Eastern Ghouta bombardment

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#SaveGhouta: World leaders react to Eastern Ghouta bombardment

World leaders and government officials have sharply criticised the Assad regime for its indiscriminate bombing of Eastern Ghouta.

Financial de-risking in the Yemen crisis

Rose Worden

Financial de-risking in the Yemen crisis

In-depth: As the question of Yemen's economic future looms, the call to action to restore financing for emergency relief and everyday life is ...

Qatar and Chad restore relations amid Gulf crisis

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Qatar and Chad restore relations amid Gulf crisis

Qatar and Chad have re-established ties frozen in August following pressure from the Saudi-led Gulf bloc to isolate the small country.

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