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Kuwait will hold a conference on reconstructing war-torn Iraq early next year, the US presidential envoy to the international coalition fighting the Islamic State said on Friday.

A three-year dispute with Yemen's Houthi rebels that has plunged the country into an all-out war is "not political", President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi said on Thursday.

US-made bomb killed Yemen civilians in <em>Saudi</em>-<em>led</em> airstrike: Amnesty

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US-made bomb killed Yemen civilians in Saudi-led airstrike: Amnesty

A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Sanaa last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 others - including five-year-old Buthaina, was made in the US, Amnesty International said.

Thousands mark three years since Houthi takeover of Sanaa Thousands mark three years since Houthi takeover of Sanaa

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Thousands mark three years since Houthi takeover of Sanaa

Yemen's Houthi rebels and their supporters gathered in the capital's most iconic square on Thursday, to mark the third anniversary since a ...

California's Muslims confront growing militarisation of law enforcement

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

California's Muslims confront growing militarisation of law enforcement

As police and military groups from around the world gather to buy weapons and share tips, community groups are facing growing violence, writes ...

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US-backed force 'mopping up' last IS holdouts in Raqqa

An Arab-Kurdish alliance fought to clear the last remaining Islamic State group militants holed up in their crumbling stronghold of Raqqa on Thursday.

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The Kurds deserve their vote on independence

Comment: Given the numerous past atrocities against them and their fight against IS, it is high time the Kurds received recognition on the world ...

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Syria: US special forces 'seize gas field from IS'

The US-led coalition fighting IS in Syria has reportedly seized a major gas field in the country's eastern Deir az-Zour ...

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Italy approves emergency aid package to battle Yemen's malnutrition

Yemen will receive more than €1 million worth of emergency financial aid to assist in the battle against the country's continued malnutrition, ...

UK arms dealers pocket $8bn profit from <em>Saudi</em> sales

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UK arms dealers pocket $8bn profit from Saudi sales

UK arms dealers have netted $8bn in revenue from sales to Saudi Arabia since its Yemen intervention, which equates to just a $40m tax ...

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Saudi Arabia and UK sign military cooperation deal

Saudi Arabia has tied up defence agreement with the UK, just days after Gulf rival Qatar purchased fighter jets from the London.

Qatar emir calls for 'unconditional dialogue' at UN meeting

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Qatar emir calls for 'unconditional dialogue' at UN meeting

Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani has told the UN General Assembly he is ready for dialogue with the Saudi-led coalition, but ...

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write ...

Rebel shelling kills four children in Yemen third city

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Rebel shelling kills four children in Yemen third city

Rebel shelling of a residential neighbourhood of Yemen's third-largest city Taiz killed four boys aged between seven and 15, a local official ...

Qatar 'rejects fanaticism and extremism', delegation tells US-Muslim forum

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Qatar 'rejects fanaticism and extremism', delegation tells US-Muslim forum

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed al-Thani reiterated his country's opposition to terrorism and extremism at a US-Islamic forum in New ...

Paul Iddon

IS recedes in Syria as al-Qaeda offshoot expands

Analysis: While the Islamic State group is facing collapse, Al-Qaeda's offshoot Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has successfully overrun Syria's north-western Idlib province, writes Paul Iddon.

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UN says number of people starving spiked during 2016

According to the report, the number of people in a state of hunger jumped from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016

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UAE strikes Saudi-backed Hadi fighters in Aden

Saudi-backed presidential forces in Yemen's temporary capital were hit with a UAE airstrike on Saturday after clashes erupted between ...

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Trolling Saudi minister threatens war with Qatar

Blog: Saud al-Qahtani has adopted the Donald Trump model, tweeting thinly veiled threats of war.

Houthi rebels threaten to target UAE with missiles

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Houthi rebels threaten to target UAE with missiles

The head of Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels threatened to fire missiles at the United Arab Emirates on Thursday and to attack Saudi tankers ...

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Russia fires cruise missiles at IS stronghold in Syria

Russia's military fired seven cruise missiles on Thursday at Islamic State targets in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zour as ...

US-backed forces hold two-thirds of Syria's Raqqa: monitor

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US-backed forces hold two-thirds of Syria's Raqqa: monitor

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, now controls more than two-thirds of the Islamic State former ...

London anti-Qatar conference headlined by pro-Israel anti-Iran hawks

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London anti-Qatar conference headlined by pro-Israel anti-Iran hawks

A conference in London calling for a "bloodless coup" in Qatar is being headlined by a motley crew of right-wing advocates for war with Iran.

<em>Saudi</em> pilot dies during operation against al-Qaeda in Yemen

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Saudi pilot dies during operation against al-Qaeda in Yemen

A Saudi pilot has died in Yemen, the kingdom's state news agency reported, during an operation in the Abyan region against al-Qaeda.

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