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Hodeida is undergoing a state of horror and hunger as a lack of access to food, water and medicine threatens thousands of lives and forces families to flee.

The coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, last week renewed a large-scale offensive on Hodeida, raising fears of a deepening humanitarian crisis.

Iran and the destabilisation of the Middle East

Kevin Schwartz

Iran and the destabilisation of the Middle East

As the UN General Assembly begins, Kevin L. Schwartz questions whether Iran is the region's sole source of unrest, conflict, and political instability.

Another Middle East-heavy UNGA: Five issues to watch

James Reinl

Another Middle East-heavy UNGA: Five issues to watch

What to expect this week from the UN podium and the from the private side meetings - where the real deals are always made.

<em>Saudi</em>-<em>led</em> offensive 'causing mass civilian casualties' in Yemen's Hodeida

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Saudi-led offensive 'causing mass civilian casualties' in Yemen's Hodeida

Civilian casualties have increased by 164 percent since pro-government forces, backed by Saudi coalition air strikes, launched ...

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Over 3,300 Syrian civilians killed in US-led airstrikes: report

Washington puts the toll at just over 1,000, but rights groups say the artificially low number of deaths is due to poor reporting procedures.

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3.5m more Yemenis close to brink of famine: UN

Already eight million of Yemen's 28 million population is on the brink of famine in what the UN calls the "world's worst humanitarian crisis".

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Saudis trying to quash Yemen war crimes probe: HRW

Human Rights Watch accused Saudi Arabia of attempting to shut down a UN-backed war crimes investigation in Yemen, where it is leading a ...

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Geologist who fought IS helps save Mosul city's antiquities

The New Arab Meets: Faisal Jeber to discuss the current state of the museum in Mosul, what he saw when it was first liberated and the work of ...

Germany approves <em>Saudi</em> arms sale despite Yemen war ban

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Germany approves Saudi arms sale despite Yemen war ban

German authorities signed off on the consignment of four artillery positioning systems, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier wrote in a letter to ...

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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 ...

Qatar sovereign wealth fund replaces chief executive

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Qatar sovereign wealth fund replaces chief executive

After four-years in the job, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed al-Thani has stepped down from his position as CEO of the Qatar Investment Authority.

America must end its weapons deliveries to <em>Saudi</em> 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.

<em>Saudi</em>-<em>led</em> <em>coalition</em> 'kills 18 Yemen fishermen' in rebel-held Hodeida

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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 ...

Members of Yemen's Bahai minority could face death penalty

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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, Amnesty has ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

New Zealand extends Iraq, Afghanistan training missions to 2019

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New Zealand extends Iraq, Afghanistan training missions to 2019

The island country has 143 military trainers in Iraq stationed alongside Australian troops, and 11 in Afghanistan.

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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.

UN seeks air bridge to aid Yemeni cancer patients

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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 rebels 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 ...

Iran praises Iraq's 'pro-Tehran' parliament selection

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Iran praises Iraq's 'pro-Tehran' parliament selection

The selection of a parliamentary speaker and first deputy could end gridlock over the formation of a new government in Iraq.

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