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A Saudi bid to suspend Lebanon's membership in the Arab League during Sunday's emergency meeting in Cairo was blocked by Egypt, according to diplomatic sources.

Millions of Yemen civilians face hardship or death from disease and starvation as aid deliveries are stalled following an intensified Saudi-led blockade on the war-ravaged country.

<em>Saudi</em>-<em>led</em> <em>coalition</em> forms committee to 'aid' Yemen war victims

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Saudi-led coalition forms committee to 'aid' Yemen war victims

The Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels in Yemen said it formed a committee to help those affected by its deadly war on Yemen.

'Iranian aggression' slammed during emergency Arab League meeting

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'Iranian aggression' slammed during emergency Arab League meeting

Arab foreign ministers slammed Iran and its allies during an emergency Arab League meeting in Cairo on Sunday, as regional tensions continue to ...

Bahrain foreign minister says Lebanon under Hizballah's 'total control'

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Bahrain foreign minister says Lebanon under Hizballah's 'total control'

Bahrain's foreign minister said on Sunday that Lebanon is under the 'total control' of Hizballah, in a speech at an Arab League meeting called ...

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Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

Defence ministers from members of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) are due to meet for the first time in Riyadh next week, amid rising regional tension.

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Lebanon foreign minister to boycott Arab League's Iran summit

Lebanon's foreign minister will not attend an Arab League meeting on Sunday called by Saudi Arabia to discuss 'violations' committed by ...

Khaled Khoja

Syria's revolution: Between negotiations and being a bargaining chip

Syria's revolution has been hijacked by world powers. It has undermined the standing of the opposition but not the will of the people, writes ...

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Red Cross: 1 million Yemenis at risk of cholera

The International Committee of the Red Cross says the cities of Hodeida, Saada and Taiz had to stop providing clean water in recent days due to ...

Iraqi forces liberate last IS-held town in lightning offensive

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Iraqi forces liberate last IS-held town in lightning offensive

Iraq's army said it has retaken the last town in the country held by Islamic State group, hours after launching the offensive on Rawa.

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Iran: 'Biased' France is stoking Middle East tensions

Iran's foreign ministry has accused France of echoing 'warmongering' Saudi concerns and stoking regional tensions between Tehran and ...

Save the Children: 130 children die daily in Yemen

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Save the Children: 130 children die daily in Yemen

Save the Children said that a continuing blockade by the Saudi-led coalition along with the continuation of fighting ...

Lifting Syria's regime siege requires more than just words

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Lifting Syria's regime siege requires more than just words

Comment: World leaders have ample evidence that Assad's regime and its allies are besieging civilian populations. They must fight back with more ...

Fuel running out for Yemen hospitals, UN warns

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Fuel running out for Yemen hospitals, UN warns

Dangerously low supplies of fuel could mean Yemen's hospital generators and pumps for clean water could be out of action in three weeks' time ...

Turkey condemns 'escape' of Raqqa IS fighters

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Turkey condemns 'escape' of Raqqa IS fighters

Turkey on Wednesday condemned as "an extremely grave revelation" the escape of IS fighters from Raqqa as part of an evacuation deal which ...

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Syrian Kurdish officials back long-term US role in Syria

Syrian Kurdish officials on Wednesday voiced support for a long-term US role in Syria once IS has been defeated.

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Hariri's brother breaks silence on shock resignation

Prime Minister Saad Hariri's older brother has broken his silence over the premier's mysterious resignation, saying he supports his brother's ...

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Saudi Arabia 'employing Blackwater mercenaries to guard Hariri'

Lebanon's president has accused Saudi Arabia of having "detained" Prime Minister Saad Hariri and using a notorious private security ...

James Denselow

Islamic State - the best of enemies?

Comment: The collapsing 'caliphate' has exposed the significant differences between American and Russian visions for Syria, writes James ...

<em>Saudi</em>-<em>led</em> <em>coalition</em> airstrike 'destroys Sanaa airport navigation aids'

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Saudi-led coalition airstrike 'destroys Sanaa airport navigation aids'

Authorities in Yemen's rebel-controlled capital said a Saudi-led air strike on Tuesday destroyed a navigation station at Sanaa ...

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Boeing 'will be in Middle East for next century'

"Saudi Arabia is a very important market" said Marc Allen, President of Boeing

Houthis vow 'revenge' on <em>Saudi</em> Arabia for Yemen blockade

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Houthis vow 'revenge' on Saudi Arabia for Yemen blockade

Saleh al-Sammad, the head of the Presidency Council of the Houthis said that with the blockade, the coalition "shut down all doors for ...

Lebanon's Hariri breaks Twitter silence, says returning soon

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Lebanon's Hariri breaks Twitter silence, says returning soon

Lebanon's prime minister has made his first tweet after he made a shock resignation last week from the Saudi capital.

Anti-IS <em>coalition</em> denies collusion in 'secret' Raqqa IS evacuation

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Anti-IS coalition denies collusion in 'secret' Raqqa IS evacuation

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group has denied accusations it worked on a deal with the extremists to allow ...

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