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Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it will transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, following desperate calls for funding from the war-torn country's president and prime minister.

Leader of the Kurdish YPG said that his forces would be ready to fight the Turkish army in northern Syria as Ankara gears up for war.

5,000 children killed or injured in Yemen war: UN

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5,000 children killed or injured in Yemen war: UN

UN's children's agency has said more than 5,000 children have been killed or injured in Yemen's war since the Saudi-led coalition intervened in March 2015.

Nephew of slain ex-president not welcome in south Yemen

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Nephew of slain ex-president not welcome in south Yemen

Houthi rebels have been searching for Tareq Saleh for weeks, storming scores of homes in Sanaa to find him.

Iran attacks planned US-trained Kurdish border force in Syria

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Iran attacks planned US-trained Kurdish border force in Syria

A US plan to form a new border security force in Syria will cause more instability and “add flames of fire” in the war-torn country, Iran has ...

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Minorities in north Iraq rebuild their lives after IS

Places of worship, such as those of Christians, Yazidis and other minorities, were targeted by IS, and many fled their homes during the three years of the group's occupation.

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Landmark prisoner swap agreed in between Yemen's rebels, government

A prisoner swap involving almost 2000 people has been agreed between Houthis and government loyalists in Yemen.

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US-purchased 'aid cranes' arrive at Yemen rebel-held port

Cranes purchased by the US have arrived in a Houthi - controlled port, boosting the capacity of the Houthi-controlled Hodeida port to receive ...

Austin Bodetti

Saudi Arabia casts shadow over US role in Yemen

Analysis: As the US pressures Saudi Arabia over its involvement in the Yemen crisis, Washington's own subtle involvement in the war may ...

The only hope for Yemen lies beyond its capital

Nadia al-Sakkaf

The only hope for Yemen lies beyond its capital

Comment: Yemen's future will have to be built on the inkspot military strategy, which depends on small yet growing peace hubs beyond the main ...

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Erdogan threatens to derail US-backed border force in Syria

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group announced on Sunday that it was working to create a 30,000-strong border ...

Damascus says US-backed Syria 'border force' would be 'traitors'

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Damascus says US-backed Syria 'border force' would be 'traitors'

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group announced on Sunday that it was working to create a 30,000-strong border ...

German defence minister warns against IS 'safe havens'

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German defence minister warns against IS 'safe havens'

Germany's defence minister, currently visiting German troops in Jordan, has said that despite recent military defeats of IS, the threat from the ...

US-<em>led</em> <em>coalition</em> to build 30,000-strong border force in Syria

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US-led coalition to build 30,000-strong border force in Syria

The US-led coalition will create a force of tens of thousands on Turkey's border, saying the focus of the coalition ...

<em>Saudi</em> Arabia interior minister in two-day visit to Oman

Paul McLoughlin

Saudi Arabia interior minister in two-day visit to Oman

A sign of improving ties between Oman and Saudi Arabia was witnessed on Sunday, as Riyadh's Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz arrived ...

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Iraq's PM Abadi to run against Maliki in election

Iraq’s prime minister says he will lead a 'cross-sectarian' list in national elections proposed for May, hoping to build off last year's victory against the Islamic State group.

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German defense minister visits troops at Jordan base

Ursula van der Leyen said that Germany will continue the fight against IS will continue, as the minister visited German troops at a base close ...

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Saudi foreign minister meets US counterpart in Washington

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington on Friday, the State Department said, ...

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Iran violated Yemen arms embargo: UN

A UN report found that Iran violated an arms embargo after failing to block supplies to Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Disappeared nephew of Yemen's Saleh appears in the south

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Disappeared nephew of Yemen's Saleh appears in the south

The Houthi rebels have been searching for Tareq Saleh for weeks, storming scores of homes in Sanaa to find him.

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Yemeni official: Saudi-led airstrike on market kills 11

An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition has struck a market in northern Yemen, killing 11 people, including an ...

Austria denies emergency medical treatment to suspected IS fighter

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Austria denies emergency medical treatment to suspected IS fighter

Temirlan M, 19, is in a coma after being shot in the head. His rejection showcases Austria's new anti-immigration stance influenced by the ...

The international community's whitewashing of Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The international community's whitewashing of Yemen

Analysis: A reluctance to criticise Saudi Arabia's military campaign has empowered Riyadh to destroy thousands of Yemeni lives, writes ...

The Iraq Report: IS blamed for PMF's mass graves

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The Iraq Report: IS blamed for PMF's mass graves

This week in Iraq: The Islamic State group were monstrous, but they were not the only ones.

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