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Pro-government reinforcements have entered Yemen's Hodeida ahead of a major offensive planned to retake the port city from the Houthi rebels.

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered Jordan a loan of $100 million, as the kingdom attempts to get its finances in order following the cancellation of unpopular austerity measures.

Houthis vow to fight on after losing Hodeida airport

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Houthis vow to fight on after losing Hodeida airport

Yemen's Houthi rebels vowed to fight on after pro-government forces seized Hodeida airport from them on Wednesday, in a major step towards retaking the port city following a week-long battle

The UAE In Yemen: With help from its mercs

David Isenberg

The UAE In Yemen: With help from its mercs

Comment: The UAE is relying on mercenaries to do its dirty work in Yemen and beyond, writes David Isenberg.

South Africa's president Ramaphosa can help resolve Gaza crisis

John J Stremlau

South Africa's president Ramaphosa can help resolve Gaza crisis

Comment: South Africa could be the force that drives Responsibility to Protect from paper into action on Gaza, writes John J Stremlau.

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Sexual abuse rife at UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen: report

The UAE, a US ally, has been accused of rampant sexual abuse of Yemeni prisoners, most held without charge or trial.

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Emirati-backed Yemen forces seize control of Hodeida airport

The capture of Hodeida airport from Houthi rebels marks a major step toward retaking the key port city.

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Assad regime condemns Turkish, US patrols around Syria's Manbij

The Turkish patrols are part of a deal to reduce tensions around Manbij, where US troops are also present, but Syria's regime sees them as an ...

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

Media world mourns Yemeni journalist tortured by Houthis

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Media world mourns Yemeni journalist tortured by Houthis

Press freedom watchdogs have decried the death of Yemeni journalist Anwar al-Rakan, who was subject to torture and starvation at the hands of ...

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Pro-government forces enter Yemen's Hodeida airport

Taking control of the Hodeida airport would mark a military victory for the Saudi-led coalition, but rights groups ...

Syria strike blamed on Israel kills 22 Iraqi fighters

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Syria strike blamed on Israel kills 22 Iraqi fighters

An attack on Syrian regime forces on Monday killed 22 Iraqi militia forces.

US-backed rebels seize 'jihadi pills' in IS drug bust

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US-backed rebels seize 'jihadi pills' in IS drug bust

More than 300,000 tablets of Captagon, an amphetamine that dulls pain, was seized in southeast Syria.

Hashd al-Shaabi fighters killed by 'US airstrike in Syria'

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Hashd al-Shaabi fighters killed by 'US airstrike in Syria'

More than 50 fighters allied to the Damascus regime, most of them foreign, were killed in Sunday night's raid on Al-Hari in eastern Syria.

US-<em>led</em> <em>coalition</em> denies bombing pro-regime positions in eastern Syria

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US-led coalition denies bombing pro-regime positions in eastern Syria

Nearly 40 foreign fighters allied to Syria's regime were killed in the overnight bombing in Al-Hari in Syria's eastern Deir az-Zour province, ...

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Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

Saudi air defences said they have intercepted a missile fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen.

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Syria state media: US-led coalition hit regime position

The US-led coalition targeted regime positions in Deir Ezzor, according to the Syrian state news agency.

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Clashes near Yemen's flashpoint Hodeida amid concern for civilians

More than 70 percent of Yemeni imports pass through the docks of Hodeida port, controlled by the country's Houthi rebels.

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French special forces 'working with UAE' in Yemen

French crack troops are reportedly working with the UAE in its controversial military campaign in Yemen, according to daily Le Figaro.

Yemen's Houthi rebels deny <em>Saudi</em> claims of airport control

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Yemen's Houthi rebels deny Saudi claims of airport control

The Saudi-led coalition reported on Saturday they had captured Hodeida airport - a claim quickly denied by Houthi ...

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UN envoy arrives in Yemen for Hodeida crisis talks

More than 70 percent of Yemeni imports pass through Hodeida's docks and the fighting has raised UN fears of humanitarian catastrophe in a ...

Thousands besieged in Hodeida as <em>Saudi</em> <em>coalition</em> seizes airport

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Thousands besieged in Hodeida as Saudi coalition seizes airport

Thousands of residents in Yemen's Hodeida are under siege after Saudi-led forces seized the airport in the rebel-held port ...

<em>Saudi</em>-<em>led</em> <em>coalition</em> forces seize entrances to airport in Hodeida

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Saudi-led coalition forces seize entrances to airport in Hodeida

Fighting has raged around the rebel-held Hodeida, the entry point for the vast majority of Yemen's imports, with Saudi-led ...

Hodeida assault intensifies as France considers minesweeping operation

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Hodeida assault intensifies as France considers minesweeping operation

The US-backed Saudi-led assault against Yemen's port city of Hodeida has intensified while France considers a minesweeping ...

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