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The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthis rebels has reportedly killed several fishermen off the coast of the port city of Hodeida, a day after the coalition launched a new offensive.

More than 500,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since Syria's war started in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.

Qatar ex-PM says Saudi backing Israel to please Trump

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Qatar ex-PM says Saudi backing Israel to please Trump

Qatar's former prime minister has said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have backed Israel in the Middle East peace process to gain favour with the Trump administration.

Yemen pro-govt forces renew assault on rebel-held Hodeida

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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.

On Trump and Palestine solidarity, Ireland leads the way

Malia Bouattia

On Trump and Palestine solidarity, Ireland leads the way

Comment: The Irish people's commitment to solidarity with Palestine, women's rights and social justice, has been demonstrated again and again, ...

Ghada Karmi

Could UNRWA closure actually benefit Palestinian refugees?

Comment: We should be looking for ways to end this long Palestinian exile, not sustain it, writes Ghada Karmi.

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Libya capital's only functioning airport closed over security fears

An airport in Tripoli has been closed, due to ongoing violence in the Libyan capital.

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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 complicit in ...

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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 coalition.

Erdogan says he will bolster Turkish troops in Cyprus

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Erdogan says he will bolster Turkish troops in Cyprus

President Erdogan has defied calls to limit Turkey's military presence in Cyprus and said he would send more troops to the island's breakaway ...

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Palestine president to visit France, Ireland amid US pressure

The president of the Palestinian Authority will visit France and Ireland next weekend ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Saudi coalition air strike kills civilians in central Yemen

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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.

<em>UN</em> 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.

Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

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Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

Medical workers in Idlib demonstrated against the targeting of hospitals by regime forces.

US 'to divert aid meant for Palestine to Israel'

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US 'to divert aid meant for Palestine to Israel'

A US official said the portion involving Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza would be used "to enhance" programmes in Israel instead.

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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 peace mission.

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Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign peace accord in Saudi Arabia

A landmark meeting in July between leaders of the two countries ended decades of diplomatic and armed battles between the two sides.

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Yemen's Houthis launch cross-border missile at Jizan: rebel media

Houthi rebels in Yemen said they launched a cross-border missile targeting Saudi Arabia's Jizan province.

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Hundreds attend funeral of Gazan child killed at border

The 12-year-old Shadi Abdel Aal was wounded fatally on Friday for throwing stones at Israeli forces as part of the Great March of Return ...

Tunisia struggles to host refugees saved at sea

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Tunisia struggles to host refugees saved at sea

Most refugees who reached Tunisia illegally hope to head to Europe as they struggle to survive in the country's only migrant centre.

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Hodeida fighting could threaten vital food shipment: WFP

The UN agency said that a recent bout of fighting could jeopardise a 46,000 ton shipment of wheat that would supply 3.5 million Yemenis ...

Trump cannot erase the Palestinian right to return

James J. Zogby

Trump cannot erase the Palestinian right to return

Comment: In threatening to take the Palestinian right of return off the table, Trump is aligning himself with some of Israel's worst human ...

Photoblog: Idlib's residents protest in final act of defiance

Aaref Watad

Photoblog: Idlib's residents protest in final act of defiance

In pictures: As the prospect of a bloodbath looms in Syria's last opposition-held region, thousands march in Idlib's towns and cities to ...

Two Palestinians shot dead in Israel-Gaza border clashes: ministry

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Two Palestinians shot dead in Israel-Gaza border clashes: ministry

A 14-year-old was among two people shot dead by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry said.

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