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Comment: The rift between Qatar and the Saudi-UAE axis brings into sharper focus the intractable issue of food insecurity in the region, writes Amar Diwakar.

A three-year dispute with Yemen's Houthi rebels that has plunged the country into an all-out war is "not political", President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi said on Thursday.

US-made bomb killed <em>Yemen</em> civilians in Saudi-led airstrike: Amnesty

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US-made bomb killed Yemen civilians in Saudi-led airstrike: Amnesty

A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Sanaa last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 others - including five-year-old Buthaina, was made in the US, Amnesty International said.

Trump's travel ban to expire on Sunday

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Trump's travel ban to expire on Sunday

Trump's controversial travel ban which blocked travellers from six Muslim-majority countries entering the US expires on Sunday, with little ...

Thousands mark three years since Houthi takeover of Sanaa Thousands mark three years since Houthi takeover of Sanaa

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Thousands mark three years since Houthi takeover of Sanaa

Yemen's Houthi rebels and their supporters gathered in the capital's most iconic square on Thursday, to mark the third anniversary since a ...

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Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

President Hassan Rouhani vowed that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities on Friday, despite criticism from the United States and also France.

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UAE 'withdraws' youth football team to avoid playing Qatar

The UAE has pulled its football team out of the AFC U-16 Championship qualifiers after the Asian Football Confederation rejected its request not ...

Robert Cusack

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

A group of exiled opposition figures are organising small-scale, anonymous protests in Saudi Arabia, with videos emerging of citizens mocking ...

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Lebanon angered by Trump's UN comments on resettling refugees

US President Trump's suggestion that refugees should be resettled closer to home instead of the United States has angered many in Lebanon, a ...

Italy approves emergency aid package to battle Yemen's malnutrition

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Italy approves emergency aid package to battle Yemen's malnutrition

Yemen will receive more than €1 million worth of emergency financial aid to assist in the battle against the country's continued ...

Stasa Salacanin

Trump's offers to mediate the Gulf Crisis fall flat

Comment: The United States' foreign policy under President Trump has been utterly confusing - dragging the Gulf Crisis on unnecessarily, writes ...

Saudi crackdown on dissent 'linked to failed Qatar boycott'

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Saudi crackdown on dissent 'linked to failed Qatar boycott'

A leading Saudi academic has said a recent wave of arrests has been an attempt by authorities to crackdown on opponents of the king-in-waiting's ...

UK arms dealers pocket $8bn profit from Saudi sales

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UK arms dealers pocket $8bn profit from Saudi sales

UK arms dealers have netted $8bn in revenue from sales to Saudi Arabia since its Yemen intervention, which equates to just a $40m tax ...

Saudi Arabia and UK sign military cooperation deal

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Saudi Arabia and UK sign military cooperation deal

Saudi Arabia has tied up defence agreement with the UK, just days after Gulf rival Qatar purchased fighter jets from the London.

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in <em>Yemen</em>

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

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Yemeni climbs Mount Everest for peace in war-torn homeland

He raised the Yemeni flag and with rocks wrote the word “Yemen” on one of the Himalayan foothills, using large enough rocks to be seen from an airplane

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Rebel shelling kills four children in Yemen third city

Rebel shelling of a residential neighbourhood of Yemen's third-largest city Taiz killed four boys aged between seven and 15, a local official ...

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Oxfam protests Trump's refugee policy outside his childhood home

Oxfam invited refugees who have settled in the US to Donald Trump's childhood home in New York, in a bid to have the country recognise the ...

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Comment: Syria is a manmade disaster, but perpetrators are unlikely to face justice until bystanders are made to reckon with the consequences of ...

UN says number of people starving spiked during 2016

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UN says number of people starving spiked during 2016

According to the report, the number of people in a state of hunger jumped from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016

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UAE strikes Saudi-backed Hadi fighters in Aden

Saudi-backed presidential forces in Yemen's temporary capital were hit with a UAE airstrike on Saturday after clashes erupted between armed ...

Arab League to boycott UK Labour conference

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Arab League to boycott UK Labour conference

Arab leaders and diplomats will boycott the UK Labour conference later this month, after Jeremy Corbyn's party barred the Saudi and Sudanese ...

Education value decays in <em>Yemen</em> during wartime

Khalid Al-Karimi

Education value decays in Yemen during wartime

4.5 million school students in Yemen will not be able to resume their classes this coming school year.

Trolling Saudi minister threatens war with Qatar

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Trolling Saudi minister threatens war with Qatar

Blog: Saud al-Qahtani has adopted the Donald Trump model, tweeting thinly veiled threats of war.

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