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The Saudi army will begin recruiting female soldiers for the first time as it expands its wars in the region, but strict conditions may keep them in auxiliary positions.

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Yemen warned that alleged sharing of ballistic missile knowhow between Iran and the Houthis could fall into the wrong hands.

Islamic State claims deadly car bomb in Yemen's Aden

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Islamic State claims deadly car bomb in Yemen's Aden

IS claimed a car bomb attack which killed at least six people and wounded dozens more

UN to vote on condemning Iran over <em>Yemen</em> missiles

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UN to vote on condemning Iran over Yemen missiles

The UN Security Council is expected to vote on a resolution that would condemn Iran for violating the arms embargo on Yemen and call ...

<em>Yemen</em> gunmen storm headquarters of anti-terrorism unit in Aden

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Yemen gunmen storm headquarters of anti-terrorism unit in Aden

At least 14 people were killed and more than 40 wounded when gunmen raided a security headquarters in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on ...

Robin Yassin-Kassab

How Arabs are complicit in massacring Eastern Ghouta's people

Comment: Syria's massacres are not an accident. Local, regional and global powers created the tragedy. And Arab and international public opinion has contributed, through apathy and silence, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab

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Dubai accuses Djibouti of seizing DP World port

Dubai is seeking international arbitration after the Djibouti government ended a long-term concession for a UAE-company operating the container ...

Justin Salhani

La Sposa Yemenita: The expression of women in Yemen

A new graphic novel aims to portray a Yemen beyond al-Qaeda, civil war and child marriage. Justin Salhani met its creator, Laura Silvia ...

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Russia eschews UN condemnation of Iran over Yemen missiles

Russia is expected to veto a resolution that will impose sanctions on regional ally Iran for supplying weapons to Houthi rebels in ...

<em>Yemen</em>: Divided we fall

Nadia al-Sakkaf

Yemen: Divided we fall

Comment: The glaring fragility of the legitimate state lies exposed. This does not help the national project, writes Nadia al-Sakkaf.

Rose Worden

Financial de-risking in the Yemen crisis

In-depth: As the question of Yemen's economic future looms, the call to action to restore financing for emergency relief and everyday life is ...

Saudi pledges aid to <em>Yemen</em> cholera crisis it created

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Saudi pledges aid to Yemen cholera crisis it created

Saudi Arabia has pledged $11 million to help the World Health Organisation respond to Yemen's cholera crisis - a deadly epidemic resulting from ...

Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab given five more years jail

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Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab given five more years jail

Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced for five more years in jail, continuing Bahrain's crackdown on government critics.

Pentagon says 'soon' on first Guantanamo transfer under Trump

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Pentagon says 'soon' on first Guantanamo transfer under Trump

The Pentagon has missed a deadline to send a prisoner from Guantanamo Bay to Saudi Arabia in what would have been the first transfer under US ...

Humanitarian groups urge protection of Yemen's 'architectural jewel'

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Humanitarian groups urge protection of Yemen's 'architectural jewel'

As Yemen's frontline encroaches on Zabid, one of the country's UNESCO world heritage sites, the Red Cross calls on all warring parties to ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

Deep political complexity awaits Yemen's new UN envoy

As the war in Yemen continues, the UN's new envoy for the country faces many challenges, but is being welcomed by the leadership of main parties to the brutal conflict.

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Yemen war: Pakistan defends planned deployment to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan's defence minister says Pakistani forces have mountain warfare and counterterrorism skills that could be useful for Saudi troops.

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UN draft calls for 'measures' over Iran arming Houthis

The UN security council may be considering a draft resolution that will condemn Tehran for supplying Yemen's Houthi weapons with missiles that ...

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Dozens killed in clashes as Yemen troops target Al-Qaeda

Special forces launched operation "Al-Faisal" on Sunday in attempt to eliminate the encroaching Al-Qaeda presence in Yemen's oil-rich Hadramaut ...

'Do not test Israel’s resolve,' Netanyahu warns Iran

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'Do not test Israel’s resolve,' Netanyahu warns Iran

Tensions between the two countries have been building in recent months, with Israel fearing that Iran is trying to establish a permanent ...

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Draft UN resolution targets Iran's role in Yemen

The UK, US and France have put forward a draft resolution to condemn Iran for failing to prevent Houthi rebels in Yemen from obtaining ...

Iran's 'proxy armies' must stop: US

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Iran's 'proxy armies' must stop: US

The US has warned that action must be taken to prevent Iran from continuing its "Hizballah-like" proxy armies to spread influence in the region.

Drone strike kills two al-Qaeda suspects in central <em>Yemen</em>

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Drone strike kills two al-Qaeda suspects in central Yemen

A US drone strike has killed two al-Qaeda suspects in central Yemen, a security official said.

Pakistan to send thousands of troops to Saudi Arabia

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Pakistan to send thousands of troops to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan will deploy soldiers to Saudi Arabia to help train troops in the kingdom, but the decision has led to a backlash back home.

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