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President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has demanded that Houthi rebels withdraw from the key port city, amid reports that the rebels have agreed to cede the port to the UN.

Comment: The main opposition forces in Turkey have been ramping up rhetoric and racist propaganda against Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Saudi-led coalition 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 coalition forces advancing quickly on the Red Sea city.

US rejects UAE request for assistance with Hodeida offensive

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US rejects UAE request for assistance with Hodeida offensive

The US will not provide intelligence for the UAE-led offensive on the Yemeni port of Hodeida, which aid groups have repeatedly warned could lead ...

Sweden calls on UN to demand Hodeida offensive freeze

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Sweden calls on UN to demand Hodeida offensive freeze

The UN should call for an end to the UAE and Saudi-led offensive on the port of Hodeida, Sweden has said, which aid agencies fear could plunge ...

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Hodeida: UN battles to keep Yemen's aid lifeline open

Saudi and Emirati forces have launched an offensive on the Red Sea port of Hodeida despite warnings of a humanitarian disaster.

Rose Worden

Public Relations in the Trump era

Comment: Trump’s foreign policy has contributed to the emboldening of human rights abusers, writes Rose Worden.

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More than 50 people die in Mediterranean crossings

Scores of refugees have died in shipwrecks while trying to reach Europe.

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UN urges Assad to allow aid to enter Syria

The UN has urged the Syrian regime to allow aid in for two million civilians in desperate need of assistance.

Yemenis missing at sea as cyclone pounds Socotra

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Yemenis missing at sea as cyclone pounds Socotra

A huge storm has devastated the Yemeni island of Socotra, with numbers of missing expected to rise as neighbouring Oman braces for severe ...

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Palestinians in Israel go on strike over Gaza slaughter

Palestinian citizens of Israel have launched a general strike in solidarity with their Gazan country-folk.

The quiet collapse of Yemen's economy

Omar Mashjari

The quiet collapse of Yemen's economy

Comment: The underreported collapse of Yemen's economy, and the absence of a functional central bank could worsen all of the country's problems, ...

Pompeo makes diplomatic debut in Riyadh as US envoy

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Pompeo makes diplomatic debut in Riyadh as US envoy

Washington's newly appointed secretary of state has landed in Riyadh on a tour of the US' key Middle East allies, after vowing to bring some ...

Two princes in a hurry shake up the Gulf

Anne Gadel and Mourad el-Bouanani

Two princes in a hurry shake up the Gulf

Comment: In UAE and Saudi Arabia, two princes are driving a geopolitical shake up. But do they share a common strategy? ask Anne Gadel and ...

Qatar urges 'shared role' in Syria after Saudi threat

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Qatar urges 'shared role' in Syria after Saudi threat

Qatar has urged the international community to share the responsibility of funding humanitarian aid for Syria, after Saudi Arabia said ...

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Donors set to pledge billions for Syria

International donors are expected to pledge billions of dollars for Syria after the UN's special envoy warned of a looming humanitarian disaster in the rebel-held region of Idlib.

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Syria's Idlib on verge of becoming 'new Aleppo': UN

As the Assad regime sets its sights on rebel-held northern Syria, UN experts warn of devastating crisis in the overpopulated area if a ...

Khalid al-Karimi and Weam Abdulmalik

Yemen's women turn war struggles into work opportunities

Feature: As Yemen's war rages on, many women are now seeking their own ways to eke out a living for their families to survive through the tough ...

Charlie Hoyle

Explainer: Life in Gaza under Israel's blockade

Gaza is one of the most densely populated territories on the planet, with two million Palestinians crammed into just 362 square kilometres – and ...

MbS slapped with lawsuit during trip to France

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MbS slapped with lawsuit during trip to France

A human rights group has filed a lawsuit against the crown prince claiming Saudi Arabia is knowingly targeting civilians as part of its bombing ...

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Douma: Hospitals shut down and bodies out of reach

Survivors and local medical sources in Eastern Ghouta say that there are no local medical facilities to treat survivors due to regime ...

Trump: 'big price to pay' over Syria chemical attack

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Trump: 'big price to pay' over Syria chemical attack

US President Donald Trump called his Syrian counterpart an 'animal' in a series of angered tweets over Saturday night's chemical attack in Douma.

Indian war crimes in Kashmir must end now

Rouf Dar

Indian war crimes in Kashmir must end now

Comment: India is engaged in every kind of war crimes denounced by international humanitarian law, writes Rouf Dar.

Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees ahead of monsoon

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Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees ahead of monsoon

Authorities have started moving Rohingya refugees to higher land as the threat of potentially deadly landslides and floods looms closer.

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