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The announcement marks a major military and symbolic victory since the Syrian regime responded violently to largely peaceful protesters in 2011.

Saudi authorities have arrested a Qatari man as he performed pilgrimage to Islam's holiest site amid a year-old diplomatic spat between Doha and its Gulf neighbours.

Yemeni citizens in Hodeida suffer under coalition siege

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Yemeni citizens in Hodeida suffer under coalition siege

Analysis: Yemeni civilians continue to bear the brunt of the war, as the conflicting sides 'gear up' for another violent outbreak in the city of Hodeida, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Hadi: Houthis must fully withdraw from Hodeida

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Hadi: Houthis must fully withdraw from Hodeida

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

Supreme Court blesses Trump's Muslim ban, undermines religious liberty

Sahar F. Aziz

Supreme Court blesses Trump's Muslim ban, undermines religious liberty

Comment: America is experiencing another outbreak of White Nativism, but this time the target is Muslims, writes Sahar Aziz.

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Rights groups call for Jordan to admit Syrian refugees

A fierce regime offensive in southern Syria has forced thousands of civilians to flee their homes, but with the Jordan border closed they remain stuck in the war zone.

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South Sudan rivals to hold fresh talks on Monday

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and arch-rival Riek Machar will meet in Khartoum for their second round of talks in almost two years.

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Army reinforcements roll into Yemen's embattled Hodeidah

Reinforcements roll into Yemen's Hodeidah as the army and its regional allies set their sights on the city's port, held by the Houthis.

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Syria's Sweida shelled for first time in three years

The regime has been sending reinforcements to the largely Druze region for weeks as it increasingly focuses on southern Syria.

Qatar pledges $500m aid package for austerity-hit Jordan

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Qatar pledges $500m aid package for austerity-hit Jordan

The offer comes despite Jordan downgrading its diplomatic relations with Qatar since the outbreak of the Gulf crisis last June.

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UN chief calls for investigation of Syria strikes

More than 2 million people in Idlib currently need humanitarian assistance, including hundreds of thousands of Syrians evacuated from cities ...

Airstrikes in Syria's Idlib leaves scores dead and injured

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Airstrikes in Syria's Idlib leaves scores dead and injured

The death toll from air raids on Syria's Idlib province has risen to 38, with dozens more injured in the the opposition province.

Airstrikes in Idlib province leave at least 18 dead

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Airstrikes in Idlib province leave at least 18 dead

The strikes are believed to have been carried out by Syrian regime ally Russia.

Haftar assault on Libya's Derna intensifying, UN warns

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Haftar assault on Libya's Derna intensifying, UN warns

Libyan rogue general Khalifa Haftar has waged a war against militants holed up in Derna, with tens of thousands of civilians trapped without ...

Saudi broadcaster objects to journalist's appearance in Ramadan series

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Saudi broadcaster objects to journalist's appearance in Ramadan series

An Egyptian Ramadan TV series featuring a journalist critical of Saudi Arabia has caused a row over whether some scenes should be re-shot.

Mat Nashed

Trudeau and Macron grant MbS a licence to kill

Comment: The two leaders have cast themselves as advocates of human rights, but when it comes to arms deals, their neoliberal values reign supreme, writes Mat Nashed.

Urvashi Sarkar

Systematically terrorised: Rohingya refugees face severe healthcare restrictions

Feature: Rohingya refugees continue to face discrimination in Myanmar as they deal with grave limitations in practically all areas of life ...

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Jordan sentences man who targeted liquor stores to death

The man, who is in his 20s, was sentenced to death for allegedly joining the Islamic State and planning terror attacks against alcohol shops in ...

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Palestinian teenager latest victim of shootings in Israel's Tira

The apparent random shooting of 19-year-old Zubaida Mansour is the latest in an outbreak of violence to grip Palestinian towns in ...

Vaccinations against cholera begin in Yemen

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Vaccinations against cholera begin in Yemen

The World Health Organization has shipped vaccines to the war-torn country in a bid to avoid a catastrophic resurgence of the disease.

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Fresh cholera epidemic puts 13.8 million Yemenis at risk

Yemeni authorities have been urged to act immediately to prevent a cholera flare-up that could affect 13 million people, as the rainy season ...

UN warns Gaza 'about to explode' as protests continue

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UN warns Gaza 'about to explode' as protests continue

The UN's top Mideast envoy warned that the Gaza Strip is "about to explode" and declared the world must do everything possible to prevent ...

Druze community feel torn between Israel and Assad

Nino Orto

Druze community feel torn between Israel and Assad

A generation gap is at the heart of an identity crisis in the Druze community in the occupied Golan, reports Nino Orto.

UN chief condemns devastating airstrike on Yemen wedding

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UN chief condemns devastating airstrike on Yemen wedding

The UN Secretary General has 'strongly condemned' airstrikes that killed at least 50 people at a Yemeni wedding, and called for an investigation ...

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