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US Special Envoy to Yemen Timothy Lenderking is on a 10-day visit to the Gulf to discuss Yemen and other regional concerns.

The Houthi assault on the government held city of Marib is forcing Yemeni families to flee and search for safety elsewhere.

UAE-backed forces 'detained, tortured' Yemen journalist after Emmy-nominated report

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UAE-backed forces 'detained, tortured' Yemen journalist after Emmy-nominated report

Yemen journalist Adel Al-Hasani was arrested in September and has reportedly been tortured and mistreated by forces loyal to the UAE.

Egypt pro-regime figures take aim at Clubhouse

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Egypt pro-regime figures take aim at Clubhouse

Early signs of a witch hunt have emerged against Egyptian users of the invite-only audio-chat app Clubhouse.

Lebanon receives second Pfizer vaccine shipment

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Lebanon receives second Pfizer vaccine shipment

Lebanon received its second shipment of the coronavirus vaccine Saturday, containing around 31,500 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines.

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US stops Trump's aid freeze to Ethiopia

The US lifted a Trump-era block on aid to Ethiopia over its controversial mega-dam.

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Only 1 percent vaccinated for coronavirus in Mideast: WHO

The WHO released data for the wider Middle East region, which covers countries from Morocco through to Pakistan.

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13 Mideast nations have new Covid variant cases: WHO

Ahmed al-Mandari - director of WHO's eastern Mediterranean region - did not name the countries.

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Boris Johnson calls Libyan interim PM

Johnson voiced his support for Libya's political process, while Turkey vowed to retain its military presence in the country

Sexual assault cases rock Egypt with criticism over handling

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Sexual assault cases rock Egypt with criticism over handling

Two cases of sexual assault in Egypt have revealed faults in prosecuting the accused and caring for victims.

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Pope hails dialogue ahead of meeting with Iraq cleric

The March 5-8 visit - the first ever by a pope - will include stops in Baghdad, Najaf, Nasiriya, Erbil, Mosul and Qaraqosh.

Somalia leaders fail to reach deal on elections

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Somalia leaders fail to reach deal on elections

Somalia is unlikely to meet an 8 February deadline to choose a new president.

Gulf Arab states launch new restrictions over virus fears

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Gulf Arab states launch new restrictions over virus fears

Travel has been prohibited and venues have been closed as Gulf nations attempt to contain the spreading virus.

UN announces candidates for Libya transitional government

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UN announces candidates for Libya transitional government

Participants in the UN-sponsored Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, which kicked off in November, will meet in Switzerland from Monday through ...

Google launches virtual home for Mosul's 'art and soul'

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Google launches virtual home for Mosul's 'art and soul'

An art collection and a virtual tour of Mosul's old city are available on the new platform.

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Protester dies as Lebanon cracks down on anti-lockdown demonstrations

Lebanon's second city has seen fierce protests against a round-the-clock curfew imposed with little-to-no financial support from the government.

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Pope to meet Shiite cleric Sistani on Iraq visit

Pope Francis will meet with a Shiite cleric during his visit to Iraq.

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US charges UK national with bribery scheme

US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey has charged Shwan Al-Mulla with fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery, in relation ...

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Top UAE banks' profits drop amid pandemic

The UAE's top two banks reported drops in profit last year as they make huge provisions to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Kuwait emir re-appoints Sheikh Sabah <em>Al</em>-Khalid <em>Al</em>-Sabah as premier

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Kuwait emir re-appoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah as premier

Kuwait's cabinet and parliament are in a stand-off, leading to the resignation of the government.

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Arab Spring exiles look back on Egypt uprising

A decade after the January 25 uprising, thousands of protesters are estimated to have fled to escape the President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ...

Israeli forces kill Palestinian worker, arrest three youths

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian worker, arrest three youths

A Palestinian worker in the West Bank was killed by tear gas fired by Israeli forces, while Israeli troops detained three young men and blew up ...

The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

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The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame ...

Saudi Arabia releases activist Essam Koshak after four-year detention

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Saudi Arabia releases activist Essam Koshak after four-year detention

Saudi Arabia has released human rights activist Essam Koshak, but he will remain subject to a travel ban for four years.

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