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The spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi rebels has threatened to target military and government strikes in Saudi Arabia after the Saudi-led coalition launched a new operation against the Houthis on Thursday.

Comment: If anything, the Modi government has weaponised the coronavirus pandemic to further dehumanise India's Muslims, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

How Saudi Arabia seeks to keep Yemen divided

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How Saudi Arabia seeks to keep Yemen divided

In-depth: The separatist takeover of Socotra island is indicative of Saudi Arabia's approval for efforts which undermine Yemen's unity.

Top Lebanese finance ministry official resigns amid crisis

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Top Lebanese finance ministry official resigns amid crisis

The finance ministry's director general said his resignation was a rejection of the ruling elite's handling of the ongoing economic crisis.

Bread queues return to Lebanon as protests surge

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Bread queues return to Lebanon as protests surge

Lebanon's national currency has collapsed, prompting renewed protests across the country on Sunday night.

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Missile hit near convoy of ex-Lebanon PM Hariri: report

Hariri's office confirmed the report, saying it was "generally correct".

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Lebanese judge bans media from interviewing US ambassador

Judge Mohamad Mazeh in the southern city of Tyre said he acted after receiving a complaint from a citizen.

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Bomb kills two human rights workers in Afghanistan capital

Two employees of Afghanistan's human rights commission were killed after a bomb attached to their vehicle exploded.

Ahmed Sewehli

Sisi has no business drawing 'red lines' in Libya

Comment: Egypt's undemocratic aims and interference in Libya are unwelcome, writes Ahmed Sewehli.

Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on Socotra island

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Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on Socotra island

This week we focus on the capture of Socotra by UAE-backed southern separatists.

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Saudi coalition deploys ceasefire observers to Yemen's south

Saudi forces arrived on Wednesday in Shaqra and Sheikh Salem, two flashpoints in southern Yemen's Abyan province, to monitor the truce that was ...

Lebanese activist, cleric face charges of ‘contact with Israel’

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Lebanese activist, cleric face charges of ‘contact with Israel’

Amnesty have condemned the military prosecution of an activist charged with spying for Israel, as a Shia cleric opposed to Hezbollah was charged ...

Stateless Kuwait student’s suicide attempt leads to outcry

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Stateless Kuwait student’s suicide attempt leads to outcry

The attempted suicide of a medical student from Kuwait’s persecuted Bidoon, who are denied citizenship, has led to anger on social media about ...

Yemen weddings air on live <em>TV</em> amid coronavirus shutdown

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Yemen weddings air on live TV amid coronavirus shutdown

Yemeni couples have turned to TV so their families and friends can join in on wedding celebrations despite the coronavirus shutdown.

Libya: What does Egypt's 'declaration of war' mean?

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Libya: What does Egypt's 'declaration of war' mean?

The GNA have denounced Sisi’s televised statement on Saturday, perceiving his warning to intervene as as a 'declaration of war'.

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Hadi government 'betrayed' as UAE-backed separatists capture Socotra island

The STC have taken over the strategic town of Hadibo in the Socotra island, angering the Hadi government.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Yemen broadcasts weddings on live TV, Iranian officials call for mandatory masks, ...

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Sanctions passed under the United States’ Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act have targeted a series of figures associated with the Syrian ...

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Saudi-led coalition denies targeting civilians in Yemen raid

The coalition rejected the allegation that civilians, including children, were killed insisting that it targeted armed Houthi combatants.

Probe abuse of Egyptian labourers in Libya, UN urges

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Probe abuse of Egyptian labourers in Libya, UN urges

A video widely circulated on social media apparently showed Egyptian workers being abused in Libya, prompting the United Nations to call for an ...

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Egypt detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

Egypt has already been named the third worst jailer of journalists, after China and Turkey, by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Head of Libya's Tobruk government on surprise Algeria visit

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Head of Libya's Tobruk government on surprise Algeria visit

Algerian officials greeted Aguila Saleh at Algiers International Airport, though the reason for the visit remains unknown.

Iran to lose foreign-language <em>TV</em> channels over financial crisis

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Iran to lose foreign-language TV channels over financial crisis

Press TV, Hispan TV and Al-Alam could soon be forced to shut over government 'negligence', the head of Iran's state ...

Dozens of protesters call for release of Egyptian-Canadian prisoner

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Dozens of protesters call for release of Egyptian-Canadian prisoner

Protests took place in three Canadian cities calling for the release of a man held in Egypt’s notorious Tora prison without trial, amid fears he ...

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