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The rebels see Marib as a strategic prize that will give them more bargaining power in peace talks that Washington says must begin soon.

The US has said it will withdrawal all its troops from Afghanistan by September 11 this year.

US Democrats question Biden $23 billion UAE arms sale

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US Democrats question Biden $23 billion UAE arms sale

An arms sale, brokered by Trump, and approved by Biden, will be reviewed by the Foreign Affairs Committee, over concerns that weapons could be used against civilians.

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Judit Neurink

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and radicalisation, writes ...

Lawmakers urge Biden to end Saudi blockade on Yemen

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Lawmakers urge Biden to end Saudi blockade on Yemen

US lawmakers have signed a letter to President Biden calling for an end to Saudi Arabia's blockade on Houthi-held territory in Yemen, which has ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power over Iraqi affairs.

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its ...

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Iran releases seized South Korean tanker: Seoul foreign ministry

Iran was a key oil supplier to resource-poor South Korea until Washington's rules blocked the purchases.

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US doubles aid in Ethiopia's Tigray amid famine fears

Some $152 million in US aid will be given to prevent potential famine in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, Washington said on Thursday.

Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

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Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

US President Joe Biden restored aid to the Palestinians to a tune of $235 million, as he promised to press for a two-state solution.

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US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

Pro-Iran Iraqi militias issued a statement threatening to resume attacks on US troops.

US urges de-escalation between Sudan, Ethiopia

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US urges de-escalation between Sudan, Ethiopia

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pressed for an easing of tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia as fears grow of a spillover ...

Growing support for Palestinians in Congress, says Rashida Tlaib

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Growing support for Palestinians in Congress, says Rashida Tlaib

US lawmakers are now saying the 'unthinkable' about Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands, Tlaib said.

ICC hails 'new phase' with US after sanctions lifted

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ICC hails 'new phase' with US after sanctions lifted

The Biden administration has stripped Trump-era financial sanctions and a visa ban imposed on top ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and another ...

<em>Blinken</em> seeks Israel's 'equal' treatment of Palestinians

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Blinken seeks Israel's 'equal' treatment of Palestinians

Antony Blinken has called for equal treatment for the Palestinians after increasing aid commitments to Palestine.

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US lifts Trump sanctions on Hague prosecutor, seeking cooperation

The US will lift sanctions on ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, previously imposed by the Trump administration.

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Yes, Israel occupies West Bank, US says

The Biden administration said that Israel is indeed occupying the West Bank, clarifying its stance after a report adopted language used by ...

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Sudan pays $335 million to victims for terror delisting

Sudan has paid an agreed-upon $335 million to compensate victims of past anti-US attacks as part of a deal for removal from the US terror ...

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As under Trump, US report avoids 'Occupied Territories'

US President Joe Biden's administration avoided using the term "Occupied Territories" in a human rights report, as his predecessor Donald Trump ...

Syria border must stay open for aid: UN chief

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Syria border must stay open for aid: UN chief

Closing the last remaining border crossing into Syria would halt the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines across the country's northwest, the UN ...

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Donors face $10bn aid appeal at Syria conference

Germany led the way at a two-day video conference by vowing to contribute 1.74 billion euros ($2 billion), ahead of $600 million from the United ...

Impassioned <em>Blinken</em> demands more crossings for Syria aid

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Impassioned Blinken demands more crossings for Syria aid

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged the UN Security Council to reopen border crossings into Syria blocked by Russia, ...

US to finally push for Syria aid at UN

Brooke Anderson

US to finally push for Syria aid at UN

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will reinforce the need for aid in Syria to the UN.

Ethiopia PM says Eritrea to withdraw troops from Tigray

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Ethiopia PM says Eritrea to withdraw troops from Tigray

Abiy sent troops into Tigray on November 4 after blaming the region's once-dominant ruling party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), ...

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