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Gantz's centrist Blue and White party is currently the key partner in a precarious coalition led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud.

Doctors without Borders appealed to 'all armed groups to abide by international humanitarian law and take all necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties'.

Houthis allege deadly attack on Saudi base in Yemen

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Houthis allege deadly attack on Saudi base in Yemen

Yemen's Houthi rebels on Sunday claimed that at least eight Saudi soldiers and officers were killed in an attack on a military camp in Marib.

Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

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Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

Only Tunisia has made the transition during the Arab Spring, with the other popular uprisings ending in repression, war or chaos.

Israel's Gantz puts submarines probe on hold

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Israel's Gantz puts submarines probe on hold

Israel's Defence Minister Benny Gantz froze a probe into the purchase of German submarines that had riled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ...

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Yemen in Focus: Could US terror designation leverage Houthis?

This week we focus on the impact of a potential US move to designate the Houthis as "terrorists".

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Biden team stands by Palestinian-American staffer after pro-Israel backlash

Reema Dodin is a 'well-respected and trusted leader', the Biden-Harris transition team said.

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Saudi-led coalition strikes Houthis near Sanaa

The Saudi-led international coalition has carried out airstrikes against Houthi rebels near the Yemeni capital Sana'a

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Activists campaign to include Arab-Americans in US school curricula

Arab-Americans are campaigning to be included in a new ethnic studies curriculum being rolled out in California.

Rights groups highlight UK’s role in fuelling Yemen’s conflict

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Rights groups highlight UK’s role in fuelling Yemen’s conflict

A new report by two NGOs has called on the UK to halt the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, saying it is fuelling the Yemen war.

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Tony Blinken: the good, the bad, and potentially ugly

Comment: Blinken will repair the damage done to international treaties and relationships, but when it comes to questions of military ...

Mine explodes, damages oil tanker off Saudi coast

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Mine explodes, damages oil tanker off Saudi coast

A mine has exploded and damaged a Greek-managed oil tanker off Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast near Yemen, where the kingdom is battling Houthi ...

Don't cut foreign aid, Malala Yousafzai urges UK

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Don't cut foreign aid, Malala Yousafzai urges UK

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has called on the UK government not to go ahead with a planned cut to overseas aid.

Houthi attack hasn't affected oil production, Aramco says

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Houthi attack hasn't affected oil production, Aramco says

Monday's attack on Aramco has not affected oil production, the manager of the oil giant said.

Israeli defence minister says 'ready to talk to Hamas'

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Israeli defence minister says 'ready to talk to Hamas'

Following talks with UN coordinator Nikolai Mladenov, Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz has expressed willingness to negotiate with Hamas ...

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Tigray leader says his people 'ready to die'

TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichaelaccused Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of issuing threats to buy time.

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Aramco says Houthi strike tore hole in oil tank

The energy giant took reporters to the distribution facility where damage to the tank was visible the day after the attack.

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Iraq arrests IS 'administrative chief' at Baghdad airport

The man, known as Abu Naba, was detained in October as he was 'getting into a taxi, just after landing in Baghdad'.

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Houthis claim missile strike on Saudi Aramco facility

A Google Maps search reveals an Aramco distribution center matching the one described by the Houthi spokesman in northern outskirts of Jeddah.

US keeps 'all options' open for Yemen's Houthis

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US keeps 'all options' open for Yemen's Houthis

Speaking to reporters during a visit to the Philippines, Robert O'Brien criticised the Iran-backed Houthis of failing to engage in a "good-faith ...

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Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the national ...

Mourning after deadly new IS attack north of Baghdad

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Mourning after deadly new IS attack north of Baghdad

The attack killed at least six Iraqi security personal and four civilians.

Nine Iraqi security personnel, civilians dead in IS ambush

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Nine Iraqi security personnel, civilians dead in IS ambush

Nine were killed in an ambush carried out by the Islamic State group in Baghdad

UAE gave Yemen's separatists unmanned drones: official

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UAE gave Yemen's separatists unmanned drones: official

Two unmanned drones that were given to Yemen's southern separatists were downed in ongoing battles in Abyan, government officials said.

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