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The government and the rebel Houthis have agreed to exchanged some 1,000 prisoners.

Mohammad Javad Zarif hosted Iraq's Fuad Hussein in Tehran, where they discussed several issues including the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

Malaysian PM wins crucial victory in state polls

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Malaysian PM wins crucial victory in state polls

The country's prime minister celebrates a narrow victory in state elections, as his hold on power wavers.

Malaysia PM faces major test in state polls

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Malaysia PM faces major test in state polls

The outcome of the Sabah state elections, in which 1.1 million people are eligible to vote for 73 assembly seats, will be a key test of ...

Pakistan PM condemns 'Islamophobic' Charlie Hebdo cartoons

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Pakistan PM condemns 'Islamophobic' Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Imran Khan called on the UN General Assembly to declare an international day to combat Islamophobia.

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UK government accused of enabling Saudi warfare in Yemen

British MPs have urged the UK government to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, accusing Downing Street of enabling the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

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Yemen's terrifying road to Taez on brink of collapse

The road of Hayjat al-Abed has not fallen into the hands of Houthi rebels.

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Houthis mark 2,000 days of 'resistance' in Sanaa

Piles of food donated by tribesmen were displayed at Sanaa's Al-Sabeen Square as the rebels marked 2,000 days of 'resistance'.

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Syria's HTS 'renounces' use of suicide car bombings

HTS have used bomb-laden vehicles to target regime positions.

Iran accuses Saudis of shifting blame for 'crimes'

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Iran accuses Saudis of shifting blame for 'crimes'

Iran's foreign ministry hit back at Saudi Arabia's remarks to the United Nations.

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Israeli cabinet tightens coronavirus lockdown

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet decided to impose further restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus on Thursday.

Netanyahu aides fined for violating quarantine after Washington trip

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Netanyahu aides fined for violating quarantine after Washington trip

Two Israeli officials were spotted filming anti-Netanyahu protesters at a time they were supposed to be in quarantine after returning from the ...

UN slashes Yemen health care over lack of funding

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UN slashes Yemen health care over lack of funding

The United Nation slashed critical aid for war-torn Yemen due to a long-standing lack of funding.

Sudan delegation in UAE 'won't discuss Israel normalisation'

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Sudan delegation in UAE 'won't discuss Israel normalisation'

A Sudanese delegation is in the UAE for talks with US officials.

Mayors invited to Saudi summit urged to boycott event

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Mayors invited to Saudi summit urged to boycott event

Mayors must boycott a summit held by Saudi Arabia coinciding with the second anniversary of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, rights groups said.

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Riot breaks out at Syria prison holding IS militants

The riot comes ten days after a similar incident, sparked when prison officials discovered an escape tunnel dug into the prison walls.

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Hundreds protest in Iraq after attacks on activists

Hundreds of protesters have blocked roads and bridges in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah after one activist was kidnapped and another ...

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Yemen calls for emergency UN Security Council session

Yemen has called for an emergency UN Security Council session to discuss the Houthi rebels' ongoing Marib offensive, where more than 3 million ...

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Yemen rebel attack on Saudi village wounds 5

Saudi civilians were rushed to hospital after suffering "minor injuries" from a projectile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels, state media reported.

Iran Guards vow Soleimani revenge will target 'those involved'

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Iran Guards vow Soleimani revenge will target 'those involved'

Iran continues to threaten the US over the death of General Qassem Soleimani during an air strike.

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Yemen sides meet in Geneva for prisoner swap talks

Yemen’s warring sides began peace consultations in Switzerland for prisoner swaps.

US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

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US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The third US-Qatar strategic dialogue resulted in a number of partnerships, including health cooperation, law enforcement and counterterrorism, ...

US military strengthens deployment in Syria

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US military strengthens deployment in Syria

The US military deployed more war apparatus in the region following tensions with Russia.

US carrier enters Gulf amid sanctions threats toward Iran

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US carrier enters Gulf amid sanctions threats toward Iran

The move came just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed to enforce an arms embargo and other international sanctions against Iran.

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