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The UN has urged for billions in aid to help Yemen cope with the war and coronavirus.

UN agencies appealed to donors for emergency funds for Yemen, saying they were 'increasingly alarmed' about the rapid spread of coronavirus in Yemen.

Yemeni chief of staff survives missile strike, son killed

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Yemeni chief of staff survives missile strike, son killed

The chief of staff of the Yemeni internationally-recognised government’s army has survived a missile strike on a military camp near Marib which killed his son and seven other people.

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

Stasa Salacanin

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

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Eight Afghan soldiers die fighting off Taliban attack

Taliban fighters attacked several government posts on the outskirts of Kunduz

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Yemen's secessionists to 'halt Socotra escalations' during Ramadan

The Southern Transitional Council has vowed an end to escalations during the holy fasting month of Ramadan just days after rising violence.

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Clashes in Socotra as UAE-backed STC seek control

Clashes in Socotra continued as the United Arab Emirates funded STC fought to wrest control of the provincial capital Hadebo.

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Yemen's separatists ignore UAE backers, declare their secession 'irreversible'

Yemen's Southern Transitional Council [STC] said its announcement to self-govern in Aden is irreversible, despite its allies distancing from the ...

Saudi-led coalition rejects UAE-backed southern separatists 'self-rule' declaration

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Saudi-led coalition rejects UAE-backed southern separatists 'self-rule' declaration

The Saudi-led coalition battling Houthis in Yemen has slammed a recent 'self-rule' declaration by Emirati-backed separatists in the south.

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Major southern authorities reject UAE-backed separatists 'self-governance' declaration

The UAE-backed southern separatists on Sunday declared self-governance in the south after electricity was cut from Aden four days following ...

Yemen in Focus: Appeals for assistance after Aden flooding

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Yemen in Focus: Appeals for assistance after Aden flooding

This week we focus on deadly flooding in Yemen's coastal city, an expected delivery of Covid-19 tests, and more.

Houthi rebels arrest Yemen's ex-minister of culture

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Houthi rebels arrest Yemen's ex-minister of culture

Former Minister of Culture Khaled al-Ruwaishan has been arrested by Houthi rebels in Sanaa, his family confirmed on Sunday.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week

Coronavirus: Lebanon's LGBT+ community is locked down and unprotected

Emily Lewis

Coronavirus: Lebanon's LGBT+ community is locked down and unprotected

LGBT+ people in Lebanon, whose mere existence is already criminalised, often depend on community centres, tight social networks and dedicated ...

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Iranian researchers seek to diagnose coronavirus through cough patterns

Cough patterns could be the key to an alternative way of detecting coronavirus, an Iranian research team believes.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Escalating violence undermines ceasefire efforts

This week we focus on violations of a ceasefire in Yemen, defections on Socotra island, and more.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Saudi Arabia's faltering divide and rule strategy in Yemen

While seeking to keep Yemen weak and divided, yet with no real long-term plan for its political future, Saudi Arabia has inadvertently limited ...

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War-torn Yemen reports first coronavirus case

The announcement comes on the second day of a unilateral two-week ceasefire announced by the Saudi-led coalition to help fight the pandemic.

Yemen official slams 'Houthi shelling' hours before coronavirus ceasefire

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Yemen official slams 'Houthi shelling' hours before coronavirus ceasefire

Houthi rebels indifferent to coronavirus risks, Yemen's information minister has said, after the rebels broke a ceasefire.

Kyle Haddad-Fonda

Can Beijing's mask diplomacy win Arab hearts and minds?

Comment: In the absence of US support in the Middle East, China is turning the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity for a PR triumph, writes ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

An end to protest encampments in Lebanon and Palestine, free consultations from Iraqi doctors, and Iran's death toll rises above 2,500 in ...

Three big lessons from Yemen's five years of war

Rami G. Khouri

Three big lessons from Yemen's five years of war

Comment: Arab autocracies, Saudi-Emirati military muscle-flexing and a mythical 'international community' have all contributed to five years of ...

UN calls for ceasefire as Yemen braces for coronavirus

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UN calls for ceasefire as Yemen braces for coronavirus

The UN's secretary general has called for an end in fighting in Yemen as the World Health Organisation has warned the country could face an ...

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