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Tehran and 250 other cities and towns have been declared "red zones" by Iran's coronavirus task force due their highest positivity rates and the most severe restrictions in place.

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 percent of the presidential vote.

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

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Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little threat to the strongman.

Sudanese women rally against gendered violence, inequality

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Sudanese women rally against gendered violence, inequality

Protesters were reportedly faced with incidents of harassment and violence.

Saudi coalition kills wanted Houthi commander in Yemen’s Marib

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Saudi coalition kills wanted Houthi commander in Yemen’s Marib

Abdul Latif Hammoud, a Houthi commander who had a $5 million bounty on his head was killed by the Saudi-led coalition in Marib.

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Saudi-led coalition strikes booby-trapped Houthi boat in Red Sea

The Saudi-led coalition said it had thwarted an 'imminent' attack by the Sanaa-based Houthi group.

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Saudi Arabia shoots down Houthi drones near Khamis Mushait

Saudi Arabia says it has shot down two Houthi drones over the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait, less than 24 hours after the Houthis claimed ...

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Yemen's Houthi rebels renew Marib campaign amid diplomatic push

Saudi-led coalition jets bombed the Houthi rebels as they continued the offensive to claim Marib, while UN and US diplomats traveled to Riyadh ...

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Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

Six years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen against the Houthis, the conflict is as brutal as ever and has become the world's worst ...

Father's murder of own daughter ignites fury in Sudan

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Father's murder of own daughter ignites fury in Sudan

Social media users are calling for the father's arrest under the hashtag #MyFatherKilledMe.

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Yemeni muezzin killed over loud call to prayer

A man in the southwestern Yemeni city of Taiz has killed a local muezzin after being disturbed by a loud early morning call to prayer.

Saudi ceasefire proposal clearly designed to appease the US

Annelle Sheline

Saudi ceasefire proposal clearly designed to appease the US

Comment: If the Saudis and US are actually dedicated to ending the war, they should put aside ceasefire theatrics and start by lifting the ...

Agency: Quarter of civilian casualties in Yemen are children

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Agency: Quarter of civilian casualties in Yemen are children

Save the Children says the real number of children killed in the war is likely much higher.

Yemen's 24 hours of violence: how Biden should respond

Rabyaah Althaibani and Nicholas Chanko

Yemen's 24 hours of violence: how Biden should respond

Comment: Given Yemen's complex conflict, Biden's administration should not try to take control, but instead focus on bringing the parties to the ...

UN Security Council alarmed by fighting in Yemen's Marib

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UN Security Council alarmed by fighting in Yemen's Marib

Armed clashes around the Yemeni city of Marib has raised concerns, with the UN warning of a worsening humanitarian catastrophe.

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Houthi offensive threatens camps of Yemenis who fled war

A fierce offensive by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen’s Marib province is threatening the camps of people already displaced by war.

Samuel Ramani

Rising Iran-Turkey tensions in Iraq and Russia's dilemma

Analysis: While the extent and duration of Turkey's anticipated military intervention in Sinjar is unclear, Russia is watching the situation in ...

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Yemen's Houthis fire ballistic missiles across Saudi border

Saudi-led coalition says Houthis fired two missiles, which landed in uninhabited border areas.

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Yemen Houthi missile attack kills 15 soldiers, three children

Local residents identified the children as being two brothers and their relative.

Yemeni government retakes territory from rebels: officials

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Yemeni government retakes territory from rebels: officials

The internationally recognized government's forces managed to retake parts of territory from the Houthi rebels in the west of Yemen

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EU Parliament calls for Bahrain to halt prisoner executions

The draft resolution calls for the immediate release of all prisoners of conscience, including 26 death row prisoners facing imminent execution.

Syrian hospitals targeted 400 times in air strikes

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Syrian hospitals targeted 400 times in air strikes

Syrian hospitals in opposition areas have been a regular target in the war.

With internet shutdown, Iran seeks to limit protest outcry

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With internet shutdown, Iran seeks to limit protest outcry

Iran has been accused of using the suspension of the internet as a weapon to suppress protests and conceal human rights violations.

Socotra port chief sacked for exposing 'unlawful' UAE shipment

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Socotra port chief sacked for exposing 'unlawful' UAE shipment

Riyad Suleiman was sacked after he criticised the UAE for sending weapons to the southern separatist group on Yemen's Socotra island.

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