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The United Nations said innocent Yemenis are still dying because of the brutal conflict, which has since the end of September killed at least eight civilians.

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis: UN

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Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis: UN

Experts are increasingly worried that 'the window to prevent famine' in Yemen in closing quickly.

Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

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Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

In an apparent swap, two captive Americans were freed in Yemen as more than 200 supporters of the Houthi rebels were allowed to return home.

Yemeni man goes on rampage killing 14 family members

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Yemeni man goes on rampage killing 14 family members

At least 12 people were killed after a man went on a rampage in Yemen's al-Bayda province on Monday, according to local reports.

Martin Jay

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

As experts point to Lebanon taking the initiative on reforms before Western aid is prepared, a new blueprint which is bolder yet more realistic than Macron's has done just that.

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Syria fires ravage livelihoods ahead of harvest

Sweeping forest fires ravaged parts of Syria over the weekend, deeply impacting thousands of locals.

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Yemen establishes 'unified company' to regulate exchange markets

An agreement between local exchange companies and the Aden-based Central Bank has been reached to establish a regulatory body.

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Iran's hospitals turn away non-emergency patients

Covid-19 patients have filled Iran's hospitals, meaning non-emergency treatment will now be halted as the country tries to tackle its third wave ...

Yemen rebels slam WFP after Nobel Peace Prize win

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Yemen rebels slam WFP after Nobel Peace Prize win

Yemen's Houthi rebels, who were previously accused of diverting humanitarian aid in the war ravaged country, criticised the World Food ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

Yemen's Houthis prohibit use of Whatsapp

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Yemen's Houthis prohibit use of Whatsapp

The Jiblah District Prosecutor in central Yemen's Ibb Governorate has directed police to arrest anyone who downloads or uses Whatsapp.

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

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World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

The UN organisation helped 97 million people last year, distributing 15 billion rations to people in 88 countries.

UN Yemen envoy condemns deadly clashes in Hodeida

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UN Yemen envoy condemns deadly clashes in Hodeida

Clashes have flared up between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and government forces south of the port in Hodeida.

Yemen's mini-libraries: 'a candle in the dark'

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Yemen's mini-libraries: 'a candle in the dark'

The Yemen Reads campaign is establishing libraries across Sanaa to reignite peoples' interest in books.

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Over 90,000 displaced in north Yemen battle zone: UN

Over 90,000 people have been displaced in Yemen's Marib province since January due to intense conflict.

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Yemeni teachers accuse Houthis of killing 1,579 educators

The Yemeni Teachers Syndicate accused the Houthi rebels of killing and detaining thousands of teachers, academics and administrators since 2014.

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Europe's pushback of migrants 'shameful': UN refugee chief

Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said migrants and refugees around the world were continuing to take dangerous routes ...

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Yemenis return home after 'mercy flight' to Jordan

The UN organised two evacuation flights to Amman in February, the first carrying seven children and the second with 24 other patients.

Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

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Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

The German foreign minister spoke to The New Arab about the Middle East during the high level General Assembly meetings at the UN.

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Yemen in Focus: Soon-to-be-released detainees dying in Houthi prisons

This week we focus on abductees dying in Houthi prisons, a damning UN report revealing grave violations against children and more.

700,000 children in Syria risk hunger, aid group warns

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700,000 children in Syria risk hunger, aid group warns

Save the Children said the new figures mean that in the last six months, the total number of food-insecure children across the country has risen ...

Heavy rains trigger collapse at Yemen's newly restored museum

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Heavy rains trigger collapse at Yemen's newly restored museum

Established as an Ottoman palace, then a residence for one of Yemen's last kings, the building became a museum in 1967 but has since been bombed ...

Yemen prisoner swap agreed: government, rebel sources

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Yemen prisoner swap agreed: government, rebel sources

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

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