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

Yemen receives tens of thousands of coronavirus test kits

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Yemen receives tens of thousands of coronavirus test kits

Yemen's health system, which has all but collapsed since the conflict broke out in 2014, is feared by many to be ill equipped to handle the coronavirus crisis.

Does Riyadh feel threatened by the new Muslim alliance?

Sabena Siddiqui

Does Riyadh feel threatened by the new Muslim alliance?

The KL Summit hopes to be a leading force in shaping and restoring Islamic civilisation, but why does Saudi Arabia feel threatened by this new ...

Indonesia's security minister stabbed by IS sympthiser, police report

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Indonesia's security minister stabbed by IS sympthiser, police report

Wiranto is a former army general who was indicted for crimes against humanity by the UN for his role in violently suppressing a pro-independence ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Can 'strategic ally' Pakistan help defuse Saudi Aramco tensions?

After the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco, Imran Khan's visit to the kingdom has strategic significance and can hold further implications for other crises in the region such as Kashmir.

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North Korea wants to help Syrian regime 'reconstruction plans'

North Korea said last year it is expecting a visit by the Syrian President.

The New Arab

Trump and Khan exchange barbs over Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan have engaged in a bitter exchange over Afghanistan.

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Pakistan to send thousands of troops to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan will deploy soldiers to Saudi Arabia to help train troops in the kingdom, but the decision has led to a backlash back home.

Behind the story: On the Kurdish frontlines

Yomi Kleinmann

Behind the story: On the Kurdish frontlines

Reporter's diary: Working in northern Iraq to report on the takeover of Kirkuk is a story worth telling in itself.

Yomi Kleinmann

Holding firm, Kurds take a stand for Erbil

After capturing the city of Kirkul, Iraqi government fighters are driving deeper into Kurdish territory and look poised to make a grab for the ...

Erdogan's fight against Gulen eclipses Pakistan-Turkey ties

Naveed Ahmad

Erdogan's fight against Gulen eclipses Pakistan-Turkey ties

Comment: Schools set up in Pakistan by Fethullah Gulen will be taken over by Ankara, writes Naveed Ahmad.

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