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The rebels see Marib as a strategic prize that will give them more bargaining power in peace talks that Washington says must begin soon.

The drone strike marks "an escalation and a sign that Iran-backed militias will use various weapons to attack their targets."

UN urges Yemen's warring parties to accept peace plan

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UN urges Yemen's warring parties to accept peace plan

Martin Griffiths called on Yemen's warring factions to move toward accepting a proposed peace plan on Thursday.

UN calls on Yemen factions to accept peace plan

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UN calls on Yemen factions to accept peace plan

The United Nations is pushing for a peace plan that proposes a nationwide ceasefire and the free movement of people and humanitarian aid.

One killed in market explosion in Iraq's capital

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One killed in market explosion in Iraq's capital

The cause of the Sadr City blast was not immediately known.

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US Democrats question Biden $23 billion UAE arms sale

An arms sale, brokered by Trump, and approved by Biden, will be reviewed by the Foreign Affairs Committee, over concerns that weapons could be used against civilians.

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Houthi missile attack starts fire at Saudi university

Saudi Arabia said that a Houthi drone attack started a fire at a university in the southwestern city of Jizan, as the US warned its ...

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UN envoy says South Sudan has strong economic promise

The outgoing top UN figure in South Sudan believes that, with 'good governance' and an end to corruption, the nation could achieve economic ...

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How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and radicalisation, writes ...

Drone attack targets Iraq's Erbil airport in 'grand escalation'

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Drone attack targets Iraq's Erbil airport in 'grand escalation'

The use of a drone marks an unprecedented escalation of the arms used to target US soldiers based in Erbil.

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Lawmakers urge Biden to end Saudi blockade on Yemen

US lawmakers have signed a letter to President Biden calling for an end to Saudi Arabia's blockade on Houthi-held territory in Yemen, ...

Biden confirms $23 billion arms sales to UAE

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Biden confirms $23 billion arms sales to UAE

Joe Biden’s administration confirmed that it will follow through on a $23 billion weapons sales to the UAE.

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

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Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s president has signed a bill extending his mandate for a further two years, a move which has been heavily criticised.

Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, sets 9/11 target

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Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, sets 9/11 target

President Joe Biden has decided to leave American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline negotiated with the Taliban by the Trump ...

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Comment: The impunity with which the US waged their invasion of Iraq paved the way for a culture of statebuilding based on more of the same, ...

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Yemen's Houthi rebels claim strikes on Saudi oil plants

The Houthi rebels claimed Monday to have launched drone strikes against Saudi energy giant Aramco's facilities

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'Release journalists' sentenced to death by Houthis, colleagues demand

Four Yemeni journalists have been sentenced to death by the Houthis.

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70 dead as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

The fighting between pro-government forces and Houthi rebels for the strategic city of Marib in Yeman has cost 70 lives in the last day.

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Saudi executes three soldiers for 'high treason'

Riyadh's defence ministry named the three soldiers as Mohammed bin Ahmed, Shaher bin Issa and Hamoud bin Ibrahim without identifying who they ...

Dozens killed as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

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Dozens killed as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

A pro-government source said Houthi rebels seized some territory in the fighting northwest of Marib and that 22 government soldiers had been ...

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Ex-NATO commander suggests extending US presence in Afghanistan

NATO's former top commander has suggested a six-month extension to the US presence in Afghanistan as the 1 May withdrawal deadline looms.

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of ...

UAE candidate cannot become Interpol president, says UK report

Narjas Zatat

UAE candidate cannot become Interpol president, says UK report

A new report urges the international community to prevent the appointment of a UAE General to Interpol president.

US agrees to move 'remaining combat troops' from Iraq

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US agrees to move 'remaining combat troops' from Iraq

The US agreed to remove all remaining combat forces from Iraq.

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