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Families forced apart by Donald Trump’s ban on citizens of Muslim countries travelling to the US have spoken out about their suffering

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

Yemen prisoner swap sees scores more freed

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Yemen prisoner swap sees scores more freed

More than 350 prisoners were freed on the second day of a landmark exchange between Yemen's warring sides.

EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

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EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

The EU sanctioned Putin's inner circle over the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Kremlin meddling in Libya's civil war.

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.

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Turkish, Swedish ministers trade swipes in tense meeting

Sweden and Turkey's foreign ministers traded criticisms during a tense meeting.

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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.

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WATCH: Detained Iraqi brothers reunite after 40 years

This is the moment two brothers that were separated four decades ago reunited in the Iraqi capital.

Muhammad Shehada

Can elections resuscitate Palestinian hopes for unity?

Comment: Elections will not be a magic bullet, but given the right conditions, they will hopefully force the way to a more youthful, united ...

Sudan foreign aid deal to give cash to poor

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Sudan foreign aid deal to give cash to poor

Sudanese families will benefit from almost $190 million in direct financial aid, authorities said on Monday.

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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.

Yemen calls for emergency UN Security Council session

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Yemen calls for emergency UN Security Council session

Yemen has called for an emergency UN Security Council session to discuss the Houthi rebels' ongoing Marib offensive, where more than 3 million ...

Yemen sides meet in Geneva for prisoner swap talks

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Yemen sides meet in Geneva for prisoner swap talks

Yemen’s warring sides began peace consultations in Switzerland for prisoner swaps.

Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

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Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

The reports point to major technological strides for Iran's cyberespionage capabilities.

Yemen in Focus: Gulf donors slammed by UN

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Yemen in Focus: Gulf donors slammed by UN

This week we focus on the United Nations rebuke of countries that have failed to follow through on aid pledges to Yemen.

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Kuwait offers $20mn in Yemen aid after UN dressing-down

Other countries also announced aid pledges during the meeting, but details were not given.

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Yemen may 'slide into famine', warns UK foreign secretary

Speaking at a meeting ahead of the UN's General Assembly, UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab warned that Yemen is likely to slide into famine.

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Yemen prisoner swap talks postponed to Friday

If realised, the UN-sponsored prison exchange deal would be the largest since Yemen's war erupted in 2014.

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Yemen warring sides in 'final' talks on prisoner-swap deal

Yemen's warring sides will met in Geneva on Thursday for UN-sponsored talks on a deal to release more than 1,400 prisoners.

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

Keira Dignan

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

The fire that destroyed Greece's Moria refugee camp highlights the failure of a political calculus designed to create misery.

Muhammad Shehada

The Saudi-UAE axis defeats Palestinians at the Arab League

Comment: The Saudi-Emirati alliance is at the heart of attempts to delegitimise the Palestinian cause and normalise Arab ties with Israel, ...

HRW calls on YouTube to preserve war crimes evidence

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HRW calls on YouTube to preserve war crimes evidence

Human Rights Watch is calling for the retrieval of war crimes evidence that have been removed from social media.

Far-right group holds illegal Quran burning demonstration in <em>Sweden</em>

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Far-right group holds illegal Quran burning demonstration in Sweden

Further anti-Islam protests are planned to take place in Sweden this weekend.

UK judge refuses plea to dismiss new Assange allegations

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UK judge refuses plea to dismiss new Assange allegations

Lawyers for Julian Assange failed to persuade a British judge to throw out new US allegations against him, as he resumed his fight to avoid ...

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