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“Yemenis are crowding into markets and shops to stockpile whatever they can afford. Families are terrified that no more food or other supplies will make it into the country.”

Riyadh is still angry with Israel for leaking reports on a secret meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Neom last year.

UN calls on US to reverse labelling Houthis 'terrorists'

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UN calls on US to reverse labelling Houthis 'terrorists'

The UN has urged the US to cancel its decision to classify Yemen's Houthi rebels as "terrorists" to avoid the risk of a famine

Israel to push Biden to limit criticism of UAE

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Israel to push Biden to limit criticism of UAE

Israel is lobbying the incoming Biden administration to limit US criticism of the Gulf’s human rights record and military actions in ...

UN urges US to reverse 'Houthis terrorism' plan

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UN urges US to reverse 'Houthis terrorism' plan

Mark Lowcock will speak to the UN Security Council and warn of the devastating consequences that would follow, if the US labels the Houthi ...

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as US labels rebels 'terrorists'

Yemen's Houthis were defiant after Washington said it will designate the Iran-backed rebels as terrorists, a last-ditch move under President Donald Trump.

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

Yemen's rebel leaders brushed off the designation, while one of the largest aid agencies active in the war-torn country said the move ...

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Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

The US moved to designate Yemen's Houthis as a terror organisation on Sunday, in a last minute Trump administration move that will only be ...

Rami G. Khouri

History whispers to blockading states as GCC rift ends

Comment: As blockading states agree to end their irrational boycott of of Qatar, Rami Khouri highlights how diplomacy and statecraft also helped ...

UN envoy arrives in Aden after deadly airport blast

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UN envoy arrives in Aden after deadly airport blast

Special envoy Martin Griffiths arrived at Aden airport, where he expressed his condolences and emphasised the need for a solution to the ...

Aisha al-Jaedy

Negotiating Yemeni identity as a Muwalladin of Hadramawt

Aisha al-Jaedy explores the social complexities and challenges of growing up as a Muwalladin - Yemenis who are born to foreign parents.

'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

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'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and ...

Soleimani video game set for release as Iran mourns

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Soleimani video game set for release as Iran mourns

First-person shooter game 'General in the Shadows' is set at the 2014 siege of Amerli in Iraq.

Trump told Pentagon to turn Gulf aircraft carrier back

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Trump told Pentagon to turn Gulf aircraft carrier back

The aircraft carrier was leaving the Middle East when Trump instructed a u-turn.

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

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Israel could purchase additional F-35 squadron before Trump leaves

Israel's defence minister has expressed interest in purchasing an additional F-35 squadron.

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Explosions rock Saudi military headquarters in Yemen's Abyan

At least two explosions were heard near the Shakra High School building in Abyan, where the Saudi-led coalition has reportedly set up base.

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US aircraft carrier to stay in Gulf: Pentagon

The US reversed a decision to bring an aircraft carrier home from the Gulf, with the Pentagon saying that due to "recent threats" by Iran the ...

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Yemen's Aden airport receives first flight since deadly attack

Yemeni Interior Minister Ibrahim Haidan said the speedy reopening of the airport underscored "the determination of the government to overcome ...

9,000 Houthis killed in 2020 battles: <em>Yemen</em> gov

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9,000 Houthis killed in 2020 battles: Yemen gov

A report published by Yemen's military said thousands of Houthi fighters were killed in battles with Saudi-backed pro-government forces between ...

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Iraqis chanting anti-US slogans mark year since Soleimani killing

Pro-Iranian supporters, many dressed in black, massed in Baghdad's central Tahrir Square to also condemn Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi ...

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Paul McLoughlin

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

British-Iranian crooner pays tribute to Soleimani with English-language ballad

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British-Iranian crooner pays tribute to Soleimani with English-language ballad

The "world has become a total mess" since the killing of Qasem Soleimani last year, singer Hassan Tavakoli opines in the song.

Five women killed in <em>Yemen</em> wedding attack

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Five women killed in Yemen wedding attack

Local officials said five women were killed, and children were among seven others wounded, when what appeared to be an artillery shell hit the ...

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