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No one claimed responsibility for the latest rocket attacks, but the US has blamed Iran-aligned militia factions for repeatedly targeting its assets in Iraq.

Joe Biden's upcoming administration will review categorising Houthi rebels as terrorists.

Biden State pick to review Yemen Houthi terrorist label

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Biden State pick to review Yemen Houthi terrorist label

President-elect Joe Biden's pick for secretary of state said the incoming administration will revisit the terrorist designation of Yemen's Houthis and end support to the Saudi-led offensive in the country.

'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Rabyaah Althaibani and Nicholas Chanko

'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Comment: The success of Yemen's new government will rest on building trust between factions, as well as the actions of the incoming US ...

Yemen clashes near Hodeida 'kill 150 in a week'

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Yemen clashes near Hodeida 'kill 150 in a week'

Medics and rescue workers said that military fatalities on the two government and Houthi sides had reached a total of 70 between ...

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

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Algeria president returns to Germany for post-Covid-19 treatment

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has returned to Germany for treatment of post-Covid-19 complications in his foot.

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Indonesia locates black box recorders from crashed Sriwijaya plane

Two black boxes belonging to the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 that crashed shortly after take off have been found by authorities.

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Indonesia rescuers find human remains after deadly plane crash

The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 went into a steep dive about four minutes after it left Soekarno-Hatta international airport in ...

UN envoy arrives in Aden after deadly <em>airport</em> 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 ...

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Questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

For the families of those who lost loved ones on Flight PS752, a lack of transparency and accountability is making the grieving process even ...

US treasury chief visits Sudan after ending pariah status

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US treasury chief visits Sudan after ending pariah status

Steven Mnuchin arrived in Khartoum in the first visit by a senior US official since Trump removed Sudan from the list of state sponsors of ...

End of the rift? The Gulf crisis explained

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End of the rift? The Gulf crisis explained

The Gulf crisis has seen three years of ruptured relations among GCC nations but that could be about to change.

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

Sofia Nitti

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even ...

Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

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Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

Leaders signed a new declaration with Saudi Arabia today in steps towards repairing broken ties.

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Qatar emir lands in Saudi Arabia for GCC summit

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has landed in the Saudi city of Al-Ula to participate in the GCC summit.

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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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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 ...

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Baghdad procession marks anniversary of Iran general's death

Mourners marched on the road towards Baghdad airport, with the scene of the bombing that killed Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi ...

Iraq dismantles mine on tanker in Persian Gulf

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Iraq dismantles mine on tanker in Persian Gulf

Iraq's naval forces successfully dismantled a mine that was discovered stuck to an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf.

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Turkish nationals among 4 dead in Somalia bombing: officials

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 14 others wounded in the blast, including three Turks, were being treated at a Turkish-run hospital ...

Five women killed in Yemen 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 ...

In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

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In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

Here's our look at how the region said farewell to a year of change and challenges.

Iranian prosecutor says UK firm assisted in Soleimani assassination

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Iranian prosecutor says UK firm assisted in Soleimani assassination

A top Tehran prosecutor says more than 2,000 'international documents' could support legal action against the London-based security firm

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