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A breach of the vessel would have disastrous results for Red Sea marine life and tens of thousands of impoverished people who depend on fishing for their livelihood.

Clashes were reported between different units belonging to Yemen's government forces, including UAE-backed fighters.

Pro-Haftar forces say will maintain Libya oil blockade

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Pro-Haftar forces say will maintain Libya oil blockade

"The closure of ports and oil fields will be maintained until the demands of the Libyan people are satisfied," a statement published by the group said.

UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as tanker decays

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UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as tanker decays

The UN is holding talks on Yemen as a tanker on a Yemeni coast could rupture, causing disastrous consequences for Red Sea marine life.

Oil production resumes in Libya after months-long shutdown

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Oil production resumes in Libya after months-long shutdown

Libya, which has the biggest proven reserves of crude in Africa, will resume oil production and exports.

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Fuel crisis in Houthi-controlled Yemen puts millions at risk

Yemen's Houthi-controlled areas are facing a devastating fuel crisis that threatens to impact clean water supplies, hospital operations and transport, at a time when coronavirus outbreaks are snowballing

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Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The UAE has started using its 'Oyoon' surveillance system to monitor coronavirus en masse, but many believe the technology created and data ...

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Turkey holds nearly 300 migrants bound for Europe

Turkey's coast guard intercepted a tanker carrying 276 migrants on their way to Greece.

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Italy to take in 180 refugees rescued in Mediterranean

Italy on Sunday authorised charity vessel Ocean Viking to transfer 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean to a ship in Sicily for quarantine, ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy dies after contracting the COVID-19, Iran and Morocco report new record one-day virus death ...

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Morocco reports record daily number of coronavirus infections

Morocco has reported 698 new cases of coronavirus infections, the highest ever daily number since March, after an outbreak at a fish canning ...

Fire breaks out at Iranian power station

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Fire breaks out at Iranian power station

A fresh fire broke out at an Iranian power station, the latest of a series of similar blazes, while Israel said it is not “necessarily” behind ...

Seven injured in car bombing at Mogadishu <em>port</em>

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Seven injured in car bombing at Mogadishu port

At least seven have been injured at a Mogadishu port bombing.

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but ...

Iraq sets up border posts to 'prevent Turkish advance'

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Iraq sets up border posts to 'prevent Turkish advance'

Ankara has established at least a dozen posts inside Iraqi territory as part of a military campaign to rout members of the PKK.

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Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug trafficking

Rome blamed IS for being the culprit in the 'biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world', but analysts have blamed the Syrian regime.

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Italy seizes 14 tonnes of IS-made amphetamines from Syria

Police said in a statement that the operation was "the biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world".

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Balochistan separatists say stock exchange attack targeted China, Pakistan

Separatists from Pakistan's Balochistan province attacked the national stock exchange in Karachi, killing four people in a brazen daylight ...

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The UAE is gradually eclipsing Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Comment: The STC's takeover of Socotra indicates that the United Arab Emirates has marginalised Saudi Arabia into a weaker position, at least ...

Six people killed in attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange

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Six people killed in attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange

Ethnic Baloch separatists have claimed the attack on the stock exchange in Karachi.

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Dozens dead after two ferries collide in Bangladesh

Twenty-three people died after a boat capsized in Dhaka during an accident.

Six migrants dead, dozens rescued off Libya coast: UN

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Six migrants dead, dozens rescued off Libya coast: UN

The UN said a woman gave birth and six migrants died aboard a rubber dinghy that was rescued off Libyan shores.

Family of slain Saudi activist slam NEOM 'compensation plan'

Gasia Ohanes

Family of slain Saudi activist slam NEOM 'compensation plan'

Saudi Arabia has been accused of offering NEOM compensation money 'under threats' to members of the Huwaiti tribe who were evicted to make way ...

What India and China's border face-off means for Kashmir

Aakash Hassan

What India and China's border face-off means for Kashmir

India and China's deadliest clash in decades could have serious geopolitical implications.

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