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The Saudi-led international coalition has carried out airstrikes against Houthi rebels near the Yemeni capital Sana'a

Houthis confirm green light for UN tanker repair mission

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Houthis confirm green light for UN tanker repair mission

Yemen has been given the all clear to inspect and repair an abandoned fuel tanker.

Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7 billion: UN

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Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7 billion: UN

Israel's blockade cost Gaza an estimated $16.7 billion in just over a decade, according to the UN.

The Covid-19 vaccine and Britain's mishandling of the pandemic

Malia Bouattia

The Covid-19 vaccine and Britain's mishandling of the pandemic

Comment: Even as doubts linger over equal access and effectiveness, the UK government's touting of the Covid-19 vaccine must not whitewash the ...

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Mine explodes, damages oil tanker off Saudi coast

A mine has exploded and damaged a Greek-managed oil tanker off Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast near Yemen, where the kingdom is battling Houthi rebels.

Stasa Salacanin

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

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Trump sends B-52 bombers to Iran's doorstep

The deployment of the bombers comes after reports that Trump planned strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Analysis: With Greece seeking a more active role from Biden in the Aegean Sea, Turkey could find itself constrained by the ...

Houthis give UN green light for tanker repair mission

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Houthis give UN green light for tanker repair mission

The operation could begin by late January or early February, the UN spokesman said.

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Rights watchdog welcomes penalisation of UAE channel

Doha-based National Human Rights Council (NHRC) welcomed the decision by Ofcom, which has now penalised Abu Dhabi TV twice this month.

UAE religious authority brands Muslim Brotherhood as 'terrorist organisation'

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UAE religious authority brands Muslim Brotherhood as 'terrorist organisation'

The UAE is the latest to take aim at the Muslim Brotherhood despite a global statement by Islamic scholars condemning such moves.

Israel drops Saudi Arabia from virus quarantine list

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Israel drops Saudi Arabia from virus quarantine list

Israel's health ministry dismissed any link to Netanyahu's reported visit to the futuristic Red Sea city of Neom.

Israeli minister invites Lebanon's Aoun to direct border talks

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Israeli minister invites Lebanon's Aoun to direct border talks

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has been invited to hold direct talks with Israel over the disputed maritime border between the two countries.

Israel accuses Lebanon of changing stance on maritime border

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Israel accuses Lebanon of changing stance on maritime border

Israel and Lebanon - historically staunch enemies - entered into negotiations last month to resolve the border dispute which will determine the ...

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Greece could be sued over Syrian expulsion to Turkey

A 26-year-old Syrian man said he was illegally expelled from Greece in 2016 whilst searching for his 11-year-old brother.

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Israel plans rail link between Mediterranean and Gulf states

The discussion came after Israel recently signed deals to normalise ties with Gulf states Bahrain and the UAE.

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Trump 'prioritising' end to Qatar blockade before exit

Trump's national security advisor, Robert O'Brien said ending the Qatar blockade is a top priority for the outgoing administration.

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Egyptian scuba diver breaks world record, spending 145-hours underwater

Saddam Al-Kilany, 29, remained underwater for a total of 145 hours and 30 minutes.

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Army identifies 5 Americans killed in Egypt helicopter crash

Five American soldiers, a French peacekeeper and a Czech officer were killed in the helicopter crash near Sharm el-Sheikh.

Humanitarian ship brings 255 migrants to Sicily

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Humanitarian ship brings 255 migrants to Sicily

At least 255 migrants rescued from boats in distress were handed over to Italian authorities after being assisted by the humanitarian Open Arms ...

Second Libya shipwreck raises toll to around 100

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Second Libya shipwreck raises toll to around 100

'Rescued by local fishermen, they were in shock and terrified; they saw loved ones disappear beneath the waves, dying in front of their eyes,' ...

Saudis 'thwart attack on oil facility near Yemen'

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Saudis 'thwart attack on oil facility near Yemen'

Saudi Arabia said it intercepted an attack by the Houthi rebels that sparked a fire near an Aramco distribution centre.

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