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

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.

Azerbaijan claims village seizure in fighting with Armenia

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Azerbaijan claims village seizure in fighting with Armenia

Azerbaijani troops captured the Magadiz village on Saturday, President Ilham Aliyev said.

Azerbaijan using Israeli 'kamikaze' drones in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

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Azerbaijan using Israeli 'kamikaze' drones in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

An Azeri official has hailed the 'highly effective' Israeli drones.

UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

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UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

The UAE has been sending weapons to aid Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar in his failing campaign to take Tripoli.

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Turkey sending Syrian fighters to Azerbaijan

Turkey has strongly denied claims it's sending Syrian fighters to Azerbaijan.

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Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa.

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Normalisation with Israel would betray Sudan's refugees

Comment: As Sudan seeks to appease Washington through normalising ties with Israel, any such deal would be betray its own people as well as ...

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Israel demands more weapons to counter UAE F-35 deal

Israel will ask the US for more advanced weapons to sustain its 'military superiority' in the Arab world, as the UAE seeks to buy F-35 fighter ...

Israel opposes sale of F-35 jets to UAE: reports

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Israel opposes sale of F-35 jets to UAE: reports

Israel's minister of intelligence, Eli Cohen said his country would not allow the United Arab Emirates to procure F-35 fighter jets even with ...

Ramona Wadi

Israel-UAE 'peace plane' leaves suffering Gazans behind

Comment: As the Israeli-UAE 'peace' agreement takes centre stage, it deflects from a renewed siege on Gaza and the UN's failure to address ...

Saudi allows overflights by UAE services to 'all countries'

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Saudi allows overflights by UAE services to 'all countries'

Saudi Arabia has accepted an Emirati request to allow 'crossing the kingdom's airspace for flights heading to the UAE and departing from it to ...

Macron says ready to host another Lebanon aid conference

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Macron says ready to host another Lebanon aid conference

During his second visit to Lebanon after the Beirut blast, Macron expressed his readiness to host another donor conference for the country.

Kushner visits US air base during Israel-Emirates trip

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Kushner visits US air base during Israel-Emirates trip

Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to US President Donald Trump visited the Al-Dhafra Air Base during the delegation's visit following the UAE-Israel ...

Syrian regime kills and injures farmers in Idlib province

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Syrian regime kills and injures farmers in Idlib province

Two Syrian farmers were killed and three others injured in a Syrian regime attack in Idlib province.

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The erasure of Yarmouk refugee camp

Bombed, starved and besieged, Palestinian residents of Yarmouk refugee camp now face being permanently displaced as the Assad regime expropriates their homes.

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Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port

Lebanese authorities had raised the alarm on the dangerous stockpile of explosive material at Beirut's port at least 10 times prior to the ...

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Lebanon president 'knew' of chemicals at port in July

Michel Aoun has revealed that he knew about the huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate at the port last month.

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Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

Multiple countries rallied around crisis-stricken Lebanon, showing support and dispatching emergency aid after the explosion that devastated ...

Israel violates Lebanese airspace 29 times in 48 hours

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Israel violates Lebanese airspace 29 times in 48 hours

Israel has not responded to the airspace violation claims.

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Iran protests US jet approach at UN

Protests have been lodged with the International Civil Aviation Organization - a UN agency - and the Swiss embassy in Tehran that handles US ...

Russian, Iranian fighters killed and injured in Syria airstrikes

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Russian, Iranian fighters killed and injured in Syria airstrikes

Three Russian soldiers have reportedly been injured in a Turkish strike near a Kurdish-controlled town in northeast Syria, while suspected ...

Syrians alarmed at Russia push to limit cross-border aid

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Syrians alarmed at Russia push to limit cross-border aid

Russia vetoed down a UN Security Council motion authorising cross-border aid to millions of Syrians in the northwest of the country.

Dubai-based broadcaster uses gaming clip for 'Libya airstrike' footage

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Dubai-based broadcaster uses gaming clip for 'Libya airstrike' footage

Activists close to the GNA believe that the strikes were carried out by Emirati Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets taking off from Egypt's Al-Barani ...

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