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Saudi FM to meet British MPs, make case for continued arms exports despite war crime claims
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir will meet with British MPs on Wednesday in a bid to convince them not to ban UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia over concerns the Gulf kingdom is committing war crimes in Yemen. Read Full Article at
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US calls for release of Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab
Rajab might be facing charges of trying to "undermine the kingdom" after the New York Times published a letter by him.
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Yemen ‘war crime’ footage emerges day after Theresa May defends Britain’s Saudi arms deals
Just a day after Prime Minister Theresa May defended UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia, cell phone footage has emerged apparently showing a college in Yemen being bombed by Saudi jets. Read Full Article at
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'Women like us': On Women and war in Yemen
Four Yemeni women share their experience of the war, their struggles and aspirations.
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$115bn in US arms for Saudis should leverage reduction of civilian casualties in Yemen – think tank
The US has offered Saudi Arabia $115 billion worth of arms during Barack Obama’s two terms as president, an anti-war think tank counted, arguing that this should give Washington enough leverage to pressure Riyadh to prevent civilian casualties in Yemen. Read Full Article at
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Yemen foreign minister urges more support for fight against militia foes
BERLIN (Reuters) - Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi on Wednesday urged the international community to step up its support of his government in its fight against the armed Houthi movement, and to help combat arms smuggling from Iran and elsewhere.
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Infant deformities in Yemen linked to Saudi-led bombardment (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
Doctors in Yemen have reported an increase in children born with deformities as a result of the two-year war that has left the country on the brink of famine. Read Full Article at
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Yemenis ‘pay the price’ for UK and America’s ‘brazenly hypocritical’ arms deals – Amnesty
Amnesty International has condemned the US and Britain for supplying arms to Saudi Arabia, arms which have then been used to kill hundreds of civilians in Yemen. Read Full Article at
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Tribal leader who supported U.S.-backed government among dead in Yemen raid
The main figure killed in last month's U.S. raid in Yemen targeting al-Qaida was a tribal leader who was allied to the country's U.S.- and Saudi-backed president and had been enlisted to fight Yemen's Shiite rebels, according to military officials, tribal figures and relatives. The government connections...
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Put Saudi-led coalition back on UN list of child rights abusers, HRW says
A Human Rights Watch probe into a Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen that killed school children has renewed calls to place the coalition back on the UN secretary-general’s ‘list of shame’ for children’s rights abusers, after it was removed from it last year. Read Full Article at
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Attack hits mourners in Yemen, killing nine women, one child: residents
SANAA (Reuters) - Warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition struck a house north of Yemen's capital on Wednesday where mourners had gathered to offer condolences after a woman died, residents said, killing nine women and one child and injuring dozens.
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Yemen conflict: Seven Saudi soldiers killed on border
At least seven Saudi soldiers have been killed in the past week in border clashes with Houthi rebels, state media says.
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Yemenis mark six-year anniversary of uprising
In 2011 protests forced Saleh to quit as president, but hopes have been destroyed by sectarian divisions and conflict.
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Saudi-led coalition strikes Yemeni port, civilians at risk
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition has intensified air strikes on the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, possibly trapping civilians and hampering a humanitarian operation to import vital food and fuel supplies, the United Nations said on Friday.
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Boris Johnson pushed for UK to continue selling weapons to Saudis after funeral bombing
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson pushed for continued arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the wake of a deadly airstrike on a funeral in Yemen which killed 140 people, it has been revealed. Read Full Article at
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Saudi-led coalition intensifies strikes on Yemeni port, UN worried civilians may get trapped
The Saudi-led coalition has intensified its strikes on the Yemen port of Hodeidah, which could result in civilians getting trapped, the United Nations human rights office has warned. This also threatens a humanitarian operation aimed at delivering vital supplies. Read Full Article at
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Will international community help avert Yemen famine?
UN says 12 million at risk of starvation amid war and more than $2bn is needed to stop disaster getting even worse.
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Ending arms trade with Saudi Arabia carries serious political risks, court told
Halting Britain’s multi-billion pound arms trade with Saudi Arabia would have serious political ramifications, the UK government has told a London court. Read Full Article at
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Yemenis stuck in Africa by travel ban arrive in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than two dozen Yemenis who were stranded in Africa by President Donald Trump's travel ban flew into Los Angeles on Wednesday.
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Al-Qaida leader mocks Trump, calls his first covert raid in Yemen a 'scandal'
Just days after a covert U.S.-led raid against al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen that left one Navy SEAL dead, the terrorist group’s leader, Qassim al-Rimi, released an audio recording deriding the outcome of the operation, calling it a “slap” across President Trump’s face.
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Gulf-backed Yemeni forces capture Red Sea coast city: agency
DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemeni government forces backed by Gulf Arab troops have secured the Red Sea coast city of al-Mokha, United Arab Emirates news agency WAM reported on Tuesday, in a push that paves the way for an advance on the country's main port city of Hodeidah.
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Trump risks deeper entanglement in Yemen's murky war
DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen is emerging as a test ground for U.S. President Donald Trump's forceful approach to al Qaeda and Iran, but his first actions there risk drawing his administration further into its convoluted two-year-old war.
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US lawmakers seek to stall $1B arms sale to Saudis
More than 60 lawmakers in the House are fighting to delay the Obama administration's planned sale of $1.15 billion in arms and military equipment to Saudi Arabia, citing the growing number of civilian casualties in Yemen caused by the Saudi-led military coalition.
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U.S. urges Bahrain to free jailed rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States voiced concern on Tuesday about the detention of leading Bahraini democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab and called on the Manama government to release him immediately.
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Al Qaeda in Yemen Urges Followers to Hit Back at U.S.
Al Qaeda’s offshoot in Yemen exhorted followers to take on the U.S. in response to a raid by American commandos that killed senior figures in the group.
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Yemeni eatery owner serves tour group fighting Trump with palates
A Yemeni restaurant owner in Brooklyn grew emotional as he served a tour group focused on food from nations listed in Trump’s travel ban.
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Wave of cold air brings snow to the Gulf
The latest wave of cold has brought snow to Oman and UAE and near record lows to Qatar.
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Iran’s response will be ‘effective & immediate’ if Trump tears up nuclear deal – top official to RT
Hostile rhetoric and actions of the new US president will not be left unanswered, a senior Iranian official told RT, adding that Iran seeks stability and peace in the region and only tests new weapons to bolster the country’s security and to protect allies and friends. Read Full Article at
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Reports: Trump travel order revoked tens of thousands of visas
Trump's executive action barred travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.       
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Nine Yemenis deported from U.S. to Ethiopia under Trump travel ban
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Nine Yemenis deported from the United States in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban were flown to Ethiopia, then taken to neighboring Djibouti, an Ethiopian government official said on Friday.
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How legal challenges to Trump travel ban are playing out
Legal battles are playing out across the U.S. as opponents of President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim nations take their fight to the courtroom. Hearings were being held Friday in a few of the cases.
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NYC Yemenis close bodegas to protest Trump travel ban
Strike supported by more than 2,000 people aimed to highlight the role of immigrant labour in the city.
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We owe them better
One by one, 10 by 10, 100 by 100, they shuttered their almost always open doors for eight hours — and in so doing made a powerful
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Britain backing the losing side in Yemen, must change policy to prevent famine – MP
Britain has been backing the losing side in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and must change course to prevent a famine, Tory MP Andrew Mitchell told the House of Commons International Development Committee on Wednesday. Read Full Article at
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Yemen raid: What went wrong?
The US Special Forces raid in central Yemen on January 29 is further evidence of two things: al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) remains a formidable, resilient enemy -- and is more deeply entrenched in Yemen's tribal society than ever.
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'Unapologetically Muslim': WSU rallies against ban
A couple of hundred people gathered Thursday at Wayne State University to protest President Donald Trump's travel ban        
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World briefs: Buckingham Palace to be renovated
LONDON — Buckingham Palace, home to Queen Elizabeth II, may not exactly be falling down, but it badly needs refurbishing, the British government said on Friday, citing “a serious risk of fire, flood and damage.” Renovations on the building will start in April and will take a decade to complete, at a cost of £369 million ($456 million).
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Saudi-led coalition to start 48-hour truce in Yemen
A truce has been reached that Saudi Arabia says could be extended if Houthi rebels adhere to it.
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Coalition to start 48-hour truce in Yemen: agency
CAIRO/DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi-led military coalition will start a 48 hour ceasefire in Yemen's war at noon (0900 GMT) on Saturday, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
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Yemen: No ceasefire deal with Houthis
Foreign minister says US secretary of state's ceasefire plan no agreement but just "a declaration which means nothing".
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Is peace in Yemen possible?
US Secretary of State John Kerry has said a ceasefire will take effect on Thursday, but will all sides honour the deal?
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Scores reported dead in heavy fighting in Yemen
Clashes across the country leave 51 dead as Hadi loyalists seek to open three fronts against Houthis and their allies.
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Death toll from air strike in Yemen rises to 26, sources say
The death toll from an Arab coalition air strike which hit a house in a residential area in western Yemen has risen to 26 people, medics and residents saidon Thursday.
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20 civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes in Yemen – govt official
Twenty civilians have been killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen, according to a government official. Children were among those killed. At least 30 were injured in the raids, which struck the city of Hodeida. Read Full Article at
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Britain to send £100mn in aid to war-torn Yemen... while selling £3bn in arms to Saudis
Britain is to increase spending on humanitarian aid to war-torn Yemen while at the same time signing off multibillion-pound arms deals to Saudi Arabia, which stands accused of war crimes. Read Full Article at
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‘If US can’t stop the war, it can at least stop selling weapons to Saudis’ - 10yo Yemeni girl to RT
A 10-year-old girl from Yemen, whose heart-wrenching YouTube video plea for an end to the violence in her homeland has touched social media users, has spoken to RT about the constant fear of death she has to live with in the war-torn country. Read Full Article at
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The Arab world needs a new social contract
Is the Arab world back to square one after all the sacrifices it has made since 2011?
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US Senate greenlights $1.15 bn arms sale to Saudi Arabia
The US Senate gave the go-ahead for a $1.15 billion sale of tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia by blocking the bill opposing the controversial transaction. Read Full Article at
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Saudi-led coalition air strike kills at least six in Yemen: residents
SANAA (Reuters) - At least 6 civilians were killed on Wednesday when a Saudi-led coalition air strike hit a house in western Yemen, residents and medics said.
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Bid to stem African refugee flow sees PM pledge troops & cash
Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged troops and up to £100 million to stop the flow of refugees from war-torn regions of eastern Africa into Europe. Read Full Article at
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