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Yemen warring parties agree to swap hundreds of prisoners

Yemen warring parties agree to swap hundreds of prisoners Tue, 04 Dec, 2018

Yemen's Saudi-backed government and the Huthi rebels have agreed to exchange hundreds of prisoners ahead of planned peace talks in Sweden.
Iran's Rouhani threatens to cut off Gulf oil

Iran's Rouhani threatens to cut off Gulf oil Tue, 04 Dec, 2018

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani struck a defiant stance against US sanctions on Tuesday, renewing his threat to cut off international oil sales from the Gulf.
85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen

85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen Thu, 22 Nov, 2018

A leading international aid group said Wednesday that an estimated 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of the country's civil war in 2015.
Deadly Israeli Gaza operation threatens to derail truce efforts

Deadly Israeli Gaza operation threatens to derail truce efforts Mon, 12 Nov, 2018

A clash that erupted during an Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip and killed eight people threatened Monday to derail efforts to restore calm to the Palestinian enclave after months of unrest.

Saudi dissidents fear 'long arm' of state after Khashoggi murder

Saudi dissidents fear 'long arm' of state after Khashoggi murder Mon, 22 Oct, 2018

The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has sent a chill through exiled dissidents, with many revealing discreet government attempts to lure them to their embassies as an apparent "trap" to return them to the kingdom.
Saudi Arabia says journalist Khashoggi died after fight in consulate

Saudi Arabia says journalist Khashoggi died after fight in consulate Fri, 19 Oct, 2018

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday preliminary results of investigations showed U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after a fight with people he met there, state media reported.
Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for combating sexual violence

Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for combating sexual violence Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Saudi Arabia rejects Iran's claim it backed parade attack

Saudi Arabia rejects Iran's claim it backed parade attack Tue, 25 Sep, 2018

 Saudi Arabia denied it had backed the gunmen who killed 25 people at a military parade in southwestern Iran over the weekend, almost half of them Revolutionary Guards, the Saudi state news agency reported on Tuesday.
Israel, Russia to improve Syria hotline after plane downed

Israel, Russia to improve Syria hotline after plane downed Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

An Israeli military official says its "deconfliction line" with Russia for their air forces in Syria will be improved after a Russian plane was hit by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli raid.
IS ambush kills 21 regime fighters in southern Syria: monitor

IS ambush kills 21 regime fighters in southern Syria: monitor Tue, 11 Sep, 2018

 An ambush by the Islamic State jihadist group has killed 21 regime fighters in Syria's southern province of Sweida, a Britain-based war monitor said on Tuesday.
EU condemns Egypt's mass death sentence

EU condemns Egypt's mass death sentence Tue, 11 Sep, 2018

The European Union on Tuesday condemned death sentences passed on 75 people in Egypt, saying there were "serious doubts" over whether the defendants had been given a fair trial.
Europe demand for more talks does not help Iran nuclear deal, cleric says

Europe demand for more talks does not help Iran nuclear deal, cleric says Tue, 04 Sep, 2018

Europe is not helping preserve the agreement on Iran's nuclear program by asking for additional negotiations on issues like missiles, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, a powerful anti-Western cleric, said Tuesday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency. 
Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violence

Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violence Sun, 19 Aug, 2018

 Israel closed its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip on Sunday except for humanitarian cases after border clashes, the latest tightening of its blockade on the Palestinian enclave.
Qatar says Saudi blocking hajj access to its citizens

Qatar says Saudi blocking hajj access to its citizens Sun, 19 Aug, 2018

Qatar on Sunday said its citizens were unable to take part in the annual hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia as the two countries remain bitterly locked in a diplomatic dispute.
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