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Yemeni army blocks Hodeidah-Sanaa road after taking control of airport

  • Yemeni army said it has blocked the road linking Hodeidah to the capital Sanaa.
  • The Saudi-led coalition entered the main compound of Yemen’s Hodeidah airport earlier.
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Iran’s President Rouhani clashes with General Soleimani over Revolutionary guards funding: Reports

  • Iran spends millions annually to fund militias in Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen.
  • US Ambassador Haley: Iran spends over $6 billion annually to keep the Assad regime in Syria afloat
By Arab News ·

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Lebanon to review move to let Iranians in without passport stamps: Source

  • IRNA news agency said some Iranians who had traveled to Lebanon had faced difficulty obtaining European visas.
By Reuters ·

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KSA intercepts Houthi missile over Khamis Mushayt

  • The missile was intercepted at 5:43 p.m over the city of Khamis Mushayt
By Arab News ·

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Rescuers hunt for victims of ferry disaster on Indonesian supervolcano lake

  • The scenic lake, with an area of about 1,145 square km (450 square miles), has an island in the middle where tourists visit, from which ferries run back and forth
  • Ferry accidents are common in Indonesia, a vast archipelago, especially during the Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Fitr
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OPEC oil ministers gather to discuss production increase

  • Analysts expect the group to discuss an increase in production of about 1 million barrels a day
  • The officials were arriving in Vienna ahead of the official meeting Friday
By Reuters ·

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Saudi Arabia ‘has a case’ in complaint over World Cup ‘politicization’ by Qatar’s BeIN

  • Broadcast of political messages in coverage forbidden, analyst confirms.
  • Saudi football federation urges FIFA to sanction the Doha-owned channel.
By BEN FLANAGAN ·

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Paul McCartney teases ‘Egypt Station’

  • McCartney and his label did not provide further details but speculation immediately grew that he was ready with his next album, which would be his first of new material since 2013.
By AFP ·