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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.
By Arab News ·

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US withdraws from UN rights council: Haley

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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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Saudi Arabia 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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White House Mideast team holds talks with Jordanian king

  • The US has been trying to rally support for projects to rescue Gaza’s economy, which has been weakened by an Israeli-Egyptian blockade, while continuing to isolate Hamas
  • Jared Kushner’s team plans stops in Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. No talks with the Palestinians are scheduled, though the Americans have left the door open to meeting with them
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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
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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 ·