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Yemen talks go down to the wire

  • The two parties agreed that international flights would stop at a government-held airport for inspections before flying in or out of Sanaa
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Saudi Arabia, UAE provide Aden port support to increase aid capacity

  • Saudi Arabia and the UAE are providing the port of Aden with support in order to increase relief aid imports to Yemen,
  • They have provided cranes for the port in order to increase the volume of relief and commercial imports
By Arab News ·

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Daesh destruction of rural Iraq hinders residents’ return: Amnesty

  • Amnesty reported Daesh fighters burnt or chopped down orchards, sabotaged wells and stole or destroyed vital farming equipment
  • The extremists seized control of much of northern Iraq in the summer of 2014
By AP ·

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Saudi Arabia ‘will remain strongest ally of the US in Middle East’

  • Kingdom lies at the core of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, political and economic leaders told
By Jennifer Bell ·

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Massive Saudi response overwhelms German musicians

By RASHID HASSAN ·

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US-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters push into Daesh-held town

  • Members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been fighting to take the town of Hajjin and nearby villages in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor since Sept. 10
  • The Observatory says SDF fighters were able to evacuate some 600 civilians, many of them women and children, out of Daesh-held areas
By AP ·

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Philippine central bank holds overnight borrowing rate steady

  • The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas left the rate on its overnight reverse repurchase facility unchanged at 4.75 percent
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Al-Ain mount stunning comeback to reach FIFA Club World Cup quarters

  • Al-Ain’s Sweden striker Marcus Berg came off the bench to score a dramatic 85th-minute equalizer, forcing extra time
  • It went to penalties, but despite a miss by Berg, Al-Ain won the shootout 4-3 to book a last-eight clash with Esperance
By AFP ·

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Turkey remains world’s worst offender against press freedom

  • A report by the Committee to Protect Journalists said that a near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work
  • The CPJ said there are dozens of reporters missing or kidnapped in the Middle East and North Africa
By Arab News ·