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UN draft resolution calls for Yemen truce, two weeks to unblock Hodeidah port for aid shipments

  • Britain circulated the draft to the 14 other council members
  • The proposed resolution would significantly ratchet up the pressure to find a negotiated settlement in Yemen
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Britain’s top diplomat in Iran as US oil sanctions back on

  • Iran said its still hopeful that Europe can salvage the nuclear deal, which the US withdrew from in May
  • Other signatories of the deal, including France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China, have been searching for ways to save deal
By AP ·

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with Iraqi president Salih

  • The crown prince and president discussed mutual interests, regional as well as bilateral issues
  • Salih’s visit to Riyadh came as part of a Middle East tour
By Arab News ·

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Spanish PM visits Morocco to boost migration cooperation

  • Spain has this year become the main entry point for migrants crossing the Mediterranean, the majority departing from Morocco
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Pakistan PM Imran Khan fires back after criticism from Donald Trump

  • Imran Khan tweeted that Pakistan had suffered 75,000 casualties and lost $123 billion in the “US War on Terror”
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UAE indicates full compliance with US sanctions on Iran

  • The US announced on Nov. 5 a series of sanctions targeting Iran’s banks, shipping sector, national airline and 200 individuals
  • UAE’s trade with Iran, which is expected to decline further, fell to $17 billion in 2017 from a peak of $20 billion in 2013
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India confident they can end Test series duck in Australia

  • India have never won a series Down Under, but are hopeful they can end that run.
  • Four-match series starts on Dec. 6
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CNN seeks hearing after White House again vows to rescind Jim Acosta’s press pass

  • Acosta’s credentials were revoked after Trump denounced him as a “rude, terrible person” during a Nov. 7 news conference
  • CNN challenged the move in court and on Friday won a ruling that temporarily reinstated Acosta
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Blake Lively makes a surprise trip to Abu Dhabi

  • Blake Lively is the wife of Ryan Reynolds who is currently shooting a film in the UAE capital
  • The pair were spotted at various locations across the city by excited fans while Reynolds posted photos of Lively and the crew enjoying dinner in Abu Dhabi
By Arab News ·