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Region threatened as Gulf leaders hold summit

Region threatened as Gulf leaders hold summit
Riyadh - 

Solutions will be hard to find on Tuesday when Gulf leaders hold their annual summit in a region threatened by militants and a war in Yemen that has raised tensions with Iran.

Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen: HRW

Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen: HRW
Dubai - 

The Saudi-led coalition bombing rebels in Yemen has been using US-supplied cluster munitions in its air campaign, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Sunday, warning of the long-term dangers to civilians.

Saudi-led troops in 'limited' first Yemen deployment

Saudi-led troops in 'limited' first Yemen deployment
Aden - 

The Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen sent a 'limited' force to the city of Aden on Sunday, Yemeni sources said, in what would be its first ground deployment inside the country.

Afghan delegation to meet with Taliban in Qatar: Officials

Kabul - 

An Afghan delegation left for Qatar Saturday where they will hold two days of 'open discussion' with Taliban representatives aimed at ending Afghanistan's long war, according to an official.

UN Security Council declines to back Russia's Yemen appeal

UN Security Council declines to back Russia's Yemen appeal
Muscat - 

The UN Security Council failed on Friday to back a Russian appeal for an immediate ceasefire or humanitarian pauses in war-torn Yemen, where critical fuel shortages threatened relief efforts and doctors described desperate scenes.

69 Egyptians get life terms for torching church

69 Egyptians get life terms for torching church

Cairo - 

An Egyptian court on Wednesday jailed 69 Egyptians for life for torching a church near Cairo in August 2013, as anger flared over a crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Saudi king names new heir to throne in shakeup

Saudi king names new heir to throne in shakeup

Riyadh - 

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud on Wednesday named his powerful Interior Minister as heir in a generational shift that also saw one of his sons promoted to second in line to the throne.

20 dead as rebels advance in heart of Yemen's Aden

Sanaa - 

Houthi rebels and their allies advanced in the heart of Yemen's second city Aden in heavy fighting that killed at least 20 people, medical and security sources said on Tuesday.

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