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October 26, 2016

Yemeni women supporting the Houthi rebels demonstrate against Saudi-led coalition air strikes, outside a hotel where the United Nations envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, is staying, in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, on October 25, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Peace talks held in Kuwait ended in deadlock in August.

October 24, 2016

Bangladesh has seen a spate of extremist attacks, but this off-the-beaten-path destination with friendly locals, cultural sites, island beaches, and amazing seafood make it worth exploring. Hike among Srimangal’s tea plantations, or visit the ancient temple of Somapura Mahavihara. In Dhaka, don’t miss the UNESCO heritage site 60 Dome Mosque.
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Although the Palestinian Authority passport allows visa-free travel into only a handful of countries worldwide, these destinations offer stunning scenery and fascinating culture that will have you packing your bags.
A Yemeni boy sits at a market in the old city of the capital Sanaa on October 21, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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The lack of clean drinking water available in Yemen has seriously worsened the hygiene situation in the country.

October 19, 2016

Yemeni children fill empty jerrycans with water from a donated source amid ongoing widespread disruption of water supplies in an impoverished coastal village on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, on October 18, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
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The 72-hour truce is due to begin Wednesday night after a meeting held in London on Sunday between John Kerry, Boris Johnson, and UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
Islamic Republic's President Hassan Rouhani (AFP/File)
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Washington has said it is deeply concerned at the reports and has called for all Americans held in Iran to be freed.

October 18, 2016

US Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed make a joint statement on Yemen at Lancaster House in London on October 16, 2016. (AFP/Justin Tallis)
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The Houthis have yet to comment and the entry date for the ceasefire has not been specified.

October 17, 2016

Iranian oil field (AFP)
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For the first time since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) deal was implemented, Iran has opened its domestic resources for international exploration and production.
Projects such as the Iran-Oman gas pipeline, Iran-Oman shipping line and $250M worth of Iranian shopping mall projects to be developed by Omani investors are expected to further bilateral ties. (Twitter)
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Oman and Iran are taking steps to boost trade from one billion dollars annually to up to five billion within five years.
This file photo taken on October 8, 2016 shows a general view of the destruction following reported airstrikes on a funeral hall by Saudi-led coalition air-planes on a building in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Saudi's campaign in Yemen has come under heavy criticism since last week’s airstrike on a funeral gathering in Sanaa.
Iran needs to purchase between 400 and 500 commercial airliners over the next decade to rejuvenate its ageing aviation fleet.  (Wikimedia Commons)
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Iran's purchase of Airbus and Boeing jets remains weighed down by negotiations.

October 16, 2016

Iraq thrashed Thailand 4-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifying game on Tuesday to earn a first win on the road to Russia
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Iran national football team will play a friendly match with Iraq in early November.