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Children carry supplies handed out by UNICEF outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Heavy airstrikes and ground fighting across the country have made it extremely difficult for humanitarian aid to reach Yemen's civilians. (AFP/File)
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UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheickh has been discussing with Yemeni factions in recent days a possible humanitarian ceasefire, to last the remainder of Ramadan.
Locals search through the rubble after an airstrike in Sanaa's Old City.  Since late March, a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states has been conducting an air campaign against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen.  (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Militiamen and locals say at least 16 people were killed in fresh Saudi-led airstrikes on Houthi positions in the Yemeni capital.

July 1, 2015

Supporters of the Shiite Houthi militia demonstrate in Taiz on April 1, 2015, against the Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen. (AFP/Abdel Rahman Abdallah)
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Some of the prisoners who escaped from a jail in Taiz were al-Qaeda suspects.
A Yemeni points at a pool of blood at the site of rocket fire by Houthi Shiite rebels and their allies in Aden's loyalist-held al-Mansura district in Aden on July 1, 2015. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
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At least 18 civilians were killed and 70 injured Wednesday after Houthis shelled a neighborhood, witnesses said.
A photo shows a bullet hole on a window in the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, on June 29, 2015, where a deadly attack took place the previous week. (AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)
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A troubling week of attacks across the Middle East and France show terrorism is spreading like wild fire.

June 30, 2015

Iranian liquid-fueled Shahab-3 Scud missiles test-fired in 2008. (AFP/File)
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The kingdom denied rebel claims that a Scud missile had struck a military base.
Two Houthi leaders were among 28 people killed in the Sanaa bombing. (AFP/File)
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Daesh claimed responsibility for targeting two Houthi leaders in Yemen's capital of Sanaa, leading to 28 people being killed.

June 29, 2015

Yemeni fighters of the southern separatist movement and firefighters attempt to extinguish a flame at an oil refinery in the port city of Aden on June 27, 2015, following shelling by Shiite Houthi rebels. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
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A second shelling by Houthi rebels in three days of a oil refinery in Yemen's Aden raised concerns over the large reserves of diesel and petrol stored there.

June 28, 2015

Saudi guards monitor the border with Yemen from Ashiq Island, April 1, 2015. (AFP/File)
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A Saudi soldier was killed by rocket fire from Yemen, according to a statement from the kingdom's interior ministry.

June 26, 2015

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that causes sudden fever and joint pain. (AFP/File)
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The president of the Supreme Medical Committee in Aden says the number of people has reached 8,036, much higher than the figure given by the WHO.

June 24, 2015

Houthi supporters brandishing their AK-47 machine guns, the weapon of choice for many gun buyers in Yemen. (AFP/File)
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The rapidly declining security situation in Yemen has caused a recent spike in gun purchases.

June 23, 2015

Lack of water and sanitation services are exacerbating the risk of contracting the mosquito-born illness. (AFP/File)
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The World Health Organization on Tuesday said Saudi-led airstrikes have contributed to the above-average spike in dengue cases in Yemen since March.

June 22, 2015

A Yemeni man receives treatment at a hospital in the southern city of Aden on April 2, 2015, after he was wounded during an offensive by Shiite Houthi rebels and allied army units in the central neighborhood of Crater. (AFP/File)
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The World Health Organization released a report on Sunday saying more than 15 million Yemenis do no have access to healthcare.

June 21, 2015

New rules allow Yeminis to work without transferring their sponsorship. (Robin Wyatt Photoshelter)
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Yemenis are taking advantage of the high demand for temporary workers in shops and restaurants.
Relax, you’re in Lebanon! Breaking your fast in public here gets you nothing more than dirty looks and an occasional flying slipper. That said, be respectful of your practicing Muslim brothers and sisters and refrain from eating, drinking or smoking in the public areas of Lebanon’s more conservative Muslim communities.
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Ramadan laws can be hard to keep up with. No two countries seem to have the same rules, let alone the same punishments! We broke down the laws for the most popular destinations in the Arab world. What's in, what's out, and what you'll have to do to make amends. It's the Ramadan crackdown countdown!