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The Arab leaders met in Egypt ahead of the 2015 Arab League Summit
March 26, 2015 - 20:46 GMT
Arab foreign ministers agreed in a meeting in Egypt on Thursday to form a joint Arab military force to counter growing security threats in the region, the Arab League's chief said.
Among other precious metals, platinum was up 0.6 per cent at $1,153.25 an ounce, while palladium was up 1 per cent at $770.39 an ounce.
March 26, 2015 - 19:00 GMT
Gold rallied to a 3-1/2 week high on Thursday and silver rose nearly 3 per cent as escalating tensions in the Middle East knocked stocks.
The warplanes targeted the city of Sa'ada in northern Yemen, and the city of Ta'izz in the south. (AFP/File)
March 26, 2015 - 18:24 GMT
Saudi warplanes have carried out fresh airstrikes against Yemen, hitting the northern city of Sa’ada and Ta’izz in the south, local officials and witnesses said.
Saudi state news said Yemen's President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Riyadh on Thursday, after reports the leader was in Oman.
March 26, 2015 - 17:10 GMT
Saudi state news said Yemen's President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Riyadh on Thursday, after reports the leader was in Oman.
Civilians and security forces search for survivors and bodies in the rubble. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
March 26, 2015 - 16:54 GMT
At least 25 people were killed and 40 others injured in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen's capital, an official said Thursday.
March 26, 2015 - 16:53 GMT
Yemen's main internet service provider (ISP) on Thursday blocked a number of websites opposed to the Shiite Houthi group.
A member of the Yemeni security forces sits on debris at the site of an air strike near Sanaa Airport. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
March 26, 2015 - 16:19 GMT
The conflict echoes across the wider Middle East, bringing into play regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran that have been compared to a "Cold War" scenario.
Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Gebran Bassil attend a press conference during a meeting on Syrian refugees at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin on Oct. 28, 2014. (AFP/File)
March 26, 2015 - 14:16 GMT
Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Judeh said Thursday Jordan's participation came as a response to a call made by the legitimate president.
Washington has offered support for the Saudi campaign. (Al Bawaba/File)
March 26, 2015 - 13:40 GMT
John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, has commended the actions of a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes in Yemen on Wednesday night. (AFP)
March 26, 2015 - 12:51 GMT
The United Kingdom has voiced its support for Saudi operations against the Houthi movement in Yemen.
Pro-Houthi militants seized state institutions in the city of Aden. (AFP/File)
March 26, 2015 - 11:48 GMT
Houthi loyalists have taken control of some state institutions in the southern city of Aden.