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Yemeni Army (Twitter)
January 17, 2019 - 08:43 GMT
The Yemeni army has continued in its advances against the Houthis, liberating strategic areas in Saada that were strong-holds of the militia, the armed forces media center said Thursday.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun (AFP)
January 17, 2019 - 08:31 GMT
Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun - who was recently granted asylum in Canada after running away from her home in the kingdom - has a security guard with her at all times to ensure she is "never alone", the Toronto refugee agency helping her said on Tuesday.
UN Security Council. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2019 - 11:26 GMT
Britain requested a vote at the UN Security Council on establishing a six-month observer mission to monitor a ceasefire in Yemen and oversee a pullback of forces, diplomats said on Tuesday.
A Syrian boy and girl wash their boots and shoes from a cistern at a camp for the displaced near the village of Shamarin, near the border with Turkey. (AFP)
January 16, 2019 - 08:38 GMT
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has ordered that $50 million be allocated to support Syrian refugees and displaced people, local media reported Tuesday.
Ethiopian migrants on board a tiny, stuffed ship on the Red Sea (AFP/FILE)
January 15, 2019 - 14:08 GMT
An IOM report found revealed two grim and under-covered facts: Europe is failing its obligation to take in refugees and that Ethiopians feel safer in Yemen's war zone than home.
Damascus (Shutterstock)
January 15, 2019 - 13:18 GMT
Referring to what has been circulated by some websites on a statement attributed to Dr. Ibrahim Bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, minister of foreign affairs, on opening the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's embassy in the Syrian capital, Damascus, an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied the claimed statement, affirming that this statement is completely untrue and baseless.
United Nations special envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen arrives in Damascus (AFP)
January 15, 2019 - 13:15 GMT
New UN envoy Geir Pedersen, who arrived in Damascus Tuesday on his first visit since taking up post, is the fourth head of UN efforts to end Syria's nearly eight-year-old war.
The former United Nations human rights commissioner and a former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson (Twitter)
January 15, 2019 - 10:38 GMT
The former United Nations (UN)’s human rights commissioner and a former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, has boycotted the biggest literary festival in Dubai, responding to an open letter by a group of prominent figures calling for the unconditional release of an Emirati activist jailed by Abu Dhabi.
Amman, Jordan (Shutterstock)
January 15, 2019 - 09:52 GMT
Jordan on Tuesday agreed to host a second round of peace talks between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels, according to the country’s foreign minister.
Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani (AFP)
January 14, 2019 - 17:34 GMT
Qatar on Monday reiterated its refusal to normalize diplomatic relations with the Syrian regime.
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani speaks at the first
January 14, 2019 - 13:02 GMT
Arab leaders have to find ways to heal wounds and put the Arab world in its rightful place, former prime minister and foreign minister of Qatar HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani has said.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Twitter)
January 13, 2019 - 13:30 GMT
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday Washington will seek to get new answers from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman regarding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
'Cultural reform on the other hand is a lot easier and more realistic than religious reform' /AFP
January 13, 2019 - 12:57 GMT
In recent years, reform in the Middle East has developed in an interesting fashion. It is important to acknowledge the two types of reform: The reform of religious laws and the reform of government laws. For example: Saudi Arabia may have allowed women to drive, but their religious laws still rule for the beheading of its citizens.
Brigadier General Saleh Tamah (Twitter)
January 13, 2019 - 12:26 GMT
A high-ranking intelligence official injured in a Houthi drone attack on Yemen's largest air base held by Saudi mercenaries has died of his wounds, AFP news agency reported on Monday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Twitter)
January 13, 2019 - 10:20 GMT
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has threatened to “expel” all Iranian forces in Syria, describing Washington’s declared troop withdrawal from Syria as a “tactical change” of its mission to counter Iran’s influence in the Arab country amid bolstering American military presence in the region.
Omar Abdulaziz, - friend of murdered journalist Khashoggi (Twitter)
January 13, 2019 - 10:10 GMT
A dissident friend of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi believes his phone was hacked by Saudi authorities who intercepted messages critical of the country's regime.