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    Clashes resume in Hodeidah

    Reuters . Aden | Updated at 01:38am on November 21, 2018

    Intense fighting broke out in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah late on Monday, shattering a lull in violence that had raised hopes of a ceasefire...

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    Saudi king backs son amid furore over Khashoggi murder

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:40am on November 20, 2018

    Saudi king Salman stood by the crown prince and heaped praise on the judiciary Monday, in his first public remarks since critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder...

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    Saudi king urges action against Iran, backs Yemen peace

    Reuters . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman called on the international community on Monday to halt Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programme, and he also reiterated the kingdom’s...

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    Yemen’s Houthis halt missile attacks on Saudi coalition

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 11:59am on November 19, 2018

    Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Monday it was halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies, responding...

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    Killers may have taken body parts out of country: Turkey

    Reuters . Ankara | Updated at 12:00am on November 19, 2018

    The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have taken his dismembered body out of Turkey in luggage, Turkish defence minister Hulusi Akar was quoted...

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    Rouhani sees Iran, Iraq ties

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    Iran and Iraq could raise their annual bilateral trade to $20 billion from the current level of $12 billion, president Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday,...

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    Anti-IS coalition raids kill 43 in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    Air strikes by the US-led coalition Saturday killed 43 people, mostly civilians, in a holdout of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a Britain-based...

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    Turkey has more evidence: report

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    Turkey has more evidence contradicting the Saudi version of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi including a second audio recording, a Turkish newspaper reported on...

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    Prosecutor exonerates crown prince in Khashoggi murder

    Agence France-Presse . Ryad | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Saudi Arabia Thursday called for the death penalty against five people accused of murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, but absolved the...

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    Kuwait halts int’l flights as rains lash region

    Agence- France-Presse . Kuwait City | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Kuwait on Thursday halted flights at its international airport after heavy rains flooded the Gulf state’s capital, diverting incoming flights to neighbouring countries not affected...