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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...

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    Govt troops push in Yemeni port stalls as rebels plant mines

    Agence France-Presse . Hodeida | Updated at 02:33am on November 15, 2018

    A push by Yemeni loyalists to recapture insurgent-held Hodeida has stalled, according to pro-government officials Wednesday, as local sources said rebels had planted landmines around...

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    Rocket fire, Israeli strikes threaten new Gaza war

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 03:06am on November 14, 2018

    The worst escalation between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza since a 2014 war threatened to descend into full-blown conflict on Tuesday after further barrages...

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    Palestinians mark Arafat’s death anniv

    Agence-France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 02:18am on November 13, 2018

    Palestinians on Sunday marked 14 years since the death of iconic leader Yasser Arafat, with their campaign for statehood still deadlocked and beset by internal...

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    150 killed in battle for Hodeida

    Agence France-Presse . Hodeida | Updated at 02:13am on November 13, 2018

    At least 150 people have been killed in 24 hours of clashes in Yemen’s Hodeida, medics and military sources said Monday, as international pressure mounted...

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    Deadly Israeli Gaza operation threatens to derail truce efforts

    Agence-France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 02:10am on November 13, 2018

    A clash that erupted during an Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip and killed eight people threatened on Monday to derail efforts to...

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    Deadly clash erupts during Israel operation in Gaza

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza | Updated at 11:36am on November 12, 2018

    An exchange of fire erupted during an Israeli military operation in the Gaza strip on Sunday, killing six Palestinians and an Israeli soldier, officials said,...

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    Clashes reach residential streets in Hodeida

    Agence France-Presse . Hodeida | Updated at 12:44am on November 12, 2018

    Fighting for control of Yemen’s rebel-held city of Hodeida reached residential streets on Sunday, as the Huthi insurgents mounted fierce resistance to government forces backed...

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    61 killed in clashes in Yemen's Hodeida

    Agence France-Presse . Hodeida | Updated at 01:14pm on November 11, 2018

    At least 61 combatants have been killed in clashes in Yemen's flashpoint Hodeida, medics and a military source said Sunday, and dozens of wounded taken...

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    Yemen loyalists push deeper into Hodeida

    Agence France-Presse . Hodeida | Updated at 12:00am on November 11, 2018

    Yemeni government forces pushed further into the strategic port city of Hodeida seizing its main hospital in heavy fighting on Saturday as their Saudi-led coalition...