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    UN warns of world’s largest famine in Yemen

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on November 09, 2017

     United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock warned on Wednesday that if a Saudi-led military coalition did not allow humanitarian aid access to Yemen then it...

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    Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia of Iran’s ‘might’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:50pm on November 08, 2017

    President Hassan Rouhani warned Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that it will achieve nothing by threatening the might of Iran, as a war of words...

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    Saudi banks freeze 1,200 accounts

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:11am on November 08, 2017

    Saudi Arabian banks have frozen more than 1,200 accounts belonging to individuals and companies in the kingdom as part of the government’s anti-corruption purge, bankers...

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    Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

    BBC | Updated at 08:55am on November 06, 2017

    A Saudi prince has been killed when the helicopter he was travelling in crashed near the border with Yemen, state television reported. Prince Mansour bin...

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    Lebanon PM’s resignation a plot to stoke tension, says Iran

    BBC | Updated at 01:21pm on November 05, 2017

    Iran says the surprise resignation of Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri is part of a plot to stoke tensions in the region. An adviser to...

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    Missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh airport

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:45am on November 05, 2017

    Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh's international airport after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, in an escalation of...

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    Saudi princes, ministers, tycoon arrested in sweeping purge

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:05am on November 06, 2017

    Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of senior figures including princes, ministers and a top business tycoon, with authorities on Sunday pledging ‘fair’ justice after a...

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    Lebanon PM resigns, says fears for his life

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:05am on November 05, 2017

    Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation Saturday, citing Iran’s ‘grip’ on the country and threats to his life...

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    Fresh losses in Syria and Iraq push IS ‘caliphate’ to the brink

    Reuters | Updated at 06:49pm on November 03, 2017

    Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate was all but reduced on Friday to a pair of border towns at the Iraq-Syria frontier, where thousands of fighters were...

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    Khamenei brands US as Iran's ‘number one enemy’

    Reuters | Updated at 04:01pm on November 02, 2017

    The United States is Iran’s ‘number one enemy’ and Tehran will never succumb to Washington’s pressure over a multinational nuclear deal, Iran’s supreme...