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    Global concern mounts

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:05am on December 07, 2017

    Global concern mounted on Wednesday ahead of an announcement by US president Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with Pope Francis joining a...

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    Pope for respecting ‘status quo’ of Jerusalem

    Reuters | Updated at 06:09pm on December 06, 2017

    Pope Francis, speaking hours before US president Donald Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem, called on Wednesday for the city’s ‘status quo’ to be...

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    Saudi, allies snub Qatar at crisis-hit Gulf summit

    Agence France-Presse . Kuwait City | Updated at 12:38am on December 06, 2017

    Gulf powerhouse Saudi Arabia snubbed its former regional ally Qatar at the annual summit Tuesday of regional monarchies as King Salman stayed away despite the...

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    Yemen leader orders advance on Sanaa as predecessor killed

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:47am on December 05, 2017

    Yemen's exiled president ordered troops to advance on Sanaa hours after his predecessor was killed by Huthi rebels, officials said, as heavy fighting continued in the...

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    Trump delays Jerusalem verdict as pressure mounts

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:25am on December 05, 2017

    Facing dark warnings of a historic misstep and widespread unrest, US president Donald Trump on Monday delayed a decision on whether to recognise Jerusalem as...

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    Ex-president Saleh of Yemen killed

    Reuters . Sanaa | Updated at 12:05am on December 05, 2017

    Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in fighting with the Iran-aligned Houthi militia raging in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said...

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    Fiercest clashes in Sanaa, ex-president Saleh killed

    Reuters | Updated at 05:30pm on December 04, 2017

    Fighting in Yemen’s capital has intensified, with the known toll from three hospitals reaching at least 125 killed and 238 wounded in the...

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    UN calls again for Yemen ceasefire

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:55am on December 04, 2017

    UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for a ceasefire in Yemen in light of an ongoing humanitarian crisis, his spokesman said...

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    Jordan urges US not to recognise Jerusalem as Israel capital

    BBC | Updated at 08:45am on December 04, 2017

    Jordan's foreign minister has warned the US of ‘dangerous consequences’ if it recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel...

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    Saudi-led alliance welcomes Yemen offer

    BBC | Updated at 09:50am on December 03, 2017

    The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has welcomed an offer of talks by former president Ali Abdullah Saleh whose forces have been fighting against it...