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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Bombing at Saudi Mosque

The attack on Shiites during midday prayers left at least 21 people dead on Friday, and some Saudis on social media rushed to blame Iran.
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Why did the Taliban go to Tehran?

In the fight against Isis, the Taliban has softened its approach toward Iran and Shiite groups, says veteran Afghan journalist Continue reading…
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Yemen medics: ‘We hear gunshots and shelling and move the patients to safety’

Husni Mansoor works at the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Aden, where the intensity of Yemen’s civil war is reflected in the steady stream of injured

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World Briefing: Yemen: 5 Migrants Killed by Shells

Five Ethiopian migrants were killed Thursday in northern Yemen when the area where they were sleeping, close to the border with Saudi Arabia, was hit by shells.
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Yemen: Saudi-led air strikes resume as five-day ceasefire ends

Talks in Saudi Arabia lack presence of Houthi rebels who oppose the summit’s main goal of reinstating President Hadi

Saudi-led coalition air strikes targeting Shia rebels have resumed in the southern port city of Aden after the end of a five-day humanitarian ceasefire, Yemeni security officials and witnesses said.

The ceasefire expired at 11pm Sunday local time , and coalition air strikes hit rebel positions and tanks in several neighbourhoods of Aden, the officials said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media, and the witnesses requested anonymity because they feared reprisals. The ceasefire hadn’t stopped all fighting in Yemen between the Shia rebels, known as Houthis, and those opposing them.

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Yemen: Aid Coordinator Asks Saudis to Simplify Restrictions

The United Nations said Friday that the relief effort in Yemen was encumbered by Saudi Arabia’s stringent import inspections.
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