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    US to announce USD 110 billion arms sale to Saudi as Trump visits region

    US officials say the Trump administration plans to announce USD 110 billion in advanced military equipment sales and training to Saudi Arabia this weekend as President Donald Trump visits the country.

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    Cholera death toll rises to 209 in Yemen: UNICEF

    The United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) says some 209 people have been killed in recent weeks in a cholera epidemic that threatens the lives of many people in Yemen, which has been under Saudi airstrikes.

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    US finalizing $300bn weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, official says

    The administration of US President Donald Trump is putting the finishing touches on a $300 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, a White House official has confirmed.

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    Saudis paid US veterans in attempt to kill 9/11 law: Report

    The Saudi campaign includes paying American military veterans to visit Capitol Hill and warn lawmakers about what they said could be unintended consequences, The Associated Press reported on Thursday.

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    Iran warns Saudi for bringing 'battle' to Iran remark

    Following Saudi deputy crown prince's comments about moving the battle to Iran, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says if the Saudis do anything stupid, the Iranian army will hit back.

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    Iran says ready for Saudi talks despite 'unlawful, inflammatory' remarks

    “We have no desire, nor any interest, in an escalation of tension in our neighborhood,” Iran's UN Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo wrote in a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Security Council.

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    Saudi prince rules out rapprochement with Iran

    A powerful Saudi royal said on Tuesday that there could be no rapprochement between his country and Iran, which he said wanted to dominate the Muslim world.

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    Saudi arrests 46 suspects over Medina terror attack

    Saudi Arabia said Sunday that 46 members of a militant cell were arrested for involvement in a suicide bombing on the Prophet's Mosque in the holy city of Medina last year.

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    Berlin sells Saudi arms, urges against Yemen war

    Saudi Arabia intends to refrain in future from asking for more weapons from Germany, and to concentrate instead on economic cooperation in other sectors, according to an interview in the German news magazine.

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    Saudi-led coalition warned against assault on Yemen’s lifeline port

    Nearly $1.1 billion has now been pledged towards a United Nations appeal of $2.1 billion for Yemen this year, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced, calling it a “remarkable success”.

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    UN Watch slams Saudi’s election to Women’s Rights Commission

    The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch condemned the U.N.’s election of Saudi Arabia, “the world’s most misogynistic regime,” to a 2018-2022 term on its Commission.

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    Pak to persuade Iran to reconcile with Saudi

    Pakistan has launched a diplomatic initiative to convince Iran to join the Saudi Arabia led 41-nation Islamic Military Alliance and bring about a rapprochement between Tehran and Riyadh.

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    Pakistan, Iran work to heal Saudi alliance rift

    Iran’s Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost on Wednesday met Pak army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa for the second time in over a month in an apparent effort by the two sides.

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    U.S. looks to bolster Saudis in Yemen

    The United States is considering ways to boost military support for the Saudi-led fight against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen, believing military pressure is needed to prod the militants into a negotiated end.

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    ‘Mad Dog’ brags of being anti-Iran in Saudi visit

    Known as "Mad Dog," the 66-year retired general held talks with members of the Saudi royal family during his second day in the capital Riyadh on Wednesday to relay US President Donald.

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    12 Saudi soldiers killed in Yemen helicopter crash

    A Saudi helicopter came down during military operations in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 12 officers aboard, Saudi media reported, and a Yemeni defense ministry news website said the cause was friendly fire.

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    Saudi extends Umrah season by one month

    Saudi Arabia's Haj and Umrah Ministry on Tuesday extended the Umrah season by a month to allow more time to Muslims across the world to perform the ritual

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    Saudis increases fighter pilots' pay by 60%

    Saudi Arabia has increased its air force pilots' salary by up to 60 percent shortly after its bombing campaign against Yemen enters its third year.

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    Pak Govt Draws Ire Over Raheel Sharif’s New Role

    The news of Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif’s possible joining of the alliance first surfaced in January when Asif said the former army chief had applied for a ‘no-objection certificate’ for the job.

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    UN Secretary-General wants dialogue in Yemen to avoid famine

    The United Nations (UN) under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien has called upon the warring parties in Yemen to start a political dialogue to bring an early end to the devastating conflict.

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    33 dead in US-led raid on school in northern Syria

    At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a center for displaced people near a militant-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday.

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    UN rejects Saudi call to supervise Yemen port

    The United Nations on Monday rejected a call by the Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen for the key port of Hodeida to be placed under its supervision.

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    Qataris own more of London than the Queen

    The Telegraph said in a Friday report that Qatar has become one of the biggest landlords in the British capital over the past ten years, currently owning 24 million square feet of the city's prime real estate.

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    Saudi king cancels Maldives visit over 'swine flu fears'

    Maldivian Foreign Minister Mohamed Asim announced on Friday that the visit, which had been scheduled for Saturday, “has been postponed due to the high prevalence of the flu in the Maldives.”

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