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    Yemen: Hiding Behind Coalition’s Unlawful Attacks

    Members of the Saudi-led coalition have sought to avoid international legal liability by refusing to provide information on their role in alleged unlawful airstrikes in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said today.

    West Asia
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    Trump calls King Salman, urges diplomatic solution for Qatar crisis

    US President Donald Trump has called for a diplomatic solution for the crisis between Qatar and its neighbouring countries, urging them to follow their commitment in fighting terrorism.

    West Asia
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    Doha worried about potential 'harassment' of Qatari pilgrims

    Qatar has sent only dozens of its citizens across the border to Saudi Arabia for this week’s hajj pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest sites because of the increasingly bitter crisis between the Gulf neighbours.

    West Asia
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    Saudi airstrikes killed 42 civilians in 1 week:UN

    Airstrikes by a coalition under the leadership of the regime in Riyadh against civilian targets across Yemen have killed 42 more civilians, including a number of children, over the past week, the United Nations human.

    West Asia
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    No Hajj for Qataris this year amid Saudi row

    The official Qatar News Agency reported on Tuesday that Qatar's religious authorities "did not find any cooperation or positive response from the Ministry of Hajj, which has led to confusion and suspension.

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    1.4 million Muslims in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

    More than 1.4 million Muslims have arrived so far in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage slated to begin next week, with this year’s rituals featuring the return of tens of thousands of Iranians.

    World
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    Fresh Saudi airstrikes kill dozens in Yemen’s Sana’a

    Meanwhile, the Saudi air raids, which targeted security centers in the south of Sana’a City, killed two Yemenis and injured over 10 others, according to the report.

    West Asia
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    Mind your language

    Listen up! All you wannabe Green Card holders. Brush up your English language skills before you face the dour-faced immigration officer at your US port of entry. No, this is not a joke being played on you.

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    Qatar, US stage joint military exercise in crisis-hit Doha

    The American military and Qatari armed forces have staged a joint training exercise in Doha amid strong tensions between the Persian Gulf Arab state and a Saudi-led alliance.

    West Asia
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    Mystery Qatari sheikh pushed into Gulf crisis spotlight

    On August 17, it was announced that Saudi’s King Salman had ordered the reopening of the Qatar border to allow pilgrims from the emirate to join the annual hajj pilgrimage to Makkah.

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    Sharia-free vacation plans for Saudi Arabia

    Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia announced plans to build beach resorts on the Red Sea as part of a project that will include luxury hotels, residential units, and transport infrastructure on 50 islands and along.

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    And the winners in the post-Daesh era are …

    Muqtada al-Sadr is up to something. In 2004 occupied Iraq, the nationalist leader who later engineered the Sadrist movement was even demonized as America’s number one enemy – briefly dethroning Osama bin Laden.

    West Asia
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    13 things you need to know about Yemen

    War, famine, poverty and al-Qaeda are just some of the keywords that tend to pop up when discussing the "Middle East's poorest nation" – Yemen.However, the truth is, Yemen boasts a rich history.

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    Last house in restive Shia town demolished: Saudi authorities

    Authorities in Saudi Arabia confirmed on Wednesday that the last residential building in the historic centre of a restive Shia town has been demolished, after officials alleged it had become a hideout for localmilitants.

    West Asia
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    Amid Gulf crisis,Saudi to open border with Qatar for pilgrims

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the reopening of the border with Qatar to facilitate the annual hajj pilgrimage, state media said Thursday, in the first signs of a thaw after the region's worst.

    West Asia
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    S. Arabia seeks dismissal of 9/11 lawsuits

    Saudi Arabia has asked a New York federal judge to dismiss 25 lawsuits filed against it in relation to its alleged support of the Sept 11, 2001 attacks, court documents filed on Monday say.

    West Asia
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    ‘31 Hajj pilgrims die in Saudi in one day’

    The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Monday that 31 pilgrims, all foreign nationals, had died on Sunday, without elaborating on the cause of their death.

    West Asia
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    Saudi Arabia can down Qatari planes: State TV

    Citing “international law,” a voiceover accompanying the production said, “A state that bans flights from entering its airspace has the right to deal with the violating plane in any way it wishes.”

    West Asia
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    Shia neighborhood totally flattened: Saudis

    According to Eastern Province’s secretariat on Tuesday, the demolition of the neighborhood has been fully completed in preparation for the commencement of removal work.

    West Asia
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    Saudi Crown Prince 'wants out' of Yemen war

    Saudi Arabia's crown prince has told two former American officials that he "wants out" of the two-year war he started in Yemen, and that he is not against US rapprochement with Iran, according to leaked emails.

    West Asia
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    Saudi Arabia 'seeks Iraq's help' to mend ties with Iran

    Citing Qasim al-Araji, Iraq's interior minister, the Iraqi satellite channel Alghadeer reported that Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has asked Haider al-Abadi to lead the mediation with Iran.

    West Asia
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    Nobel laureates urge Saudi Arabia's King Salman to halt 14 executions

    Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners are appealing to Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince to show mercy and halt the executions of 14 young people sentenced to death for participating in protests in 2012.

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    14 Shia Saudis at imminent risk of execution, HRW warns

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned that 14 Shia Saudi citizens are at imminent risk of execution after Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court upheld their death sentences in mid-July following an “unfair trial”

    West Asia
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    Int'l Red Cross warns of rising air strikes against civilians in Yemen

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned Tuesday of the rising trend recently of air strikes targeting civilians in Yemen, urging for an end to such practices.

    West Asia

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