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Aziz El Yaakoubi

U.N. envoy sees troop withdrawal in Yemen's Hodeidah within weeks

18 Apr 2019

DUBAI Yemen's warring parties could start withdrawing forces from the main port city of Hodeidah within weeks, a move needed to pave the way for political negotiations to end the four-year war, the U.N. special envoy said on Thursday.

Israeli delegation cancels visit to Bahrain after outcry

14 Apr 2019

DUBAI A delegation from Israel that was due to attend a conference in Bahrain this week has pulled out due to security concerns, the organisers said on Sunday, after Bahrainis held an extensive campaign against the visit.

Bahrain sentences 167 people to prison in crackdown on dissent

14 Mar 2019

DUBAI A Bahraini court sentenced 167 people arrested in 2017 at a sit-in outside the home of Bahrain's leading Shi'ite Muslim cleric to between six months and 10 years in prison at a trial in late February, court documents and lawyers said.

Peace deal in Yemen's main port hits snag as U.N. seeks aid pledges

26 Feb 2019

DUBAI/GENEVA A peace deal in Yemen's main port city appears to have stalled again despite U.N. efforts to salvage the pact intended to clear the way for wider negotiations to end the devastating four-year war, sources involved in the discussions said.

Explainer: What's so hard about implementing a peace deal in Yemen's main port

26 Feb 2019

DUBAI Yemen's warring parties have failed to leave the main port city of Hodeidah more than two months after agreeing to a U.N.-led truce deal as part of efforts to end the almost four-year war that has pushed the country to the brink of famine.

Explainer: What's so hard about implementing a peace deal in Yemen's main port

26 Feb 2019

DUBAI Yemen's warring parties have failed to leave the main port city of Hodeidah more than two months after agreeing to a U.N.-led truce deal as part of efforts to end the almost four-year war that has pushed the country to the brink of famine.

Explainer: What's so hard about implementing a peace deal in Yemen's main port

26 Feb 2019

DUBAI Yemen's warring parties have failed to leave the main port city of Hodeidah more than two months after agreeing to a U.N.-led truce deal as part of efforts to end the almost four-year war that has pushed the country to the brink of famine.

Peace deal in Yemen's main port hits snag as UN seeks aid pledges

26 Feb 2019

* Warring parties still haven't started main port troop withdrawal

Bahrain court upholds jail sentence against relatives of prominent activist

25 Feb 2019

DUBAI The top court in Western-allied Bahrain upheld three-year jail terms against three relatives of a prominent political activist, a rights group said on Monday, in a case the United Nations says is an unlawful act of reprisal over family connections.

UPDATE 2-Bahrain sees budget deficit falling to $1.6 bln in 2020

25 Feb 2019

* Government hopes to eliminate deficits by 2022 (Adds details, analyst quote)

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