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Yemen Houthi drones, missiles defy years of Saudi air strikes

8:14pm BST

DUBAI, Sept 17 At a weapons exhibition in July in Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, military officials whipped silken sheets off what they said were newly-developed drones and missiles.

Sanctions-hit Lebanese bank denies Hezbollah ties

30 Aug 2019

BEIRUT Lebanon's central bank said it would guarantee all "legitimate deposits" in the newly sanctioned Jammal Trust Bank, which on Friday rejected U.S. allegations that it helps to fund Iran-backed Hezbollah.

Sanctions-hit Lebanese bank denies Hezbollah ties

30 Aug 2019

BEIRUT Lebanon's central bank said it would guarantee all "legitimate deposits" in the newly sanctioned Jammal Trust Bank, which on Friday rejected U.S. allegations that it helps to fund Iran-backed Hezbollah.

UPDATE 2-Sanctions-hit Lebanese bank denies Hezbollah ties

30 Aug 2019

* Central bank says it will guarantee all legitimate deposits

Hezbollah says will hit back at Israel as Lebanon fires at Israeli drones

28 Aug 2019

BEIRUT Hezbollah said it would respond with a "surprise" strike against Israel after drones crashed in Lebanon at the weekend but it also said a new full-out war between the longtime adversaries remains unlikely.

Hezbollah leader says Israeli army to face quick retaliation to drone 'attack' in Beirut

25 Aug 2019

BEIRUT Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday warned the Israeli army stationed along the border with Lebanon that his movement was preparing an imminent response to two Israeli drones which crashed overnight in a suburb of Beirut.

Hezbollah leader says Israeli army to face quick retaliation to drone 'attack' in Beirut

25 Aug 2019

BEIRUT Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday warned the Israeli army stationed along the border with Lebanon that his movement was preparing an imminent response to two Israeli drones which crashed overnight in a suburb of Beirut.

Australia joins U.S.-led mission to protect Gulf shipping

21 Aug 2019

SYDNEY/DUBAI Australia will join the United States in a security mission to protect merchant vessels travelling through key Middle East waterways after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.

UAE drawdown in Yemen raises hopes of ceasefire this year

24 Jul 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI A United Arab Emirates' military drawdown in Yemen is building momentum for a nationwide truce this year, bolstering efforts by the Saudi-led coalition it is part of to end a war that has tarnished the image of U.S.-allied Gulf states.

Exclusive: UAE scales down military presence in Yemen as Gulf tensions flare

28 Jun 2019

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates, a key member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, is scaling back its military presence there as worsening U.S.-Iran tensions threaten security closer to home, four western diplomatic sources said.

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