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Car explodes in central Cairo, injuring 13 people

06 Aug 2018

CAIRO A car exploded in central Cairo on Monday after colliding with a microbus, injuring 13 people, the Egyptian health ministry said. | Video

Saudi oil tanker hit in Houthi attack off Yemen - coalition

03 Apr 2018

DUBAI/GENEVA Yemen's Houthi group hit a Saudi oil tanker off the main port city of Hodeidah on Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition said, in an attack that could complicate a new United Nations push to end a war that has killed more than 10,000 people.

Saudi oil tanker hit in Houthi attack off Yemen: coalition

03 Apr 2018

DUBAI/GENEVA Yemen's Houthi group hit a Saudi oil tanker off the main port city of Hodeidah on Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition said, in an attack that could complicate a new United Nations push to end a war that has killed more than 10,000 people.

Turkish socialite and friends killed in plane crash in Iran

12 Mar 2018

ISTANBUL/DUBAI A wealthy Turkish socialite and her friends were among the 11 people killed on Sunday when a private plane bringing them home from a Dubai bachelorette party crashed into an Iranian mountainside.

Exiled son of Yemen's Saleh takes up anti-Houthi cause

06 Dec 2017

SANAA/DUBAI The powerful exiled son of Yemen's slain ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed on Tuesday to lead a campaign against the Houthi movement that killed his father after he switched sides in the civil war. | Video

Former president Saleh dead after switching sides in Yemen's civil war

04 Dec 2017

SANAA/DUBAI Veteran former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in a roadside attack on Monday after switching sides in Yemen's civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favour of a Saudi-led coalition, foes and supporters said.

Pace of airstrikes, clashes in Yemen sharply higher in 2017 - report

16 Aug 2017

DUBAI Yemen suffered more airstrikes in the first half of this year than in the whole of 2016, increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, according to a report by international aid agencies.

Arab states to deliver verdict on Qatar as compromise elusive

05 Jul 2017

DUBAI, July 5 Arab states that have imposed sanctions on Qatar, accusing it of links to terrorism, were due to meet in Cairo on Wednesday to consider Doha's response to a stiff ultimatum, but settlement of the dispute seemed far off.

Bahrain outlaws main secular opposition group

31 May 2017

DUBAI A Bahraini court on Wednesday ordered the dissolution of the main secular opposition group which the government accuses of supporting terrorism, a ruling that human rights campaigners said was aimed at silencing peaceful dissent.

As Trump visits, Gulf states seen quietly curbing opposition

19 May 2017

DUBAI U.S. President Donald Trump, departing from his predecessor's practice, is expected to sidestep human rights questions when he meets Gulf Arab leaders at the weekend and focus, to the dismay of beleaguered government critics, on business and security.

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Trump ex-lawyer Cohen given three years in prison as risks rise for Trump

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for crimes including orchestrating hush payments to women in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 election, and he promised to keep cooperating with the U.S. government against his former boss.