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Yemen

Separatists withdraw from key posts in Yemen's Aden

Southern forces quit public offices in port city, but refuse to leave military camps after seizing them from government.

Separatists withdraw from key posts in Yemen's Aden

Human Rights

Ethiopians 'abused on Gulf route, forcibly deported from Saudi'

HRW report says Ethiopian, Yemeni and Saudi officials have taken few, if any, steps to curb violence faced by migrants.

Ethiopians 'abused on Gulf route, forcibly deported from Saudi'

Yemen

Thousands march in Aden in support of separatists

Organisers say many demonstrators came from neighbouring southern provinces to show backing to fighters who seized city.

Yemen: Thousands march in Aden in support of separatists

Opinion

Trump is laying the ground for a nuclear arms race in the Gulf

Trump's mismanagement of the nuclear issue in the Middle East is damaging the international nonproliferation regime.

Luciano Zaccara

by Luciano Zaccara

Luciano Zaccara

Middle East

Yemeni official says no talks before separatists withdraw in Aden

Deputy foreign minister calls on STC to hand over arms to government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Yemeni official says no talks before separatists withdraw in Aden

Middle East

Analysis: Saudi activist rejects release deal

Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has rejected a proposal to secure her release from prison in exchange for a video statement denying she was tortured in custody.

Saudi Arabia

Son of jailed Saudi scholar al-Awdah warns against execution

Abdullah al-Awdah says his father's arrest and possible execution is part of government's efforts to 'quash dissent'.

Son of jailed Saudi scholar al-Awdah warns against execution

Saudi Arabia

Jailed Saudi activist 'told to deny torture in release deal'

Family says Loujain al-Hathloul has rejected proposal to deny she was tortured in custody in exchange for release.

Jailed Saudi activist 'told to deny torture in release deal'

Yemen

Fighting in Aden: Four key questions answered

A look at the different groups clashing and the effect the recent developments will have on Yemen's peace prospects.

Fighting in Aden: Four key questions answered

Yemen

UAE prince visits Saudi, urges 'dialogue' to resolve Aden tension

Saudi king and Abu Dhabi crown prince meet in kingdom to discuss the recent fighting in southern Yemeni city.

UAE prince visits Saudi, urges 'dialogue' to resolve Aden tension

Iran

Zarif: US arms sales make Gulf into 'tinderbox ready to blow up'

Iran's foreign minister warns against arms race after Saudi Arabia and UAE spent more than $100bn on weaponry.

Zarif: US arms sales make Gulf into 'tinderbox ready to blow up'

AJ Impact

Saudi Aramco profits plummet as it buys Reliance stake

The oil behemoth's profits dropped 12 percent in 6 months, but it will still buy a major stake in India's Reliance.

Saudi Aramco drops $15bn buying into India, despite profits slide

Middle East

Yemeni official: UAE won in Aden, Saudi silent over 'slaughter'

Interior minister acknowledges defeat to UAE-backed southern separatists, accuses Riyadh of not protecting its allies.

Yemen

Saudi-led coalition calls for immediate Aden ceasefire: Reports

Call comes hours after southern separatists in Aden take control of the presidential palace and government army's camps.

Saudi-led coalition calls for immediate Aden ceasefire: Reports

Middle East

Criticism of Saudi Arabia as fight venue for Joshua vs Ruiz Jr

Amnesty International has urged Joshua to find out more about Saudi Arabia's human rights record.