Yemen's Houthis warn of further attacks against Saudi

A series of missiles were launched into neighbouring Saudi Arabia on Sunday night, killing one and injuring several others. Houthi fighters in northern Yemen have warned they will fire more missiles into Saudi Arabia, if the Saudis do not stop their bombing raids. On Sunday, the Houthis sent several rockets across the border, targeting the capital Riyadh. The incident is […]

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Israel to provide details on plan to deport African refugees

The Israeli government has until Monday to provide further details of its controversial plan to expel thousands of African refugees – mostly Eritrean and Sudanese – to a third African country. The Israeli government has been given until Monday to provide more details of its plan to deport more than 40,000 African refugees. The Supreme Court set the deadline after […]

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Yemen's Houthis warn of further attacks against Saudi

A series of missiles were launched into neighbouring Saudi Arabia on Sunday night, killing one and injuring several others. Houthi fighters in northern Yemen have warned they will fire more missiles into Saudi Arabia, if the Saudis do not stop their bombing raids. On Sunday, the Houthis sent several rockets across the border, targeting the capital Riyadh. The incident is […]

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Israel targets Hamas site in Gaza Strip

No casualties reported after four Israeli raids targeted a Hamas site in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces have targeted a Hamas site with four raids early on Sunday in the southern town of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, causing property damages. No casualties were reported. In a statement, Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum said that the air raids […]

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Turkey-backed Syrian rebels advance towards Afrin

Syrian rebels backed by Turkey say they have taken more positions from Kurdish fighters around the city of Afrin. Kurdish YPG fighters who are backed by the US are getting support from the Syrian government. But Syrian militias coming to support the YPG had to retreat after Turkish artillery prevented their advance. Al Jazeera’s Osama bin Javaid has more from […]

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Bahrain: Five years in jail for Nabeel Rajab's tweets

Nabeel Rajab’s charges include a 2015 social media post criticising Saudi Arabia’s invasion of Yemen. A court in Bahrain has convicted political activist Nabeel Rajab and sentenced him to five years in prison, for his comments online denouncing Saudi Arabia’s role in the war in Yemen and for criticising prison abuse in his country.   The Bahrain Center for Human […]

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Kabul purges Mujahideen and Soviet-era army generals

Ghani Government to retire over 2,000 high-ranking military officers in the next 2 years, under controversial plan. A major shakeup at the top level in the Afghan army amid a resilient Taliban revolt has caused shockwaves in the war-stricken country. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani directed the retirement of more than 160 Afghan National Army (ANA) generals last week. The Kabul […]

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ISIL claims deadly suicide car bombings in Yemen's Aden

Civilian and military casualties reported in suicide car bombings outside counterterrorism camp in southwestern Aden. Dozens of people have been killed or wounded in two suicide car bombings in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, witnesses and local medics say. Saturday’s attack occurred outside the gate of a counterterrorism camp in the city’s southwest, according to the witnesses. The […]

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