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November 19, 2018 8:09 PM Clashes, air strikes resume in Yemen's Hodeidah: residents

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi-led warplanes bombed positions held by Houthi rebels in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah late on Monday as clashes raged in the suburbs, shattering a lull in fighting that had raised hopes for a ceasefire, residents said. They said the Saudi-led coalition carried out more than 10 air strikes and that fierce battles could be heard 67

November 19, 2018 8:23 AM Rouhani says Iran to continue oil exports and resist U.S. economic war

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. sanctions on Iran are part of a psychological war launched by Washington against Tehran that will fail, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday, adding that the Islamic republic will continue to export its crude. “America blames us for its failures in the region ... from Yemen to Iraq ... We will not yield to this pressure 76

November 14, 2018 2:42 AM Trump to nominate retired Army general as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated a retired Army general to be the country’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, as Washington faces pressure to respond to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The White House said Trump has chosen John Abizaid, who as a four-star Army general 88

November 13, 2018 7:41 PM Spotify launches in the Middle East and North Africa

DUBAI (Reuters) - Spotify, the world’s most popular paid music streaming service, officially launched in the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday. The company said services would now be available in 13 Arab markets, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Morocco but not Libya, Iraq, Syria, or Yemen. Spotify has been unofficially 106

November 12, 2018 11:43 PM Britain's Hunt says real prospect for Yemen peace talks but situation still desperate

RIYADH (Reuters) - British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday said prospects for talks to end Yemen’s nearly four-year-old war were “more real” after Saudi Arabia confirmed its willingness to evacuate 50 wounded Houthi fighters to Oman for medical treatment. “It is a desperate humanitarian situation and so I impressed on everyone the urgency of the situation 84

November 8, 2018 5:11 PM WFP to double food aid to Yemen, says 14 million risk starvation

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Food Programme plans to double its food assistance program for Yemen, aiming to reach up to 14 million people “to avert mass starvation”, it said in a statement on Thursday. “Yemen is the largest hunger crisis in the world. Millions of people are living on the edge of famine and the situation is getting worse by the day,” said the U.N. agency 103

November 5, 2018 2:04 PM SWIFT says suspending some Iranian banks' access to messaging system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Belgium-based SWIFT financial messaging service said on Monday it is suspending some unspecified Iranian banks’ access to its messaging system in the interest of the stability and integrity of the global financial system. In a brief statement, SWIFT made no mention of U.S. sanctions coming back into effect on some Iranian financial 91

November 3, 2018 1:31 AM Girl Pictured in Heartbreaking Viral Photo Dies Just Days After Being Discharged from Hospital

An emaciated 7-year-old girl died last Friday, just days after a photograph of her in the hospital went viral. Last week, Amal Hussain was captured by a New York Times photographer laying in her hospital bed. As a result of the severe starvation Amal had suffered, her ribs and bones were clearly visible in the devastating shot. The photo had a profound 132

October 24, 2018 7:46 PM France's Macron warns of possible sanctions against Khashoggi murderers

PARIS (Reuters) - French president Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said he had told King Salman of Saudi Arabia that France, in coordination with partners, could take action against those held responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Macron expressed profound outrage during a phone conversation with Salman, the French presidency said in a statement 57

October 24, 2018 3:52 PM Iran accuses U.S. of imposing more sanctions "deflect" attention from Khashoggi killing

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday accused the U.S. Treasury of announcing new sanctions on Iran to “deflect” attention from the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday targeted Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency with sanctions against eight individuals 63