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 Yemenis sit in front of historic buildings in the old city of Sana’a. Aid delivery to starving Yemenis has improved, but the UN is struggling to secure funds for its programmes. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

UN envoy Martin Griffiths has warned the UN Security Council that the situation in Yemen has become untenable and the country now risks fragmentation (...)

Firefighters extinguish a fire following clashes between pro-government forces and separatists in the Mansoura district of  Aden, Yemen on Sunday. Photograph: Nabil Hasan/AFP/Getty Images

The seizure of the port city of Aden by South Yemeni separatists has deepened fundamental divisions between the chief regional partners in the devasta(...)

Fighters from  the UAE-trained Security Belt Force, dominated by backers of the the Southern Transitional Council, which seeks independence for south Yemen, pose in the centre of Aden on Monday. Photograph: Nabil Hasan/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia threw its weight behind Yemen’s exiled president, as UAE-backed southern separatists who took over the port of Aden held strong against R(...)

 An Iranian Revolutionary Guard jet boat sails around a seized tanker in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, last month. Photograph: Hasan Shirvani/EPA

Emirati and Iranian border and coast guard commanders have met for the first time in six years in Tehran to boost maritime co-operation in the Strait (...)

US president Donald Trump (right) meets with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC in March 2018. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty/File

US troops, war planes and missile defence batteries are being deployed at the Prince Sultan air base south of the Saudi capital Riyadh as regional ten(...)

British prime minister Theresa May during a press conference on the second day of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan. Photograph: EPA

Theresa May has raised concerns about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the humanitarian cost of the conflict in Yemen during a face-to-face meeting w(...)

 Hessah Alajaji in her car hours before Saudi Arabia’s ban on women drivers official lifted, in Riyadh on  June 24th, 2018. Photograph: Tasneem Alsultan/The New York Times

Saudi Arabia granted women the right to drive one year ago, a historic move that cracked open a window to new freedoms for women who have long lived u(...)

A UN report into the killing of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi  concludes that there is credible evidence, warranting further investigation, of high-level Saudi officials’ individual liability, including that of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (above). Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

It was 1.02pm on October 2nd last year, and Jamal Khashoggi was about to enter the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Inside, according to subsequent analys(...)

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October, and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photographs: Mohammed al-Shaikh/Oscar del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

As the killers waited for the victim, the Saudi postmortem specialist reassured them that dismembering the body would “be easy”. “Joints will be sep(...)

UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard: ‘There is credible evidence, warranting further investigation of high-level Saudi officials’ individual liability, including the Crown Prince’s.’ File Photograph: Bandar Aldandani/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi since the(...)

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