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A Yemeni fighter backed by the Saudi-led coalition fires his weapon during clashes with Houthi rebels on the Kassara frontline near Marib, Yemen on June 20th. Photograph: Nariman El-Mofty/AP

Saudi Arabia and rebel Houthis are closing on terms for a ceasefire in Yemen ahead of negotiations on a peace deal to end the six-year war. The Houth(...)

 Displaced Yemeni children  outside at a camp for internally displaced persons  on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen on June 8th. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Saudi Arabia has suspended air attacks on Houthi rebels as diplomatic efforts seek to secure a ceasefire and resume negotiations for ending Yemen’s de(...)

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez with a Palestine flag after winning the Premier League trophy - a stadium named after him was to be opened in his home town even before his more recent exploits for City and inspiring Algeria to victory in the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019. Photograph: PA

“That’s Riyad . . . ,” says Mohamed Coulibaly, shrugging. “Since he was a young player he has always believed in his talent and he has never been scar(...)

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman: he  launched a $100bn  stalemated war in Yemen,  Photograph: AFP Photo

A visit by the Saudi intelligence chief to Damascus to meet his Syrian counterpart and President Bashar al-Assad is regarded as a milestone on the roa(...)

Iran’s deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi (right) leaves a hotel after a a talks meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

The third round of EU-brokered talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran is set to reconvene on Thursday in Vienna for discussions on a route (...)

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman: Restoration of relations would be a gain for both parties but could mark a major shift for the Saudis and their allies. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Baghdad-brokered talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia on the re-establishment of diplomatic relations could defuse regional rivalries and change the po(...)

Forces loyal to Yemen’s Houthi rebels prepare to carry the coffins of fellow fighters killed in battles with Saudi-backed government troops in the Marib region on March 23rd. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais / AFP via Getty

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have dismissed a Saudi ceasefire proposal and stepped up their offensive to capture strategic Marib city, the remaining bastion (...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken: “The US supports a unified, stable Yemen free from foreign influence . . . there is no military solution of the six-year conflict.”  Photograph: Ting Shen

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have rejected a US ceasefire plan, arguing it offers nothing new and would exacerbate the country’s volatile situation. The Ho(...)

Displaced Yemeni children and a woman appear near their huts at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Urgent appeals by humanitarian agencies for funds to avert famine in Yemen have fallen on deaf ears of neighbours waging war in that country and those(...)

Hatice Cengiz, fiancee of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman should be ‘punished without delay’ over the murder. File photograph: Aris Oikonomou/AFP/Getty Images.

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee has said Mohammed bin Salman must be “punished without delay” after the publication of a US intelligence assessment found th(...)

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