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Yemeni pro-government forces take part in military operations. Photograph: EPA

Saudi Arabia and the United States have agreed to end US refuelling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi insurgents in Yemen, endi(...)

Democrat Ilhan Omar, an immigrant born in a Kenyan-Somali refugee camp, was elected. Photograph: Craig Lassig

The election of two Muslim women to the US House of Representatives as well as the Democratic Party’s success in taking back control of the chamber ha(...)

Yemeni government forces take part in military operations against Houthi positions in the port city of Hodeida on Monday. Photograph: EPA

The fight in Yemen has escalated dramatically over the past week, exacerbating a dire humanitarian crisis that the United Nations says could spiral in(...)

Jamal Khashoggi: disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

An adviser to Turkey’s president has said the team that killed prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul cut up his body in order to diss(...)

US secretary of defence James Mattis:  envisages continuing Saudi air raids on Yemen in the next 30 days. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

The US call for a ceasefire in Yemen will not bring an abrupt halt to the deadly and devastating 3½-year conflict in the region’s poorest country. Th(...)

Jamal Khashoggi: strangled and dismembered after he entered the Saudi consulate on October 2nd to collect paperwork needed to marry his Turkish fiancee, according to Turkey. Photograph:  Johnny Green/PA Wire

Jamal Khashoggi was killed by asphyxiation “as soon as he entered” Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate, Turkish authorities said on Wednesday, as they a(...)

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, appearing at a 2015 press conference, are  due to play a lucrative exhibition tennis match in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

It predates 2018, but one of the contenders for word of the year must be “sportswashing”. In three syllables, it encapsulates a global game fondly an(...)

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks during the second day of the 14th Manama dialogue, Security Summit in Manama, Bahrain. Photograph: Hamad l Mohammed/Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Saturday that those behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be prosecuted in the(...)

The brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi has galvanised world opinion against the medieval autocracy in Riyadh, exposing the fatal pact between the west and the House of Saud. Photograph:  Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images

The brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi has done what decades of beheadings, the killing and starvation of civilians on a large scale in Yemen, the oppre(...)

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, pictured during an interview for  Turkish broadcaster Haberturk on Friday. Photograph: Haberturk TV via AP

Turkish prosecutors have prepared an extradition request for 18 suspects from Saudi Arabia in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, authorities s(...)

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