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 Yemeni pro-government forces on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida on Wednesday. Photograph:  Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi-led coalition forces have halted an offensive against Houthi rebels in Yemen’s Hodeida port after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) called for “ear(...)

Yasin Aktay speaks in front of images of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a commemorative ceremony. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has absolved Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of any blame in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi but admitted that the veteran journalist was(...)

The cordoned-off Bataclan concert hall in Paris, November 16th, 2015. The “Beyond Chaos: In the Aftermath of the Arab Upheavals” launch occurred on the third anniversary of the massacres. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

When the French academic Gilles Kepel went to Damascus to study Arabic in 1977, the two most salient features of the Middle East were the Arab-Israeli(...)

A displaced child from Hodeidah province carries water supplies on a donkey: a child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen from preventable diseases. Photograph: Essa Ahmed/ AFP

UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths has postponed until the end of the year peace talks between the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels which had been d(...)

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to  the media at the airport in Ankara, Turkey before departing for France for Armistice Day ceremonies. Photograph: Presidential Press Service/AP

Turkey has given audio recordings related to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi to the governments of Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdoga(...)

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(...)

A supporter of Houthi rebels collects money during a gathering to collect food aid and mobilise more fighters into Hodeidah battlefronts, in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

On October 30th, US secretary of defence Jim Mattis and secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on all sides in the war in Yemen to agree a ceasefire wi(...)

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(...)

Amal Hussain (7), who suffered from severe acute malnutrition, in a bed at a mobile clinic run by Unicef in Aslam, Yemen, on October 18th. Days after the New York Times published a searing portrait of the starving girl and the famine in Yemen, Amal’s family said she had died at a ragged refugee camp. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

‘All the big countries say they are fighting each other in Yemen. But it feels to us like they are fighting the poor people.” Ali al-Hajaji, a Yemeni (...)

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