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US marines arrive at the Gulf of Tadjoura beach in Djibouti, during a military drill. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty

Djibouti is the only place where the navies of the world’s great military and economic rivals, the US and China, are moored alongside each other. Si(...)

Houthi rebels hold up their weapons during a rally against Saudi air strikes in Sanaa, capital of Yemen recently. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Oil prices rose sharply last week amid concerns that fighting in the Arabian Peninsula between a Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels in Yemen could (...)

Investors view plans for a new Egyptian capital beside Cairo at the Sharm el-Sheikh economic conference. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt’s government has announced plans to build a new capital adjacent to Cairo, in a massive new project that in its first phase would cost £30 billi(...)