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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Since January, 104 people have been executed, compared to 148 during the whole of 2018, and detentions have multiplied. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace

Saudi Arabia’s execution on Tuesday of 37 men, the majority of them Shias sentenced to death for terrorism, could exacerbate tensions within the kingd(...)

Aftermath of an overnight rocket attack, on the Libyan capital of Tripoli on April 17th. Khalifa Haftar has launched an offensive to take the city. Photograph:  Mahmud Turkia/AFP

The US presidential veto of bipartisan congressional legislation to end US participation in the Yemen war could embolden the rulers of Saudi Arabia an(...)

President Donald Trump has  vetoed a resolution from Congress directing him to end US participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the second such move of his presidency. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has vetoed a bipartisan resolution that would have forced an end to US military involvement in Saudi Arabia’s civil war in Y(...)

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas: “You cannot drag out Brexit for a decade.”

Germany’s foreign minister has warned London that there will be no Brexit extension beyond October, sending out the strongest signal yet that Berlin’s(...)

Sudanese people  celebrate in the streets of Khartoum on Friday after Sudanese defense minister and head of Sudan’s military council, Awad Ibn Auf, stepped down a day after leading a military coup. Photograph: EPA

Sudan’s defence minister stepped down abruptly last night as head of the country’s transitional ruling military council after only a day in the post, (...)

The explosion damaged nearby schools. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

A large explosion at a warehouse in Yemen’s rebel-held capital has killed at least 13 people, including seven children, and wounded more than 100, loc(...)

Pope Francis: ‘Rich Europe and America sell weapons used to kill children and kill people. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty

Pope Francis has blamed Europe and the United States for the deaths of children in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, saying wealthy Western countries fuel(...)

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi:  scriptwriters were ordered to glorify the military, to attack the Muslim Brotherhood and to promote conservative family values. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty

In his desire to wield sweeping power, president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt has suppressed politics, cowed the media and jailed legions of opponent(...)

Yemeni protesters hold placards during a demonstration outside the United Nations office to lift the siege on the port of Hodeida, in the capital Sana’a. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images

While Yemenis have marked with protests the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led war on their country, cholera continues to spread with 1,000 new cases(...)

Houthi militiamen riding a vehicle patrol in Sana’a, Yemen. File photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Save The Children says a hospital it supports in Yemen has been hit by an airstrike, and at least seven people have been killed. The humanitarian org(...)

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