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{FD} Ancient temple left neglected as Yemen war threatens history

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Yemen’s culture and historical sites have been affected by the country’s stalemated, nearly 3-year-old war. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi Arabia, at war with Yemen rebels, sends aid to nation

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At a wind-swept camp for those displaced by Yemen’s war, a young Yemeni woman named Leemi, who supports her child and eight others, gratefully accepted aid from Saudi Arabia. Continue reading

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{FD} Outside Yemen’s rebel-held capital, stalemated war rages on

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In the rocky highlands outside of Yemen’s rebel-held capital, it quickly becomes clear how the Arab world’s poorest country remains mired in a stalemated civil war. Continue reading

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{FD} On Mideast visit, US house speaker vows to confront Iran

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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan came to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday promising to take a harder line on Iran’s ballistic missile program and its regional proxies, and saying he was open to imposing new economic sanctions. Continue reading

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{FD} UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flights, Doha denies

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The United Arab Emirates claimed Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain, allegations denied by Qatar. Continue reading

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{FD} Analysis: Iran protests show danger of economic woes

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The protesters rallied for days in Iran, chanting against government corruption and demanding justice. Continue reading

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{FD} AP FACT CHECK: Iranian leaders on foreign hand in protests

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As nationwide protests have shaken Iran over the last week, the Islamic Republic increasingly has blamed its foreign foes for fomenting the unrest. Continue reading

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{FD} Q&A: What’s happening with Iran’s ongoing protests?

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Iran has seen its largest anti-government protests since the disputed presidential election in 2009, with thousands taking to the streets in several cities in recent days. Continue reading

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{FD} Protests in Iran fanned by exiled journalist, messaging app

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As protests over Iran’s faltering economy rapidly spread across the country, a channel on a mobile messaging app run by an exiled journalist helped fan the passions of some of those who took to the street. Continue reading

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{FD} AP News Guide: What to know about the Qatar crisis

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Kuwait is preparing to host a summit of six Gulf countries amid the ongoing diplomatic dispute targeting Qatar. Continue reading

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{FD} Qatar’s ruler to attend Gulf meeting in Kuwait amid dispute

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Qatar’s ruling emir will attend a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council this week in Kuwait, his government said Monday, a summit coming amid a boycott of the energy-rich country by three of the council’s members. Continue reading

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{FD} France’s Macron, Arab leaders to inaugurate Louvre Abu Dhabi

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French President Emmanuel Macron will be joining Arab leaders to inaugurate the new Louvre Abu Dhabi in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday evening. Continue reading

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{FD} Louvre Abu Dhabi prepares to unveil itself to the world

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Stepping into the Louvre Abu Dhabi, one of the first artworks a visitor sees is a two-headed Neolithic statue from Jordan, one of the oldest known in human history. Continue reading

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{FD} CIA release of bin Laden files renews interest in Iran links

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The CIA’s release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has again raised questions about Iran’s support of the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Continue reading

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{FD} UAE stops issuing visas for North Korean laborers

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The United Arab Emirates says it will stop issuing new visas to North Korean laborers, becoming the latest Gulf country to cut back on ties to Pyongyang amid tensions between North Korea and the U.S. The announcement by the UAE Foreign Ministry on Thur… Continue reading

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{FD} Rabbis say Bahrain king wants Arab boycott of Israel to end

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Hosting a Los Angeles event with the son of Bahrain’s king, two prominent U.S. rabbis let something slip out: the island nation’s ruler thinks the longtime boycott of Israel by Arab countries should end. Continue reading

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{FD} Kuwait to expel North Korean ambassador, other diplomats

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Kuwait says it will expel North Korea’s ambassador and four other diplomats. Continue reading

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{FD} Qatar diplomatic crisis engulfs a major US military base

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Qatar’s emir is persona non grata to four U.S.-allied Arab states that accuse his wealthy Gulf nation of sponsoring extremists, but he recently received a warm welcome at the sprawling military base his troops share with thousands of American soldiers. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraqi Shiite cleric’s Saudi, UAE trips show Gulf realpolitik

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An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric, notorious for his followers’ deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq over a decade ago and thought at times to have ties to Iran, has two new stamps in his passport — from the two fiercest Sunni critics of Tehran in the Gulf. Continue reading

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