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Yemenis fear collapse of UN-backed ceasefire accord

Hodeida - Residents of Yemen's flashpoint port of Hodeida and other cities fear a UN-brokered ceasefire could collapse at any moment, saying that after four years of conflict any accord is deeply fragile.

Israel army razes home of Palestinian attacker in night-long raid

Ramallah - Israeli troops demolished the home of a Palestinian accused of the May killing of a soldier on Saturday, completing a night-long incursion into the Palestinian-controlled city of Ramallah.

UN envoy calls for 'robust monitoring regime' in Yemen

New York - United Nations special envoy Martin Griffiths called Friday for the urgent creation of a strong monitoring mechanism in war-ravaged Yemen, one day after fighting parties agreed to a ceasefire at a vital port.

Erdogan and Trump urge cooperation after Turkey's Syria threat

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed Friday to "more effective coordination" between their countries' operations in Syria, after Ankara threatened to launch a new offensive in the war-torn nation.

Yemen rebels return to Sanaa after UN-led talks

Sanaa - A Huthi rebel delegation returned Friday to Yemen's insurgent-controlled capital of Sanaa after wrapping up an initial round of breakthrough UN-brokered peace talks in Sweden.

Palestinian killed as Israel hunts West Bank shooter

Ramallah - A Palestinian teenager was shot dead on Friday as Israeli forces carried out fresh raids in the occupied West Bank, the health ministry said, as troops searched for a Palestinian who killed two soldiers a day earlier.

US-backed forces expel IS from east Syria hub

Beirut - Kurdish-led forces seized the Islamic State's main hub of Hajin Friday, a milestone in a massive and costly US-backed operation to eradicate the jihadists from eastern Syria.

Israel arrests 40 Palestinians after West Bank attack: army

Jerusalem - Israeli forces arrested 40 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank overnight during a manhunt for the perpetrator of a deadly attack, the army said on Friday.

US-backed forces retake IS hub in east Syria: monitor

Beirut - Kurdish-dominated forces backed by air strikes by a US-led coalition retook full control of a key jihadist hub in eastern Syria on Friday, a war monitor said.

Australia warns citizens ahead of expected Jerusalem move

Sydney - Australia on Friday warned citizens to take care while travelling in neighbouring Muslim-majority Indonesia, ahead of an expected but contentious move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

US, Ukraine navy heads meet after Russia ship seizure

Washington - The head of the Ukrainian navy is meeting his US counterpart this week in Washington, where they will discuss the Russian navy's recent seizure of three Ukrainian vessels, a US official said Thursday.

Yemen central bank expects $3 bn deposits from Gulf donors

Aden - Yemen's central bank expects a $3 billion cash injection from Gulf allies Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, an official said Thursday, as the war-battered country seeks to prop up its sagging economy.The deposits, if confirmed, would follow a $2.

EU prolongs economic sanctions on Russia: Tusk

Apo - EU leaders extended punishing economic sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine for another six months on Thursday, amid heightened tensions over the Azov Sea clash.

Saudi envoy to US: Yemen deal 'will help bring back security'

Washington - Saudi Arabia and its Arab coalition partners "strongly support" an agreement reached on Yemen in UN-brokered peace talks Thursday, which includes a ceasefire in the vital port of Hodeida, Riyadh's US ambassador Khalid bin Salman said.

Palestinian shoots dead two Israelis in West Bank: army

Jerusalem - A Palestinian shot dead two Israelis and wounded at least two others at a bus stop in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the army said.

Yemen's warring parties agree ceasefire for key port at UN talks

Rimbo - Yemen's warring parties on Thursday agreed to a ceasefire on a vital port in a series of breakthroughs in UN-brokered peace talks that could mark a major turning point after four years of devastating conflict.

Israel raids Ramallah after two soldiers shot dead

Ramallah - A Palestinian shot dead two Israeli soldiers at a bus stop in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the military said, sparking army raids in the city of Ramallah during which a Palestinian was killed.

US-backed Syrian forces smash IS defences in east

Beirut - Kurdish-led forces on Thursday moved deep into Hajin, the main village in the last pocket still held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a war monitor said.

Netanyahu vows to find attackers after Israeli newborn dies

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Wednesday to find Palestinian gunmen behind a West Bank attack, after a baby delivered prematurely following the shooting died.

Race to broker truce as Yemen talks enter final hours

Rimbo - With just hours left before the close of negotiations, UN mediators rushed to broker a truce Wednesday between government representatives and rebels in Yemen, a country teetering on the brink of famine.

Turkey to launch operation against Syria Kurd militia within days

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday warned it will launch a new operation in Syria within days against an American-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara considers a terrorist group, risking renewed tensions with NATO ally the United States.

UN pushes for truce, humanitarian corridors at Yemen talks

Rimbo - Mediators in UN-brokered talks on Yemen pushed Wednesday for a truce between warring parties as a crucial step to allow aid deliveries, with 24 hours left in the negotiations.

Mass graves found near ex-IS stronghold: Syria state media

Damascus - Seven mass graves containing hundreds of unidentified bodies have been unearthed near the former Islamic State group stronghold of Albu Kamal in eastern Syria, official news agency SANA said.

Netanyahu says UN force should rein in Hezbollah more

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday that the Italian-led UN peacekeeping force in south Lebanon should do more to rein in Hezbollah.

Thousands flee bombs and hunger in eastern Syria

Kamishli - Faraj was born in the pouring rain on a nondescript stretch of desert road in eastern Syria as his family fled escalating fighting over the Islamic State group's last bastion.

UN chief to attend Yemen peace talks amid de-escalation push

Rimbo - The UN Secretary-General will attend the closing session of talks between Yemen's government and rival rebels in Sweden this week, his office said Tuesday, amid a last-minute push to contain the violence in two of the war-torn country's hotspots.

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in West Bank

Hebron - A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces on Tuesday near the flashpoint city of Hebron in the south of the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said.

Russian info war preceded Ukrainian ship seizures: EU

Apo - Russia launched a year-long fake news campaign about Kiev's and NATO's plans for the Azov Sea before seizing three Ukrainian ships and their crew there, EU security commissioner Julian King alleged Monday.

UN pushes 'de-escalation' in key port, besieged city at Yemen talks

Rimbo - The United Nations has submitted proposals for de-escalation in the flashpoint Yemeni port city of Hodeida as well as the country's third city of Taiz to warring parties at UN-sponsored talks in Sweden.

Iraq marks one year since 'victory' against IS

Baghdad - Iraq's premier on Monday marked a year since his country declared victory against the Islamic State group by pledging to fight corruption next, even as he faces a political crisis within his government.
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