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Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels

Saudi Arabia’s air force intercepted on Friday a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Iran-allied rebels towards the southern region of Najran, Saudi-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya reported.

Policeman killed in rare Oman stabbing

A policeman was stabbed to death Saturday in a rare attack in Oman’s capital Muscat, authorities said, with his assailant described as “mentally ill”.

Yemen: Saudi-led alliance accuses UN official of bias

A Saudi-led air alliance fighting rebels in Yemen has accused a UN humanitarian official of bias in favour of Houthi rebels, Saudi-owned television. Al Arabiya, said Friday.

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 12 prisoners in Yemeni capital – rebels

No fewer than 12 prisoners were killed, on Wednesday, amid airstrikes by a Saudi-led alliance in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, an official in the rebel-controlled Health Ministry said.

Qatar’s emir to attend Gulf summit – foreign minister

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will attend a key summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Kuwait this week, according to Qatar's foreign minister.

US urges UN action after Saudi blames Iran over missile

The United States has called on the United Nations to act against Iran after Saudi Arabia, a Washington ally, accused Tehran of "direct military aggression" through the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Qaeda suspects hit Yemen security in twin suicide attacks

Suspected Al-Qaeda militants staged twin suicide bombings and took hostages Sunday in Aden, officials said, striking at the heart of the Yemeni government after suffering a string of setbacks.

US strike kills dozens ISIS members – Pentagon

U.S. forces killed dozens of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS’) members in a strike on two ISIS training camps on Monday in Al Bayda Governorate, Yemen, Pentagon has said.

Saudi coalition attacks kill many children in Yemen – UN

The Saudi Arabia-led military coalition was responsible for an "unacceptably high" number of child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year, according to a draft United Nations report.

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