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Lebanon will only survive if Hezbollah disarms: Saudi minister

December 2, 20179:50 am Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday that Lebanon had been “hijacked” by Hezbollah and could only flourish if the Iranian-backed group disarmed. The Shi‘ite Muslim militia was set up by the powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in the 1980s and has grown steadily in influence, …

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Yemen: Aid planes land in Sanaa after Saudi-led blockade

November 26, 201710:20 am Four aid planes carrying vaccines, urgent relief supplies and international humanitarian aid workers arrived in the Yemeni capital on Saturday, marking the end of a much-criticized blockade of the airport by a Saudi-led coalition. Three of the planes were from the UN, while the fourth was …

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UN aid workers return to Yemen on flights to Sanaa: UN

November 25, 201712:51 pm Humanitarian aid workers arrived in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Saturday, after a nearly three week blockade by the Saudi-led military coalition, an official at the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) said. “First plane landed in Sanaa this morning with humanitarian aid workers,” WFP’s regional …

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Saudi-led coalition promises to ease blockade on Yemen

November 23, 201711:44 am The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen has pledged to reopen the country’s main airport, as well as two main ports. The blockade was imposed earlier this month in response to a missile fired at Riyadh. Yemen’s largest airport in the capital of Sanaa will reopen to …

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Hezbollah denies sending arms to regional conflicts

November 21, 201712:22 pm The head of Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah on Monday flatly denied Arab accusations his group had sent weapons to conflict-ridden regional countries, while celebrating his fighters’ military wins abroad. The Arab League denounced Hezbollah during an extraordinary meeting in Cairo on Sunday, calling the group “terrorist” and …

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Iran’s president declares end of Islamic State

November 21, 201712:16 pm Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the “thousands of martyrs” killed in operations organized by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq. “Today with God’s guidance and the resistance of people …

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Saudi Arabia seeks to ratchet up pressure against Iran

November 20, 201710:22 am Saudi Arabia and Arab allies on Sunday condemned Iranian interference across the region, singling out Tehran’s support for Houthi rebels in Yemen and the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah. The extraordinary meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo comes as tensions between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran heats up, …

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