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Abyan security forces vow to root out al-Qaeda

Security |

Abyan security forces vow to root out al-Qaeda

Yemen's president vowed the hand of justice will reach the perpetrators of an attack that killed five soldiers at a Mudiyah district checkpoint.

Diplomacy |

Top Omani diplomat to visit Iran amid regional tensions
Top Omani diplomat to visit Iran amid regional tensions

Oman is among those calling for the release of a British-flagged tanker and for London and Tehran to resolve their dispute with diplomacy.

Terrorism |

Latest sanctions aim to curb Hizbullah's influence
Latest sanctions aim to curb Hizbullah's influence

With its first sanctions to designate elected officials, the US shows it will be watching even those who represent Hizbullah in government.

Security |

US destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz
US destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Friday in the aftermath of the incident, which is the first US military engagement with Iran.

Economy |

Iran's supreme leader is a wealthy man: experts
Iran's supreme leader is a wealthy man: experts

Reports reveal that Iran's claim that the Islamic republic's supreme leader Ali Khamenei is a man of simple means is vastly exaggerated.

Security |

Iraqi forces clear ISIS from huge swath of western desert
Iraqi forces clear ISIS from huge swath of western desert

Joint Iraqi forces have cleared ISIS remnants from 30,000 square kilometres of the western desert stretching up to the border with Syria.

Economy |

Iran Air services decline as sanctions take effect
Iran Air services decline as sanctions take effect

The national carrier's increasingly dilapidated fleet is facing a range of challenges, from maintenance issues to problems refueling.

Refugees |

Under IRGC pressure, Deir Ezzor natives leave
Under IRGC pressure, Deir Ezzor natives leave

As Iran-affiliated militias consolidate their presence in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, residents have been heading for other areas.

Refugees |

Lebanon working to keep Syrian refugee children in school
Lebanon working to keep Syrian refugee children in school

A recent study on child labour found that 75% of surveyed school age children work in agriculture under gruelling conditions.

Society |

From crafts to Kalashnikovs: arms souk thrives in Yemen's Taez
From crafts to Kalashnikovs: arms souk thrives in Yemen's Taez

The city's old souk used to sell mainly handicraft items, but when the war erupted, most merchants turned to selling weapons.

Security |

Jordanian, Emirati armed forces train together
Jordanian, Emirati armed forces train together

Joint drills including the recently concluded 'Solid Constants/1' strengthen the co-operation between regional allies to face threats.