Refugees | 2020-02-17 Lack of funding puts aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon at risk International aid organisations received only 50% of the funding needed to provide assistance to refugees in Lebanon last year. Politics | 2020-02-14 Hizbullah's human losses in Syria anger base It has become clear to the party's base that Hizbullah's actions are serving the agenda of Iran and that their sons are dying for an unjust cause. Security | 2020-02-13 Arms seized on stateless vessel linked to Iran A UN panel has reviewed a shipment of arms seized from a Yemen-crewed dhow in the Arabian Sea that appear to be Iranian in origin. Refugees | 2020-02-13 Arsal refugees plead for emergency winter aid Many families have only blankets to shield them from the biting cold, as there is a shortage of fuel oil and other essential winter supplies. Crime & Justice | 2020-02-13 Saudi-led coalition to try those behind deadly Yemen raids The cases being investigated include the 2016 bombing of a hospital, a 2018 airstrike on a school bus in Dahyan and a raid on a wedding party the same year. Health | 2020-02-12 Yemen calls for increase in 'mercy flights' out of Sanaa airport The Yemeni government has accused the Iran-backed Houthis of trying to disrupt the airbridge established to transport patients through Sanaa airport. Security | 2020-02-12 Egyptian police kill 17 militants in al-Arish raid The militants were killed during an exchange of fire as police raided a house that had been used as a base for the group's 'hostile operations'. Society | 2020-02-11 Nostalgia inside Iran for pre-revolution days With Iran's economy collapsing and its expansionist policies undermining the well-being of its citizens, many hark back to the pre-1979 era. Security | 2020-02-11 Egyptian forces fight off attack on North Sinai checkpoint Security personnel manning the checkpoint fought back an attack, killing 10 of the attackers and destroying a vehicle they had been using. Terrorism | 2020-02-11 Massive explosion reveals Houthi bomb-making workshop north of Sanaa The incident shows that the Houthis are using Yemeni civilians as shields in their war against the internationally-recognised government, observers say. Security | 2020-02-11 US accuses Iran of building missiles through satellite bid Each satellite launch, whether failed or not, further allows Iran to gain experience that could benefit its missile programmes under the guise of a peaceful space programme, Pompeo said. Human Rights | 2020-02-10 Houthis steal 115,000 kilogrammes of food aid in Hajjah The Iran-backed militia looted a World Food Programme warehouse, enriching themselves at the expense of Yemen's neediest women and children, officials say. Terrorism | 2020-02-10 Al-Qaeda blows up home of top Abyan officer The implementation of an agreement between Yemen's government and southern separatists will help to subdue al-Qaeda, observers say. Security | 2020-02-10 3 Lebanese soldiers killed in 'ambush': army The soldiers had been in pursuit of a stolen vehicle when they came under fire from unidentified gunmen in an area near the Syria border. Security | 2020-02-10 Iran satellite launch fails, in blow to space programme The Zafar fell short of reaching orbit in a blow to Iran's space programme, which the US alleges is a cover for missile development. Security | 2020-02-07 Can Qaani be as influential as Soleimani? The new IRGC-QF commander does not have his predecessor's status and will struggle to address challenges the IRGC and its proxies face. Human Rights | 2020-02-07 Yemen minister blames Houthis for putting aid at risk Yemen's Deputy Minister of Human Rights Nabil Abdul Hafeez says the Houthis are fully to blame for an expected cutback of assistance. Security | 2020-02-07 US confirms killing of AQAP chief in Yemen Qassim al-Rimi, a founder and leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been confirmed killed in a US counterterrorism operation. Politics | 2020-02-06 Analysts urge all parties to pursue Yemen peace talks The UN Security Council has called for an immediate cessation of hostilities, which threaten the political process aimed at ending the war. Security | 2020-02-06 At least 8 killed by Houthi missile in Marib The Wednesday evening attack killed four women and four children in a densely populated residential neighbourhood. Terrorism | 2020-02-05 Experts mull Hizbullah's post-Soleimani path There are signs the Lebanese militia will take on a more visible role in Iraq, where the late Iranian commander maintained a presence. Terrorism | 2020-02-05 Yemen's Houthis in possession of new arms: UN report Some of the new weapons have technical characteristics similar to arms manufactured in Iran. Security | 2020-02-05 Greece to send Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia Athens will deploy the missiles at Saudi cost 'to protect critical energy infrastructure' as part of a wider international programme. Security | 2020-02-04 Egypt extends state of emergency for 3 months The move shows Egypt stands with its armed forces, police and state agencies in their efforts to combat terrorism, lawmakers say. Terrorism | 2020-02-03 Houthis' violence triggers new wave of displacement Close to 10,000 Yemenis have been displaced in recent weeks amid ongoing fighting in eastern Sanaa and in Marib and al-Jawf provinces. Security | 2020-02-03 Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen targeted in US airstrike Qassim al-Rimi, one of AQAP's veteran fighters, was involved in high-level terror attacks and may have been killed in a strike against him in Marib.