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Bahrain identifies bombing suspects

Several suspects in a bombing in Bahrain that killed two policeman have been identified and some have been arrested, the state news agency BNA said quoting the ministry of interior. The bomb on Tuesday, which wounded six people, w

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Bombing, heavy fighting rock Yemen despite truce

Saudi-led air strikes and heavy shelling between warring factions shook several cities in Yemen on Saturday, residents said, violating a United Nations humanitarian truce which took effect just before midnight. The UN-brokered pau

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Saudi brothers arrested over Kuwait bombing

Three Saudi brothers have been arrested in connection with the suicide bombing of a Shi'ite mosque in Kuwait last month, the Saudi and Kuwaiti authorities said on Tuesday. The attack during Friday prayers, which killed 27 peop

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Saudi-led jets bomb Yemen as Hadi rejects new talks

Air strikes by Saudi-led forces hit military bases across Yemen on Friday, residents told Reuters, and the country's foreign minister was quoted as saying there was no need to convene another peace summit after the first round of talks faile

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Yemen talks end without ceasefire

UN-sponsored talks in Geneva on a ceasefire between Yemen's warring parties ended on Friday without a deal as Saudi-led warplanes staged further strikes on the dominant Houthi armed faction and allies including elite Republican Guards.

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Saudi King vows to punish people behind attack

Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Sunday he was "heartbroken" over a suicide bombing at a Shi'ite mosque in the kingdom that killed 21 people, state news agency SPA reported, a conciliatory statement as sectarian strife intens

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Islamic State claims Saudi mosque bombing

A suicide bomber killed 21 worshippers on Friday in a packed mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents and the health minister said, the first attack in the kingdom to be claimed by Islamic State militants. It was one of the deadl

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Saudi sends tanks as ‘strike force’ to Yemen border

Saudi Arabia is sending a "strike force" to its border with Yemen, state-owned media reported on Monday, hours after the kingdom's forces and Houthi rebels in Yemen traded heavy artillery fire. The Saudi-owned Al Ara

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UN marks 290 damaged heritage sites in Syria

Satellite imagery indicate that 290 cultural heritage sites in Syria, whose history stretches back to the dawn of civilization, have been damaged by its ongoing civil war, the United Nations' training and research arm (UNITAR) said on Tuesda

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Islamic State shells Syrian Kurdish town

New US-led air strikes against Islamic State fighters failed to stop them from pressing their assault on a strategic Syrian town near the Turkish border on Saturday, hitting it with shell fire for the first time. The US Central Co

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