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Reports of missiles intercepted over Saudi

Two rockets were intercepted on Saturday above the Saudi capital Riyadh and the southern city Jazan, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television reported, citing its correspondents and sources. Residents in Riyadh reported multiple blasts, followed by sirens in northern districts, Reuters said. AFP reporters said they heard three explosions in the capital.[…]

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HRW: Saudi forces torture, disappear Yemeni civilians

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned Saudi Arabia and Saudi-backed forces in war-torn Yemen for carrying out a series of abuses against Yemeni civilians in the furthermost eastern province of al-Mahra. In a report published on Wednesday, the New York-based group said the abuses included arbitrary arrests, forced disappearances and[…]

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UN envoy calls for de-escalation as Yemen fighting surges

The UN special envoy to Yemen has called for immediate de-escalation as a drastic upsurge in fighting threatens to exacerbate the country’s long-running war and further complicate a fragile peace process. The renewed violence between a Saudi-UAE-led military coalition and Houthi rebels has reportedly caused hundreds of casualties since it[…]

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