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U.N. Aid Chief Calls for End to Fighting in Yemen

U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock appealed Thursday for a halt to fighting in Yemen amid intense diplomacy to end a war that has pushed millions to the brink of famine.

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Outgoing U.N. Envoy Rues 'Missed Opportunity' at Astana Syria Talks

The United Nations envoy on Syria signed off from his posting Thursday ruing "a missed opportunity" to help end the country's long conflict at talks in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.

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Pompeo, Mattis Urge Senate to Maintain Saudi Military Support

Two top officials from the administration of President Donald Trump sought Wednesday to persuade U.S. lawmakers to maintain America's increasingly contentious backing of Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen, arguing that pulling back would worsen the brutal conflict.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis appeared before the Senate ahead of a planned vote on reducing military assistance to Riyadh, which has been blamed for high civilian death rates in Yemen strikes and is facing global ire over the death of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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U.N. Aid Chief to Visit Yemen as Fears Grow of Mass Starvation

U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock will travel to Yemen this week amid intense diplomacy to end a war that has pushed millions to the brink of famine.

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Putin to Discuss Khashoggi with Saudi Crown Prince at G20

Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, a Kremlin aide said Wednesday.

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British Minister Promotes Post-Brexit Trade in Israel

British International Trade Secretary Liam Fox met Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday as his country prepares to leave the European Union and pursue an independent trade policy.

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What is Stalling the Fight against IS in East Syria?

The Islamic State group has fiercely defended its last holdout in eastern Syria against a more than two-month military offensive by a Kurdish-Arab alliance backed by a U.S.-led coalition.

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Saudi Crown Prince Arrives in Buenos Aires for G20

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Buenos Aires on Wednesday to join a Group of 20 summit, shrugging off the lingering stigma of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

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Protests as Saudi Crown Prince Visits Tunisia

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks in Tunisia on Tuesday as hundreds of protesters rallied against his visit, urging justice over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and condemning the Yemen war.

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Riyadh Pledges $50 mn to UN Palestinian Refugee Agency

Saudi Arabia pledged $50 million in aid on Wednesday to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), which has been hit by the withdrawal of all US funding, an official said.

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