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Top Yemen Brass Injured in Rebel Drone Strike Dies

A high-ranking Yemeni intelligence official injured in a Huthi rebel drone attack on the country's largest air base died of his wounds on Sunday, medical sources said.

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Pompeo Says KSA Must Hold Khashoggi Killers 'Accountable'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that he would ask Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to ensure the murderers of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are held "accountable."

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Yemen Rebels Boycott Meeting with U.N.-Led Truce Monitors

Yemeni rebels on Sunday boycotted a meeting chaired by the head of a U.N.-led ceasefire monitoring team in the flashpoint city of Hodeida, accusing him of pursuing "other agendas."

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Pompeo to Push for End to Gulf Dispute during Qatar Visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Qatar on Sunday pushing for an end to a diplomatic rift between Washington's Gulf allies on the latest leg of his Middle East tour.

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Netanyahu Says Israeli Strike in Syria Hit Iranian Target

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel had at the weekend carried out an air strike on Iranian weapons in Syria, a rare public confirmation of such attacks.

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Saudi Teen Asylum Seeker Expected in Canada

The young Saudi woman who fled her family seeking asylum abroad is scheduled to land in Canada on Saturday after successfully harnessing the power of Twitter to stave off deportation from Thailand.

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Clashes Erupt in Yemen's Hodeida despite Truce

Clashes erupted between Huthi rebels and government forces in Yemen's flashpoint port city of Hodeida on Saturday, dealing a new blow to a fragile truce, an AFP correspondent reported.

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U.S. Begins Withdrawing Gear from Syria, But Not Troops

The US military has begun moving non-essential gear out of Syria but is not withdrawing troops for now, defense officials said amid uncertainty over America's planned exit from the war-battered nation.

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Syria Says Israeli Warplanes Hit Damascus Airport Warehouse

Missiles fired by Israeli warplanes struck a warehouse at Damascus International Airport late Friday, causing damage but no casualties, a Syrian military official said.

The unidentified official was quoted by Syrian state media as saying Israeli aircraft coming from the south fired several missiles at areas near Damascus about 45 minutes before midnight. He said Syrian air defense units shot down most of the missiles, but gave no details on other sites targeted.

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Britain Asks U.N. to Approve Yemen Observer Mission

Britain on Friday presented a United Nations Security Council draft resolution that would expand an international observer mission monitoring a ceasefire in Yemen and allow humanitarian aid to reach millions on the brink of famine.

The council is expected to vote on the measure next week, diplomats aid.

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