US proceeding with plan for coalition to counter Iran threats

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Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff says he hopes other nations will soon sign up to join the effort to protect commercial traffic in Persian Gulf area Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford testifies during a … Read More

The US is pushing for a new military coalition to safeguard the waters off of Iran and Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States hopes to enlist allies over the next two weeks or so in a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen, where Washington blames Iran and Iran-aligned fighters for attacks, the top … Read More

Yemen cholera outbreak 2019: More cases than all of last year

Cholera cases have picked up dramatically in Yemen in 2019, in fact, during the first six months of this year, the total cholera cases are more than all of 2018. According to official data, Yemen saw 371,326 cholera cases, including … Read More

Pope calls for end to wars on historic trip to the Arabian Penninsula

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Pope Francis on Monday called for an end to wars in the Middle East during the first visit by the head of the Catholic church to the birthplace of Islam, the Arabian Peninsula. Francis, who has made outreach to Muslim … Read More

Iran presents new fateh submarine armed with cruise missile

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DUBAI – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated a new domestically-built submarine armed with cruise missiles at a time of rising tensions with its arch-enemy the United States. “From this moment, the Fateh Submarine joins Iran’s naval force with … Read More

UN proves Houthi missiles found in Yemen were made in Iran

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A handout picture made available by the Iranian Army office reportedly shows a Sayad missile fired from the Talash missile system during an air defence drill at an undisclosed location in Iran on November 5, 2018. (File/AFP) Iran has pressed … Read More

In Yemen, 20 million people are at risk of famine as fighting continues

The world’s worst humanitarian crisis spiraled in Yemen after a Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive to support the government against Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in March 2015. Around 20 million Yemenis are food insecure, UN agencies said on Saturday, adding the … Read More

Yemen sterilizes Sanaa water supplies as cholera outbreak picks up again

A nurse checks a boy at a cholera treatment centre at the al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SANAA (Reuters) – Authorities in the Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa are sterilizing water supplies at wells, distribution networks … Read More

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