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UN says 400,000 civilians trapped in Syrian enclave

Fighting intensifying in Damascus suburb being targeted by Syrian and Russian jets despite its de-escalation zone status.

Eastern Ghouta

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Gulf ministers hold key talks before GCC summit

Foreign ministers meet in Kuwait City in one of the highest official encounters since the row over Qatar began in June.

Gulf ministers

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Houthis reportedly gain control of most of Sanaa

Infighting between Houthi rebels and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh's forces continued for the fifth day.

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What is the GCC?

MWC News explains why the GCC was formed, its structural bodies and key security agreements among the six states.

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Egypt's Ahmed Shafik still considering presidential bid

Shafik says he is still considering running in 2018 presidential poll but that he will need to explore his bid further.

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Yemen's Houthi: Ali Abdulla Saleh killed for 'treason'

Abdul Malik al-Houthi lauds removed leader's death at the hands of his fighters as victory against Saudi-led coalition.

Houthi allies

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Iraqi VP 'baffled' by French demand to disband militia

Vice President Nouri al-Maliki blasts French president's comments that Iraq must dissolve powerful Hashd al-Shaabi.

Popular Mobilization Forces

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Yemen: 'Now there will be a new level of civil war'

Uncertainty looms over Yemen as former president is killed amid ongoing clashes between Houthi rebels, Saudi coalition.

Houthi fighters

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Four things you may not know about Yemen

Where did the name 'Houthi' come from? What do the rebels want? What is Zaidism? And what is Yemen like today?

Houthis react

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Leaders in the Arab Spring era: Where are they now?

In the wake of Saleh's death, we look at the fate of Arab leaders affected by Arab Spring protests.

Hosni Mubarak

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