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UAE rights activist Ahmed Mansoor put on trial in Abu Dhabi

Prominent activist Ahmed Mansoor has been held for more than a year in solitary confinement without access to a lawyer.

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Senators doubt benefit of US support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Senators grill Trump administration officials, saying there's an 'alarming absence of strategy' when it comes to Yemen.

humanitarian crisis

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Child marriage on the rise among Syrian refugee girls in Jordan

In 2014, 15 percent of all Syrian marriages in Jordan included a child bride, but now the number has risen to 36 percent.

Syrian refugee girls

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Saudi in talks with US over troop deployment in Syria

Foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir says Riyadh is willing to send soldiers amid reports Trump is looking to exit Syria.

Al-Jubeir

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UN to relaunch Yemen peace talks plan within two months

New UN peace envoy to Yemen says new framework will only deliver peace if fighting is brought to an end.

The war in Yemen

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Is France reinventing itself as a kingmaker in the Middle East?

President Emmanuel Macron is trying restore France's position as a 'power broker' in the Arab world, analysts say.

Elysee Palace

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Al Jazeera denies claims of pro-Israel group on The Lobby films

The Zionist Organisation of America claims Al Jazeera was compelled to cancel an investigation into pro-Israel lobbies.

Al Jazeera

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Diplomatic leaks: UAE dissatisfied with Saudi policies

Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar publishes secret diplomatic documents claiming UAE disapproval of Saudi policies.

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OPCW 'enters Syria's Douma' to probe gas attack allegation

State TV says chemical weapons watchdog arrives in Douma as France and the US question the purpose of the mission.

Douma

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US and Russia feud over access to Syria attack site

Russia says experts to inspect Douma on Wednesday, rejecting accusations of tampering in OPCW investigation.

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