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Saudi-led air strike kills 26 people in yemen

Saudi-led air strike kills 26 people in yemen

An air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition killed 26 people at a hotel and an adjoining market in yemen's northern Saadah province on Wednesday, according to medics and a Reuters witness at the scene.

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Brent hits $60 a barrel on support for deal extension

Brent hits $60 a barrel on support for deal extension

Brent rose 59 cents to $58.89 a barrel by 10:51 a.m. ET (1451 GMT), after rising to a session high of $60.08, the highest since July 2015 and more than 35% above its 2017 lows touched in June.

Tillerson to visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India, Switzerland

Tillerson to visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India, Switzerland

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India and Switzerland in a week-long trip starting on Friday, the State Department said in a statement released on Thursday.

Nigeria demands lifting of Qatar blockade

Nigeria demands lifting of Qatar blockade

Foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama said his country was approached by both sides to support them in the dispute. But it had decided that the blockade, now about to enter its fifth month, was ‘not the way to go’.

Saudi academics suspected of links with Brotherhood face sack

Saudi academics suspected of links with Brotherhood face sack

Activists and rights groups say security forces have rounded up some 30 clerics, intellectuals and others in the past 10 days, in what Human Rights Watch has described as "a co-ordinated crackdown on dissent".

Saudi Arabia arrests two rights activists: NGOs

Saudi Arabia arrests two rights activists: NGOs

Two prominent Saudi human rights defenders were arrested last weekend, campaigners said, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissenters in the kingdom.

Al Jazeera condemns blocking of Discover Publisher Channel in Saudi Arabia by Snapchat

Al Jazeera condemns blocking of Discover Publisher Channel in Saudi Arabia by Snapchat

Al Jazeera Media Network yesterday expressed dismay at social media platform Snapchat's decision to block its Discover Publisher Channel in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi calls for social media informants decried as 'Orwellian'

Saudi calls for social media informants decried as 'Orwellian'

The appeal, announced on a Twitter account run by the interior ministry late on Tuesday, coincides with an apparent crackdown on potential government critics and a call by exiled opposition figures for demonstrations.

Saudi Arabia 'detains' more preachers and activists

Saudi Arabia 'detains' more preachers and activists

Activists circulated lists of people detained on social media showing the number had risen to around 30 on Wednesday, including some with no clear links to Islamist activity or obvious history of opposition.

Renewed push at UN for Yemen war probe

Renewed push at UN for Yemen war probe

Diplomats and rights advocates gathered at the UN Wednesday to launch a new push for an international investigation into rights violations in war-ravaged Yemen, after two previous attempts failed amid Saudi pressure.

IUMS urges Saudi Arabia to free Muslim scholars

IUMS urges Saudi Arabia to free Muslim scholars

Preachers and scholars arrested in Saudi Arabia 'should not be used as pawns in political crisis', Doha-based IUMS says