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UN agency says UAE soldiers tortured detainees in Yemen: report

UN rights office has requested access to the UAE-run jails in Yemen, but to date has not been granted it, report says.

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Yemeni, Saudi and UAE forces hit rebel positions outside Hudaida

Hudaida is the latest battlefront in Yemen war that has killed up to 10,000 people since 2015, including 2,200 children.

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UAE freezes accounts of nine Iranian individuals and entities

Abu Dhabi placed the nine on its list of "terrorists" for suspected connections with Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards.

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PA: Israel's freeze of prisoner family money 'declaration of war'

Palestinian leadership condemns new Israeli law to halt welfare payments to Palestinian prisoners and their families.

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UNICEF chief condemns Yemen's 'carnage'

UNICEF estimates that 2,200 children have so far been killed and 3,400 others injured in the war-torn country.

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Rouhani: Iran to stick to nuclear deal if interests are preserved

President Rouhani says Iran is 'committed' to non-proliferation as he tries to save nuclear deal after Trump withdrawal.

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Israel freezes funds for Palestinian prisoners' families

Legislation will deduct money the Palestinians allocate to prisoners and others killed by Israeli forces from taxes.

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US aims to reduce Iran's oil revenue to zero

US State Department says Washington's goal is to get as many countries as possible down to zero Iranian oil imports.

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Water shortage, pollution spark fresh protests in Iran's Abadan

State news agency says security forces broke up a crowd that was 'disrupting public order' in southern city of Abadan.

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France aiding Egypt repression through arms sales: NGOs

Rights groups say French companies have 'profited from repression' despite EU suspension of arms trade with Egypt.

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