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Jordan protests: What you should know

Government sees new tax law as important economic reform, but protesters say it undermines the poor and middle class.

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Protests against IMF-backed tax reform bill continue in Jordan

Demonstrators gather near the office of prime minister in Amman to protest against price hikes and tax increases.

people in Jordan's capital have protested

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Hudaida: Feared coalition attack 'will destroy Yemen's lifeline'

War-torn Yemen's third largest city, Hudaida, serves as the main entry point for about 90 percent of all food imports.

Hudaida

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Russia 'to supply S-400 system to Qatar' despite Saudi position

Russian lawmaker says Moscow's plans 'will not change' by Riyadh's opposition to the sale of surface-to-air missiles.

S-400 missiles

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Saudi threatens military action against Qatar over S-400: report

In letter to French leader, King Salman warns of 'all necessary measures' if Doha buys defence system, Le Monde reports.

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Saudi Arabia temporarily releases 8 held in activist crackdown

Kingdom says it continues to hold nine others as rights groups condemn the arrests and call for the activists' release.

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Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza after 'projectiles' fired

Israel says it targeted Hamas positions in retaliation to rocket fire, days after a ceasefire came into effect.

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Attiyah: Qatar will not 'fuel a war' with Iran

Qatari Defence Minister Khalid al-Attiyah says Doha and Tehran have differences but they could be resolved with talks.

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Thunderstorms trigger flooding in Yemen

Yet more misery for residents as heavy rain block roads.

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Syria's Bashar al-Assad to visit North Korea

Assad to make rare international visit in what would be first by a foreign head of state since Kim Jong-un took power.

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