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HRW: Iraqis forcibly disappeared 'by security forces'

Human Rights Watch documented at least 74 cases of enforced disappearances carried out by by pro-government forces.

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Bahrain charges 169 for forming another 'Hezbollah'

Shia-majority country has long accused Iran of stoking violence in the Gulf state.

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Saudi-UAE alliance to open humanitarian corridors in Yemen

Alliance says corridors will help delivery of life-saving aid to starving Yemenis in Hodeidah and the capital Sanaa.

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HRW accuses Yemen's Houthis of torturing prisoners

Rights group says arbitrary detention, torture, and enforced disappearances have gone unpunished in Houthi-held areas.

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Oil prices hit four-year-high of $82 amid looming Iran sanctions

Crude prices rose to $82 after Saudi Arabia and Russia appeared to reject calls from the US to increase production.

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Yemeni government issues arrest warrant for outspoken ex-official

Ali bin Salem al-Huraizy has opposed Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates coalition's presence in al-Mahra.

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Iran arrests 'separatists' behind deadly Ahvaz parade attack

Riyadh condemns 'false accusations' by Tehran holding it responsible for Saturday's deadly shooting in Ahvaz city.

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Child dies after refugee boat capsizes off Lebanon

The Lebanese military says 38 refugees were rescued while attempting to reach Cyprus.

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Thousands of Iranians attend funeral for Ahvaz attack victims

At least 29 people were killed and some 70 others wounded in Saturday's attack on a military parade.

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Turkey arrests 61 soldiers over alleged Gulen links: state media

Those arrested are suspected of having links with US-based Muslim leader Gulen who is blamed for the 2016 failed coup.

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