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Trump Threatens ‘Heavy Price’ If Iran Attacks U.S. Troops

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump warned Iran against what he said was a possible “sneak attack” the Islamic Republic was planning against U.S. troops in Iraq.Trump indicated in a tweet that the U.S. had “information” about a possible attack but didn’t elaborate. He said Iran would pay a “very heavy price” if there’s an attack.Tensions have soared this year between Washington and Tehran after a top Iranian general was killed by American forces at the start of the year, prompting a missile ba...
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Trump and Putin Are All Talk on Oil Price Plunge

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Well there’s a surprise. During a telephone conversation on Monday, Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin “agreed on the importance of stability in global energy markets.” However, it’s very unlikely either will go beyond extolling stability and waiting for (or pressuring) somebody else to do something about it.Trump, speaking at the White House Tuesday, talked of many meetings that are going to put this all right. He said Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Sal...
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The UK feigns ignorance, but five years on it's still intimately involved in Yemen's war

The British government refuses to track the use of its weapons in a conflict that has targeted civilians and healthcare facilities, and now a coronavirus outbreak loomsThe coronavirus pandemic has forced questions of life and death to the fore around the world. National health infrastructures risk being overwhelmed, food supply chains are struggling to keep up with stockpiling, and restrictions on movement are enforcing social distancing. Worries about loved ones and fears for the future combine...
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Air strikes hit Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa: witnesses

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen carried out several air strikes on Monday on the capital Sanaa, witnesses and media said, killing dozens of horses at a military school. A number of sensitive sites including the presidential palace compound, the school and an air base close to Sanaa airport were hit, and loud explosions were heard across the city, residents said. The coalition said the operation was aimed at destroying "legitimate military targets including Houthi ba...
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Houthis launch air attacks on Saudi capital

Missiles fired at Riyadh and ‘sensitive’ sites near Yemen borderYemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi rebels launched ballistic missiles towards the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, and southern areas near the Yemeni border on Saturday night. Related: Revealed: £1bn of taxpayers' cash to help foreign countries buy British arms Continue reading...
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Saudi intercepts Huthi missiles over curfew-locked Riyadh, border city

Saudi air defences intercepted Yemeni rebel missiles over Riyadh and a city on the Yemen border, leaving two civilians wounded in the curfew-locked capital amid efforts to combat coronavirus, state media said Sunday. Multiple explosions shook Riyadh late Saturday in the first major assault on Saudi Arabia since the Huthi rebels offered last September to halt attacks on the kingdom after devastating twin strikes on Saudi oil installations. The Iran-aligned insurgents claimed responsibility arou...
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Saudi forces intercept missile over curfew-locked Riyadh

Saudi forces intercepted a missile over Riyadh late Saturday, state media said, after at least three explosions were heard in the curfew-locked capital amid efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but Yemen's Iran-aligned Huthi rebels have previously targeted Riyadh and other Saudi cities with missiles, rockets and drones. It was the first major assault on Saudi Arabia since the Huthis offered last September to halt attacks on th...
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Revealed: £1bn of taxpayers' cash to help foreign countries buy British arms

Campaigners say plan will end up fuelling conflict and human rights abusesThe government has quietly drawn up proposals to lend other countries £1bn of public money so that they can buy British-made bombs and surveillance technology.The move has been attacked by arms-control campaigners who say that taxpayers’ cash may end up fuelling conflict and human rights abuses. Continue reading...
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More Iraqi Companies Sanctioned by US

US Treasury Designates Vast Network of IRGC-QF Officials and Front Companies in Iraq, Iran The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated 20 Iran- and Iraq-based front companies, senior officials, and business associates that provide support to or act for or on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) in addition to transferring lethal aid to Iranian-backed terrorist militias in Iraq such as Kata'ib Hizballah (KH) and A...
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U.S. Cuts Health Care Aid to Yemen Despite Worries About Coronavirus

The Trump administration cited interference by Houthi rebels. But humanitarian groups and some Democrats asked for a delay because of the pandemic.
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Virus Onslaught Deepens Gulf Disquiet Over Saudi Oil-Price War

(Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia’s oil-price war with fellow exporting giant Russia bewildered the kingdom’s Gulf allies, unexpectedly shattering their fiscal defenses just when they’re most needed to combat the coronavirus.The United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, along with smaller neighbors, want a return to talks among the OPEC+ cabal of oil powers but the central protagonists, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, are digging in.As the pandemic shuts down major chunks of the global economy, tha...
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Curfews extended as USAID declares aid suspension in Yemen

As countries across the Middle East tighten restrictions on movement to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a spokesman for the U.S. Agency for International Development said Thursday that it would suspend humanitarian aid to parts of Yemen over restrictions by the Houthi rebels that predate the pandemic. A spokesman for USAID, one of the largest donors to U.N. operations in Yemen, told The Associated Press that it will “partially suspend” its operations the following day in Houthi rebel-held a...
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Clashing UAE and Saudi interests are keeping the Yemen conflict alive

As the fifth anniversary of the Saudi and Emirati coalition intervention dawns, the prospect of peace is further away than everAisha al-Temmimi, 21, has never adjusted to the dust and heat of the Yemeni desert city of Marib. Her family are from the lush green highlands of Hajjah in the country’s north, but were forced to leave after fighting between the Iran-backed Houthis and government forces reached their village two years ago.Marib, already rich in oil and gas reserves, has become something ...
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Yemen war: Five years on, rebels stronger than ever

Five years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen's civil war, leading a military coalition to prop up the government which had been driven out of its capital, the Huthi rebels are only stronger, more resilient and gaining ground. The Iran-aligned insurgents' capabilities have developed in the past year, with attacks on strategic targets in Yemen and neighbouring Saudi Arabia using sophisticated drones. Experts say that pressure on the Saudis to reduce civilian casualties in air strikes, a dra...
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New coronavirus threatens both rich, poor across Mideast

The new coronavirus continued its spread across some of the most-vulnerable nations of the Mideast on Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund warned that a lack of medical supplies in Iraq, Sudan and Yemen could lead to a surge in prices. There are over 31,000 confirmed cases of the virus across the Mideast, the vast majority in the hard-hit nation of Iran. While most recover from the virus and the COVID-19 illness that it causes, bottoming crude oil prices have put additional strain on eve...
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Coronavirus Hits War-Ravaged Syria, Where Health System Is Already Decimated

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrians rushed to stock up on food and fuel Monday amid fears that authorities would resort to even stricter measures after reporting the first coronavirus infection in the country, where the health care system has been decimated by nearly a decade of civil war. The arrival of the global pandemic in Syria as well as the Gaza Strip has raised concerns it could run rampant in some of the most vulnerable areas in the Middle East. War-torn Libya and Yemen, which have yet to...
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Yemen Huthis uphold death sentence for Baha'i, community says

A court run by Yemen's Huthi rebels has upheld the death sentence of a Baha'i over his religion in defiance of international appeals, the community said Monday. Hamed bin Haydara, who has been detained since 2013, was not allowed into Sunday's hearing in the capital Sanaa that rejected his appeal against the sentence imposed more than a year ago, the community said. The Baha'i International Community in a statement said it was "utterly dismayed at this outrageous verdict" and urged the court t...
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Virus now in Gaza, Syria, raising fears in vulnerable areas

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — The arrival of the coronavirus in the Gaza Strip, an impoverished enclave where the health care system has been gutted by years of conflict, and Syria, which has been devastated by nine years of civil war and sanctions, raised fears Sunday that the pandemic may soon prey on some of the most vulnerable populations in the world.Authorities in Gaza, which has been under an Israeli and Egyptian blockade since the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power from rival Pale...
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Locust crisis poses a danger to millions, forecasters warn

Experts fear swarms like those seen in Africa will become more common as tropical storms create favourable breeding conditionsThe locust crisis that has now reached 10 countries could carry on to endanger millions more people, forecasters have said.Climate change created unprecedented conditions for the locusts to breed in the usually barren desert of the Arabian gulf, according to experts, and the insects were then able to spread through Yemen, where civil war has devastated the ability to cont...
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How the Promise of American Jobs Became Entangled in a Faraway War

Arms sales to Middle Eastern allies that were meant to shore up American jobs are supplying the bombs that have killed thousands of civilians in Yemen. How responsible is the U.S. government?
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Health workers targeted at least 120 times in Yemen conflict – report

Analysis reveals devastating impact from warring parties on country’s hospitals and doctors Hospitals and doctors in Yemen have been targeted at least 120 times by the conflict’s warring parties, according to a report that gives the most comprehensive analysis to date of the devastating effect of war on the country’s healthcare system.There were 120 incidents across 20 of Yemen’s 22 govern​orates between March 2015 and December 2018, including airstrikes, ground attacks, military occupation, ass...
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In the rubble of Taiz, all roads to a normal life are blocked

Once Yemen’s capital of culture, the city is split between Houthi and government control – and a drive that used to take five minutes now takes five hoursIn a conflict often called the “forgotten war”, one Yemeni city feels most forgotten of all.“I want the whole world to know about Taiz,” declares Mohammed Saleh al-Qaisi. “I want them to see what Taiz was, and what’s happening now.” We’re sitting on a step on a street buzzing with motorcycles and the tinkle of bicycle bells. A few shops away, y...
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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Had Been Laying Low. That's Over.

First he ordered the detention of at least four senior members of his own royal family. The next day he plunged Saudi Arabia into a price war with Russia that sent energy and stock markets around the world into free fall.For a while, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia had appeared to be living down his reputation for dangerous aggression.Perhaps chastened by the blowback over his connection with the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the 34-year-old crown prince had k...
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Inside Yemen's dangerously divided 'city of snipers'

The BBC's gained exclusive access to Taiz, home to one of the longest running battles of Yemen's civil war.
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Inside a dangerously divided 'city of snipers'

The BBC has gained exclusive access to Taiz, home to a long-running battle in Yemen's civil war.
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How EU can Gain Influence with the GCC

By Cinzia Bianco, for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A Gulf apart: How Europe can gain influence with the Gulf Cooperation Council Gulf Arab states are at the centre of a new balance of power in the Middle East and north Africa (MENA). With US dominance of the region declining amid the chaos of the past decade, members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) h...
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Oil Crash: #SaudiArabia's Russia Battle Won't End Quickly - Bloomberg

Oil Crash: Saudi Arabia's Russia Battle Won't End Quickly - Bloomberg: Saudi Arabia’s new oil strategy — a short, sharp shock to cow Russia — looks very much like its Yemen military strategy — a short, sharp shock meant to cow the Houthi rebels. The chances of it being any more successful are slim. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto leader of the kingdom, is gearing up to use the might of Saudi Arabia’s oil production capacity to deliver a crushing blow to rival producers. His ...
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Yemen: The doctor on the front line after years of war

Yemen’s healthcare system is on the verge of collapse after five years of a devastating war.
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Trump’s Most Vital Mideast Allies Are Trending Fast Toward Tyranny

PARIS—Donald Trump's most vital Mideast allies are trending fast toward tyranny, but does an American president who's always shown a rather conspicuous penchant for dictator envy really care?If not, he should. We all should. Because two of the most stable governmental systems in the highly unstable Middle East, Saudi Arabia's monarchy and Israel's democracy, are threatened by leaders who, it appears, will do just about anything to hold on to power. Trump Bet the Whole Middle East...
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United States: Yemen TPS Re-Registration Period Opens - Fragomen

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen is extended for 18 months, from March 4, 2020, through September 3, 2021.
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