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Qatar economy weathers Saudi-led blockade: report

8 months, 24 days ago
DOHA: Qatar's economy has weathered the impact of a months-long blockade by neighbouring countries, although its tourism and real estate sectors have taken a hit, an economic report said on Wednesday. The tiny Gulf state's economy has…

UN says 11 million Yemen children desperately need aid

10 months, 21 days ago
AMMAN: More than 11 million children in war-torn Yemen are in desperate need of humanitarian aid, the United Nations children's fund warned on Sunday. "Today it is fair to say that Yemen is one of the worst places on earth to be a…

Hamas leader in Cairo to discuss Gaza blockade: spokesman

1 year, 1 month ago
GAZA: The new chief of Palestinian Hamas Ismail Haniyeh arrived in Cairo on Saturday to hold talks with senior Egyptian officials on his first such visit as leader, a Hamas spokesman said. In the past few months Hamas has sought to mend…

Ukraine forces end rebel airport blockade

4 years, 3 months ago
KIEV/DONETSK: Ukraine said on Monday its forces had ended a rebel blockade of a strategic airport in the east as it traded charges and threats with Russia over violations of their joint border during a weekend of fierce military combat.