Iraqi government forces, backed by allied fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units, have ceased their joint operations to flush Takfiri Daesh militants out of their last urban stronghold in the conflict-ridden country over the high rate of civilian casualties.
Iraqi army forces pause Mosul operation for civilian protection
At least 23 people have been killed and 45 others injured in a car bomb blast in the west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
Car bomb attack kills at least 23, injures dozens in Iraq’s Baghdad
Russia has signed an agreement with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to set up a military base in northwestern Syria and train the forces in the war-ravaged country.
Russia strikes deal to train Syria’s Kurdish forces
The United Nations called Monday for an inquiry into last week's attack on a boat off Yemen's coast that killed 44 people, mostly Somali refugees.
UN seeks probe into refugee boat attack off Yemen’s coast
A so-called monitoring group says at least one civilian has lost his life after an Israeli unmanned combat aerial vehicle carried out an attack in Syria’s southern province of Quneitra.
Israeli drone strike leaves civilian dead in southern Syria
A court in Abu Dhabi has handed down a prison sentence of three years to a Jordanian journalist over a Facebook post critical of the United Arab Emirates, among other countries, over the 2014 Israeli offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip.
Emirati court jails Jordanian journo for blasting UAE over Gaza war
At least seven people have been killed in a car bomb attack that hit a busy street in Iraq’s central city of Tikrit.
Car bomb hits Iraq's Tikrit, kills at least seven
The UN food agency has warned that over half of Yemenis are on the brink of famine as the Arab country continues to be hit by relentless Saudi airstrikes.
UN's food agency says over 60 percent of Yemenis face famine
US President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have reconfirmed their support for a “strong, broad, and enduring strategic relationship” based on shared mutual interests, according to the White House.
US, Saudis seek ‘enduring strategic partnership’: White House
Western sanctions on Syria are seriously impacting the treatment of children with cancer, say local and World Health Organization (WHO) officials.
West sanctions on Syria hitting children’s cancer treatment: WHO

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