Separatists in southern Yemen, backed by the United Arab Emirates, have taken control of all military camps belonging to Saudi-backed militants loyal to ex-Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in the restive port city of Aden.
UAE-backed separatists seize all camp belonging to Saudi militia in Yemen’s Aden
Amnesty International has lambasted Saudi Arabia for using a high-profile boxing event to “sportswash” its tarnished human rights image.
Saudi uses boxing event to ‘sportswash’ rights violations: Amnesty
At least eight civilians lost their lives in Yemen’s port city of Aden – which bases the ex-government – during renewed infighting between Emirati-backed separatists and Saudi-backed militia loyal to former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
Eight Yemeni civilians killed in infighting between militias backed by Saudi, UAE
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter on Friday that any military presence in the Persian Gulf from outside the region would be a “source of insecurity” for Iran, and Tehran would act to safeguard its security.
Zarif: Any external military presence in Persian Gulf ‘source of insecurity’
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday described the Hajj as a “model” demonstrating Islamic principles and uniting all Muslims together in the worship of God.
Leader: Hajj a 'model' uniting all Muslims together
People in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah have protested against the practices of the Kurdish-led militants from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Syrians protest against US-backed SDF militants
Yemen's Interior Ministry says Ibrahim al-Houthi, the brother of Houthi leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, has been assassinated.
Abdul-Malik al-Houthi's brother assassinated: Yemeni TV
A senior Iranian official expressed pleasure that trade and political relations between his country and the UAE are improving.
Official: Iran, UAE developing trade ties
More than two million Muslims began the annual Hajj pilgrimage on Friday in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
More than two million Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

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