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Dozens of Yemen's Houthi rebels killed after taking fight to Saudi Arabia border

A cross-border attack on Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebel forces resulted in late-night clashes that left three Saudi soldiers and "dozens" of Yemeni rebels dead, according to the Saudi Defence Ministry.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (R), and Crown Prince and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: the Emirates enigma - who's really in charge?

Tracing the evolution of Abu Dhabi’s rulers from desert introverts to global treasure-hunters – and explaining the complex blend of kinship and rivalry that governs their relationship with the more ostentatious Dubai and Qatar

Migrant workers, some of whom live as many as 14 to a room

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Over two million labourers have come from the poorest countries in South Asia. While activists decry the conditions in which they're forced to live, others claim the arrangement is clear from the outset. In the second part of his special report, Robert Fisk visits the workers' camp at Saadiyat Island

@_UmmWaqqas's Twitter account

Senior female Isis figure who helped recruit women from Europe to Syria is revealed as student from Seattle

Umm Waqqas was reportedly one of the last people Isis recruits would speak to before crossing into Syria

Video: Israeli police arrest woman after allegedly setting a petrol pump on fire

Why you should never use a lighter in a petrol station

Saudi new King Salman stands during the arrival of US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on January 27, 2015

Saudi Arabia's King Salman announces major cabinet reshuffle and new heirs to throne

Kingdom gets first new foreign minister for 40 years as part of far-reaching changes that aim to consolidate the new king's power

File image of a Maersk container ship, the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, as it passes below the Storebaelts Bridge in Denmark

Iran seizes cargo ship: British national among 24 sailors on board captured Maersk Tigris

The Pentagon says the Iranian military fired shots when it captured the cargo ship in international waters in the Strait of Hormuz

The new Louvre, which is under construction, will bring Western and oriental art to the super-rich desert state

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

While Dubai is a byword for excess, vulgarity and human rights abuses, the UAE's capital affects a higher calling. So, alongside the Emirates Palace Hotel (1,022 crystal chandeliers), the Grand Mosque (capacity: 40,000) and four million foreign workers, there are galleries, museums, seats of learning – and the stated aim of being a 'role model' for its neighbours. Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles?

Saudi Arabia foils plot to suicide bomb US embassy in Riyadh

The Kingdom has arrested 93 suspected Isis members in recent months

Officials are struggling to accommodate the unexpected influx of displaced people, which comes on top of the 2.7 million already displaced in Iraq since the beginning of last year

Iraq's refugee crisis: 100,000 people displaced by fighting as Isis regains ground from Iraqi army in Anbar province

Thousands of families fleeing mainly from Ramadi have headed towards Baghdad, 80 miles east, where many are sheltering with locals

The Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) believes that thousands of Yazidi woman have already been sold into enslavement (AFP)

Yazidi sex slaves undergoing surgery to 'restore virginity' after being raped by Isis militants

Rape victims returning to their families can face stigma and difficulty marrying

The commander of Iran's army ground forces, General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan

9/11: Iranian General accuses US of organising September 11 terror attacks

Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said that the US masterminded the attack to justify invading the Middle East

A baby lies beside weapons and a birth a so-called Islamic State birth certificate

Isis crisis: Propaganda photo shows sleeping newborn baby lying by a gun, hand grenade and birth certificate

An expert said the group is hoping to showcase its supposed longevity

Amira Abase, 15, is said to be training with an all-female religious police brigade

'Isis' schoolgirls: Missing British teenager tweets picture of her Syrian takeaway

Amira Abase, 15, posted a photograph of a takeaway meal including fried chicken and chips

Rebel fighters inspect a site damaged by what activists said was shelling by warplanes loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Jisr al-Shughour town

Syria launches air strikes on town seized by Islamist group Jabhat al-Nusra

President Assad's troops have been unable to wrest back any of the ground lost in the last month

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