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Full story: https://www.albawaba.com/news/stopping-weapon-sales-will-not-help-yemen-world-must-%E2%80%98intervene-directly%E2%80%99-qa-journalist-nadia-a

Nadia Al-Sakkaf worked for several years as a reporter, she became Editor in Chief of the Yemen Times. She was appointed Minister for Information in Yemen in 2014, the first woman to hold the position. While in government, she live-tweeted the fall of Sana’a as Houthi rebels conquered the capital in 2014, at a time when other media outlets were unable to report. She is a well-known advocate for women's rights, and is now a PhD candidate at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, where she is researching gender politics in Yemen. She talked to Al Bawaba about the humanitarian situation in Yemen, the role of outside players in the conflict, and what’s next.
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Full story: https://www.albawaba.com/news/15-billion-2008-saudi-uks-biggest-customer-arms-deals-1101496

• Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman has purchased 48 more jets from the U.K.
• The military alliance between both countries dates back decades
• The U.K.'s BAE Systems has consistently, and at times corruptly, supported Saudi
• Theresa May is just the latest Prime Minister to bend to the will of Saudi
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Full story: https://www.albawaba.com/news/historic-elections-cuba-bring-first-leader-not-castro-family-1101288

Some eight million eligible voters voted to choose 605 deputies of the National Assembly and 1,265 delegates to regional assemblies. “Most of our deputies and delegates are young and are going to be the country’s leaders. It can help sustain the revolution,” said one voter, Julio Omar Prieto Garcia.
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Full story: https://www.albawaba.com/news/indonesian-religious-leaders-indonesia-remains-neutral-and-unbiased-afghan-conflict-1101442

The council is supposed to host a trilateral meeting involving Indonesian, Afghan and Pakistani representatives later this month in Jakarta to discuss options to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table and bring peace in war-torn Afghanistan.
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Full story: https://www.albawaba.com/news/theresa-may-seek-answers-over-who-responsible-russian-spys-death-1101450

At a British National Security Council meeting Monday, Prime Minister Theresa May will search for answers about who was behind the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter. The meeting will include senior ministers and intelligence chiefs in the British government. At the gathering, May could detail accusations against Moscow.
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Full story: https://www.albawaba.com/news/syria-regime-launch-fresh-attacks-daraa-province-1101482

The airstrikes targeted Busr al-Harir, Hrak, al-Gharaiya al-Gharbiya and al-Sowara in Daraa’s eastern countryside. Local sources said 20 civilians were injured in the attacks, including children.
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Full story: https://www.albawaba.com/news/angela-merkel-supports-dialogue-between-eu-and-turkey-1101488

“We cannot hide our differences, but communication channels should remain open. Because we are dependent on each other,” Merkel told a press conference in Berlin. Her remarks came ahead of a key EU-Turkey summit set for March 26 in Varna, Bulgaria -- the current EU term president -- bringing together EU leaders and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Full story: https://www.albawaba.com/news/eu-agrees-extend-sanctions-russia-further-six-months-1101254

The European Union has extended sanctions on Russia for six more months over its actions against Ukraine, the European Council said on Monday. In a statement, the council said the measures consist of asset freezes and travel restrictions will continue to apply on 150 persons and 38 entities.
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