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How Yemen's Houthis control Sanaa and alarm the West

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SANAA - It was Waddah al-Hitari's beard that killed him. Militiamen on the streets of Yemen's capital shot him dead one Friday because he looked like a terrorist, colleagues of the young doctor said.

How Yemen's Houthis control Sanaa and alarm the West

SANAA - It was Waddah al-Hitari's beard that killed him. Militiamen on the streets of Yemen's capital shot him dead one Friday because he looked like a terrorist, colleagues of the young doctor said.

World, Yemen, 09 Dec 2014

WFP restarts food aid for Syrian refugees after campaign

BEIRUT - The U.N. World Food Program is restarting food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt after it received enough donations to fund the halted program.

Israel strikes near Damascus: Syrian TV

BEIRUT - Syrian state television said on Sunday that Israeli jets had bombed areas near Damascus international airport and in the town of Dimas, near the border with Lebanon. | Video

Israel strikes near the Syrian capital: Syrian TV

BEIRUT - Syrian state television said on Sunday that Israeli jets had bombed areas near Damascus international airport and in the town of Dimas, near the border with Lebanon.

World, United Nations, Syria, Israel, 07 Dec 2014

Gunmen open fire on refugee camp in Lebanon, two wounded

BEIRUT - Lebanese gunmen opened fire on and burned Syrian refugee tents in north Lebanon, wounding two refugees, security sources said on Sunday, two days after a Lebanese soldier was killed by Syrian militants to countrywide outrage.

World, United Nations, Syria, 07 Dec 2014

Lebanon says detained woman was Baghdadi wife for three months

BEIRUT - Lebanon's interior minister said on Wednesday that a women detained by security forces was the wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for three months, the first Lebanese government official to speak publicly on the arrest.

World, 03 Dec 2014

Poverty fuels tensions as Syrian refugees brace for another winter

ANKARA - Syrian refugees across the Middle East, some in exile for a fourth winter, face freezing temperatures, hunger and increasing hostility from locals as governments struggle to cope with the humanitarian crisis. | Video

World, United Nations, Jordan, Syria, 03 Dec 2014

WFP suspends food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees

GENEVA - A lack of funds has forced the United Nations to stop providing food vouchers for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday.

Militants could have drawn Lebanon into civil war: army chief

BEIRUT - Islamist militants who attacked parts of Lebanon this year could have drawn it into civil war, army chief General Jean Kahwaji said in an unusually direct and political speech published on Friday.

World, 21 Nov 2014