Yara Bayoumy

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9 Nov 2018 | 2:04 AM

Exclusive: Khashoggi murder further complicates 'Arab NATO' plan - U.S. sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's strategy to contain Iranian power in the Middle East by forging Arab allies into a U.S.-backed security alliance was in trouble even before the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Now, three U.S. sources said, the plan faces fresh complications.

11 Oct 2018 | 1:28 PM

Fate of Saudi journalist tests U.S.-Saudi relationship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Under pressure from Congress, the Trump administration faces a dilemma: how to respond to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi while ensuring that any punitive action does not alienate Riyadh, a key ally against Iran.

4 Oct 2018 | 8:52 AM

Turkish, Saudi officials diverge on whereabouts of prominent Saudi journalist

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkish and Saudi authorities gave conflicting accounts on Wednesday about the whereabouts of Saudi commentator Jamal Khashoggi, who moved to Washington last year fearing retribution for his views and has not been seen nearly 30 hours after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

27 Sep 2018 | 7:02 AM

Trump accuses China of 2018 election meddling; Beijing rejects charge

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of seeking to meddle in the Nov. 6 U.S. congressional elections, saying Beijing did not want his Republican Party to do well because of his pugnacious stance on trade.

26 Sep 2018 | 10:35 PM

Trump says he wants two-state solution for Middle East conflict

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he wanted a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the clearest expression yet of his administration's support for such an outcome.

25 Sep 2018 | 6:48 AM

Palestinian schools, health centres at risk if funding gap not plugged - UNRWA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.N. agency that supports Palestinian refugees said schools and health centres are at risk if it is unable to plug a $185 million funding gap needed to keep operating until the end of the year, the agency's head said on Monday.

28 Jul 2018 | 4:20 AM

Trump seeks to revive 'Arab NATO' to confront Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in part to counter Iran's expansion in the region, according to U.S. and Arab officials.

22 Jun 2018 | 9:06 PM

Yemen's Houthis indicate willingness to hand over port to U.N. - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis have indicated they would be willing to hand over management of Hodeidah port to the United Nations, a potential breakthrough in a conflict that has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis, sources familiar with the efforts said.

11 Jun 2018 | 10:29 PM

U.N. shuttle diplomacy aims to avert assault on vital Yemen port

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United Nations is engaged in "intense" shuttle diplomacy between the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in a bid to avert an attack on Yemen's Hodeidah port city, U.N. chief Antonio Guterres said on Monday.

7 Jun 2018 | 9:42 PM

Yemen peace plan sees ceasefire, Houthis abandoning missiles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.N. peace plan for Yemen calls on the Houthi movement to give up its ballistic missiles in return for an end to the bombing campaign against it by a Saudi-led coalition and a transitional governance agreement, according to a draft document and sources.