The Saudi-led coalition has blamed Iran for the recent escalation of the conflict with the Houthi-rebels in Yemen and called the ballistic missile attack “an act of war”. The kingdom made public a list of 40 names responsible for planning, executing and supporting Houthi terrorist activities, including collaborating with Hizbollah, offering financial rewards for information leading to their arrest or whereabouts.

Saad Hariri met Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in Riyadh, two days after he announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister from the Saudi capital. Hariri’s resignation was a shock, but what will happen next? Asks Mona Alami in our comment pages.

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Young people need a positive and credible message from news organisations today – not the fake news and negativity seen in some parts of the Middle East – said Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, making reference to Qatar and Iran, pointing out that some states were mired in the “swamps” of the past.

THE NATIONAL

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