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Stories under this heading cover the Gulf and the Red Sea regions, including the Arabian Peninsula, Iran and the countries bordering the Red Sea.

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Battlefronts back to stalemate as peace continues to elude Yemen

Battlefronts back to stalemate as peace continues to elude Yemen

The recent battle that erupted in Al-Baydah, centre of Yemen, has simmered like its counterpart in Marib. Groups and formations fighting the Houthis on the battlefront failed to garner sufficient support to withhold the recent gains by the legitimate government of Yemen allowing the Houthis to recapture some of the areas lost by them in the past few weeks. 

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Turkmenistan is committed to broad constructive co-operation in the Caspian Region in line with its status as a neutral country.

Turkmenistan is committed to broad constructive co-operation in the Caspian Region in line with its status as a neutral country.

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov spoke about the importance of further consolidation of efforts aimed at development of balanced solutions of Caspian issues, including improvement of the legal framework needed to provide reliable foundation for development of mutually beneficial partnership in different spheres
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Russia says not seeking military base in Iran

Russia says not seeking military base in Iran

Iranian officials earlier criticised Russia for making public the use of an Iranian airbase to attack targets in Syria, and accused Moscow of super-power posturing. The incident caused embarrassment to the government of president Rohani and threatened to spoil agreements that he had reached with President Putin of Russia when they met in Baku earlier this month.
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President Rohani of Iran has arrived in Azerbaijan where tomorrow he will participate in trilateral meetings with the Presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan which are likely to focus on economic and security issues. (More on our live blog)
President Rohani of Iran has arrived in Azerbaijan where tomorrow he will participate in trilateral meetings with the Presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan which are likely to focus on economic and security issues. (More on our live blog)

President Rohani of Iran has arrived in Azerbaijan where tomorrow he will participate in trilateral meetings with the Presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan which are likely to focus on economic and security issues. (More on our live blog)

President Rohani of Iran has arrived in Azerbaijan where tomorrow he will participate in trilateral meetings with the Presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan which are likely to focus on economic and security issues. Ahead of the meeting President Putin has said he would like Iran to become a full member of the Eurasian Economic Union.