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Today in History for August 16th

(16 Aug 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Elvis Presley, the King of Rock n’ Roll, dies at Graceland; Baseball’s Babe Ruth dies in New York; Uganda’s Idi Amin dies in Saudi Arabia; ‘Sports Illustrated’ hits newsstands; Singer Madonna born. (Aug. 16)

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Yemen civilians live with hunger, hardship amid conflict

Images distributed by the UN’s World Food Programme show destroyed buildings, malnourished children and World Food Programme members distributing aids to civilians in Yemen’s Saada and Hodeida. On June 13, Saudi Arabia and its allies in a pro-government coalition launched a major offensive to retake Hodeida, through which 70 percent of Yemen’s food imports flow.

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HRW discusses Saudi lifting ban on women drivers

Hiba Zayadin, the acting Saudi researcher at Human Rights Watch, gives an interview in Amman on women’s rights in Saudi Arabia following the lifting of the driving-ban for women.

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Salah’s Egypt leave World Cup winless after late Saudi defeat

Mohamed Salah’s Egypt leave the World Cup winless, suffering a 2-1 loss in Volgograd to Saudi Arabia as winger Salem Al-Dawsari scores a goal in the fifth minute of extra time. Egypt’s 45-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary becomes the oldest player in World Cup history, saving the first of two controversial penalties after Salah opened the scoring.

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Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving

Saudi Arabian women celebrate being able to drive for the first time in decades, as the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility.