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Arabic press review: More war-war, less jaw-jaw for Yemen

Abd Rabbuh Hadi says only military solution to civil war. In other news, the Saudi ambassador to US becomes a restaurateur
Hadi said there was no way to deal with Houthis politically (AFP)

Military solution only option, says Yemen president

Yemen's exiled president, Abd Rabbuh Hadi, says there is only a military solution to the civil war that has torn his country apart, according to an interview in the London-based al-Quds al-Arabi

“Our problem with al-Houthi (Sayyid Abdul-Malik, the leader of the Houthi movement), is that he thinks he has an order from Allah, he is entrusted with ruling and that the authority is his right," he said. "How can we deal with him politically?"

He said the Houthis, who control the country's capital Sanaa, are abiding by Iranian orders - making it impossible to reach a political agreement with them.

Saudi prince buys chain of American restaurants

The new Saudi ambassador to Washington, Khalid bin Salman, has bought a chain of popular restaurants and two major hotels in the US, according to the website Asrar Arabia.

The website quoted an unnamed source in the Saudi embassy in the US claiming that the prince bought the chain of American restaurants Cipriani, and also bought two large hotels in Los Angeles.

Hamas meeting in Cairo 

Hamas's new leaders have chosen Cairo for their first meeting, since the election of the movement's political bureau in May, after it had been meeting for years in the Qatari capital, Doha, according to the Saudi daily newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat.

The newspaper stated that Hamas used its presence in Egypt to hold the first face-to-face meeting for its new bureau, as meetings used to be held through video-conferencing.

The meeting, which is the first to be headed by Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the political bureau, discussed the relationship with Egypt and the reconciliation with the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, as well as the future of relations with Iran and the Arab countries in the region, according to the Saudi newspaper. 

Qatar opens door to Algerians and Moroccans

Qatar's interior ministry has announced new measures to allow Moroccans and Algerians visas on arrival, the Algerian newspaper Echorouk El Yawmi reported.

The newspaper added that Qatar requires Algerians and Moroccans wishing to obtain an entry visa at the airport to be holders of a residence permit or a valid visa for Britain, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, any European country or any state of the GCC. 

* The Arabic press review is a digest of reports that are not independently verified as accurate by Middle East Eye

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