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Houthi says it fired ballistic missiles toward Israel in retaliation to Hodeida attack

Yemen’s Houthi group said Sunday it fired multiple ballistic missiles toward Israel’s southernmost city of Eilat, warning Israel of a long battle after the Hodeida attack.

Israeli warplanes target Yemen's Hodeida port following Houthi drone attack in Tel Aviv

Israeli warplanes struck a fuel depot in the Yemeni port of Hodeida on Saturday, resulting in multiple casualties, a day after a Houthi drone attack killed a civilian in Tel Aviv.

Drone strike damages ship off Yemen: UK agency

A commercial vessel was attacked twice by drones off the coast of Yemen on Saturday but proceeded with its voyage despite sustaining damage, a British maritime security agency said.

Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory 'illegal and should end': International Court of Justice

Israel's decades-long occupation of the Palestinian territories is illegal and needs to end "as rapidly as possible", the UN's top court said Friday.

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim drone strike that kills one, injures 10 in Tel Aviv

Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone strike early Friday that hit part of central Tel Aviv near the U.S. Embassy, killing one person and injuring 10.

Turkish Airlines cancels 84 flights after IT outage

Turkish Airlines announced on Friday it cancelled 84 flights after a global IT outage wrought havoc on computer systems worldwide.

Sweden to phase out development aid to Iraq

Sweden's government announced Thursday that the country would gradually end its development aid to Iraq, citing improved conditions in the Middle Eastern nation.

Israel strike kills Jamaa Islamiya commander in Lebanon

Official media in Lebanon said a commander of the Jamaa Islamiya group had been killed in an Israeli strike on Thursday in the country's eastern Bekaa valley.

Saudi crown prince congratulates new Iranian president

Saudi Arabia's crown prince on Wednesday called Iranian president-elect Masoud Pezeshkian to congratulate him on winning the election, Saudi state media reported.

Oil slick off Yemen after Houthi tanker attack: Charity

An oil slick stretching nearly the length of Yemen's Red Sea coast was spotted after a Houthi attack damaged a crude tanker, the Conflict and Environment Observatory said Wednesday.

Drones target Iraq base housing US-led coalition

Two drones were launched against a base in Iraq where forces of the US-led anti-jihadist coalition are stationed, security officials said Wednesday.

Gulf states condemn rare Oman attack claimed by IS

Gulf Arab states have condemned a deadly shooting claimed by Islamic State group at a Shiite mosque in Oman, an unprecedented attack for the normally stable sultanate that has sparked concern among its neighbours.

Lebanon media says 3 children among 5 dead in Israeli strikes

Lebanese official media said separate Israeli strikes Tuesday on south Lebanon killed five people including three Syrian children, with Hezbollah announcing rocket fire at Israel in retaliation.

Four Pakistanis killed in rare Oman attack near Shiaa mosque

At least four Pakistanis were killed and another 30 wounded in a shooting near a Shiaa mosque in the Omani capital Muscat, officials said Tuesday, a rare attack in the otherwise stable Gulf sultanate.

Oman says oil tanker capsized off coast, 16 crew missing

A Comorian-flagged oil tanker capsized off Oman on Monday, the sultanate's Maritime Security Centre (MSC) said, adding that a search was under way for its missing crew of 16.

Two attacks by Yemen's Houthi rebels strike ships in the Red Sea

Two attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeted ships in the Red Sea on Monday as a new U.S. aircraft carrier approached the region to provide security for the key international trade route that has been under assault since the Israel-Hamas war erupted nine months ago.

4 killed in shooting near Oman mosque: Police

Four people were killed and multiple others wounded in a shooting near a mosque in Oman's capital Muscat, police said Tuesday.

Hezbollah, state media say Israel strike kills two in Lebanon

An Israeli air strike late on Monday killed a Hezbollah fighter and his sister in south Lebanon, the National News Agency (NNA) and the Islamist movement said.

Syrians vote for their next parliament as Assad extends his rule

Syrians voted for members of a new parliament in an election Monday that was expected to hold few surprises but could pave the way for a constitutional amendment to extend the term of President Bashar Assad.

Syria monitor says Israeli strike kills businessman close to Assad

A monitor of Syria's civil war said an Israeli strike on a vehicle near the Lebanon border killed two people Monday including a Western-sanctioned businessman close to President Bashar al-Assad.

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