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Huthi missile assault critically injures sailor on shipment send: US army

Two cruise missiles launched by Yemen's Huthi rebels struck a bulk cargo carrier in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday, severely injuring a sailor who was evacuated by American forces, the US military said.The Huthis have been targeting...

Kuwait makes arrests over fatal fireplace as Indian sufferers’ households mourn

Kuwaiti authorities said Thursday three people had been detained for suspected manslaughter over a building fire that killed dozens of Indian foreign workers and plunged relatives and friends into mourning.Three Filipinos were also among the 50 dead, officials...

Zelensky discusses peace summit on Saudi discuss with

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, on an unannounced visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, said he discussed preparations for a peace summit this weekend with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Zelensky landed in the Red Sea city of Jeddah for...

Pentagon hosts Lebanon’s military leader in bid to avert Israel-Hezbollah warfare

WASHINGTON — Lebanon’s top military general met with senior Biden administration officials and congressional lawmakers this week during his first visit to Washington in more than a year.The visit by Gen. Joseph Aoun, the first since February 2023...

Blinken says US will attempt to bridge Israel-Hamas gaps on deal

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed Wednesday to work to seal a Gaza ceasefire agreement, saying not all Hamas demands were acceptable but voicing hope gaps could be closed.Consulting with key mediator Qatar on the Hamas response...

Blinken heads to key mediator Qatar after Hamas truce deal answer

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was heading on Wednesday to talks in key mediator Qatar after Hamas gave a reply to a US-led proposal for a ceasefire in war-ravaged Gaza.Blinken, on a four-country swing around the Middle...

Iran hopes to finalize 20-year pact with Russia as Bagheri Kani meets Lavrov

TEHRAN — Iran's ambassador to Moscow, Kazem Jalali, said on Tuesday his country is working hard to finalize a long-term partnership deal with Russia by the end of 2024, as Moscow and Tehran grow closer in the aftermath...

Israel lawmakers revive invoice on ultra-Orthodox conscription

Israeli lawmakers voted Tuesday to revive a bill that would increase the conscription of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men only gradually, despite objections from the defence minister and criticism it falls short of the army's needs.The move by Prime Minister...

Blinken in Israel to push ceasefire plan for Gaza

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will hold talks with key Israeli opposition figures on Tuesday, a day after he arrived in the country to push a ceasefire plan for the war in Gaza.His visit is part of...

UN Sec. Council votes for US-drafted Gaza ceasefire solution

The United Nations Security Council on Monday adopted a US-drafted resolution supporting a ceasefire plan in Gaza, as Washington leads an intense diplomatic campaign to push Hamas to accept the proposal.The text -- passed with 14 votes in...
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