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Clashes Flare Near Yemen's Flashpoint Hodeida

Yemeni pro-government forces traded mortar fire Sunday with rebels near Hodeida airport, military sources said, on the fifth day of an offensive to seize back control of the strategic port city.

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Israeli Settlers Clash with Police during Outpost Eviction

Nearly a dozen Israeli police officers were injured in clashes Sunday as they began evicting Jewish settlers from an outpost in the occupied West Bank, police said.

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Graffiti Boys who Lit Syria War Brace for Regime Attack

"Your turn, Doctor." Seven years after scribbling the anti-Assad slogan that sparked Syria's war, activists-turned-rebels Moawiya and Samer Sayasina are bracing themselves for a regime assault on their hometown Daraa.

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U.N. Envoy in Yemen for Hodeida Crisis Talks

The U.N. envoy for Yemen arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Saturday for emergency talks on the key aid port of Hodeida where rebel fighters are battling a regional coalition.

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U.N. Calls for Yemen Port to be Kept Open despite Offensive

The U.N. Security Council has called for a key port in war-ravaged Yemen to be kept open to deliveries of vital food and humanitarian supplies after the Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive to seize Hodeida.

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Syria Shelling on Southern Rebels Kills at Least 6

Syrian government shelling on a rebel-held southern region has killed at least six civilians, hours after U.S. warning not to jeopardize talks on the area's fate, a monitoring group said Friday.

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Israel Ministry Report Shows Concern over Trump's N. Korea Summit

An internal report has revealed Israeli foreign ministry officials' reservations over the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, despite the government's public endorsement.

The paper, written by the ministry's research department and sent to Israeli diplomats worldwide, said Tuesday's summit raised "questions" on North Korea's commitment to nuclear disarmament, according to private Channel 10 television.

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Yemen Rebel Attack Kills 12 Soldiers South of Hodeida

A Yemeni rebel attack killed 12 pro-government soldiers south of the battleground Red Sea port city of Hodeida on Friday, military and medical sources said.

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U.N.: Parts of Yemen Missiles Fired at KSA were Iranian-Made

Some components from five missiles fired at Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Huthi rebels were manufactured in Iran but U.N. officials are unable to determine when they were sent to Yemen, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by AFP.

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Assad in Rare Appearance outside Capital

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attended a mosque in the country's west on Friday for prayers marking the end of Ramadan, in a rare appearance outside Damascus, images on his social media showed.

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