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Israeli ship attacked off the coast of Oman

Israeli ship attacked off the coast of Oman

The region has become the site of several ship attacks suspected to have been carried out by Iran since Trump withdrew America from the nuclear deal in 2018.

  • by Jon Gambrell

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Israel to offer third Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination dose to older citizens

Israel to offer third Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination dose to older citizens

The announcement makes Israel the first country to offer a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine to its citizens on a wide scale.

  • by Ilan Ben Zion
3500-year-old Epic of Gilgamesh tablet could return home to Iraq

3500-year-old Epic of Gilgamesh tablet could return home to Iraq

The tablet, which bears fragments of one of the world’s oldest works of literature, has passed through dealers in Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Britain and most recently the US.

  • by James Rothwell
Iraqi teen’s viral video brings fame, and threats of violence

Iraqi teen’s viral video brings fame, and threats of violence

In the few weeks since the 17-year-old posted the video urging Joe Biden for help, the number of people “liking” his Instagram page exploded to more than 4.2 million.

  • by Jane Arraf
Tunisian president denies he staged a coup: ‘review your constitutional lessons’

Tunisian president denies he staged a coup: ‘review your constitutional lessons’

Saied called on Tunisians to remain calm and not to respond to any provocations. He also urged people not to take to the streets.

  • by Alaa Swilam
Joe Biden says US combat missions in Iraq to end this year

Joe Biden says US combat missions in Iraq to end this year

“America has helped Iraq,” said Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. “Together we fight and defeated” the Islamic State.

  • by Aamer Madhani and Robert Burns
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‘Disobedience’: US strikes Taliban in a show of force in Afghanistan

‘Disobedience’: US strikes Taliban in a show of force in Afghanistan

The scale and pace of the Taliban advance has provoked alarm among top US military and civilian officials in recent days.

  • by Adam Nossiter and Eric Schmitt
It’s so hot in Dubai the government is paying scientists to make it rain

It’s so hot in Dubai the government is paying scientists to make it rain

Scientists created rainstorms in the United Arab Emirates by launching drones, which then zapped clouds with electricity to make it rain.

  • by Jonathan Edwards
Israel’s fury after Ben & Jerry’s vows to stop selling in West Bank

Israel’s fury after Ben & Jerry’s vows to stop selling in West Bank

The strong reaction reflected concerns in Israel that the ice-cream maker’s decision could lead other companies to follow suit.

  • by Josef Federman
Prime ministers, presidents and a king found on list that includes phones targeted by spyware

Prime ministers, presidents and a king found on list that includes phones targeted by spyware

Among 50,000 phone numbers, the Pegasus Project found those of hundreds of public officials, including French President Emmanuel Macron.

  • by Craig Timberg, Michael Birnbaum, Drew Harwell and Dan Sabbagh
Israeli air strikes hit suspected Iranian weapons depots in Aleppo, Syria

Israeli air strikes hit suspected Iranian weapons depots in Aleppo, Syria

In another report of violence ahead of a Muslim holiday, a suicide bomber killed dozens in a crowded market in the Sadr City neighbourhood of Baghdad.