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US vetoes Palestinian attempt to gain statehood at the United Nations

US vetoes Palestinian attempt to gain statehood at the United Nations

CNN  —  The United States on Thursday blocked a United Nations Security Council resolution that would have recognised a Palestinian…
Iranians told to watch out for loose crocodiles as flooding hits country’s southeast

Iranians told to watch out for loose crocodiles as flooding hits country’s southeast

CNN  —  Iranian authorities have warned that crocodiles are being forced from their natural habitats as floods devastate parts of…
Hamas condemns new US military aid to Israel as a “green light” for Gaza “aggression”

Hamas condemns new US military aid to Israel as a “green light” for Gaza “aggression”

Hamas has condemned the United States House of Representatives’ approval of a more than $26 billion foreign aid package for…
The week that life in Dubai ground to a halt

The week that life in Dubai ground to a halt

Dubai, UAE CNN  —  The scenes from Dubai this week seemed apocalyptic to residents who are more used to the…
West Bank prepares for labor strike in protest of Palestinian deaths: official media

West Bank prepares for labor strike in protest of Palestinian deaths: official media

A West Bank-wide labor strike has been called for Sunday, a working day, over Palestinian deaths in Tulkarem in the…
Ambulance driver killed while aiding Palestinians injured in attack by Israeli settlers in the West Bank

Ambulance driver killed while aiding Palestinians injured in attack by Israeli settlers in the West Bank

CNN  —  An ambulance driver from the Palestinian Red Crescent Society was killed while transporting Palestinians injured in an attack…
Member of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units killed in blast at base, Iraqi army says

Member of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units killed in blast at base, Iraqi army says

CNN  —  The Iraqi army said on Saturday that a command post at Kalsu military base, south of the capital…
Washington wrestles with ‘new equation’ of direct attacks between Iran and Israel

Washington wrestles with ‘new equation’ of direct attacks between Iran and Israel

CNN  —  Hours before Israel launched a drone strike against Iran on Thursday night, Israeli officials gave a heads up…
Iran and Israel have averted an all-out war – for now

Iran and Israel have averted an all-out war – for now

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appears in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside…
US not involved in any operations, Blinken says, after US officials say Israel strikes Iran

US not involved in any operations, Blinken says, after US officials say Israel strikes Iran

The United States has not been involved in any offensive operations, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, after a US…
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