Israel and Gaza militants agree to end fierce flare-up of fighting

  1. Israel and Gaza militants agree to end fierce flare-up of fighting  CNBC
  2. Uneasy Calm Settles Over Israel, Gaza After Violence Flares  Bloomberg
  3. Israeli airstrikes pummel Gaza  Arkansas Online
  4. It is time for Netanyahu to stop managing reality and start changing it  The Jerusalem Post
  5. 2 Killed in Gaza, 4 Wounded in Israel, in Most Intense Fighting Since 2014 War  New York Times
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Clashes flare as UN seeks solution in Yemen's Hodeida

Clashes flare as UN seeks solution in Yemen's HodeidaYemeni pro-government forces, backed by Saudi Arabia, battled Huthi rebels around the key port city of Hodeida on Sunday, as a top UN envoy held crisis talks with the insurgents in the capital. Saudi Arabia and its allies in a regional military coalition on Wednesday launched an offensive aimed at retaking the Red Sea city of Hodeida, home to the country’s most valuable port which is controlled by the Iran-backed Huthis. The United Nations has warned the offensive could spark a fresh humanitarian crisis in a country already hit by war and impending famine, sending its envoy for Yemen to the capital Sanaa in a bid to come to a solution with the rebels.


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Clashes flare near Yemen's flashpoint Hodeida

Clashes flare near Yemen's flashpoint HodeidaYemeni 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. The fighting between the Iran-backed rebels and a pro-government alliance, led by Saudi Arabia, has raised UN fears of humanitarian catastrophe in a country already teetering on the brink of famine. Yemen’s military forces have closed in on areas south and west of Hodeida port, sources in the army said.


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Mahathir, Anwar step in as tensions flare within Malaysia's ruling alliance

  1. Mahathir, Anwar step in as tensions flare within Malaysia’s ruling alliance  Business Insider
  2. Malaysia’s Antigraft Boss Quits as Mahathir Prepares 1MDB Probe  Wall Street Journal
  3. Malaysia’s attorney general to go on leave pending probe  ABC News
  4. Commentary: Malaysia’s new leadership line-up strengthens Mahathir’s hand  Channel NewsAsia
  5. Barred From Travel, Najib Faces Malaysia Wrath Over 1MDB Secrets  Bloomberg
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UN says Lebanon-Israel border 'quiet' after Syria flare-up

UN says Lebanon-Israel border 'quiet' after Syria flare-upUnited Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon said Friday they were keeping a close eye on the southern border with Israel, but the area was “quiet” after strikes on suspected Iranian positions in Syria. The Israeli raids in the early hours of Thursday had prompted concern that Iran’s powerful ally Hezbollah could retaliate from its positions in southern Lebanon. “We are monitoring the overall situation, but in relation to our area, the situation has been quiet,” said Andrea Tenenti, spokesman for the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).


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Israel-Iran flare-up raises spectre of major confrontation

Israel-Iran flare-up raises spectre of major confrontationDeadly strikes by Israel against alleged Iranian sites in Syria have raised fears of a dramatic escalation in regional conflict, but the situation remains shrouded by contradictory accounts and uncertainty. Israel says its raids early Thursday were in immediate response to Iranian missiles raining down on the occupied Golan Heights. Israel has repeatedly warned it considers an entrenched Iranian military presence in war-ravaged Syria to be a dangerous red line.


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