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Army reinforcements roll into Hodeida

Army reinforcements roll into Hodeida

Reinforcements rolled into Yemen’s Hodeida yesterday as the army and its regional allies set their sights on the city’s port held by rebels who have vowed to fight to the end.

Saudi-led coalition faces tough battle for Hodeidah port

Saudi-led coalition faces tough battle for Hodeidah port

A Saudi-led coalition riding high over its successful capture of Hodeidah airport from the Houthis faces a daunting challenge to seize Yemen’s main seaport.

Thousands flee as regime steps up shelling in south Syria

Thousands flee as regime steps up shelling in south Syria

Thousands of civilians have fled “intensified” regime bombardments of rebel-held areas in southern Syria in the past three days.

Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud, justice ministry says

Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud, justice ministry says

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, was charged on Thursday with fraud over the alleged misuse of state funds in ordering catered meals.

Top Iraqi court orders manual election recount

Top Iraqi court orders manual election recount

Iraq's supreme court on Thursday ordered a manual recount of last month's legislative elections that resulted in a surprise victory for a populist Shia cleric.

Yemeni forces seize airport from rebels

Yemeni forces seize airport from rebels

Yemeni forces seized Hodeidah airport yesterday in a major step towards retaking the rebel-held port city after a week of fighting that has left nearly 350 people dead.

Two Iraqi cops hurt in clash

Two Iraqi cops hurt in clash

Two Iraqi policemen were wounded in a shootout with a member of the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), a grouping of paramilitaries, in Baghdad yesterday, the interior ministry said.

Fighters’ rockets and Israeli air strikes heat up Gaza border

Fighters’ rockets and Israeli air strikes heat up Gaza border

Several dozen rockets and mortar bombs launched at Israel by Palestinians in Gaza, and Israeli air strikes on the enclave’s dominant Hamas group, raised the heat along the border yesterday.

At least 60 dead after migrant boat sinks: survivors

At least 60 dead after migrant boat sinks: survivors

At least 60 migrants died in the Mediterranean sea when their rubber dinghy sank last week, according to survivor testimonies gathered by a rights group in Sicily.

Yemen pro-govt forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels

Yemen pro-govt forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels

The airport is disused but housed a major rebel base just inland from the coast road into the city from the south.

Israeli jets hit Hamas positions after militants fire rockets

Israeli jets hit Hamas positions after militants fire rockets

Two Hamas security men were lightly hurt in one air strike in the southern Gaza Strip, residents said.

Jordanian PM says govt to cut spending

Jordanian PM says govt to cut spending

Jordan’s government will cut spending by 150mn Jordanian dinars ($212mn) this year, new Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz said yesterday, in a bid to reassure the public over his cabinet’s tax plans.

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