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The Times of Israel

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Suspected attack by Houthis strikes a ship in Red Sea, crew reportedly safe

Security firm says tanker with armed guards aboard had a ‘near miss’ Thursday off the coast of Yemen; ship had been Israel-affiliated but...

15.03.2024 30

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UN accuses Iran of using ‘disproportionate’ violence during Mahsa Amini protests

Probe finds Islamic Republic committed extrajudicial killings, prisoners sexually assaulted during crackdown; says Amini died of trauma inflicted...

08.03.2024 30

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In first, Yemen’s Houthis kill crew members in attack on commercial ship

Barbados-flagged vessel in Gulf of Aden no longer under command of crew and survivors have abandoned the vessel; rebels vow to keep up attacks until...

06.03.2024 20

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US shoots down missile and drones launched toward destroyer by Yemen’s Houthis

Centcom says Iran-backed group targeted USS Carney with explosive-laded drones and an anti-ship ballistic missile

06.03.2024 30

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Houthis fire missile at US warship, strike UK vessel in major maritime escalation

Attack on USS Carney marks first time Iran-backed group directly targets US warship since assaults on shipping started post-Oct. 7; British tanker in...

27.01.2024 20

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US Navy’s Mideast chief says Iran ‘very directly involved’ in Houthi attacks on ships

Vice Adm. Brad Cooper says Tehran ‘clearly funding, resourcing, supplying and training’ rebel group, whose attacks at sea ‘are the...

23.01.2024 20

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Iran says it successfully launched satellite in Revolutionary Guards’ space program

Tehran says it reached highest orbit yet; no independent confirmation; US has said launch vehicle development ‘shortens timeline’ for...

20.01.2024 30

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US-led strikes on Houthis draw attention back to war in Arab world’s poorest nation

The civil war that broke out in Yemen in 2014 has slowed as the Iran-backed rebels maintain their grip on the territory they hold

12.01.2024 30

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Missile fired from Yemen strikes cargo ship in Red Sea hours after earlier attack

MSC Palatium III targeted by Iran-backed Houthis, in apparent attempt to hit the Al Jasrah, which was set on fire by a projectile earlier in the day

15.12.2023 30

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Cargo ship in the Red Sea hit and set ablaze by projectile launched from Yemen

Attack on the Al Jasrah escalates campaign by Iran-backed Houthis, who have claimed responsibility for a series of missile assaults in recent days

15.12.2023 40

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Missile fired by Yemen’s Houthis misses container ship in Bab el-Mandeb Strait

Attack on Maersk Gibraltar, Hong Kong-flagged ship traveling from Oman to Saudi Arabia, is latest in series of seaborne assaults from Yemeni rebels...

14.12.2023 20

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Apparent Houthi missile fired from Yemen slams into Norwegian tanker

Ship with no clear link to Israel hit as it made way to Suez Canal, days after Iran-backed rebel group vowed to target vessels going to or from...

12.12.2023 20

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‘Like fighting ghosts’: The challenge the IDF faces in destroying Hamas’s tunnels

AP — As a major Israeli ground offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip appears to draw closer, one of the greatest threats is buried deep...

28.10.2023 30

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Iranian teen allegedly attacked by morality police for not wearing a hijab dies

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian teenage girl injured weeks ago in a mysterious incident on Tehran’s Metro while not wearing a...

28.10.2023 30

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Nobel Peace Prizes awarded to Iranian women 20 years apart trace tensions with West

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to an Iranian women’s rights activist signaled international support for...

07.10.2023 30

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US quietly admits that Iranian imaging satellite successfully reached orbit

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States has quietly acknowledged that Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard successfully put an...

29.09.2023 20

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Five US prisoners freed from Iran after long ordeal, in exchange for frozen funds

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Five prisoners sought by the US in a swap with Iran flew out of Tehran on Monday, officials said, part of a deal that saw nearly...

18.09.2023 20

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Iranian official says $6 billion for prisoner swap with US already in Qatar

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Some $6 billion of Iranian assets once frozen in South Korea is in Qatar, a key element for a planned prisoner...

18.09.2023 20

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Iran-US prisoner swap for billions reveals familiar limits of diplomacy between foes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American captives could be exchanged for billions of dollars of frozen Iranian assets, even as critics back in...

14.09.2023 40

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