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Iran targets replica US aircraft carrier during military drills in Strait of Hormuz

July 29, 2020

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps targeted a replica of a US aircraft carrier on Tuesday night during military drills at the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

Israel says it exchanged fire with Hezbollah in thwarted attack near Lebanese border

July 27, 2020

Israeli forces said they exchanged fire with Hezbollah along the Israel-Lebanon border on Monday after the Iran-backed group staged an attack in a disputed region.

Restaurateurs serve Netanyahu a 'final meal' as chaos mounts over Israel's coronavirus restrictions

July 23, 2020

The pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is building as quickly as the protests, with his official residence on Balfour Street now the focal point of protests that are growing in frequency and in size.

The UAE has successfully launched the Arab world's first Mars mission, as this summer's space race heats up

July 20, 2020

The United Arab Emirates successfully launched its Mars-bound Hope Probe on Sunday, marking the the Arab world's first interplanetary mission -- and the first of three international missions to the Red Planet this summer.

Covid-19 surges across Middle East and North Africa, in nations both rich and poor

July 17, 2020

Coronavirus is surging in some of the most populous nations in the Middle East and North Africa, with reported cases hitting record highs in recent weeks.

Time is running out to save 'ticking time bomb' oil tanker, UN warns

July 17, 2020

Time is running out to prevent a decaying tanker off the coast of Yemen from dumping its load of 1.1 million barrels of oil into the Red Sea, sparking an environmental catastrophe, the United Nations has warned.

Fire spreads to seven ships at Iranian port, state media reports

July 15, 2020

A fire has damaged least seven vessels at a shipyard in the southern Iranian port city of Bushehr, despite the efforts of firefighters, according to state media.

Dumpster diving, blackouts and suicides. Lebanon's woes laid bare as crisis deepens

July 8, 2020

As Lebanon entered a Covid-induced lockdown earlier this year, the destruction of the middle class remained largely out of sight, but now there's no escaping the dystopian scenes of desperation.

Iran sentences journalist to death

July 1, 2020

Iranian ​dissident and journalist Rouhollah Zam has been sentenced to death, months after he was apprehended by Iranian forces in mysterious circumstances.

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