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Saudi shuts major oil pipeline after Huthi drone attacks

Saudi shuts major oil pipeline after Huthi drone attacks Tue, 14 May, 2019

Drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemen rebels shut down one of Saudi Arabia's major oil pipelines, further ratcheting up Gulf tensions after the mysterious sabotage of several tankers.
Saudi oil tankers hit by 'sabotage attacks' as Gulf tensions soar

Saudi oil tankers hit by 'sabotage attacks' as Gulf tensions soar Mon, 13 May, 2019

 Saudi Arabia said Monday two of its oil tankers were damaged in mysterious "sabotage attacks" in the Gulf as tensions soared in a region already shaken by a standoff between the United States and Iran.
Israel reopens Gaza crossings as calm restored

Israel reopens Gaza crossings as calm restored Sun, 12 May, 2019

Israel reopened its crossings with the blockaded Gaza Strip after closing them during a deadly escalation earlier this month, an official said, as a fragile truce held.
US sends naval strike group as tensions rise with Iran

US sends naval strike group as tensions rise with Iran Sat, 11 May, 2019

The United States is deploying an amphibious assault ship and a Patriot missile battery to bolster an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers already sent to the Gulf, ratcheting up pressure on archfoe Iran.

Palestinian killed at Israel-Gaza border protest after truce

Palestinian killed at Israel-Gaza border protest after truce Fri, 10 May, 2019

 Israeli gunfire killed one Palestinian at a weekly demonstration along the Gaza-Israel border fence, Gaza officials said , in the first escalation after a cease-fire deal ended a bloody bout of fighting and saw Israel reopening the fishing zone off the Gaza coast.
Trump urges Iran to talk over nuclear program, cannot rule out military action

Trump urges Iran to talk over nuclear program, cannot rule out military action Thu, 09 May, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump urged Iran's leadership to sit down and talk with him about giving up Tehran's nuclear program and said he could not rule out a military confrontation given the heightened tensions between the two countries.
Iran inches away from nuclear deal amid US sanctions

Iran inches away from nuclear deal amid US sanctions Wed, 08 May, 2019

Iran's president said Wednesday that it will stop exporting excess uranium and heavy water from its nuclear program as stipulated by the 2015 atomic accord and set a 60-day deadline for new terms to the deal before it will resume higher uranium enrichment.
Palestinians report Gaza truce with Israel as violence ebbs

Palestinians report Gaza truce with Israel as violence ebbs Mon, 06 May, 2019

A deadly surge in violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel petered out overnight and Palestinian officials reported that Egypt had mediated a truce.
Netanyahu vows more 'massive strikes' in response to Gaza rockets

Netanyahu vows more 'massive strikes' in response to Gaza rockets Sun, 05 May, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had ordered the military to launch further strikes on Gaza Strip militants in response to rocket fire from the territory, as an escalation entered its second day.
U.N. races to process rotting Yemeni grain after reaching Hodeidah store

U.N. races to process rotting Yemeni grain after reaching Hodeidah store Sun, 05 May, 2019

The United Nations regained access to donated grain stored in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, and began the task of salvaging food that could stave off starvation for millions of citizens before it rots.
Syrian government intensifies bombardment of rebel-held area

Syrian government intensifies bombardment of rebel-held area Sat, 04 May, 2019

 Syrian government bombardment of rebel-held areas in the country's northwest has killed and wounded dozens and forced thousands to flee their homes, further endangering an eight-month truce in the last major rebel stronghold, opposition activists said.
Dozens of rockets fired from Gaza, Israeli response kills one

Dozens of rockets fired from Gaza, Israeli response kills one Sat, 04 May, 2019

Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets at Israel, which responded with strikes that killed a Palestinian, officials said, as another escalation between them threatened a fragile ceasefire.
Escalation in Syria's Idlib displaces nearly 140,000: UN

Escalation in Syria's Idlib displaces nearly 140,000: UN Wed, 01 May, 2019

Fighting in northwestern Syria has displaced nearly 140,000 people since February, the UN said, as the regime and its ally Russia have stepped up their bombardment.
Israel cuts Gaza fishing limit after rocket launch

Israel cuts Gaza fishing limit after rocket launch Tue, 30 Apr, 2019

Israel reduced the offshore fishing limit it imposes for vessels operating out of Gaza from Tuesday following rocket fire from the territory by Palestinian militants, officials said.
U.N. urges resolving fate of 2,500 foreign children at Syria camp

U.N. urges resolving fate of 2,500 foreign children at Syria camp Thu, 18 Apr, 2019

A senior United Nations relief official called on governments  to help resolve the fate of 2,500 foreign children being held among 75,000 people at al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria after fleeing Islamic State's last stronghold.
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