Wed, 31 May 2023

JERUSALEM -- Two Israeli soldiers were injured in a drive-by shooting attack in the West Bank on Saturday evening, the Israeli military announced.

The shooting attack occurred in the village of Huwara, which in recent weeks become a flashpoint of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Israel-Shooting Attack)

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TEHRAN -- An Iranian spokesman said on Saturday that Iran will give "immediate and reciprocal" response to any attack on bases established for "fighting terrorism" in the Syrian territory and at the request of the country's government.

Spokesman of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Keyvan Khosravi gave the warning in response to recent accusations made by some U.S. officials' of Iran "being involved" in attacks on what Iran considers to be "illegal" U.S. bases in Syria, Iran's official news agency IRNA reported. (Iran-Syria-U.S. Bases)

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ISTANBUL -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Black Sea Grain Initiative renewal over the phone on Saturday.

The Turkish presidency's communications department said Erdogan thanked Putin for Russia's positive stance on the extension of the initiative. (Türkiye-Russia-Black Sea Grain Initiative)

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ADEN, Yemen -- Yemeni defense minister and several other government officials narrowly escaped a drone attack carried out by the Houthi group on their convoy in the country's southwestern province of Taiz on Saturday, a government official told Xinhua.

"The Houthis used their explosive-laden drones and struck the convoy carrying the Defense Minister Mohsen Al-Daari, general Sagheer bin Aziz, the country's chief of staff and other government officials including the governor of Taiz province," the local government official said on condition of anonymity, adding that they escaped the Houthi attack unharmed. (Yemen-Houthi Attack-Casualty)

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