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Iran and Israel dragged their shadow war out of the dark, and it's much more dangerous now
- A decades-long shadow war between Iran and Israel has been thrust into broad daylight. For years, the two bitter foes have relied on strikes in other countries, covert assassinations, and proxy forces to trade blows as part of a simmering — but deadly — conflict. Iran's unprecedented attack on Israel last weekend has notably changed the dynamics of this conflict, and it's now more dangerous. A senior US ...

Source: businessinsider.com
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What Iran's attack on Israel revealed about its weapons arsenal
- Iran's first direct attack on Israel overnight Saturday demonstrated the country's military might and the advances of its domestic weapons program, analysts said, while also revealing the limitations of its arsenal. With more than 300 drones and missiles launched in a layered onslaught, it was Iran's largest-ever conventional show of force . That it inflicted only minimal damage was due in part to the choreographed ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
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At least 135 dead in Pakistan and Afghanistan as flooding continues to slam region
- Death tolls across parts of central Asia have risen sharply as unusually extreme weather has continued to slam the region in recent days, with the combined tolls across hard-hit Pakistan and Afghanistan rose to at least 135 on Wednesday, officials said. About 70 people have been killed in the last five days by heavy rains lashing Afghanistan, the government's disaster management department said. A similar number ...

Source: cbsnews.com
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US seeks new mechanism to monitor North Korean sanctions
- The United States is investigating options to create a new mechanism for monitoring sanctions on North Korea's nuclear programme. The US ambassador to the United Nations said on Wednesday that Washington is looking at options within and outside the UN. Russia last month vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to renew the UN panel that has been overseeing Pyongyang's compliance with international sanctions. The US ...

Source: aljazeera.com
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Dubai's airport diverts scores of flights as 'exceptional weather' hits Gulf
- Dubai's major international airport diverted scores of incoming flights on Tuesday as heavy rains lashed the United Arab Emirates, causing widespread flooding around the desert country. The world's busiest air hub for international passengers confirmed a halt to arrivals at 7:26 pm (1526 GMT) before announcing a "gradual resumption" more than two hours later. Earlier the airport, which had been expecting more than ...

Source: france24.com
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UN demands end to Israeli forces' support of settler attacks on West Bank Palestinians
- UN human rights office expresses concern over escalating violence after deaths near Nablus over weekend The UN and the UK have voiced grave concern over escalating violence in the West Bank, demanding that Israeli security forces "immediately" stop supporting settler attacks on Palestinians in the occupied territory. The comments came hours after two Palestinian men were killed by Israeli settlers in a northern ...

Source: theguardian.com