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An Emirati journalist films what officials described as a heat exchanger used in the production of rocket fuel that they captured in Marib, Yemen, on display at a military installation in the United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Officials involved in the Saudi-led campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen known as Houthis showed journalists on Tuesday materiel captured on the battlefield that they alleged show Iran's hand in arming the rebels. Iran long has denied arming the Houthis, despite reports by the United Nations, Western countries and outside groups linking them to the rebels' arsenal. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Saudi-led coalition displays Yemeni arms allegedly from IranOfficials in a Saudi-led coalition now battling Shiite rebels for control of a crucial port in Yemen on Tuesday displayed weapons captured on the battlefield that they say show Iran is arming the insurgents
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Jordan PM promises cuts in government spending, tax reviewJordan's new prime minister says his government will cut spending by 150 million dinars ($211 million) this year to show that raising taxes isn't the only available response to rising public debt
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White House Mideast team holds talks with Jordanian kingPresident Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is in the Middle East to help lay the groundwork for an expected Israeli-Palestinian peace plan
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Blurring the border, Turkey deepens roots in northern SyriaTurkey is showing it's in northern Syria for the long-term, building up its enclave on the model of its own towns, using its own administrators
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This still image taken from video provided by Arab 24 shows Saudi-led forces gathering to retake the international airport of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida from the Shiite Houthi rebels Saturday, June 16, 2018.  With battles raging at the southern side of al-Hodeida International Airport, the military of Yemen's exiled government said it had entirely seized the facility, and that engineers were working to clear mines from nearby areas just south of the city of some 600,000 people on the Red Sea.  (Arab 24 via AP)
The Latest: Coalition says Iran is arming Yemen rebelsOfficials in a Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels in Yemen have shown journalists weapons they say they seized on the battlefield that show Iran is arming the insurgents
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This still image taken from video provided by Arab 24 shows Saudi-led forces gathering to retake the international airport of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida from the Shiite Houthi rebels Saturday, June 16, 2018.  With battles raging at the southern side of al-Hodeida International Airport, the military of Yemen's exiled government said it had entirely seized the facility, and that engineers were working to clear mines from nearby areas just south of the city of some 600,000 people on the Red Sea.  (Arab 24 via AP)
Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airportYemeni military officials say fighting has escalated outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida
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Guard chief says Iran won't increase missile rangeIran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country has no plan to increase the range of its missiles
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Syrian army drops leaflets over southern region amid tensionSyrian army helicopters have dropped leaflets over rebel-held parts of the country's south calling on civilians to help the military clear the area of militants
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Iraq Foreign Ministry condemns strikes it says killed IraqisIraq condemns the targeting of pro-Syria paramilitary troops in eastern Syria after an airstrike killed mostly Iraqi Shiite forces
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Iran's Revolutionary Guard chief criticizes open letterThe chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard says the Iranian activists who signed an open letter last week asking Iran's leaders to take part in direct talks with Washington are "companions of the enemy."
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Libyan coast guard rescues 186 migrants, recovers 5 bodiesLibya's coast guard says it has recovered the bodies of five migrants and rescued 186 others, including women and children, in separate operations in the Mediterranean Sea
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UN says over 25,000 people fled Yemen fighting at HodeidaThe U.N. spokesman says tens of thousands of residents have fled the fighting along Yemen's western coastline where the Saudi-led coalition backing Yemeni fighters are engaged in fierce battles with Iranian-backed Houthis rebels
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday June 17, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP)
Israel PM, Jordan king meet after months of strained tiesJordan's King Abdullah II and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet after months of strained relations
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US serial sperm donor banned from donating in IsraelSerial sperm donor Ari Nagel, an American who has fathered 33 children, with 10 more on the way, has recently been banned from donating his sperm in Israel, where he first fathered a child using artificial insemination
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Airport authorities detain 2 rights advocates in YemenYemeni rights advocates are reporting that two of the country's most prominent activists have been detained and taken to an undisclosed location at an airport in western Yemen
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