Thu, 28 Jan 2021

JERUSALEM -- Bahraini Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani will arrive in Israel on Tuesday with an official delegation to promote economic ties between the two countries, Israel said on Sunday.

According to a statement by Israeli foreign ministry, Al Zayani will arrive in Israel for a three-day trip. He is scheduled to hold meetings with Israeli government and trade officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, and Economy and Trade Minister Amir Peretz. (Israel-Bahrain)

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SANAA -- Warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition launched multiple airstrikes on Houthi militia-held military sites in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Sunday, residents told Xinhua.

The strikes hit the sites on the top of the mountains of Ayban and Dhula Hamdan in western Sanaa. (Yemen-Saudi-led-Airstrikes)

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ADEN, Yemen -- Fighters of the Houthi rebel group shelled a residential area in the country's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Sunday, leaving seven people killed, a government official told Xinhua.

"The Houthis indiscriminately fired mortars and artillery shells that landed on a residential neighborhood in Durayhmi district south of Hodeidah," the local government source said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Houthi-Shelling)

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BAGHDAD -- A Katyusha rocket Sunday hit an oil refinery, causing a fire in Salahudin province north of Baghdad, a provincial police source said.

The incident took place in the evening when the rocket landed inside the al-Siniya refinery and set a huge fire without causing human casualties, Col. Mohammed al-Bazi told Xinhua. (Iraq-Oil Refinery)

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