Thu, 26 May 2022

DUBAI -- The Ministry of Defense of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stated on Monday that its air defense systems intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi militia aimed against the UAE.

A ballistic missile launcher in Yemen's Al Jawf governorate was destroyed shortly after it launched ballistic missiles against Abu Dhabi, the ministry announced in a statement on its Twitter account. (UAE-Houthis-Missile Attack)

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ADEN, Yemen -- Yemen's Houthi rebel militia on Monday claimed responsibility for striking numerous vital sites deep inside Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with ballistic missiles and explosive-laden drones.

Al Dhafra Air Base and other sensitive sites in the UAE's capital Abu Dhabi, and vital sites in Dubai were the targets of the strike, the Houthi military spokesman Yehya Sarea said in a statement. (Houthis-UAE-Saudi Arabia-Missile Attack)

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BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi Ministry of Health approved on Monday a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for people over 18 years old, while reporting 5,756 new COVID-19 cases across the country.

The decision aims "to increase the immunity of recipients of vaccines and protect them from the mutations of the virus, including Omicron," said Sayf al-Badr, the spokesman of the ministry. (Iraq-COVID19-Vaccination)

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TEHRAN -- Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday ruled out the possibility of an "interim deal" in ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers in Austria's capital Vienna.

"Iran is looking for a stable and reliable agreement and will not accept anything less than that. The quality of the agreement is important to us, nothing less and nothing more," Saeed Khatibzadeh made the remarks in his weekly press conference. (Iran-Nuke Deal)

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