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JERUSALEM -- Israel on Tuesday condemned Monday's deadly Houthi attack in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and promised to offer security and intelligence assistance to the Arab country.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett wrote on Twitter that he "strongly condemn" the drone attack by the Iranian-backed Houthis near Abu Dhabi's airport, which killed at least three people and injured six. (Israel-UAE-Houthis)

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JERUSALEM -- Israeli Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday announced that he is working on canceling the COVID-19 Green Pass system in the country, citing its damage to the economy.

The Green Pass stipulates that only those who are vaccinated or have recovered from the COVID-19 could enter indoor places such as restaurants and shops, as well as crowded outdoor places including sports stadiums and gardens. (Israel-COVID19-Green Pass)

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ADEN, Yemen -- At least 12 people on Tuesday were killed and 11 others injured during air raids by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Houthi-controlled Saba news agency reported.

The coalition conducted an intensified bombardment campaign against various Houthi-controlled sites in Yemen, a local military official told Xinhua. (Yemen-Houthis-Coalition-Conflict)

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ANKARA -- An oil pipeline in Turkey's southeastern city of Kahramanmaras exploded on Tuesday evening, blocking highway transportation and posing a danger to the settlements nearby, semi-official Anadolu Agency reported.

The cause of the pipeline explosion in the Narli neighborhood of Pazarcik district is not known yet, Anadolu said. (Turkey-Oil Pipeline-Blast) Enditem

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