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ADEN, Yemen -- An explosion targeting a military ambulance in Yemen's southeastern province of Shabwa killed four soldiers loyal to the country's government on Sunday, a government official told Xinhua.

The local government source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the blast occurred when the military ambulance belonging to the Shabwa Defense Forces hit an explosive device while passing through the Musainah area in the eastern part of Shabwa province. (Yemen-Explosion-Government Soldiers)

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OTTAWA -- Recent leaks indicate that the United States has contributed to Canada's allegation that India is responsible for the assassination of a Canadian citizen, playing a crucial role in the simmering diplomatic tiff between New Delhi and Ottawa.

Canada-India ties recently sank to a deep freeze after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeatedly accused Indian agents of being behind the killing of Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar on Canadian soil, which was strongly rejected by the Indian side. (India-Canada-US)

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RAMALLAH -- Two Palestinians were killed and an Israeli soldier wounded during exchange fire in the West Bank city of Tulkarm on Sunday, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources.

"Osaid Abu Ali, 21, and Abdul Rahaman Abu Daghash, 32, were killed after being shot in their heads with live bullets by the Israeli soldiers who stormed Noor Shams refugee camp in Tulkarm," said Ameen Khader, the director of Tulkarm Hospital. (Palestinian-Israel-Clashes-West Bank)

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TEHRAN -- Mehdi Taj, president of Iran's Football Federation, announced that the country has over $33 million in assets frozen in FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) due to U.S. sanctions.

During an interview with Iran's state-run IRIB TV on Friday, Taj discussed the nation's attempts to recover the assets from FIFA and AFC. He stated that Iran's financial claims from FIFA and AFC are $28 million and between $5 million and $6 million, respectively. While FIFA supports Iran's claims, the funds remain inaccessible because foreign banks cannot transfer them due to the closure of the country's SWIFT code, a result of U.S. sanctions. (Sports-Soccer-FIFA) Enditem

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