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Houthis Threaten More Attacks In The Middle East

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- Yemen's Houthi rebels threatened to attack dozens of targets in the United Arab Emirates, including in the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The group has made threats against the UAE in the past and claimed strikes, but those were never confirmed by the Emirati authorities. Right now, the Houthis, who have to beg for recognition every time they launch a larger scale attack with more advanced weaponry, have every reason to target the UAE, despite its announcement of a withdrawal from the conflict. While withdrawing, the UAE has set off a secondary front in the war by supporting southern separatists who wish to secede from Yemen.

- As of late Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was close to losing his re-vote bid to remain prime minister and thereby avoid a corruption trial and possibly even prison time. Netanyahu could have ended up being one of the biggest beneficiaries of the attacks on Saudi oil facilities because his last ditch effort to win elections hinged on convincing the Israeli public that he is their only chance of security in the face of an Iranian threat. With 97% of the votes tallied, Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc led by his Likud party had fallen short of the 61 seats needed to form a government in the 120-seat Knesset. Friends are already distancing themselves, including Trump, who has been an avid Netanyahu supporter, and is now saying that his support is for “Israel”. Nor does…





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