Houthi militia bomb ambulance in Al-Khokha killing one medic

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Civilian ambulance targeted by Houthi milita. (WAM)
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Civilian ambulance targeted Houthi militia. (WAM)
Updated 21 March 2018
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Houthi militia bomb ambulance in Al-Khokha killing one medic

DUBAI: The Iran-backed Houthi militia bombed a civilian ambulance that was in a humanitarian mission in the Directorate of Khokha on the western coast of Yemen, killing one of its medical staff and wounding three others, UAE state-news agency WAM reported.
A medical source said that the Houthi militia targeted the ambulance, which was carrying casualties on the path of the Khokha Mukha. UAE forces that were operating within the Saudi-led Arab coalition transported the injured and cleared the area.
The source also said that Houthi targeting of civilian ambulances was a violation of all international norms.


Iranian media: 79 injured in earthquake in southern Iran

Updated 23 July 2018
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Iranian media: 79 injured in earthquake in southern Iran

TEHRAN: Iran's state TV says a magnitude 5.8 earthquake has injured at least 79 people in the country's south. The United States Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 5.9.
There were no immediate reports of fatalities. The earthquake struck in the early morning on Monday near the village of Sirch in the province of Kerman. That's about 1,100 kilometers or 683 miles south of the capital, Tehran.
The USGS says the quake was followed by several smaller aftershocks and also a 4.8 magnitude temblor to the northeast, and came after a series of quakes the day before that injured nearly 300 people.
Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to regular earthquakes. A magnitude 7.2 quake hit western Iran in November, killing more than 600.