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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected US calls to scale back his country's military offensive in Gaza or take steps towards the establishment of a Palestinian state after the war, drawing a rebuke from the White House.

US Central Command said that Houthi rebels in Yemen had launched a third attack in as many days in the Red Sea, targeting a commercial ship. No damage or injuries were reported.

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US, Princess Reema bint Bandar, said it was “inevitable” that a “rogue entity or a mistake” could take the region back to the “stone age” now that the war in Gaza has spilled beyond its borders.

Palestine held 10-man UAE to a 1-1 draw in their Asian Cup Group C match at Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar.

Updated: January 19, 2024, 6:05 AM