SANAA — Yemen’s Houthi group said on Tuesday that they, along with the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, launched cruise missiles at “a vital target” in the Israeli city of Haifa.

“The joint military operation targeting a vital target in Haifa with several cruise missiles. The operation achieved its goals successfully,” Houthi military spokesman Yahya Sarea said in a statement aired by the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV. (Yemen-Houthis-Israel)

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JERUSALEM — The electric car model Atto 3, an electric subcompact crossover manufactured by China’s BYD Auto, topped car sales in Israel in the first half of 2024, according to data published by the Israel Vehicle Importers Association on Tuesday.

From January to June, 7,265 units of the model were sold in Israel, surpassing any gasoline-powered or electric model. The Czech petrol small family car Skoda Octavia was next on the list with 4,159 units sold during the same period.(Israel-China-EVs)

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GAZA — At least 12 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli airstrike targeting an apartment in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza Strip, Palestinian sources said on Tuesday.

Several others injured were transferred to the Al-Aqsa Hospital in the city, Palestinian medical sources told Xinhua. (Gaza-Israel-Palestinians)

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CAIRO — The death toll from the collapse of a three-story building in Egypt’s southern governorate of Assiut rose to 14, while six other residents were injured, said a statement by local authorities on Tuesday.

The building collapsed in East Assiut district on Monday, and rescue teams have been searching for survivors over the past 24 hours, according to the statement issued by the media office of Assiut province. (Egypt-Death Toll-Building Collapse)