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Palestinian dies of wounds sustained during anti-Israel protests in Gaza

A Palestinian man died late on Tuesday of his wounds he sustained during protests in northwest of the Gaza Strip, medics said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/17 14:32:22

Blast hits parliamentary candidate campaign office in S. Afghanistan

A powerful blast rocked the campaign office of a leading candidate for parliamentary elections, Abdul Jabbar Qahraman in Afghanistan's southern Helmand's provincial capital Lashkar Gah on Wednesday, an official said on condition of anonymity.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/17 13:35:35

Pompeo says Saudi Arabia "strongly" denies knowledge of journalist's disappearance

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia has strongly denied any knowledge of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as President Donald Trump refused to condemn the country before the fact is found out.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/17 12:02:56

UNGA allows Palestine more functions as G77 chair for 2019

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution Tuesday to allow Palestine deeper participation in its work as chair of the largest developing bloc at the United Nations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/17 10:25:23

U.S., Saudi Arabia agree on "thorough" investigation of journalist's disappearance

The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed with Saudi Arabia on the importance of conducting a "thorough, transparent, and timely" investigation of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/17 10:09:08

Turkey's Erdogan says to expand military operation in eastern Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said that Turkey could take necessary operation against Kurdish militants' presence east of the Euphrates River in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/17 8:38:05

Turkey exerts efforts to push extremists out of Syria's demilitarized zone

The Turkish intelligence apparatus continue to exert efforts to persuade extremist groups out of Syria's demilitarized zone, as the extremists have rejected to leave according to a Russian-Turkish plan, a war monitor reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/17 8:37:22

Pompeo in talks with Saudi king

US top diplomat Mike Pompeo held talks with Saudi King Salman on Tuesday seeking answers about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, amid US media reports that the kingdom may be mulling an admission that he died during a botched interrogation.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 22:18:41

Australia hesitates on Jerusalem move

Facing a domestic backlash and the threat of foreign trade retaliation, Australia's Prime Minister on Tuesday appeared to slow-peddle a controversial decision to move the country's embassy to Jerusalem, saying he would first consult with allies.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 20:58:41

Pompeo arrives Riyadh over Saudi journalist disappearance

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Tuesday to hold talks with Saudi officials over the missing journalist, Al Arabiya local news reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 17:54:24

7 police officers killed in N. Afghan clashes

At least seven Afghan police officers were killed following clashes with Taliban militants in northern province of Samangan overnight, local police said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 14:08:50

Trump to send state secretary to Saudi Arabia over disappearance of journalist

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said that he will send Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 10:35:32

Trump suggests "rogue killers" behind disappearance of Saudi journalist

US President Donald Trump on Monday said that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the disappearance and alleged death of a Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 8:49:46

Syria's gates to neighboring countries start opening after years of isolation

After years of isolation, Syria's border crossings are under the spotlight again with some of them reopened as the Syrian government has regained the upper hand in the more than seven-year-long war.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 8:33:55

Amnesty condemns US-led coalition over Raqa civilian killings

Amnesty International on Monday condemned the US-led coalition's failure to acknowledge and investigate its role in civilian killings during the battle a year ago to oust jihadists from Syria's Raqa.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/15 22:53:40

Kingdom guardian

A security team member looks out of the doors of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Monday. Saudi Arabia warned it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as more Western companies distanced themselves from the Gulf State. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor, has not been seen since entering the consulate on October 2.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/15 22:53:39

Jordan reopens main border post with war-torn Syria after 3-year closure

Jordan on Monday reopened its main border crossing with war-torn Syria, a key Middle East trade route, after a three-year closure, AFP reporters said.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/15 22:08:40

Iran's new breed of charities on poverty frontline

At an outreach center in southern Tehran, teenagers are learning to be journalists, while upstairs their mothers are fine-tuning their sewing skills and rushing to fill an order for hospital uniforms.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/15 18:28:39