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Strong earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border, kills 339

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 211 people, almost all of them in Iran. The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at around 09:18 pm local time on Sunday (0010 GMT on Monday), was 32 kilometers south of the Iraqi ...

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Hariri says will be returning to Lebanon soon

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri claims he is not being held captive in Saudi Arabia and will be returning to his country in the next few days. Hariri made the remarks on Sunday during an interview with the Lebanese TV channel Future TV. He further said that his resignation had ...

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Syria calls on UN to halt US coalition deadly airstrikes

Syria has called on the UN to halt the US led-coalition’s attacks on civilians after over a dozen people are killed in separate airstrikes across the country. In a letter sent to the UN Secretary General António Guterres and the Security Council chairman on Sunday, the Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry voiced ...

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Khan, Corbyn call on UK PM to sack Johnson

After UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, his close ally London Mayor Sadiq Khan has also called on Prime Minister Theresa May to sack Boris Johnson for doing a poor job as the country’s foreign secretary. Speaking to BBC on Sunday, Khan said Johnson had not performed his “first duty” and ...

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Qatar investigates financial plot amid Saudi-led crisis

Qatar says it has launched an investigation into an alleged plot to manipulate its currency during the early weeks of a diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf region. Saif al-Thani, the director of Qatar’s government communications office, said an unnamed global financial institution, partly owned by Emirati investors, had been ordered ...

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Orthodox leaders urge probe into Israeli arms for Myanmar

A group of prominent Orthodox leaders has asked the Knesset to investigate reports that Myanmar is using weapons sold by Israel to commit atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.  A dozen Orthodox rabbis submitted a letter to lawmaker Avi Dichter who chairs a Knesset committee tasked with overseeing Israel’s arms exports, Ha’aretz reported on Monday. “Has Israel sold ...

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