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Strong earthquake rocks western Iran
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Strong earthquake rocks western Iran

[FILES] At least 210 people were injured in Sarpol-e Zahab and the neighbouring city of Gilan-e Gharb, Kermanshah governor Houshang Bazvand told state television. Photo/ ENMEHWEMS A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Iran’s western province of Kermanshah late Sunday, the country’s institute of geophysics said, with local officials reporting over 200 […]

Strong earthquake rocks western Iran
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Strong earthquake rocks western Iran

[FILES] At least 210 people were injured in Sarpol-e Zahab and the neighbouring city of Gilan-e Gharb, Kermanshah governor Houshang Bazvand told state television. Photo/ ENMEHWEMS A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Iran’s western province of Kermanshah late Sunday, the country’s institute of geophysics said, with local officials reporting over 200 […]

Protest in Myanmar’s Rakhine state opposes Rohingya return
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Protest in Myanmar’s Rakhine state opposes Rohingya return

Rohingya Protesters in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state demonstrated Sunday against the planned repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, referring to them as “runaway refugees”. About 100 people led by Buddhists monks marched through the state capital Sittwe holding red banners and chanting slogans. “All the people of the nation are […]

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Israel rearrests Palestinian Jerusalem governor

Israeli police arrested the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem for the second time in as many months, a spokesman said Sunday, after reports of an investigation related to a land sale. Adnan Gheith was arrested in east Jerusalem overnight, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said in a statement, without providing further details. […]

UN calls for calm after shots fired in Rohingya camp in Myanmar
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UN calls for calm after shots fired in Rohingya camp in Myanmar

Rohingya refugees walk back to their tent during dusk at Kutupalong refugee camp on November 18, 2018. – Rohingya Muslims were fleeing Bangladeshi refugee camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar later this week, community leaders said on November 12. Authorities plan to begin returning Rohingya refugees, who have fled […]

Cambodian Prime Minister says no China naval base being built
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Cambodian Prime Minister says no China naval base being built

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen arrives at the ASEM leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw Cambodia will not allow foreign military bases on its soil, strongman premier Hun Sen said Monday, swatting away US concerns about a possible Chinese naval site near hotly contested […]

Thai political party jigsaw attracts new faces, veteran names
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Thai political party jigsaw attracts new faces, veteran names

Thai politician Suthep Thaugsuban (R), head of the newly formed Action Coalition for Thailand Party poses with Muslim vendors and local people in a market during a visit in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat on November 12, 2018. – Suthep led massive protest against Yingluck Shinawatra's government which culminated in […]

Rohingya crisis besieges Suu Kyi at Singapore summit
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Rohingya crisis besieges Suu Kyi at Singapore summit

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives on stage to pose for a group photo before the start of the ASEAN-Japan summit on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP) Diplomatic niceties […]

Christian ex-warlords reconcile in Lebanon
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Christian ex-warlords reconcile in Lebanon

[FILE PHOTO] Suleiman Tony Frangieh is the current leader of the Marada Movement and a Member of Parliament for the Maronite seat of Zgharta-Zawyie, in North Lebanon. Two rival Christian leaders in Lebanon, Sleiman Frangieh and Samir Geagea, reconciled Wednesday after four decades of enmity dating back to a massacre […]

Afghan leader: Taliban peace deal ‘when, not if’
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Afghan leader: Taliban peace deal ‘when, not if’

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a joint press conference with Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg (unseen) at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on November 6, 2018. – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on November 6 Afghanistan's chances for peace were "greater now" than in […]

Saudi: No consensus yet among oil producers to cut output
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Saudi: No consensus yet among oil producers to cut output

[FILE PHOTO] Oil Saudi Arabia said oil-producing countries have not yet reached an agreement on cutting output, as major producers met in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. “There is no consensus yet among oil producers about cutting production,” Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said at the meeting of their Joint Ministerial […]

Bangladesh opposition says will contest election
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Bangladesh opposition says will contest election

Bangladesh's main opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia (C) looks on as she is escorted back to prison from a hospital visit in Dhaka on November 8, 2018. – Bangladeshi authorities were set to announce later November 8 a date for general elections despite the opposition crying […]

Jihadists kill 8 Syria troops near truce zone: monitor
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Jihadists kill 8 Syria troops near truce zone: monitor

Syria troops.GEORGE OURFALIAN / AFP Jihadists have killed at least eight Syrian government troops near a planned buffer zone around the country’s last major rebel bastion, a monitor said on Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack took place late on Friday in the north of Hama […]

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Khashoggi corpse went down the drains: report

The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi poured his remains down the drain after dissolving him in acid, a Turkish newspaper reported Saturday.Samples taken from the drains at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul showed traces of acid, pro-government daily Sabah said, without quoting sources. This led investigators to believe the […]