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Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic
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Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. – US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over […]

Embattled Bangladesh opposition forges new alliance
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Embattled Bangladesh opposition forges new alliance

Activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party shout slogans following the arrival of the Bangladesh's main opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka on October 6, 2018. – Jailed Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia was admitted to hospital in Dhaka […]

Rebels fire shells from Syria buffer despite heavy arms pullout
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Rebels fire shells from Syria buffer despite heavy arms pullout

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 27, 2018 shows Syrian men riding a motorcycle past heavily-damaged buildings in the rebel-held town of Maaret al-Numan, in the north of Idlib province. (Photo by OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP) Rebels have fired mortar shells from a planned buffer zone in […]

At least 12 killed in bomb attack on Afghan election rally
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At least 12 killed in bomb attack on Afghan election rally

[FILE]ATTENTION EDITORS – VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Afghan journalists are seen after a blast in Afghanistan. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani TEMPLATE OUT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY A motorcycle carrying explosives blew up among supporters of an Afghan election candidate on Saturday, killing at least 12 people, officials […]

Saudis welcome joint Turkey probe into missing journalist
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Saudis welcome joint Turkey probe into missing journalist

A security member of the consulate stands at the entrance door of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 12, 2018. – Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Britain expressed concern about the fate of a journalist who vanished after entering its Istanbul consulate last week.But Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf al […]

North Korea wants Pope to visit, South to tell Vatican
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North Korea wants Pope to visit, South to tell Vatican

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) in an open-topped vehicle as they drive through Pyongyang on September 18, 2018. South Korea's president and the North's leader Kim Jong Un drove through the streets of Pyongyang together past thousands of cheering citizens […]

More bodies found as death toll from Indonesia quake nears 2,000
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More bodies found as death toll from Indonesia quake nears 2,000

An Indonesian search and rescue team uses heavy equipment to recover bodies from the debris in Petobo in Central Sulawesi on October 8, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami. Nearly 2000 bodies have been recovered from Palu since an earthquake and tsunami struck the Indonesian city, an official […]

Pompeo says Kim ‘ready’ to invite inspectors to nuclear site
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Pompeo says Kim ‘ready’ to invite inspectors to nuclear site

This picture taken on October 7, 2018 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 8, 2018 via KNS shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) shaking hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang. Kim Jong […]

Saudi controversies under Prince Mohammed
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Saudi controversies under Prince Mohammed

Saudi Arabia's crown prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) / AFP PHOTO / Saudi Royal Palace / BANDAR AL-JALOUD Saudi Arabia has been engulfed by several controversies since Mohammed bin Salman was named crown prince and heir to the throne in June 2017. Despite moves by the young prince to […]

Disease fears as more bodies found in Indonesia disaster
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Disease fears as more bodies found in Indonesia disaster

Rescuers picking through the grim aftermath of Indonesia’s quake-tsunami issued a fresh public health warning Saturday as more decaying corpses were unearthed from beneath the ruined city of Palu. Officials said Saturday the death toll had climbed to 1,649 with more than a thousand maybe still missing in the seaside […]

UN blasts India’s deportation of Rohingya to Myanmar
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UN blasts India’s deportation of Rohingya to Myanmar

Children from the Rohingya community play outside their shacks in a camp in New Delhi, India October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi The UN voiced alarm Friday over India’s deportation of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar despite warnings they could face persecution in a country where the military is accused of […]

At least 13 dead in suicide attack on Afghan election rally
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At least 13 dead in suicide attack on Afghan election rally

Afghan commuters and pedestrians are seen along road as a billboard with a poster of candidate Haji Hafizullah Jalili is seen near a busy market during the parliamentary election campaign, in Kabul on October 2, 2018.<br />Campaigning for Afghanistan's long-delayed parliamentary elections kicks off on September 28, as a crescendo […]