Saudi king blames Iran for 'chaos', calls for global response | Iran News

Saudi king blames Iran for ‘chaos’, calls for global response | Iran News

Saudi Arabia‘s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud struck a defiant note against the kingdom’s enemies, saying missile and drone attacks it blames on Iran failed to halt economic development and he reiterated that Riyadh will not hesitate to defend itself. In an annual address to the appointed Shura Council on Wednesday, King Salman, in an […]

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Turkey: About 100,000 Syrians left Istanbul since early July

Turkey: About 100,000 Syrians left Istanbul since early July

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1574247578552390800 Wed, 2019-11-20 10:53 ISTANBUL: Turkey’s Interior Minister said on Wednesday that around 100,000 Syrians living without approval in Istanbul had left it since early July, when the government set a deadline for Syrians not registered in the city to leave for other provinces. As sentiment toward Syrian refugees […]

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Tropical storms bear down on the Philippines | Philippines News

Tropical storms bear down on the Philippines | Philippines News

Over the past few days, Tropical Storm Kalmaegi has been heading towards Luzon island, bringing very heavy rainfall to the northeast of the Philippines. The storm, which is known locally as Ramon, made landfall in the early hours of Wednesday along the Santa Ana-Gonzaga area. It is currently located around 300km (186 miles) to the northeast […]

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Israel confirms strikes against military sites in Syria

Israel confirms strikes against military sites in Syria

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1574222565571375900 Wed, 2019-11-20 03:56 The Israeli army confirmed it carried out strikes on Syrian and Iranian “terror targets” near Damascus on Wednesday, in response to fire from Syria the day before. The Israel Defense Forces, who blamed Tuesday’s rockets on “an Iranian force,” said it holds Damascus responsible for […]

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Is Trump turning the US military into a protection racket? | USA

Is Trump turning the US military into a protection racket? | USA

US President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to force allies of the United States to pay more for “protection,” and has been doggedly pursuing this goal with Japan, South Korea, NATO countries and others. Last week, US negotiators led by Defense Secretary Mark Esper asked South Korea to pay 400 percent more than it […]

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It is time to stop lecturing Palestinians and to start listening | Israeli–Palestinian conflict

It is time to stop lecturing Palestinians and to start listening | Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Yesterday, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, announced a reversal in decades of US policy towards Israel’s illegal settlements in the West Bank, stating that: “the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not, per se, inconsistent with international law.” Within hours of Pompeo’s statement, High Representative of the European Union […]

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Iraqi protesters block commercial ports, split capital

Iraqi protesters block commercial ports, split capital

ALGIERS: An Algerian court has jailed four protesters for 18 months for disrupting a candidate’s campaign for the Dec. 12 presidential election which is opposed by a mass protest movement.The court sentenced the four on Monday after protests on Sunday in the western city of Tlemcen, where one of the five candidates, Ali Benflis, was […]

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Kuwait’s emir appoints foreign minister as new PM

Kuwait’s emir appoints foreign minister as new PM

DUBAI: US comments effectively abandoning its 40-year old stance that Israel’s right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank were inconsistent with international law drew widespread condemnation on Tuesday. The UN Human Rights Office in particular reaffirmed its long-standing position that Jewish settlements in West Bank “were in breach of international law.” Arab […]

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Ex-label says Taylor Swift can sing her old hits at awards show | News

Ex-label says Taylor Swift can sing her old hits at awards show | News

Taylor Swift’s former label has said that it will allow the global pop superstar to perform some of her early hits at an awards show this month – the latest twist in a months-long public feud over the rights to her first six albums. But even the seeming resolution of the spat did not come […]

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Riyadh on Track to Become Sustainable City – International Experts

Over 60 international experts have concluded a 2-day symposium ‘Riyadh: The Sustainable City’, offering advice and suggestions on projects worth US$23 billion, that will help transform Riyadh into a world-class sustainable city and enhance the lives of its 7 million residents. Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 19 November 2019, (AETOSWire) : A panel of prominent international experts from […]

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