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Syria: Putin, Netanyahu defuse tension over downing of Russian jet

•15 Russian servicemen killed GETTY IMAGES The Il-20 aircraft was returning to a Russian base on the north-western coast of Syria (file photo) The leaders of Russia and Israel have sought to defuse tension after a Russian plane was shot down by Syrian forces amid an Israeli air raid. In a call to Vladimir

Iran supplies short-range ballistic missiles to Shi’ite

Iran has given ballistic missiles to Shi’ite proxies in Iraq and is developing the capacity to build more there to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East and to give it the means to hit regional foes, Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources said. According to three Iranian officials, two

U.S cuts over $200m aid to Palestinians

The United States, a major ally of Israel, has cut more than $200m in economic aid to Palestinians, in a move that comes months after also drastically cutting its contribution to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). A senior US official said on Friday that President Donald Trump had ordered the State

Multiple quakes hits Indonesia’s lombok island, killing 10

A series of powerful earthquakes have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at least 10 people and setting off fresh waves of panic after nearly 500 died there following a huge tremor two weeks ago. The quakes hit throughout Sunday, with the first measuring 6.3 shortly before midday which

Indonesia quake: death toll rises above 430, over 350,000 displaced

Authorities say the death toll from a major earthquake which struck the Indonesian island of Lombok reached more than 430 on Monday, with over 350,000 people displaced. The death toll is expect to rise as relief efforts continue. Bodies were still being pulled from destroyed buildings following the shallow 6.9-magnitude quake on August

Over 300 killed in fight for Afghan city

Taliban assault on the Afghan strategic city of Ghazni has entered its fourth day, with the death toll climbing above 300, including civilians, security forces and Taliban fighters, according to government officials. The Afghan government said it had sent reinforcements to the strategic city, which lies barely two hours drive from

UN warns isreal-Gaza attacks will lead to war

Hamas says truce reached with Israel     United Nations has expressed strong concern that the escalating violence in Gaza could lead to war. Nickolay Mladenov, the UN's special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, said he was "deeply alarmed by the recent escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel, and

“where are my brothers?” Cries victim of Yemen school bus attack, death toll rises

At least 50 people, including several children, were killed and scores injured in Thursday's attack in school bus carrying Children in province of saada, Yemen. In unverified videos uploaded to social media, bereaved parents could be seen pleading with hospital staff for updates, as dead bodies literally began piling up, on