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Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi [Photo Credit: CNN]

Pakistan denies airspace to Indian Prime Minister amid Kashmir tensions

Pakistan’s airspace is open for commercial flights, but this is the second time this month that Islamabad has turned down a special request from India to let its leaders overfly.

U.S. President Donald Trump [Photo: USA Today]

Trump revokes California’s right to set own car emissions standard

California was granted a waiver to set car emission standards that were stricter than federal regulations in 2013.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia shows evidence attacks “unquestionably sponsored by Iran”

Iran’s foreign ministry had earlier denied any involvement in the attacks on Saudi oil facilities in an official letter to the U.S.

Robert-OBrien [PHOTO CREDIT: UPI.com]

Trump names new national security adviser

Robert O’Brien, a legal practitioner, will be Mr. Trump’s fourth national security adviser in three years.

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways annual loss widens to $639m

The results mark a steeper loss from the previous year when Qatar Airways reported a loss of 69 million dollars.

Angela Merkel

Germany extends ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia

The export ban was introduced in November 2018 after the death of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Iran writes U.S., denies involvement in Saudi attack

“Iran has nothing to do with the attack,” states the letter, which was delivered to the U.S. via the Swiss embassy in Tehran.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel [Photo Credit: CNN.com]

Exit polls see Israel’s Netanyahu and rival Gantz neck-and-neck

Two polls showed Blue and White with a slight lead over Likud, winning 33 seats to Likud’s 31 and 34 seats to Likud’s 33, respectively.

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu

Facebook blocks Netanyahu chatbot on Election Day

Israel’s leading YNET news website said the chatbot had posted results from an election poll on Tuesday while Israelis were out voting, a contravention of election rules.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Iran’s Supreme Leader rejects talk with U.S.

Khamenei said Washington should return to the 2015 nuclear deal if the U.S. wants any talk.

Trump and Kim

North Korea leader Kim invited Trump to Pyongyang in letter – report

Trump on Aug. 9 said he had received a “very beautiful letter” from Kim.

Italy allows migrants on NGO vessel to disembark

The Ocean Viking has more than 80 migrants on board after it took in 34 migrants from another boat caught up in bad weather earlier this week.

Biden-Joe

Biden maintains grip on 2020 Democratic race after third debate

Biden seemed more vulnerable than ever coming into the debate, facing persistent questions about his age, verbal slip-ups and performance on the campaign trail, but he was resilient and forceful.

Former Indonesian president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie

Former Indonesian president Habibie dies at 83

Last year, Mr Habibie was admitted to the Starnberg hospital near Munich and underwent treatment for a leaky heart valve

U.S. National Security Adviser, John Bolton. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Times of Israel]

Trump fires John Bolton as national security adviser

The NSA says he offered to resign last night.

Hurricane devastation in the Bahamas [Photo: New York Times]

Agency seeks $3.5 million for humanitarian response in Bahamas

The request is for an initial $3.5 million to cover short-term health care and other needs of the Bahamas population affected by Hurricane Dorian

British Airways

British Airways cancels flights as Pilots strike

The strike may cost the airline about 40 million pounds (49 million dollars).

Syria on map used to illustrate the story.

Airstrikes kill 18 pro-govt fighters in eastern Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the slain fighters were Iranians and allied fighters.

A cargo ship used to illustrate the story

Iran releases seven crew from British tanker

The tanker is one cause of a major flare-up in tensions with Britain and the U.S.

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

Pound slides below $1.20 to three-year low as no-deal Brexit battle begins

The pound has now lost 20 per cent of its value since Britain voted to leave the European Union in 2016,

Tony Blair

Beware of Johnson’s ‘elephant trap’, Blair warns Labour parliamentarians

Boris Johnson has pledged to deliver Brexit on October 31 whether he agrees to a new deal with the EU or not.

Area map of Cambodia. [Photo credit: Rough Guides]

Ex-Cambodian provincial governor jailed 13 years for murder

His older brother was also sentenced to 10 years in jail for helping Vannak to commit the homicide.

Nationwide protests begin in Britain over suspension of parliament

Mr Johnson on Wednesday successfully petitioned Queen Elizabeth II to prorogue or suspend Parliament in London from mid-September to mid-October

Lock the doors? PA

MPs threaten to barricade themselves in if Boris Johnson prorogues parliament

MPs threaten to barricade themselves in if Boris Johnson prorogues parliament

Boris Johnson suspends parliament what does it mean for Brexit and why are MPs so angry - EPA/Mick Tsikas

Boris Johnson suspends parliament: What does it mean for Brexit?

PM Johnson says he needs to pro rogue to enable “a significant Brexit legislative programme to get through”.