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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

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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”.

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

Queen Elizabeth allows British PM Johnson to suspend parliament before Brexit

Johnson set October 14 for the Queen’s Speech – the formal state opening of a new session of parliament that is preceded by a suspension of the House of Commons.

A picture shows cars trapped in the mud after floods in Saka, Hiroshima prefecture on July 8, 2018. – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned on July 8 of a “race against time” to rescue flood victims as authorities issued new alerts over record rains that have killed at least 48 people. (Photo by Martin BUREAU/AFP).

One dead, 810,000 ordered to evacuate as storm hits Japan

A TV footage showed a flooded train station and residential areas in the city of Saga

Donald Trump

Trump pledges full support for Brazilian leader amid wildfires

The Brazilian leader responded on Twitter, saying his country is fighting the wildfires with great success.

Russia on map

Russian researchers discover five islands in Arctic

The islands vary in size from 900 to 54,500 square metres.

Jair Bolsonaro,

Brazil rejects $22m aid from G7 countries

“We appreciate (the offer), but maybe those resources are more relevant to reforest Europe,” a Brazilian administration official said.

Angela Merkel

Surprise visit by Iran’s top diplomat ‘not a G7 event’, says Merkel

Merkel described Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif’s drop-in as “a parallel event in the same spot”.