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CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta (AFP)
November 16, 2018 - 02:00 GMT
The Trump administration said it has "broad discretion" in granting White House access to journalists covering the president ahead of a court hearing expected Wednesday afternoon.
Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad (Twitter)
November 15, 2018 - 22:00 GMT
The transfer of the Australian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would not be of any help in peace efforts, Malaysia's prime minister said on Thursday.
ISIS in Syria (Shutterstock)
November 15, 2018 - 18:00 GMT
The Islamic State group are close to defeat in Syria, a leading U.S. diplomat has said, as a military offensive on the militants' final stronghold nears an end.
Arab League (Twitter)
November 15, 2018 - 14:23 GMT
The Arab League convened an urgent meeting on Thursday to discuss recent Israeli aggression in the blockaded Gaza Strip.
Palestinian security forces train in a military exercise (AFP/FILE)
November 15, 2018 - 14:07 GMT
Palestinians have more to worry about than the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) or settlements. They also fear their own governments, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.
EU council chief Donald Tusk said leaders will gather to approve the long-awaited text on November 25 - but raised eyebrows by adding the caveat 'if nothing extraordinary happens' (AFP)
November 15, 2018 - 13:18 GMT
Donald Tusk today hinted at fears that Theresa May will be ousted as he paved the way for an EU summit to sign off the Brexit deal.
Qatari Deputy Prime Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) at the US State Department in Washington, DC on November 14, 2018. 
ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP
November 15, 2018 - 13:06 GMT
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Qatari Defense Minister Khalid al-Attiyah in Washington over a U.S. plan to create a NATO-like Arab military alliance as Washington pushes for an end to a diplomatic rift between Doha an a Saudi-led quartet in favor of an alliance against Iran.
Turkey not satisfied by Saudi prosecutor comments on Khashoggi (Twitter)
November 15, 2018 - 13:00 GMT
The Saudi Public Prosecution said Thursday that 11 people have been indicted and referred to trial in Jamal Khashoggi’s case, adding that it has requested the death penalty for five people.
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman (Twitter)
November 15, 2018 - 12:54 GMT
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Thursday submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu one day after announcing his intention to step down from the post, according to the Israeli Broadcasting Authority (IBA).
Palestinian appeals to international community (Twitter)
November 15, 2018 - 12:51 GMT
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat on Thursday called on the international community to help Palestinians gain independence from occupation.
British Prime Minister Theresa May (Twitter)
November 15, 2018 - 10:40 GMT
The draft Brexit deal reached between the U.K. and EU has been approved by the Cabinet, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon going home (Twitter)
November 15, 2018 - 10:35 GMT
A group of Syrian refugees gathered at various meeting points across Lebanon Thursday morning in preparation to return to their home country, in the latest return trip organized by Lebanese General Security, the state-run National News Agency reported.
Vahid Mazloumin the notorious gold coin dealer, known as “Sultan of Coins” was executed (Twitter)
November 15, 2018 - 10:32 GMT
After two men convicted of financial crimes were executed in Iran, Amnesty International has strongly criticized the Iranian regime.
Young Rohingya refugees (AFP)
November 15, 2018 - 09:52 GMT
A senior British minister said Wednesday he is “deeply concerned” about plans to begin the repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar.
Iraqi President Barham Saleh (Twitter)
November 15, 2018 - 09:37 GMT
Iraqi President Barham Saleh is scheduled on Thursday to start a working visit to the Kingdom, during which he will hold talks with His Majesty King Abdullah on means to boost cooperation at all levels.
Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab (Twitter)
November 15, 2018 - 09:32 GMT
Dominic Raab dramatically quit today saying he could not 'in good conscience' support Theresa May's Brexit deal.