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Heavy gunfire has been heard near the royal palace

Gunfire as police shoot down 'toy drone' near royal palace. NEws aljazeera. Heavy gunfire has been heard near the royal palace in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh. The official spokesman of Read More

North Korea suspends nuclear and missile tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has announced that his country will suspend nuclear and missile tests immediately, according to state media. The announcement on Saturday came amid increasingly decreasing tensions Read More

The Palestinian women at the forefront of Gaza’s protests

On one side of the fence, dozens of Israeli soldiers lay positioned behind sand dunes, tracking the Palestinian demonstrators through the crosshairs of their snipers. On the other side, young Read More

Iran’s Rouhani: We will not wait for approval to produce weapons

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has declared that Tehran will not wait for any permission to produce the weapons it needs to defend the country. In a speech marking Iran's Army Read More

US: Locked and loaded if Syria uses toxic gas again

The United States has warned it "is locked and loaded" to strike Syria if there are any more chemical attacks, hours after more than 100 bombs targeted facilities in Damascus Read More

US sends mixed signals over military action in Syria

US defence chief James Mattis has urged caution in Washington, DC's response against Syria, dialling back President Donald Trump's rhetoric about possible military action following reports a chemical attack in Read More

Pregnant singer shot at celebration in Pakistan

Musicians have held protests in Pakistan to demand justice for a pregnant woman who was shot dead while singing at a family function on Tuesday evening. It is not clear Read More

US to ‘respond’ to Syria attack; Russia warns of ‘repercussions’

An escalating war of words has broken out between Moscow and Washington over a suspected chemical attack in a Syrian rebel-held town, raising international tensions amid calls for action at Read More

Syria chemical attack kills ‘70’

A chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held stronghold near Syria's capital, Damascus, has killed at least 70 people and affected hundreds, rescue workers have told. The White Helmets, a Read More

Israeli forces kill Palestinian journalist covering Gaza rally

A Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli forces during a mass demonstration along the Gaza border has died of his wounds. Yaser Murtaja, a photographer with the Gaza-based Ain Media agency, Read More