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  • Israel: Middle East powerhouse

    With Netanyahu locked in a razor tight race and facing the likelihood of criminal corruption charges, a decisive victory in Tuesday's vote may be the only thing to keep him out of the courtroom. A repeat of the deadlock in April's election, or a victory by challenger Benny Gantz, could spell the end of the career of the man who has led the country for the past decade.

  • United States blames Iran for Saudi attacks, 'pretend' diplomacy

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants that have cut the kingdom's output roughly in half, as he ruled out Yemeni involvement and denounced Tehran for engaging in false diplomacy. Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group claimed credit for the attacks on two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry.

  • UK PM Boris Johnson claims huge progress in Brexit talks

    UK PM Boris Johnson said he was making a "huge amount of progress" towards a Brexit deal with the EU, and went on to compare Britain to the Incredible Hulk. "The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets and he always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be -- and that is the case for this country," he said.

  • Saudi Arabia: Drone attacks knocked out half its oil supply

    Yemen's Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field, sparking huge fires and halting about half of the supplies from the world's largest exporter of oil. The attacks resulted in "the temporary suspension of production operations" at the Abqaiq facility and the Khurais oil field.

  • Australian indigenous man creates own country

    Five years ago, after realising that as an indigenous man he was not recognised by Australia’s constitution, Walubara quit his job as a reporter and renounced his Australian citizenship and former name, Jeremy Geia. He declared the Great Barrier Reef is a part of the Yidinji Territory, a self-declared nation spanning more than 15,539 square kilometres.