RAMALLAH — Israeli soldiers on Friday fired and wounded three Palestinians, including a photojournalist, during an anti-settlement protest in northern the West Bank, according to a Palestinian official.(Israel-Palestine)
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ADEN, Yemen — The Saudi-backed Yemeni government announced Friday to cut off diplomatic relations with Iran which was accused of supporting the Shiite Houthi group to overthrow President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, a spokesman told Xinhua.
“From today (Friday), the government officially put an end to all diplomatic relations and political ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the government spokesman, Rajeh Badi, who is in Aden told Xinhua by phone. (Yemen-Iran-Relations)
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BAGHDAD — A total of 717 Iraqis were killed and 1,216 others injured in terrorist attacks and violence in September, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in a statement on Friday.
A total of 537 civilians, including 42 policemen and 180 Iraqi security forces personnel, were killed, while 925 other civilians, including 38 policemen, and 291 security members, were wounded, according to the statement.(Iraq-Casualty-UN)
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ABUJA — Fourteen people were killed and 39 others injured in devastating multiple blasts which rocked parts of Nigeria’s Maiduguri city, capital of the northeastern state of Borno late Thursday, the army said Friday.
Four explosions went off in Sajeri and Dalla areas of the restive northern state, acting spokesman of the Nigerian army Col. Kukasheka Sani Usman said.Two explosions went off in each area. (Nigeria-Attack) Enditem