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Syria's Assad pledges no bargaining over constitution2/17/2019 3:21:23 PM Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday his government would not bargain over the country's constitution with the Turkey-backed opposition, lambasting a U.N. peace process that aims to rewrite its terms.Sudanese fruit seller dies choking on tear gas fired at protesters, family say2/17/2019 3:12:21 PM A Sudanese fruit seller died on Sunday after choking on tear gas fired at protesters in the market where he worked in Khartoum, his family members told Reuters.Noise, smoke near site of Indonesia electoral debate, cause unclear2/17/2019 3:06:29 PM Indonesian police are investigating a suspected explosion on Sunday near the venue of a presidential debate in the capital Jakarta, officials said.UK's May to speak to every EU head in bid for Brexit deal changes2/17/2019 3:04:07 PM Britain's Theresa May plans to speak to every European Union leader and the European Commission chief to seek changes to her EU withdrawal agreement, days after another defeat from her own lawmakers and as businesses brace for a no-deal Brexit on March 29.Saudi Arabia signs warship construction deal with France's Naval Group2/17/2019 2:44:41 PM Saudi Arabia signed a preliminary agreement on Sunday with France's Naval Group to build warships in the kingdom, as part of its efforts to develop domestic manufacturing capabilities.Polish PM cancels trip to Israel in wake of comments on Poles in Holocaust2/17/2019 2:31:17 PM Poland's Prime Minister has canceled a trip to Israel in the wake of reported remarks made by Israel's prime minister suggesting Polish complicity during the Holocaust, an aide in his office told Polish media on Sunday.India detains 23 men with suspected links to group behind deadly Kashmir attack2/17/2019 2:30:55 PM Indian forces have detained 23 men suspected of links to the Pakistan-based militant group that masterminded the bombing of an Indian security convoy that killed 44 paramilitary police, a top police official said on Sunday.Iran presents new Fateh submarine armed with cruise missile: TV2/17/2019 2:01:14 PM Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated a new domestically-built submarine armed with cruise missiles at a time of rising tensions with its arch-enemy the United States.Netanyahu gives up role as Israel's foreign minister2/17/2019 1:50:20 PM Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday handed over his role as foreign minister to intelligence minister Israel Katz, giving up the portfolio he has held since 2015.Germany's SPD climbs in polls after welfare rethink2/17/2019 1:24:20 PM Support for Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) has hit its highest level in almost six months, a poll showed on Sunday, a week after the center-left party outlined new welfare plans aimed at winning back working class voters.Saudi crown prince heads for Pakistan amid India tensions2/17/2019 1:21:06 PM Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is due to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday at the start of his tour of South Asia and China, but the visit risks being overshadowed by escalating tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan.Saudi crown prince departs for Pakistan: Saudi TV2/17/2019 1:20:55 PM Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman departed on Sunday for a tour of Pakistan, India and China, Saudi state TV al-Ekhbariya said, citing the royal court.Lebanese women hail first female Arab interior minister2/17/2019 1:18:09 PM Lebanon has appointed the Arab world's first female interior minister in its new government, prising open a wider foothold for women in its overwhelmingly male political scene.Syrian's Assad: U.S. will sell out those relying on it2/17/2019 1:08:24 PM Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned on Sunday the United States would not protect those depending on it, in reference to Kurdish fighters who control much of the north.Rouhani says Iran ready to improve ties with Gulf states2/17/2019 12:46:29 PM Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbors to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of U.S. and Israeli aggression, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, in his latest attempt to weaken ties between regional rival Saudi Arabia and America.Miner Vale evacuates 200 people near Brazilian dam on fears of instability2/17/2019 12:31:24 PM Around 200 residents were evacuated from an area near a tailings dam in Brazil operated by Vale SA late on Saturday, amid fears that it was structurally weak and could burst like a similar barrier failure last month that killed 300 people.Iran's Zarif accuses Israel, U.S. of seeking war2/17/2019 12:29:04 PM Iran's foreign minister on Sunday accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its actions and those of the United States were increasing the chances of a clash in the region.UAE announces $1.1 billion of military deals with international companies: IDEX2/17/2019 12:10:49 PM The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday it had signed military deals worth 3.87 billion UAE dirhams ($1.1 billion) with international companies.Germany sees big rise in hacker attacks on infrastructure: paper2/17/2019 11:54:23 AM Germany has experienced a big increase in the number of hacker attacks on critical infrastructure such as power grids and water suppliers, the Welt am Sonntag weekly reported on Sunday.China surveillance firm tracking millions in Xinjiang: researcher2/17/2019 11:44:35 AM A Chinese surveillance firm is tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in the far-western Xinjiang region, according to a data leak flagged by a Dutch internet expert.