A third of the world's nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a grim UN assessment of childhood nutrition released Tuesday.
One in three young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF
National Security Adviser of the United Arab Emirates Tahnoun bin Zayed has paid a visit to Tehran on an undisclosed mission meant to defuse tensions in the Persian Gulf, a senior security source in the UAE told London-based news outlet the Middle East Eye (MEE).
Senior UAE official in Tehran on unannounced mission: Report
Iran's top security official said Washington's "bitter confession" of back-to-back political and military failures in the Middle East despite huge US expenditures, has led its traditional allies to admit that the region is a safer place without America.
Mideast safer without US presence: Senior Iranian official
Syrian government forces have entered the towns of Tabqah, Ain Issa and Tel Tamer in northeast Syria after Damascus reached an agreement with Kurds in the region to deploy troops there following Turkey’s invasion into its southern neighbor, state media reported on Monday.
Syrian troops enter northeastern towns after deal with Kurds
Conservative academic Kais Saied, a political outsider, won a landslide victory Sunday in Tunisia's presidential runoff, sweeping aside his rival, media magnate Nabil Karoui, state television said.
Outsider Saied wins Tunisia presidency poll by landslide
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday set out his government's priorities at a parliamentary ceremony attended by the queen who identified Brexit as government’s top agenda at the end of October.
Brexit is UK govt.’s Oct. 31 ‘priority’: Queen
Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement Sunday to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures adopted to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Ecuador govt., protesters agree to end deadly unrest
Tens of thousands of rescuers worked into the night Monday to find survivors of a powerful typhoon in Japan that killed at least 56 people, as fresh rain threatened to hamper their efforts.
Japan searches for survivors as Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 56
US Senator Bernie Sanders, a day before the next debate among the Democratic US presidential candidates, released a plan on Monday underscoring his left-leaning economic views aimed at curbing corporate tax avoidance, tightening antitrust enforcement and empowering workers.
Sanders unveils economic plan a day before US Democratic debate
The Democratic-led US House of Representatives will crank up its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump this week as lawmakers return after a two-week recess, with closed-door testimony from current and former administration officials looming.
Returning from recess, Democrats press Trump impeachment inquiry

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