Pressure intensified Saturday to save thousands still trapped by devastating floods that have killed more than 320 in the Indian state of Kerala, triggering landslides and sending torrents sweeping through villages in the region's worst inundation crisis in a century.
More than 320 dead in India flood crisis
Qatar accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year’s Hajj, something Riyadh denies, saying a diplomatic dispute is not stopping Qataris from making the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Qatar accuses Saudis of barring Hajj pilgrims; Riyadh says untrue
A day after two major ratings agencies downgraded Turkey closer to junk status amid a currency crisis, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would challenge those playing “games” on the economy.
Erdogan to challenge ‘games’ on the economy
Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ceremony in Islamabad on Saturday, ushering in a new political era as the World Cup cricket hero officially took the reins of power in the nuclear-armed country.
Cricket hero Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan PM
Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died at the age of 80 on Saturday after a short illness, his foundation announced.
Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at age 80
An Iraqi Izadi woman has fled Germany after being chased by her Daesh captor there, traveling back to Iraq.
Izadi woman flees Germany after meeting Daesh captor
A Muslim couple in the Swiss city of Lausanne has been denied citizenship over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex.
Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake
Iranian culture minister said on Friday that the Iranian people are ready to counter “the enemies’ psychological war” and this war is not effective on the nation’s commitment to resist US sanctions.
Culture minister: US psychological war on Iran ineffective
The United States has created an “Iran Action Group” to coordinate and run its aggressive policy toward Tehran following the unilateral withdrawal in May from the 2015 nuclear agreement.
US creates “Iran Action Group”
Former US security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief’s security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance.
Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

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