QWorld: Saudi Speaks on Iran, UK PM Denounces ISIS Video & More
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1. ‘We Are Not Natural Born Enemies of Iran,’ Saudi UN Envoy Says
Saudi Arabia said it will restore ties with Iran when Tehran stops meddling in the affairs of other countries, and also pledged that Riyadh will continue to work “very hard” to support bids for peace in Syria despite the spat.
2. Britain Denounces ISIS Video Showing ‘Spies’ Shot
The ISIS video showing a young boy in military fatigues and an older masked militant, who both speak with British accents, is “desperate” propaganda from an organisation that is losing ground, Prime Minister David Cameron said.
3. ISIS Fighters Target Libya’s Main Oil Terminals
ISIS militants clashed with security forces near Libya’s Es Sider oil export terminal, killing two guards, while an oil storage tank at nearby Ras Lanuf was set on fire during the fighting, witnesses and a guard said.
4. South China Sea Tensions Surge
Tensions in the region have surged following China’s first landing of a plane on one of its new island runways in the South China Sea. The landing shows Beijing’s facilities in the disputed region were being completed on schedule and military flights will inevitably follow, say foreign officials and analysts.
5. Volkswagen Faces Billions in Penalties as US Sues
The US Justice Department filed civil lawsuit against Volkswagen for allegedly violating tje Clean Air Act by installing illegal devices to impair emission control systems in nearly 600,000 vehicles.
6. Taliban Claim Suicide Attack on Contractor Camp in Kabul
The Taliban claimed responsibility for a truck bomb attack on a compound near Kabul airport, hours after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the latest in a series of attacks in the Afghan capital over the past week.
7. Obama Tightens Gun Rules
The White House unveiled the latest gun control measures that require more gun sellers to get licenses and more gun buyers to undergo background checks, moves President Barack Obama said were well within his authority to implement without cCongressional approval.
8. Hezbollah Targets Israeli Forces With Bomb, Israel Shells South Lebanon
Hezbollah set off a bomb targeting Israeli forces at the Lebanese border in an apparent response to the killing in Syria of a prominent commander, triggering Israeli shelling of southern Lebanon.
9. Sudanese Who Braved Channel Tunnel Granted Asylum in Britain
A Sudanese man who made global headlines in August when he walked 50 km (30 miles) through Channel Tunnel from France to England, highlighting the desperation of migrants, was granted asylum in Britain.
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