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The Muslim World
Rare U.S. raid in Syrian govt-held zone kills Islamic State arms smuggler | Reuters
A rare U.S. helicopter raid on a government-held village in Syria's northeast killed an Islamic State official hiding out there on Thursday, the U.S. military and two security sources said.
UN envoy: Iraq is `highly volatile' and leaders must talk | AP News
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Iraq warned Tuesday that the situation in the country remains “highly volatile” nearly a year after last October’s elections failed to form a government, saying all sides have made “strategic mistakes” and it’s now time for all Iraqi leaders to hold talks “and pull the country back from the ledge.”
Analysis: Braced to crush unrest, Iran's rulers heed lessons of Shah's fall, analysts say | Reuters
Iran's clerical rulers will likely contain the country's eruption of unrest for now, and prospects of the imminent dawn of a new political order are slim if history is any guide, four analysts said.
Lebanon says maritime deal 'make or break' after Israel snubs request for changes | Reuters
Lebanon said U.S.-brokered talks to demarcate its maritime border with longtime foe Israel were at a "make or break" point on Thursday after Israel rejected revisions to a draft deal requested by Beirut, throwing years of diplomatic efforts into doubt.
The Saudis Snub Biden Again - WSJ
OPEC+ hears U.S. pleas and doubles its oil production cuts.
Pakistani FM says water receded 50% in flood-ravaged Sindh | AP News
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s foreign minister on Thursday said that about 50% of the water has receded in the country’s worst-hit southern Sindh province, raising hopes that farmers will be able to sow wheat in a first step toward returning to a normal life.
Islamic headscarf returns to heart of Turkish political debate | Reuters
Turkey's government and opposition both vowed legal steps to enshrine women's right to wear Islamic headscarves on Wednesday, restoring to the heart of political debate ahead of next year's elections an issue which once caused deep divisions.
South Korea transfers $780 mln to Turkish cenbank in swap deal -bankers | Reuters
South Korea made a transfer worth $780 million to Turkey's central bank last week, a portion of the $2 billion agreed under a swap deal signed in 2021, two bankers told Reuters.
U.N. body rejects debate on China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims in blow to West | Reuters
The U.N. rights council on Thursday voted down a Western-led motion to hold a debate about alleged human rights abuses by China against Uyghurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang in a victory for Beijing as it seeks to avoid further scrutiny.
Finance and Economy
WTO Sees Sharp Slowdown in Global Trade, Pointing to Possible Recession - WSJ
World trade in goods is set to slow sharply next year, possibly easing high inflation but raising the risk of a global recession, the World Trade Organization said.
1 Palestinian killed, 1 fugitive surrenders in Israel raid | AP News
DEIR AL-HATAB, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops exchanged fire with Palestinians during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, killing one Palestinian and forcing the surrender of a wanted man.