Thu, 02 Feb 2023

JERUSALEM -- Israel's rail service halted on Saturday due to a nationwide train signaling failure, state-owned Israel Railways said in a statement.

Train operations would remain closed until Sunday morning at the earliest, said the company in a statement. (Israel-Trains-Signal Failure)

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ADEN, Yemen -- At least five members of Yemen's government forces were killed Saturday in a bomb explosion in the country's southern oil-rich province of Shabwa, a security official told Xinhua.

"Suspected al-Qaida gunmen targeted vehicles of the government forces with an Improvised Explosive Device in the western part of Shabwa, causing a huge blast in the area located near oil fields," the local security official said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Bomb Blast-Killing)

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TEHRAN -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that the country's problems with the United States will not be solved through negotiation, according to the official news agency IRNA.

Making the remarks while addressing members of Iran's Basij voluntary force, Khamenei explained that only through "holding Iran to ransom permanently" can the United States allow the problems to be solved, since Washington can't be satisfied and demands a new ransom each time. (Iran-Nuke Talks-Problems)

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TUNIS -- Tunisian President Kais Saied met on Saturday with visiting Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra to discuss bilateral ties and issues of mutual interests, said a statement released by the presidency.

The meeting focused on "brotherly relations between the two countries and the common will to develop them further," said the statement. (Tunisia President-Algeria FM-Ties)

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