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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake was at a depth of 65 km (40 miles) and struck 114 km northwest of the city of Ilam, close to Iran's border with Iraq.
With the help of US jets and special forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance is battling the remnants of Islamic State in an enclave near the Iraqi border.
The two countries face threats from militias operating in Lybia.
The website was quoting a speech Ayatollah Khamenei gave to Iranian officials and foreign Muslim figures attending an international Islamic conference in Tehran.
This comes on the backdrop of King Abdullah's announcement last month that he would not renew a 25-year lease allowing Israeli farmers to access two plots of land.
“Israel should not be afraid of a confederation of Iraq and Syria as a counterweight to a more assertive Turkey and Iran.”
Islamic State claimed responsiblity for a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan according to the group's Amaq news.
Netanyahu will once again have to consider the stance of the Democrats, who won the majority in the House, but he can expect bipartisan support on Iran.
"Submitting to the West headed by America would be treason against our religion ... and against the future generations of this region," Rouhani said.
Well known for documenting peaceful protests against the Assad regime, activists, friends and allies mourned his loss on social media.
The report claimed that Trump's aides advised him to wait with the announcement in wake of the recent political developments in Israel, particularly after Liberman resignation.
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Zarif is known for his provocative statements against the United States and Israel.
Accordingly, Nearat concluded that Washington will be outraged by Iraq's maneuvering, however, he does not believe that the US retains enough leverage to alter Baghdad's course.
Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia, despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to murder to Khashoggi.
The head of the ADL, Jonathan Greenblatt, called for “greater scrutiny” of the textbooks by the Trump regime.
The president said that the US had “sanctioned 17 Saudis known to have been involved in the murder of Mr. Khashoggi, and the disposal of his body.”
"We are continuing our conversations in order to reach a political solution in Syria."
Trump also said he would not cancel military contracts with the kingdom, saying such a "foolish" move would only benefit Russia and China.