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UN Security Council to meet urgently on conflict in Gaza

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UNITED NATIONS, March 30 (Xinhua) — The UN Security Council will hold emergency consultations on the situation in Gaza after Israeli soldiers reportedly killed 15 Palestinian protesters along the border fence. “At the request of #Kuwait, the @UN Security Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. (EST) in informal consultations … to discuss the latest developments […]

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Palestinians slam U.S. for impeding UN resolution over Israel’s brutal killings

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RAMALLAH, March 31 (Xinhua) — Palestinian leadership said Saturday that the United States has obstructed a UN resolution to denounce the Israeli aggression and killing 16 Palestinians in Friday’s mass protest. The U.S. provided a cover for Israel to continue its aggression on the Palestinian people and encourage it to defy international legitimacy resolutions that […]

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China, South Korea vow to promote political settlement of Korean Peninsula issue

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SEOUL, March 30 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping’s special representative Yang Jiechi held talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Blue House in Seoul on Friday, with both sides pledging to promote a political settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue. Yang, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of […]

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UN envoy says all have strong desire to seek Yemen political solution

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SANAA, March 31 (Xinhua) — UN special envoy Martin Griffiths left Yemen’s Sanaa on Saturday, after a week-long visit where he met with chief of dominant Shiite Houthi rebel group to negotiate resumption of stalled peace talks. “All the people I met, both in Riyadh and Sanaa, spoke about their strong desire to move ahead […]

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Over 50 British diplomats must leave Russia: report

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MOSCOW, March 31 (Xinhua) — More than 50 staff members of Britain’s diplomatic missions in Russia have to leave as tensions between Russia and the West have sharply escalated over the death of an ex-spy, a local report said Saturday. The Russian Foreign Ministry announced Friday that Britain must downsize its personnel in diplomatic missions […]

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Saudi Arabia denies Crown Prince’s visit to Iraq

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  RIYADH, March 31 (Xinhua) — Saudi Foreign Ministry denied on Saturday media reports of scheduled visit of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud to Iraq, Saudi Press Agency reported. An official from the ministry hailed the bilateral ties between the two countries and the recent positive developments in all sectors, after […]

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U.S. congress approves 1.5 bln USD in aid to Jordan in 2018

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AMMAN, March 31 (Xinhua) — The U.S. Congress has approved 1.52 billion U.S. dollars in assistance to Jordan, said Jordan’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in a statement on Saturday. The Congress set the aid for this year at no less than 1.525 billion U.S. dollars, of which no less than 1.082 billion U.S. […]

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Around 4.3 mln refugees return to Afghanistan under voluntary repatriation program

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Palestinians hold general strike to mourn victims in Gaza violence

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RAMALLAH, March 31 (Xinhua) — The West Bank and Gaza Strip witnessed Saturday a general strike as a national mourning over the deaths of 15 Palestinians who were killed by Israeli gunfire in Land Day rally in Gaza Friday. The strike included the commercial sector, banks, schools, universities and public institutions in both Gaza and […]

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Professor Stephen Hawking’s funeral held in Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE, Britain, March 31 (Xinhua) — The funeral of Professor Stephen Hawking was held Saturday at a church near the Cambridge University college where he was a fellow for more than half a century. Up to 500 family members, friends and colleagues attended the private funeral service at the Great St Mary’s Church, officiated by […]

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