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US team in North Korea to plan Trump-Kim summit

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President Donald Trump said Sunday a US team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting would indeed take place. The State Department said earlier that a team was in Panmunjom, which straddles the border inside the demilitarized zone, or DMZ, separating […]

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India says it only follows UN sanctions, not unilateral US sanctions on Iran

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NEW DELHI: India only abides by sanctions imposed by the United Nations and not those imposed by any other country, such as ones announced by the United States against Iran, India’s foreign minister said on Monday. US President Donald Trump this month withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal and ordered the reimposition […]

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Pakistan: Ex-chief justice named as caretaker PM

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – A former chief justice has been selected as the country’s caretaker prime minister for an interim two-month period following lengthy negotiations between the ruling and opposition parties. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, whose term ends this month, and opposition leader Khursheed Shah announced in a news conference in capital Islamabad that Nasirul Mulk […]

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N.Korea says will abandon nukes by its own timetable

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SEOUL: North Korea will stick to its own plan when denuclearizing, official media said Monday, even as Pyongyang officials aim to narrow differences with the United States. North Korea “is advancing along the path taken by itself according to its timetable no matter whatever others may say and wherever the wind may blow from,” stated a […]

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Palestinian group denies Abbas’ death

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RAMALLAH, Palestine – Palestinian group Fatah on Monday denied reports about the death of President Mahmoud Abbas. “All reports about the death of President Abbas are nothing but rumors by dubious entities,” Fatah spokesman Osama al-Qawasmi said on Facebook. “The president is in good health and recovering according to his doctor,” he asserted. On May 20, […]

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Beijing protests US warship operation in South China Sea

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BEIJING: China has voiced “strong dissatisfaction” after two US warships sailed by an island claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, adding to simmering tensions in the strategic waterway. The foreign ministry issued a statement expressing “resolute opposition” to the US sail-by of the territory in the disputed Paracel Island chain on Sunday. […]

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Arabs encourage visiting Turkey on social media

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ISTANBUL : Arab activists have started a social media campaign, encouraging people to spend their summer holiday in Turkey. The Arabic-language hashtag “صيفنا_في_تركيا_أحلى”, meaning “Our summer holiday is nicer in Turkey”, aims to draw more tourists from around the world. Below the hashtag, photos of Turkey’s must-visit attractions including the Maiden’s Tower in Istanbul and Cappadocia […]

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Italy plunges into political crisis after govt talks collapse

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ROME: Italy was mired in fresh political chaos after the populist parties’ bid to take power collapsed with the president set to appoint Monday a pro-austerity economist to lead a technocrat government ahead of new elections. President Sergio Mattarella vetoed the nomination of fierce euroskeptic Paolo Savona as economy minister, enraging the anti-establishment Five Star […]

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Iran funding Taliban to affect US military presence in Afghanistan, say police and lawmakers

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KABUL: Afghan government and police officials have accused Iran of providing financial aid and advice to Taliban militants as part of its opposition to the US military presence in Afghanistan. Mohinbullah Mohin, spokesman for the police of western Farah province, told Arab News on Sunday that Iran’s backing helped the Taliban to conduct a massive […]

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Mother of ‘nut rage’ Korean Air heiress questioned

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SEOUL: The scandal engulfing the Korean Air dynasty widened Monday as 69-year-old matriarch Lee Myung-hee faced police questioning over allegations she assaulted employees including household staff and construction workers renovating her home. Lee’s two daughters, who held management positions at South Korea’s top carrier, became viral sensations for their own temper tantrums which were dubbed […]

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