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U.S. slaps new sanctions on Iran

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WASHINGTON, May 30 (Xinhua) — U.S. Treasury announced on Wednesday it has imposed sanctions on three Iran-related entities and six Iranians, accusing them for involvement in human rights abuses. It was the latest round of sanctions imposed by the Trump administration on Iran following the U.S. withdrawal from the landmark Iran nuclear deal earlier this […]

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Yemen PM claims victory over Houthis in Al-Hudaydah

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SANAA: Army forces are on the cusp of victory against Houthi rebels in Yemen’s western Al-Hudaydah province, Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Daghr said Wednesday. Fighting, he said, was still underway in the province, where a Saudi-led coalition is supporting pro-government forces on the ground, Yemen’s government-run SABA news agency quoted bin Daghr as saying. “Our […]

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Militants attack Afghan gov’t building in Kabul

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KABUL, May 30 (Xinhua) — Militants armed with guns and rockets attacked the building of the Afghan Interior Ministry on Wednesday with casualties feared, sources and witnesses said. “We heard a huge blast at the first gate of the ministry which is located near Charahi Shaheed Square. The blast occurred at midday. The whole place […]

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Iftar at White House: Trump’s recipe for reconciliation in Ramadan

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LONDON: Will he or won’t he? His predecessors did. The first was as long ago as 1805. But as the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump is nothing if not a mold-breaker. Which is why, in 2017, he became the first president for more than 20 years not to host an iftar during […]

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Russia demands immediate investigation into murder of journalist

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MOSCOW  (Xinhua) — The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday asked the Ukrainian authorities to “make every effort” to promptly investigate the murder of Russian journalist Arkadiy Babchenko in Kiev. “The level of physical violence and murders of media employees in Ukraine is steadily growing, and their investigations do not lead to the punishment of criminals,” […]

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Europe cannot afford standstill amid challenges: Former Euro-group chief

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FRANKFURT (Xinhua) — Facing a series of challenges at current stage, internally and externally, Europe cannot afford standstill, former president of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem said here on Tuesday. Dijsselbloem, who served Eurogroup president from January 2013 to January 2018, delivered a keynote speech at the Eighth Frankfurt Finance Summit, titled “READY, STEADY, GO! Who […]

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Philippine Congress passes autonomy bill for volatile Muslim region

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MANILA: The Philippines moved a step closer on Wednesday to ending decades of conflict on its resource-rich island of Mindanao, after lawmakers approved a bill that will eventually allow self-rule for the country’s Muslim minority. Lower house lawmakers voted 227 to 11, with 2 abstentions, to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), seen as key […]

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Russia’s Lavrov to visit North Korea on May 31: Foreign ministry

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MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit North Korea on May 31 and hold talks with his counterpart about the situation on the Korean peninsula, the Russian foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Washington and Pyongyang are preparing to hold a possible summit next month between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim […]

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Search for MH370 may be resumed if new evidence found, Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad says

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday that the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that ended this week with no trace found may be resumed if new evidence comes to light. “We have to come to a stage where we cannot keep searching for something we cannot find,” Mahathir told […]

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Iran keeps top position as crude oil exporter to Turkey

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ANKARA: Iran remained Turkey’s biggest crude oil exporter in the first quarter of 2018 despite a fall in Turkish crude oil imports from Iran, according to Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority’s (EMRA) data. Turkey’s crude oil imports from Iran decreased by 20 percent to 2.1 million tons in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the […]

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