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Arab League denounces US veto on Palestinians

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CAIRO – The Arab League on Saturday denounced the U.S. veto of a UN Security Council resolution calling for the protection of Palestinians. In a statement, the Cairo-based league said the current U.S. approach of hindering “any resolution seeking to stop the bloodshed of innocent Palestinians will lead to encourage the Israeli side to continue its […]

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Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim’s letter for Trump so big

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SEOUL, South Korea: In dangling its nuclear and long-range missiles in exchange for American security and economic benefits, North Korea is pushing the diplomatic envelope like never before. And the envelope is literally huge. President Donald Trump on Friday declared that his on-and-off summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was on again, the latest […]

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Egypt’s Sisi sworn in for 2nd term in office

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CAIRO – Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in for a second term in office on Saturday after winning elections by a landslide in March. “I will be a president for all Egyptians, who agree with me and who don’t,” al-Sisi said in a speech to parliament after taking the oath. “No one will be excluded […]

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Italy’s coalition government sworn in

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ROME: Italy’s populist coalition government was sworn in on Friday nearly three months after an inconclusive March 4 general election. The swearing-in ceremony for the 18 ministers of the new coalition government — which was forged by the far-right Northern League and anti-establishment Five-Star Movement, the two biggest winners of the elections — took place at […]

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Sanchez to be sworn in as new Spanish PM

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MADRID: Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez will be sworn in as prime minister on Saturday, a day after ousting Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote in parliament sparked by fury over his party’s corruption woes. Sanchez, a 46-year-old economist with no government experience, will take the oath of office at 11:00 am (0900 GMT) before […]

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US veto a ‘moral blunder’: Palestinian foreign minister

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RAMALLAH, Palestine: Palestine’s foreign minister on Saturday blasted the U.S. veto of a UN resolution calling for the protection of Palestinians as a “moral blunder”. The U.S. veto “is another moral blunder … and political blindness,” the official Wafa news agency quoted Riyad al-Malki as saying. “It ignores the international consensus on the crimes and practices […]

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UK: Tory peer urges investigation into Islamophobia

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LONDON – A top Tory peer wrote to Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday calling for an independent investigation into Islamophobia in the Conservative Party. “As the party who have formed the Government, there is a public interest to ensure the elected executive of the day can and will take swift and decisive action against […]

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Syrian foreign minister says US forces must leave Tanf base

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BEIRUT: Syria’s foreign minister said on Saturday that US forces must withdraw from the Tanf base in the south, and that Damascus had not engaged in talks over the country’s southern region. Walid Al-Moualem also told a news conference that the government had communicated with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) but no negotiation process had started. He […]

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Turkish, US military chiefs discuss Syria over phone

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WASHINGTON: Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with his Turkish counterpart Gen. Hulusi Akar over the phone early Saturday, according to the Pentagon. “The two leaders continued their ongoing conversation regarding Syria, to include ensuring the lasting defeat of ISIS [Daesh],” said Pentagon spokesman Col. Patrick Ryder. “The U.S. and […]

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Myanmar president urges to hold free, fair by-election

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YANGON, June 2 (Xinhua) –– Myanmar President U Win Myint has urged the Union Election Commission to hear the voices of political parties as part of its obligation to strictly supervise the parties to hold the upcoming free and fair by-election, Myanmar News Agency reported Saturday. U Win Myint told the commission in Nay Pyi […]

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