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White House names Douglas Fears as new homeland security advisor

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WASHINGTON (Xinhua) — The White House on Friday announced that Rear Admiral Douglas Fears would be the new Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism Advisor at the National Security Council (NSC). U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton hailed Fears as a veteran “across a range of vital homeland security areas including counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and disaster response.” […]

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Turkey slams US veto of UN resolution on Palestinians

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ANKARA:Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin on Saturday criticized the U.S. for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution calling for the protection of Palestinians. “It is not surprising that the U.S. administration vetoed the resolution for the protection of the Palestinian people,” Kalin said on Twitter. “This confirms once more that they side with the powerful, […]

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EU initiates dispute with U.S. at WTO

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GENEVA (Xinhua) — The European Union (EU) on Friday requested consultations with the United States on its steel and aluminum tariffs, under the dispute settlement framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO), a WTO official said. The WTO Secretariat received a request from the EU for consultations with the United States “concerning the Section 232 […]

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Iraqi and US troops reach Syrian border

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MOSUL: Iraqi officials revealed on Friday that U.S. and Iraqi soldiers had taken control of the Iraqi-Syrian border area which was frequented by Daesh terrorists. Along with U.S. military advisors, the 15th brigade and the 37th regiment of the Iraqi army have been deployed on the Iraqi-Syrian border in western Mosul, according to Ahmad al-Jaburi from […]

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US troop presence in South Korea not ‘on table’ at Trump-Kim summit: Mattis

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SINGAPORE: The issue of US troops stationed in South Korea will not be “on the table” at a summit this month between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday. “That issue is not on the table here in Singapore on the 12th (of June), nor should […]

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Nigeria: Ruling APC chief withdraws from reelection bid

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LAGOS, Nigeria: The head of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress has officially withdrawn from his reelection bid at the party’s convention slated for June 25, potentially averting what analysts had warned could be a bitter and fatal contest. John Oyegun said in a statement late Friday that it was in the “interests of the party” for […]

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Israeli army kills Palestinian nurse in Gaza border protest

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GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Israeli forces killed a Palestinian nurse on Friday as she tried to help a wounded protester at the Gaza border, according to health officials and a witness, while Israel said militants had attacked its troops with gunfire and a grenade. Razan Al-Najar’s death brought to 119 the number of Palestinians killed in […]

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Iran military jet crashes in Isfahan province, reason unknown

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LONDON: An Iranian military jet crashed on Saturday near Dastjerd village in Isfahan province, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, saying no reason had yet been given for the incident. Tasnim said the fate of the crew was unknown, and emergency teams were on their way to the crash site in central Iran

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Jordan king’s intervention brings calm after protests

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AMMAN: Jordan’s government has halted a controversial rise in fuel prices after a week of mass street protests led to a dramatic intervention by King Abdullah yesterday. Gasoline prices are subject to regular review by the government and were due to increase significantly this month, following a smaller rise in May. But hundreds of angry […]

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Palestinian martyred in alleged car attack in W. Bank

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RAMALLAH, Palestine: A Palestinian was shot and martyred by Israeli forces in an alleged car-ramming attack in the West Bank on Saturday, according to the Israeli military. The army said in a statement a Palestinian man was killed as he attempted to ram his vehicle into Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Hebron. No […]

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