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Iran sees oil refining megadeals with Japan, China soon

Iran expects to sign its biggest oil refining contracts worth $8.6 billion with a number of Japanese, Chinese and Korean companies this month or later, a minister said on Wednesday.  The biggest deal is reserved for Japan’s Marubeni, Chiyoda and Mitsui companies to upgrade Isfahan refinery, Deputy Petroleum Minister Abbas ...

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South Korea suspends visas for Chinese teachers

South Korea has suspended issuing or extending visas for Chinese teachers amid growing tensions between the two sides over the planned deployment of a US missile system to the restive Korean Peninsula. Immigration authorities in Seoul have stopped issuing or renewing teaching visas, called E-2, for instructors at the Confucius ...

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African leaders adopt strategy on ICC pullout

African leaders have renewed their determination to pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC) collectively, accusing the international body of discriminating against Africans. The African leaders adopted a strategy for their collective withdrawal at the 28th African Union (AU) summit, which wrapped up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday. ...

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Amnesty raps Philippines’ ‘extrajudicial killings’

A London-based international rights group has strongly criticized the Philippines for the killing of thousands of drug dealers under President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial anti-drug campaign. Amnesty International said on Wednesday that after investigating the conditions under which 59 people had been killed in the campaign and interviewing 110 witnesses, relatives ...

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Leader pays homage to Founder of Islamic Republic, martyrs

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has visited the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini south of the Iranian capital, Tehran, to pay tribute to the late founder of the Islamic Republic. The visit took place on the occasion of Ten-Day Dawn celebrations and in the run-up to the 38th anniversary ...

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