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Daily Archives: February 25, 2017

Zarif expresses dismay at Turkish belligerence

        Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed dismay at the recent “improper” remarks by Turkish officials against the Islamic Republic. In a speech at the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Germany on February 19, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticized what he called an Iranian “sectarian ...

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China rejects US calls to confront North Korea

        China has turned down calls by the United States to confront North Korea, saying the handling of Pyongyang’s nuclear program does not concern Beijing. The response came after US President Donald Trump said China could intervene in North Korea’s affairs and solve what he called the national security challenge posed ...

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Terror blasts kill 42 in Syria’s Homs

        Simultaneous bombings have targeted separate areas across the western Syria city of Homs, claiming a total of 42 lives. The attacks struck the city on Saturday. Some reports said the fatalities included a senior security official, named Hossein Da’aboul (pictured below). The so-called Syrian Observatory for ...

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Iran holds second round of Hajj talks with Saudi Arabia

        An Iranian delegation, which is currently in Saudi Arabia for talks on the potential resumption of Hajj pilgrimages by Iranians, has held a second meeting with Saudi Arabian Pilgrimage Minister Mohammed Bentin. The delegation met with the Saudi minister at the Pilgrimage Ministry in Jeddah for ...

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Clashes erupt in South Africa amid xenophobic attacks

        Police in South Africa have used rubber bullets, stun grenades, and tear gas to scatter people clashing at rival rallies by locals and refugees. Hundreds of nationals and non-nationals were rallying in separate marches in the capital, Pretoria, on Friday. Police forces had formed lines to ...

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US VP assures GOP Jewish leaders of strong support for Israel

        Vice President Mike Pence has assured the Republican Jewish establishment that US bonds with Israel will grow stronger under the new administration. “We’re going to keep our end of the bargain,” Pence told the Republican Jewish Coalition during the group’s annual leadership meeting on Friday. “If the world ...

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