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Zarif: Trump knows scrapping nuclear deal not welcome globally

The administration of US President Donald Trump has “come to the realization” that abandoning the international nuclear deal with Iran would not be welcome globally, says Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. He made the comments during a sit-down with a small group of American journalists, including Robin Wright, a contributing writer ...

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A coup in the middle of the Arabian Desert?

Mohammed bin Salman, a prince who rose from obscurity when his father became Saudi Arabia’s king in 2015 and who ultimately ousted an elder to become crown prince, gained that status in a secretive push that had been “planned out” in advance, a report has revealed. Bin Salman, a brash 31-year-old son ...

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Syrian forces advance near Daesh-held Raqqah

Syrian military forces and allies have made advances near the city of Raqqah as they close in on the Daesh-held territories east of the country. Syria’s Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that pro-government forces had captured al-Ramilan, a complex containing residential units and a dam located on the southern outskirts ...

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Iranian president vows due response to US sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani has vowed that Iran will reciprocate the sanctions that are imposed by the United States against the Islamic Republic “under any pretext.” “Surely, if the Americans seek to apply sanctions against us under whatever title or pretext, the great nation of Iran would aptly respond to them,” President ...

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Tennis: Isner, Karlovic advance, Mannarino out at Newport

WASHINGTON  – US top seed John Isner and second-seeded defending champion Ivo Karlovic advanced to the quarter-finals of the ATP Hall of Fame Championships with straight-set triumphs Wednesday at Newport, Rhode Island. Isner, the 2011 and 2012 winner at the grass-court event, fired 13 aces in defeating Australian qualifier Sam ...

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Kremlin: Nothing secret about 2nd Trump-Putin meeting

The Kremlin has stressed that there was nothing “secret” or “confidential” about a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump in Germany earlier this month. “The use of the terms ‘secret’ or ‘confidential’ for this meeting provokes absolute surprise and incomprehension,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry ...

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