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Daily Archives: September 19, 2017

US will pay high price if Trump scraps JCPOA: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Washington will pay a high price if US President Donald Trump carries out his threats to scrap the historic nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in 2015. “Leaving such an agreement would carry a high cost for the United States of America,” ...

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Trump says ‘bureaucracy’ and ‘mismanagement’ holding UN back

US President Donald Trump has warned that “bureaucracy” and “mismanagement” are holding the United Nations back, a pointed message for an international organization he once criticized as weak and incompetent. “In recent years the United Nations has not reached its full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement,” Trump told delegates ...

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Israeli bulldozers demolish Palestinian home near al-Quds

The Israeli forces have demolished a Palestinian residential building in a West Bank village located to the southeast of occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds. The Palestinian Wafa news agency reported on Monday that Israeli bulldozers demolished the residential building in the village of al-Zayyem under the pretext it had been built without a ...

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IAEA reappoints Yukiya Amano to new term as director general

Yukiya Amano has been reappointed as the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and will serve a new four-year-term in office. IAEA Conference President Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson, the Philippines’ permanent delegate to the UN nuclear watchdog, announced the reappointment of Amano at the organization’s 61st General Conference ...

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Tories wary of Corbyn premiership as infighting deepens

Senior members of the UK’s ruling Conservative Party have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to reunite her divided government before Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn takes over her position. May’s cabinet has been riddled with division over the country’s overall strategy to handle Brexit, more than a year after the country’s ...

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Syria repels massive attack led by Nusra Front

Syria’s army and its allies have repelled a large-scale attack spearheaded by the notorious al-Nusra Front terrorist group on the western Syrian city of Hama. The army and its allies repelled the attack by an alliance of militants led by Nusra on the north of the city on Tuesday, a ...

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Almost 2 million people internally displaced in Yemen: UN

The United Nations (UN)’s refugee agency says nearly two million people have been internally displaced due to the conflict in Yemen. In a report released on Monday, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) put the number of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Yemen at 1,980,510, adding that 84 percent of the IDPs had ...

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US Senate passes $700bn military bill, including $60bn for war

The US Senate has passed a massive military bill for the year 2018 that far exceeds President Donald Trump’s previous budget request, despite a fight over amendments that slowed down the legislation. In a 89-8 vote on Monday, Senators approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes about $640 billion ...

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