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Daily Archives: September 20, 2017

Iranian president: No one will trust US if Trump nixes JCPOA

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stressed that if US President Donald Trump reneges the JCPOA “no one will trust America again.” Rouhani made the remarks on Tuesday, during an interview with NBC News ahead of Trump’s address to the United Nations General Assembly. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed ...

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Trump calls Iran nuclear deal an ’embarrassment’ to US

US President Donald Trump has told the United Nations General Assembly that the internationally-negotiated nuclear agreement with Iran is an “embarrassment” to the United States, raising question whether he intends to stay in the 2015 accord. Trump made his maiden speech before the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on ...

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7.1-magnitude quake kills nearly 250 in Mexico

Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to nearly 250. The magnitude 7.1 quake toppled dozens of buildings, broke gas mains, and sparked fires less than two ...

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Israeli forces injure 9 Palestinians in West Bank

At least nine people have sustained injuries after Israeli military forces stormed a town near the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds, and engaged in clashes with a group of local residents. Hani Halabia, a local activist, said the Israeli troops raided Abu Dis on Wednesday, triggering clashes with the locals. The soldiers fired tear ...

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US-backed SDF controlling 90% of Syria’s Raqqah: Monitor

The so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed group of Kurdish and Arab forces, has reportedly wrested control over 90 percent of the northern Syrian city of Raqqah, which used to serve as the main Daesh stronghold in the country. Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), said ...

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Obama begins lucrative job as Wall Street speaker

Former US President Barack Obama has begun a lucrative job, working as a speaker for Wall Street less than a year after leaving office, reports say. Obama is set to be paid $1.2 million for a series of speeches to major Wall Street firms, a practice which drew harsh criticism ...

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