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Missile production will not stop under any conditions: IRGC commander

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Division says Tehran will not stop boosting its missile capabilities under any circumstances, shrugging off US President Donald Trump’s call for constraints on Iran’s ballistic missile program. “[Even] if a wall is constructed all around the country, the production of missiles ...

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Chinese giants to buy stakes in Saudi Aramco

Two major Chinese energy enterprises have reportedly offered to purchase five percent of Saudi Arabia’s state company Aramco.  Reuters quoted industry sources as saying that PetroChina and Sinopec had recently submitted their official proposal to purchase the shares of the world’s biggest oil producer directly. This followed an announcement by ...

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Duterte declares Marawi free as sporadic clashes continue

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from Daesh-linked militants, while the military says it is still fighting a swindling band of militants there. “I hereby declare Marawi liberated from the terrorists,” Duterte said on Tuesday in a speech to army soldiers in Marawi. The Philippine ...

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WFP shelved Rohingya report under Myanmar pressure: The Guardian

A report has revealed that the UN World Food Program (WFP) withdrew a critical report on spiraling food crisis in Myanmar’s Muslim-populated areas under pressure from its government. The six-page report, compiled by the UN food agency in July, voiced alarm over severe hunger among Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine ...

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Renegotiating JCPOA impossible: Iran VP

Iran’s vice president for economic affairs has ruled out any possibility of reopening negotiations on a 2015 international nuclear agreement between the Islamic Republic and six other countries. “Renegotiation is impossible because… neither Iran nor Europeans, China, and Russia would participate in any renegotiation of the JCPOA,” Mohammad Nahavandian told the ...

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