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US nuclear scientists urge Congress to protect Iran deal

More than 90 top US nuclear scientists have written a letter to Congress, demanding that it protect the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. Trump has described the 2015 agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), negotiated under the Obama administration, as a giveaway to Iran and “one of ...

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Former Trump campaign officials Manafort, Gates under house arrest

US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Richard Gates, Manafort’s close associate and business partner, have been put under house arrest after they pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller’s extensive probe into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential ...

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Iran unveils new military radar system for defense purposes

Iran unveiled a new military radar system named Afaq (Horizons), which has been developed by the electronics industries associated with the Defense Ministry. The radar would be used for coastline surveillance, and it could monitor a 200-kilometer-long stretch and reconnoiter airborne targets as well. The system has remarkable electronic warfare technological capabilities ...

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Hashd al-Sha’abi continue to defend Iraq: PMU commander

A high-ranking member of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) has brushed off calls by the US to lay down their weapons, stressing that they will continue to defend the country. The PMU’s deputy chief, Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, made the remarks during an interview with The Associated Press on Monday. “The ...

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Backdoor contacts: Nawaz, Zardari likely to meet in London

LONDON  – Backdoor contacts have been established between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and a mutual friend of Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari is busy in bringing the two sides closer. According to sources, a mutual friend is busy in arranging a meeting between PML-N ...

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US pushing world toward nuclear apocalypse: Scholar

With the United States expanding its nuclear arsenal and developing so-called usable nukes, “the world will be on the edge of a nuclear apocalypse for years to come,” says Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs. Etler, a professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo ...

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Millions of Yemenis in desperate health situation, warns MSF

The international medical charity Doctors Without Borders has warned that millions of Yemenis face a “desperate” health situation on top of the ravages of war as Saudi Arabia continues its military aggression against its impoverished neighbor. Doctors Without Borders, known by the French acronym MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres), warned on Thursday ...

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