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Saudi meddling in Lebanon ‘shameful’: Iran president

The Iranian president denounces Saudi Arabia’s interference in Lebanon, saying it is “shameful” that a Muslim state has “begged” the Israeli regime to carry out military strikes against the Lebanese nation. “It is very reprehensible and shameful for a Muslim country in the region to beg the Zionist regime [of ...

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Trump warns N Korea against ‘nuclear blackmail’

US President Donald Trump has warned “twisted” North Korea that the international community will tolerate what he called the country’s “nuclear blackmail,” pledging to shore up support for “maximum pressure” against Pyongyang. Trump made the remarks on Wednesday, a day after he wrapped a 12-day trip to Asia aimed at ...

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Syria sends reinforcements to Bukamal in last anti-Daesh push

Syrian government forces have dispatched reinforcements to the eastern town of Bukamal in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr province to fully purge the city of Daesh terrorists. The official SANA news agency reported on Thursday that the Syria air force carried out multiple airstrikes against gatherings and supply routes of Daesh terrorists ...

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Putin to host Rouhani, Erdogan in Sochi for Syria talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin will host his Iranian and Turkish counterparts Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan next week for summit talks on the ongoing conflict in Syria and other regional developments. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday that the three presidents will meet at Putin’s official residence in the ...

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Kyrgyzstan rejects $100 million aid package from Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambayev has signed a parliamentary resolution to refuse $100 million in aid from oil-rich neighbor Kazakhstan amid an escalating spat between the two Central Asian countries. Both Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan are close to Russia and are members of a Moscow-led trade bloc, the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), ...

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Zimbabwe opposition leader returns home after coup

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader and former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has returned to the African country to following an effective coup against long-time President Robert Mugabe. A spokesman for Tsvangirai, who is the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), said he had flown back home from South Africa late on ...

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