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Daily Archives: November 27, 2017

Iran capable of responding to any regional crisis: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stressed that regional countries are capable of resolving their own problems without unwanted interference from the US or Israel. Rouhani made the remarks following a Saturday meeting with head of Iran’s Judiciary Sadeq Larijani and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani. “Regional countries must solve problems among ...

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Hamas says weapons a ‘red line’ after talks with Fatah

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has refused to be disarmed as part of a recent national reconciliation deal with rival party Fatah, stressing that its weapons are not up for discussion. “The resistance’s weapons cannot be divided…and all the red lines are under it,” senior Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya said in ...

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Pope Francis visits Myanmar amid ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

Pope Francis is in Myanmar for talks with its leaders against the backdrop of a government-backed ethnic cleansing campaign underway against the country’s minority Rohingya Muslims. The head of the Roman Catholic Church left Rome on Sunday night for Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, for a three-day visit. Pope Francis is ...

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S Korea warns North not to repeat armistice violation

Seoul has warned Pyongyang against violations of an armistice agreement between the two sides, several days after North Korean border guards shot and seriously wounded a fellow soldier as he defected across the border into the South. South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo said Monday that the North’s troops committed ...

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Kuwait jails MPs, dissidents over 2011 parliament raid

A court in Kuwait has sentenced to jail three members of the emirate’s parliament, the country’s most prominent opposition leader as well as 63 other activists over a raid five years ago that was aimed at forcing the cabinet to resign. A defense lawyer representing the defendants said the court ...

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Saudi Arabia takes a (torn) page out of Israel’s book

By H. Javan   It is becoming increasingly difficult these days to tell where exactly Israel’s regional gimmicks end and where Saudi Arabia’s begin. Mohammed bin Salman, the young and inexperienced Saudi crown prince who is known to have looked to foreign leaders in search of a role model, has lately ...

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Iran FM to head for Armenia for key political-economic talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will set off for Yerevan to hold key talks with senior Armenian officials on issues of mutual interest. Heading a politico-economic delegation, Zarif will leave for Yerevan on Tuesday at the official invitation of Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram ...

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