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Daily Archives: December 2, 2017

EU says renegotiating Iran deal not possible

The European Union (EU) says the articles of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six other countries are highly technical and there is no possibility of renegotiating the agreement —even partially. “The deal has been negotiated and finalized in a way that actually contains so many provisions and so many ...

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Turkey: US trial of gold trader meant to ‘corner’ economy

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has denounced as politically motivated a recent testimony given by Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab in a US court implicating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an alleged Iran sanctions-busting scheme. Speaking in Istanbul on Friday, Yildirim said he hoped Zarrab, a Turkish citizen of Iranian descent, ...

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Canadian judge suspends Quebec niqab ban

A Canadian judge on Friday suspended part of a Quebec law banning people from wearing full-face veils when giving or receiving public services, handing a provisional victory to civil liberties groups who argued that the law is unconstitutional and discriminates against Muslim women. Judge Babak Barin suspended the portion of ...

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Syria fires missiles at Israeli aircraft after Israeli missiles hit near Damascus

The Syrian army has fired at least four surface-to-air missiles at Israeli aircraft as the regime launched an attack against the western countryside of Syria’s capital Damascus, reports say. The Arabic-language al-Masdar news agency, citing an unnamed source, said the Syrian military’s anti-aircraft missiles were fired from the Mezzeh Airbase in rural Damascus ...

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