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Daily Archives: December 9, 2017

Tillerson warns Saudi Arabia about its actions in Middle East

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned Saudi Arabia about “the consequences” of its actions in the Middle East. His warning came Friday during his brief visit to Paris, France, where he commented on Riyadh’s behavior toward Yemen, Qatar and other neighbors. “With respect to Saudi Arabia’s engagement with Qatar, ...

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Riyadh advancing Israeli interests, Palestinian officials worry

Palestinian officials have expressed worry that Saudi Arabia is forgoing important Palestinian rights as it acts behind the scenes to advance a United States “grand bargain” over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that heavily favors Israel. Four Palestinian officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity on Friday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin ...

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Iraq: Abadi declares end of war on Daesh

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared the end of military operations against the Daesh terrorist group in the Arab country. “Our forces are in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and I therefore announce the end of the war against Daesh,” Abadi told a conference in Baghdad on Saturday. ...

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Germany losing trust in US, forming alliance with Russia: Scholar

Germany is losing trust in the United States and forming an alliance with Russia since Berlin and Moscow have natural affinities, according to E. Michael Jones, an American scholar and political analyst in Indiana. Jones, a writer, former professor, media commentator and the current editor of the Culture Wars magazine, ...

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Rohingya refugees must return to own homes, aid groups say

Aid groups from across the world have stressed that the Rohingya Muslim refugees returning to Myanmar from Bangladesh must be allowed to settle in their original homes. More than a dozen humanitarian organizations, including Save the Children and Oxfam, said in a joint statement on Saturday that they were “concerned” ...

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N Korea blames US ‘nuclear blackmail’ for rising tensions

North Korea has blamed US “nuclear blackmail” for the surging tensions over its military program during talks with a senior UN official, but agreed to remain in regular contact with the world body. The United Nations Undersecretary-general for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on Saturday wrapped up a five-day tour of ...

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UK Foreign Secretary Johnson in Tehran for talks

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has arrived in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Saturday to meet with high-ranking Iranian officials. Johnson landed in Tehran after a short stay in the Omani capital of Muscat, where he held talks with Sultan Qaboos and his counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi. Before leaving ...

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Israel forces, Palestinians clash in West Bank, 3 injured

Three Palestinians have sustained injuries during heavy clashes between Israeli forces and protesters rallying in the occupied West Bank against the US’s recent recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital.” Palestinians started taking to the streets of the city of Bethlehem since the early hours of Saturday, the Palestinian Shehab ...

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