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Daily Archives: December 19, 2017

US president can’t cause Iran deal to collapse: President Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the United States will not be able to kill the 2015 multinational nuclear deal, emphasizing that the landmark pact will remain in place. “Two years have passed since the [implementation] of the JCPOA,” Rouhani said on Tuesday, referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the nuclear accord ...

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US vetoes UNSC resolution rejecting Trump’s al-Quds decision

The United States has been further isolated after it vetoed a UN Security Council’s resolution calling for the annulment of US President Donald Trump’s controversial bid to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital. Fourteen members of the 15-member council voted on Monday in favor of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically name ...

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Yemeni forces fire retaliatory ballistic missile at Saudi capital

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says its forces have fired a ballistic missile towards the official residence of Saudi King Salman in the Saudi capital city, Riyadh, in retaliation for the regime’s deadly attacks, al-Masirah TV reported. Mohammed Abdulsalam, a Houthi spokesman, said the Burkan (Volcano) H-2 missile, which has a ...

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Anti-government protesters clash with police in Iraq’s Kurdistan

Security forces in Iraq’s Kurdistan region have clashed with demonstrators protesting corruption and unpaid salaries for a second day. The demonstrators, including state employees, protested in several areas in the provinces of Sulaymaniyah and Halabja on Tuesday. They accuse the regional government of corruption, calling for its resignation and for ...

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Myanmar: Mass grave found in Rakhine

A mass grave has been found in Myanmar, at a location where minority Rohingya Muslims have been the target of state-sponsored violence for over a year. Myanmar’s military and Buddhist mobs have been pillaging Rohingya villages in western Rakhine State since November last year, when a siege was laid to ...

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Hamas blasts US for vetoing UN resolution on Jerusalem al-Quds

The Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, has blasted Washington for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution aimed at voiding US President Donald Trump’s move on Jerusalem al-Quds, saying the Israeli-occupied city is the “eternal capital” of the state of Palestine. Earlier this month, Trump said the US was recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as ...

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Corbyn says he will be UK PM next year

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he is likely to replace Theresa May as the country’s new prime minister sometime in the next 12 months. In an interview with Grazia magazine published Monday, Corbyn said he expected another general election in 2018, projecting himself as the favorite. “I will ...

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