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Daily Archives: December 26, 2017

UN snub showed decline in US influence: Top Iran official

A senior Iranian official has hailed a recent UN resolution on Jerusalem al-Quds, saying its approval showed a decline in Washington’s influence on the international stage. “At the United Nations and the General Assembly, the US failed to secure even a single ‘Yes’ vote,” in favor of changing Israel’s “capital,” ...

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Israel accelerates settlement expansion in West Bank

Israel has accelerated the construction of settlements in the occupied West Bank despite international condemnation. Ma’an news agency reported the acceleration of construction work to the west, south and east of the Ahia settlement in the Palestinian village of Jalud. According to the report, 15 settlement housing units will be ...

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Iran banks seal deal to get ‘unlimited funds’ from Russia

Iran says four of its banks have signed an agreement with the Export Insurance Agency of Russia (EXIAR) to provide “unlimited funds” for development projects to be carried out by domestic and international contractors in the Islamic Republic.  The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) in a statement said the agreement ...

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Egypt hangs 15 militants for attacks in Sinai

Egypt has executed 15 militants convicted of carrying out terrorist attacks that killed government forces in the northern Sinai Peninsula. Security sources said the convicted militants had been hanged at two prisons in the north of the country early on Tuesday. Over the past few years, militants belonging to Velayat ...

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Taiwan speaks out against China military drills

Taiwan’s military officials claim China’s reportedly frequent and growing military drills near the island are an “enormous threat.” The frequent drills “have created enormous threat to security in the Taiwan Strait,” said Feng Shih-kuan, who acts as Taiwan’s “defense minister,” in an annual defense report released Tuesday. Taiwan, claimed as ...

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US Congress considering FBI ‘corruption’ probe

US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is working with his fellow Republicans in Congress to put together a report that is likely to trigger a probe into “corruption” at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), according to a new report. The report and its pursuing investigation would focus on ...

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