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Russia accuses Turkey of Syria border buildup

Russia has accused Turkey of military buildup on the Syrian border as it rejected claims of Moscow’s plan to establish a new airbase in the Arab country.  The rebuttal followed remarks attributed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, suggesting Russia might be establishing a base in Qamishli. Erdogan “expressed alarm” after 200 Russian personnel were allegedly ...

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Japan lifts sanctions on Iran

Japan has lifted its sanctions against Iran, joining the ranks of the world’s major economies to normalize trade ties with the Islamic Republic. The Japanese cabinet approved the lifting of the sanctions on Friday following the implementation of a nuclear deal between Iran and the US, the EU, China and ...

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Canada says ready to restore diplomatic ties with Iran

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country is getting ready to resume diplomatic relations with Iran following a four-year break in ties. On Monday, Trudeau said that the subject will “certainly” be discussed at an upcoming cabinet meeting. Referring to the implementation of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group ...

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Japan says will swiftly lift Iran sanctions

Japan says it is rushing through a series of measures to lift all sanctions restricting economic relations with Iran. The all-clear to business with Tehran comes a day after the UN Security Council joined the US and the EU to remove sanctions against the Islamic Republic. “Quick measures will be ...

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Malaysian officials nab four suspected IS-linked militants

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities have arrested four suspected militants and confiscated a weapon along with militant Islamic State (IS) group documents, national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said Saturday. Security forces have been on high alert in the predominantly-Muslim country in the wake of deadly coordinated attacks in neighbouring Indonesia ...

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Indonesia arrests 3 over Jakarta attacks

Indonesia has arrested three suspects in connection with a series of terror attacks that killed at least seven people and injured 20 others in the capital Jakarta. Three men were arrested at their homes in the Depok area on the outskirts of Jakarta early Friday morning, police told Indonesian Metro TV news channel. ...

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