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Donald Trump says US will pull out of nuclear arms deal with Russia

US President Donald Trump confirmed on Saturday that the United States (US) plans to leave a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, which criticised the move as Washington's latest effort to be the sole global superpower. Trump claims Russia has long violated the three-decade-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, known as the INF, signed in 1987 by president Ronald Reagan...

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Donald Trump says he wants two-state solution for Mideast conflict

UNITED NATIONS: US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he wanted a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the clearest expression yet of his administration’s support for such an outcome. The Trump administration has in the past said it would support a two-state solution if both sides agreed to it. Trump, in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

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Rouhani says Iran does not wish to go to war with U.S. forces in the region

NEW YORK: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Tehran had no intension to go to war with U.S. forces in the Middle East, where Iran has been involved in proxy wars with U.S. ally Saudi Arabia for decades. “We do not wish to go to war with American forces in the region,” Rouhani told a news conference. He said...

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Donald Trump accuses China of meddling in US election

China is attempting to "meddle" in the forthcoming US mid-term elections, President Donald Trump told world leaders during a UN meeting. "They don't want me or us to win because I am the first president to ever challenge China on trade," Mr Trump said on Wednesday. "We are winning on trade, we are winning at every level," he said, without...

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United Nation says 21 Afghan civilians killed in separate airstrikes

The United Nations (UN) mission in Afghanistan on Wednesday said that 21 civilians were killed in two separate airstrikes over the weekend. It said in a statement that nine civilians from the same family, mostly women and children, were killed in an airstrike on Saturday in the northeastern Kapisa province, in an area where Afghan forces were battling the Taliban....

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Trump criticises Iran as ‘corrupt dictatorship’ in UN speech

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump criticised Iran on Tuesday as a “corrupt dictatorship” that is plundering the Iranian people to pay for aggression abroad, using his speech to the United Nations General Assembly to lay down a tough message for Tehran. “Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction,” Trump told the annual gathering. “They do not respect their neighbors...

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World Bank planning new initiative to end dispute over India’s Kishan Ganga, Ratle projects

UNITED NATIONS: The World Bank is finalising a fresh initiative to resolve dispute over the India's construction of the Kishan Ganga and Ratle projects, saying the multilateral lender would soon contact Pakistan and India, WB chief Jim Young Kim has said. Kim said this during a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday on the sidelines of the...

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Iran in the spotlight as Donald Trump, Hassan Rouhani set for UN clash

A showdown looms at the United Nations over Iran on Tuesday as President Donald Trump and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani are set to square off during the world´s biggest diplomatic gathering. On the opening day of the General Assembly debate, Trump and Rouhani are to take their turn at the podium four months after the US president ditched the Iran...

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Autopsy shows dead Palestinian beaten in raid: prisoners’ group

RAMALLAH: A Palestinian who died after Israeli forces raided his home to arrest him had been assaulted, the results of an autopsy published by a Palestinian prisoners’ group said Sunday. Mohammed Khatib, 24, died after being taken into custody during a raid on Beit Rima village, in the occupied West Bank, in the early hours of Tuesday last week. But...

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Turkey orders 61 soldiers detained for suspected Gulen links: media

ISTANBUL: Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of 61 soldiers from the navy and land forces, including senior officers, for suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated a 2016 failed coup, state media said on Monday. Eighteen of those ordered detained were on active duty, Anadolu news agency said, adding the suspects included 13 majors and 12 captains...

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Iran’s Khamenei blames Gulf states for military parade attack

DUBAI: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused US-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards. Khamenei ordered security forces to bring to justice those responsible for one of the worst assaults ever against the Revolutionary Guards, the most...

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Yemen faces worsening threat of famine: UN aid chief

International aid agencies are losing the fight against famine in Yemen, where 3.5 million people may soon be added to the eight million Yemenis already facing starvation, the UN aid chief warned Friday. A sharp drop in the value of Yemen´s currency that has sent fuel prices spiraling compounded with renewed fighting has led to a worsening of what the...

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India’s Modi faces calls for resignation over French jet deal

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his resignation over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after former French president Francois Hollande was quoted as saying New Delhi had influenced the choice of a local partner. Indian political parties have been gunning for Modi over the 2016 purchase of 36 Rafale planes from Dassault Aviation...

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Several killed as gunmen attack military parade in Iran: state TV

Several people were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire during a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday, state television reported. Iran was holding a number of parades in cities including the capital Tehran and the port of Bandar Abbas on the Gulf to mark the start of the country’s 1980-88 war with Iraq. “Shooting began...

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India calls off meeting with Pakistan foreign minister in New York

Web Desk: India on Friday has called off high-level talks with Pakistan just 24 hours after announcing they would happen. According to TOI India has that its foreign minister Sushma Swaraj would not meet her counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the UN general assembly, as had been announced during a press conference on Thursday. “Prime Minister Imran...

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Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61: state media

HANOI: Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang died Friday at age 61 after a prolonged and serious illness, state media reported. He passed away from a "serious illness despite devoted treatment by professors and doctors" both in Vietnam and abroad, the official Vietnam News Agency said. In office as president since April 2016 after more than four decades at the powerful...

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US welcomes Pak-Ind foreign ministers’ meeting

The United States has welcomed India's acceptance of Pakistan's proposal for a meeting between of the foreign ministers of the countries on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), calling it 'terrific news'. While addressing a press conference, US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said, "I think that's terrific news for the Indians and Pakistanis to be able...

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