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PAKISTAN POLITICS: UN Has ‘Responsibility’ to Resolve Kashmir Issue: Nafees Zakaria

PAKISTAN POLITICS: UN Has ‘Responsibility’ to Resolve Kashmir Issue: Nafees Zakaria 0

Foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Kashmir is an “internationally recognised” dispute and is outstanding on the UN Security Council agenda.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Xi Jinping: Do More on North Korea Nuclear Program

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Xi Jinping: Do More on North Korea Nuclear Program 0

“China is North Korea’s only ally and China is the country that provides the most economic assistance to North Korea,” Moon said. “Without the assistance of China, sanctions won’t be effective at all.”

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USA POLITICS: US Continues to ‘Stab Russia in the Back’ With Syrian Offensives

USA POLITICS: US Continues to ‘Stab Russia in the Back’ With Syrian Offensives 0

Russia disagrees with Washington’s claim the shooting down of a Syrian fighter jet on Sunday was an ‘act of self-defense’ and has demonstrated its displeasure by halting cooperation with the US-led coalition in Syria over the incident.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump’s Son-in-Law Kushner Heading to Palestine

PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump’s Son-in-Law Kushner Heading to Palestine 0

Trump’s international envoy, Jason Greenblatt, will join meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Trump Hardens Approach Toward Pakistan After Afghan War Review

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Trump Hardens Approach Toward Pakistan After Afghan War Review 0

Potential Trump administration responses being discussed include expanding U.S. drone strikes, redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan.

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USA POLITICS: Otto Frederick Warmbier Dies After Release from North Korea Prison

USA POLITICS: Otto Frederick Warmbier Dies After Release from North Korea Prison 0

Otto Frederick Warmbier, 22, who was arrested in North Korea while visiting as a tourist, had been described by doctors caring for him last week as having extensive brain damage that left him in a state of “unresponsive wakefulness.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau May Mediate in Venezuelan Crisis

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau May Mediate in Venezuelan Crisis 0

Peru’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna publicly floated the idea of Justin Trudeau acting as a mediator for the Venezuelan crisis, citing the Prime Minister’s “global power role,”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: US Respect Syrian Sovereignty: Lavrov Russian FM

RUSSIA POLITICS: US Respect Syrian Sovereignty: Lavrov Russian FM 0

“We call on the United State and all others who have their forces or advisers on the ground to ensure the coordination in our work,” Lavrov said, adding “zones of de-escalation are one of the possible options to jointly move forward.”

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IRAN POLITICS: Iran Has Means to Punish US After US Senate New Sanctions Bill: Top General

IRAN POLITICS: Iran Has Means to Punish US After US Senate New Sanctions Bill: Top General 0

“The ruling establishment in the US is a hegemonic, expansionist, bullying and blackmailing regime and the root of hostilities with us is based in these things,” Deputy Chief of Staff of Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Warns More US Sanctions Harmful, Talk of Retaliation Premature

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Warns More US Sanctions Harmful, Talk of Retaliation Premature 0

“This will, indeed, complicate Russia-American relations. I think this is harmful,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said, according to RIA.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Decries ‘Ignorant’ Trump’s Cuba Policy Rollback

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Decries ‘Ignorant’ Trump’s Cuba Policy Rollback 0

“His speech was aggressive and threatening, … revealing his contempt and ignorance,” President Nicolas Maduro said in a speech. “We reject Donald Trump’s declarations against our brother Cuba. It is an offence against Latin America.”

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CUBA POLITICS: Trump Will Not Weaken the ‘Revolution’: Raul Castro

CUBA POLITICS: Trump Will Not Weaken the ‘Revolution’: Raul Castro 0

“The Cuban government denounces the new measures hardening the blockade that are destined to fail … and that will not achieve their aim of weakening the revolution,” Havana said.

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USA POLITICS: ‘Cancelling’ Obama Cuba Policy, Restricts Travel, Trade: Trump Says

USA POLITICS: ‘Cancelling’ Obama Cuba Policy, Restricts Travel, Trade: Trump Says 0

“Effective immediately, I am cancelling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba,” Trump declared as he made a full-throated verbal assault on the government of Cuban President Raul Castro.

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QATAR POLITICS: US, Qatar Sign $12bn F-15 Fighter Jet Deal Amid Persian Gulf Row

QATAR POLITICS: US, Qatar Sign $12bn F-15 Fighter Jet Deal Amid Persian Gulf Row 0

Qatar’s Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday the country had signed a deal to buy F-15 fighter jets from Washington for $12 billion.

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IRAN POLITICS: Revealed! Mideast Leaders Asked Obama to Bomb Iran: John Kerry

IRAN POLITICS: Revealed! Mideast Leaders Asked Obama to Bomb Iran: John Kerry 0

“Leaders in the region were saying to me personally, and to the president, President Obama, you should bomb these guys,” John Kerry said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Despite Tillerson Reassurance, Palestinians Not Stopping ‘Martyr’ Payments

PALESTINE POLITICS: Despite Tillerson Reassurance, Palestinians Not Stopping ‘Martyr’ Payments 0

Palestinian officials say there are no plans to stop payments to families of Palestinians killed or wounded carrying out attacks against Israelis, contradicting comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Qatar Isolation Violates Islamic Values: Erdogan

TURKEY POLITICS: Qatar Isolation Violates Islamic Values: Erdogan 0

“It’s as if a death penalty decision has been taken for Qatar,” Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the isolation of Qatar by neighbouring states.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Diplomats Expelled from Moldova Recruited Fighters

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Diplomats Expelled from Moldova Recruited Fighters 0

Moldova, a former Soviet state that has long been the focus of a struggle for influence between Russia and the West, expelled the diplomats on May 29.

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PANAMA POLITICS: Panama Cuts Ties With Taiwan, Backs ‘One China’ Policy

PANAMA POLITICS: Panama Cuts Ties With Taiwan, Backs ‘One China’ Policy 0

“We strongly condemn Beijing for manipulating the so-called ‘one China’ policy to continue to suppress Taiwan’s international space through various means,” the presidential office said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: US Senators Oppose Trump’s Bid to Sell Fighter Jets to Nigeria

NIGERIA POLITICS: US Senators Oppose Trump’s Bid to Sell Fighter Jets to Nigeria 0

Cory Booker, Rand Paul expressed concern Nigeria’s acquisition of the aircraft would “spur unrest, violence particularly north-eastern part of the country.”

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