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Iran, China to develop economic ties

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Spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce Gao Feng said Iran-China economic relations will be broadened without paying attention to third-party countries’ internal rules.

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ICJ to hear Iran's lawsuit against US over frozen assets

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) says it will in a few months hear a case brought by Tehran against Washington over the latter's attempt to pay billions in Iran's frozen assets to alleged terror victims.

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Iran beats South Korea in Volleyball 3-1

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The national Iranian men's volleyball team beat South Korea 3-1 in Tehran on Friday in 2018 FIVB World League.

Friday, Jun 22

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Russia: Evidence of Syria chemical attacks faked

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Russia said Friday that the US and its allies have relied on fabricated evidence to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks against civilians.

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Merkel downbeat on EU migration breakthrough

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations of a major breakthrough being reached at hastily-arranged talks between some EU leaders on Sunday on the migration dispute dividing Europe.

Taliban kill 16 Afghan soldiers, kidnap engineers after ceasefire ends

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Taliban militants killed at least 16 Afghan police and two civilians in western Badghis Province after their three-day ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday ended at the weekend, officials said on Friday.

Two Koreas agree on dates for family reunions

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Officials from North and South Korea agreed to arrange reunions for families separated by the Korean War from August 20 to August 26, South Korea's Ministry of Unification said.

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Japan PM eyes visiting Iran in July, a first in 40 years

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Iran in July for talks with President Hassan Rouhani, Japanese government sources said Thursday.

UN report: America's poor becoming more destitute under Trump

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Americans born into poverty are more likely than ever before to stay that way, according to a United Nations report on poverty and inequality in the US.

Turkey’s opposition presidential candidate vows to restore ties with Syrian government

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival in Sunday’s presidential election both pledged to send millions of Syrian refugees home, responding to growing unease among voters about the number of migrants in Turkey.

Thursday, Jun 21

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ICC gives Myanmar deadline over Rohingya case jurisdiction

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Judges at the International Criminal Court have given Myanmar a deadline to respond to a prosecution request that they consider hearing a case on the alleged deportation of Rohingya minorities to Bangladesh.

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Israeli PM Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud, Justice Ministry says

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was charged on Thursday with fraud over the alleged misuse of state funds in ordering catered meals at their official residence, the Justice Ministry said.

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EU opens investigation into Qatar's long-term LNG contracts

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The European Commission on Thursday said it had opened an investigation into the free flow of LNG sold by Qatar Petroleum in Europe.

List of world countries retaliating US tariffs grows

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India and Turkey have begun implementing retaliatory tariffs against the United States, joining the European Union (EU), China, and other countries in adopting matching measures against US President Donald Trump’s administration.

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OPEC strives for oil deal as Iran insists on modest rise in output

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OPEC’s leader Saudi Arabia and Russia were trying on Thursday to convince fellow oil producers to raise output from July to meet rising global demand, with Iran still signalling it would support only a modest increase in supply.

India hits back at Donald Trump’s tariffs, raises import duties on agri, steel products

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ndia raised tariffs on a slew of items in retaliation for the US imposing higher levies on some products shipped from the country, echoing steps taken by China, the European Union and other trading partners.

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Haley blasts rights groups for siding with Russia, China at UNHRC

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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has blasted human rights groups for what she calls their push to “thwart reform” at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by siding with Russia and China.

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Human rights council seat vacated by US will be filled by member from same region: UN

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As the US is the first member to withdraw from the Human Rights Council, there is no past practice in terms of procedures for withdrawal or for replacement, says spokesman.

Merkel to push for unified refugee policies Europe-wide

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly seeks to push for migration policies to be adopted Europe-wide at an emergency European Union (EU) meeting in an attempt to solidify her fragile coalition at home.

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North Korea, China leaders agree to boost 'strategic, tactical' cooperation: KCNA

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed measures to bolster “strategic and tactical” cooperation between the two countries in a second meeting on Wednesday, the North’s state media said on Thursday.

US in disarray over Trump’s immigration policy

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US President Donald Trump is coming under fire for it's immigration policy despite backing down on a measure that would have seen more families separated at the country’s southern border.

Wednesday, Jun 20

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UNGA elects Iran as Economic and Social Council member

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The United Nations General Assembly elected 18 members of the Economic and Social Council to serve three-year terms beginning on January 1, 2019, the UN Information Center (UNIC) in Tehran said in a statement on Wednesday.

Italy says JCPOA should be protected

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The Italian foreign minister stressed the importance of preserving the Iran nuclear deal, saying that the European Union's stance is to completely support it.

UN Human Rights Council back to work with US seats empty

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The United Nations' Human Rights Council returned to business as usual on Wednesday despite the US pulling out a day earlier. Russia blasted the American move, calling it "boorish" and saying the US "inflicted a powerful blow to its human…

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Saudi-led coalition says Yemen's Hodeida airport seized

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The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has seized control of Hodeida airport and continues to attack pockets of Houthi resistance nearby, a coalition spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers after cease-fire

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Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a cease-fire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The three-day…

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Iran: Europe's proposals not enough to save JCPOA

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Iran’s nuclear chief said on Tuesday that Europe’s proposals to save the 2015 nuclear deal after the US withdrawal from the pact were not satisfying for Tehran.

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Iranian diplomat confers with Syrian opposition leaders

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Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior advisor to Iran foreign minister discussed Syria's Constitutional Committee with certain Syrian opposition leaders in Geneva.

US makes tension in oil market: Iranian minister

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Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh said on Tuesday that the main part of the current problem in oil market comes from political tensions created by US president in international atmosphere and not lack of balance in demand and supply.