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Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe May Visit Iran in July, It would be First in 40 Years

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a state visit to Iran in July as Tokyo is seeking to strengthen economic ties with Tehran, government sources have said.

Merkel in Amman: German Chancellor Meets Jordan King, Discusses Challenges Facing Kingdom

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday commended Jordan's hospitality in receiving a large number of Syrian refugees and discussed the various challenges the Kingdom is facing in this regard.

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Sara Netanyahu Charged with Fraud, Running up $100K 'Food Bill'

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Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit filed an indictment on Thursday against the prime minister’s wife, Sara Netanyahu, for fraud with aggravated circumstances and breach of public trust in the “Prepared Food Affair” in an explosive…

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John Bolton Visits Moscow Next Week, Prepare for U.S.-Russian Summit

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The Kremlin said Thursday that US President Donald Trump's national security adviser is to visit Moscow.Asked to comment on an Interfax news agency report that John Bolton is due to visit Russia next week as part of preparations for a US…

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Egyptian Army Kills 32 ‘Armed Militants’ in Sinai

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At least 32 militants have reportedly been killed in a wide-ranging security operation carried out by the Egyptian army in the northeastern Sinai Peninsula.

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Trump Meets Queen in 'Working Visit' to UK in July

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The US Ambassador has confirmed Donald Trump will meet the Queen during his visit next month.

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Army Base Suicide Bombing Leaves 15 Wounded in Nigeria

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A suicide bomb attack on an army base has injured 15 people, including soldiers and local security personnel, in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri.Police commissioner Damian Chukwu confirmed to Anadolu Agency that two female…

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British Intelligence Foiled 4 Terror Attempts in Europe in 2017

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The head of a British intelligence service said his country helped European countries thwart four planned terrorist attacks on their territory in 2017.

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Yemeni Army Kills 37 Houthi Rebels, Detain 30 in Clashes in Al-Bayda

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The Yemeni army on Thursday said it had killed 37 Houthi rebels -- and captured another 30 -- in fierce clashes in Yemen’s central Al-Bayda province.

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Israeli Forces Raid West Bank, Jail 17 Palestinians

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The Israeli army rounded up 17 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian NGO said Thursday.

UN Report: Syrian Regime Army, Rebels Involved in War Crimes in Eastern Ghouta

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The Syrian government and rebels committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during the five-year siege of Eastern Ghouta, U.N. officials said Wednesday.

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Iraqi Federal Supreme Court Upholds Decision to Manually Recount Votes

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The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court, the country's highest judicial authority, upheld on Thursday a decision by the parliament to manually recount the votes of the May 12 parliamentary elections.

Haftar-led Forces Capture Sidra, Ras Lanuf Seaports in Libya

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Forces led by military commander Khalifa Haftar seized two seaports on Thursday -- Sidra and Ras Lanuf -- in Libya’s strategic “oil crescent” region, according to a local field commander.

Long-Form: China’s Global Surveillance-Industrial Complex

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“The psychological pressure is enormous, when you have to criticize yourself, denounce your thinking — your own ethnic group,” Omar Bekali, a resident of China’s Xinjiang province told a reporter from the Associated Press, breaking down in…

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Strings Attached? Experts Probe Jordan's $2.5 Billion Saudi Aid Package

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British Envoy Says UN May Impose 'Punitive Measures' on Libya's Rebel Leader Ibrahim al-Jathran

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UK ambassador to Libya, Frank Baker, hinted on Wednesday that the UN Security Council might impose punitive measures against Ibrahim al-Jathran, commander of the armed militias that attacked the Crescent oil region, revealing that his…

Nikki Haley: UNHRC is 'Cesspool of Political Bias', Nubs Rights' Groups For Russia, China Stand

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U.S. 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.

Netanyahu Says Israel May Increase 'Intensity' of Airstrikes on Gaza

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the Tel Aviv regime may increase the "intensity" of its airstrikes on Gaza.

Saudi-led Coalition Steps Pressure on Houthis to End 4-year Yemeni Conflict

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Pressures are being piled on Houthi rebels to reach a political solution to the 4-year conflict in Yemen, a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition said Wednesday.

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Kushner Meets MBS in Riyadh, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Agenda

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On the second leg of his regional tour, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman for talks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as Washington prepares to…

Jordan King, US Delegation Discuss Defense Relations, Regional Issues

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King Abdullah on Wednesday met with US Undersecretary of Defence for Policy John C. Rood and Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the US Central Command, and reviewed strategic partnership ties between the Kingdom and the US, along with the…

Saudi King Backs Renewal of Kabul-Taliban Truce Deal

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King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has followed with great interest the truce reached by the Afghan government and Taliban movement during Eid al-Fitr, expressing his support for it, a Royal Court statement said on Wednesday.King…

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Trump Approves Suspension Order of Separating Families

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday halting his administration's practice of separating undocumented parents suspected of crossing the border illegally from their children.

Pro-UAE Forces Hold Journalist, Sibling in Yemen's Lahij

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A journalist and his sibling have been held by pro-U.A.E. forces in Yemen's southern city of Lahij, according to the National Organization of Yemeni Journalists (SADA) Wednesday.

Syrian Regime Forces, Iranian-backed Militias Begin Deraa Operations, 8 Civilians Killed

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Bashar al-Assad regime forces along with Iranian-backed militias have launched an operation against opposition groups in southwestern Daraa province, killing eight civilians, according to a Syrian civil defense unit on Wednesday.

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Lewandowski Sparks Outrage by Mocking 10-Year-Old Disabled Illegal Immigrant Girl

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Corey Lewandowski has sparked outrage after he mocked a story regarding a 10-year-old disabled illegal immigrant girl who was separated from her mom at the border.

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Over 50 Talibans, 28 Afghan Police Killed on Last Day of Govt Unilateral Ceasefire

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Over 50 Taliban rebels and 28 Afghan security forces were killed in fresh spate of violence on the last day of the government's unilateral cease-fire, officials and local media confirmed on Wednesday.

Wednesday, Jun 20

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Palestinian Refugees in World Stands at 5.9 Million

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There are around 5.9 million Palestinian refugees around the world, making up the largest refugee population, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).

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Corbyn Labels U.S. Migrant Children Family Separation Policy 'Tragic and Shocking'

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UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has denounced as “tragic and shocking” U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant children from their families at U.S.-Mexico border.

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Macedonian Parliament Ratifies Agreement with Greece over Name Solving

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The Macedonian parliament ratified on Wednesday an agreement signed with Greece over solving a name dispute between the two countries.