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Turkey Launches Air Attack on Iraqi Kurdistan

Kurdistan

ANKARA – Turkey on Thursday launched an airstrike against Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the assassination of a Turkish diplomat in the region, AFP quoted the Minister of National Defense on Friday. The Turkish Vice-Consul in the Kurdish Autonomous Region of Iraq was shot dead Wednesday in Irbil, the local …

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Pakistan Presents Progress Report on Anti-Poverty Development Plans to UN

Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS – Pakistan on Tuesday presented its progress report and future plans on meeting the globally agreed and nationally adopted anti-poverty Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), saying that the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan was committed to accelerating human development in the country, APP reported Wednesday. The progress report …

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Iran to Host 6th Intl. Gathering on Climate Change

Iran

TEHRAN – The Council of Ministers of Iran has approved the road ministry’s proposal to host the 6th international gathering on climate change in November, Mehr News Agency reported Wednesday. During a session on July 14, the Council of Ministers approved the proposal by the Ministry of Roads and Urban …

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China-Malaysia Industrial Funds Forum Held in China

Malaysia

NANNING – The third China-Malaysia Industrial Funds Forum was held Tuesday in the city of Qinzhou, southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Xinhua reported Wednesday. The forum attracted nearly 200 guests from banks, securities companies, governments and other institutions at home and abroad to discuss the implementation of the Belt …

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US’ Pence Vows to Not Let Iran Get Nuclear Weapon

Pence

WASHINGTON – Washington will never let Iran get a nuclear weapon, said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, as Tehran has reportedly breached the level of uranium enrichment set by the international agreement. Speaking to hundreds of supporters at a Christians United for Israel (CUFI) conference, Pence said that the U.S. …

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US Approves Potential $ 2.2 Billion Arms Sale to Taiwan

Taiwan

WASHINGTON – The US State Department has approved the potential sale to Taiwan of $ 2.2 billion worth of weapons, including Abrams tanks and Stinger missiles, the Pentagon said on Monday. The announcement is likely to provoke anger in Beijing, which regards Taiwan as a part of its territory and …

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China Will Scrap Securities Firm Ownership Limits By 2020: Li

China

BEIJING – China said it will bring forward plans to remove foreign ownership limits on financial companies, as it speeds up efforts to open the $44 trillion industry to overseas competitors, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Full foreign ownership of securities firms, futures businesses and life insurance companies will be allowed by …

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