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Boeing’s New Aircraft Becomes His Biggest Headache

Boeing

WASHINGTON – The latest version of Boeing, the world’s best-selling airliner, was expected to strengthen its future for years to come. Instead, it has turned into the biggest problem in society, with more than 40 countries – including the United States, which was one of the last resisters – to …

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Pence Says Trump ‘Will Never Allow Iran to Obtain A Nuclear Weapon’

Iran

WASHINGTON – US Vice President Mike Pence in remarks delivered to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday in Maryland called the Islamic Republic of Iran, the leading state sponsor of terrorism in the world, Radio Farda reported Saturday. Speaking about President Donald Trump’s efforts to make the United States …

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Global Internet Freedom Declines for Eighth Consecutive Year

Freedom House

WASHINGTON – Freedom House report finds more and more countries are cracking down online, Internet freedom around the world has declined for the eighth consecutive year, raising fears that state censorship online is becoming the norm rather than the exception, the Week reported Friday. The website says that a new …

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3000 Foreigners Arrested in Biggest-Ever Human Trafficking Case

Human Trafficking

KUWAIT CITY – Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior has issued an order to arrest 2,900 foreigners of various nationalities in the biggest-ever human trafficking case in the country’s history, Middle East Monitor reported Friday. According to Kuwait News Agency, over the past few days, the Ministry took into custody around 90 …

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UN Agencies Warn of Human Loss if Malnutrition not Ended

malnutrition

BANGKOK, Thailand – Four specialized agencies of the United Nations on Friday warned of a colossal human loss to Asia and the Pacific and its economies if countries in the region do not recommit themselves to ending all forms of malnutrition and achieving zero hunger by 2030, Relief Web reported. …

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US Midterm Elections: Early Voter Turnout Surging in Several Key States

CALIFORNIA – If trends continue, turnout could beat the 49% recorded in 1966, a number that has not been surpassed since in a midterm, early voter turnout is surging in several key US states, suggesting more Americans may cast their ballots in this year’s midterm elections compared to previous years, …

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Pakistan, China are ‘All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partners’: Qureshi

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said that Pakistan and China are “all-weather strategic cooperative partners. According to Pakistan Today, Qureshi was chairing a preparatory meeting via video conference with the Pakistani ambassador to China regarding the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s upcoming visit to the country. …

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UN Envoy for Syria to Hold Talks with Iran, Russia, Turkey

UN envoy

NEW YORK – The UN envoy for Syria Stefan De Mistura is seeking meetings with Iran, Russia and Turkey as guarantors of Astana peace talks, IRNA reported Wednesday quoting, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General Stéphane. According to IRNA News, ‘The Special Envoy looks forward to hosting within the context …

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Oil Prices Climb for First Time in Three Days, But Trade War Fears Drag

Oil prices

TOKYO – Oil prices climbed for the first time in three days on Wednesday, but rising supply and fears over the outlook for demand amid the US-China trade war kept pressure on the market, Reuters reported. The website said, that Brent crude futures had gained 52 cents, or 0.7 percent, …

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North Korea Prepares for Inspectors to Visit Nuclear Test Site

North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea may be preparing for a visit by international inspectors to its shuttered Punggye-ri nuclear test site, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday, citing the country’s spy agency. According to “Japan Times”, Signs have been detected that North Korea is doing some preparations and …

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