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US Shoot Down Iranian Drone in Hormuz Strait: Trump

We have no information on the loss of a drone today: Zarif WASHINGTON – A US Navy ship shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after its operators ignored the warnings, US President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Thursday. This is Washington’s first military action …

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US will Replace Troops in Syria with Mercenaries: Russia

Syria

MOSCOW – US Central Command replaces some of its regular troops in northern Syria with employees of Private Military Companies (PMC), said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in a press conference in Moscow. “The number of PMC personnel in Syria exceeds 4,000, and it should be noted that it …

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US Gives $29M for Afghanistan Presidential Election

US Gives $29M for Afghanistan Presidential Elections

KABUL – The United States and Afghanistan have finalized the budget for the Afghan election on Sept. 28, which includes a sizable US contribution. US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass said Washington has given $29 million. “We are pleased the election budget has finally been finalized,” he said in a …

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S-400 is “the Best Missile System in the World”: US Company

S-400

WASHINGTON – The Russian S-400 is the “best missile defense system,” US intelligence firm Stratfor said in a new report, but it is severely limited if it operates alone, the Moscow Times reported on Wednesday. Russia started delivering the S-400 ground-to-air system to Turkey last week. Turkish President Recep Tayyip …

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Pakistan Reopens Its Airspace to Civil Aviation

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan opened its airspace for civil aviation on Tuesday, after months of restrictions imposed after a stalemate neighboring country, India, Reuters reported on Monday. The Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) report published at IAT website said, “With immediate effect, Pakistan’s airspace is open to all types of civilian …

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Iran is Ready to Speak If the US Lift Sanctions: Rouhani

Iran

TEHRAN – Iran is ready to start talks with the United States if Washington lift sanctions and return to the 2015 nuclear agreement, which it had abandoned last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a statement on Monday. The US government said he was open to negotiations with Iran …

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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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