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Trump will Miss Congress for $7 Billion in Arms Sales in KSA

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WASHINGTON – US president Donald Trump eludes Congress to approve the sale of arms for US $7 billion to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), citing Iran’s growing threat to the region, ITV announced on Saturday. The Trump administration invoked a provision that is rarely used in US federal law to …

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China Media Accuse US of Plot to ‘Colonize Global Business’

China

BEIJING – China’s state media on Friday accused the U.S. of seeking to “colonize global business” by targeting telecom equipment giant Huawei and other Chinese companies, Fox-Business reported Friday. There was no word from either side of progress about resuming talks on ending a tariff war between the world’s two …

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Taliban Hit Missiles on Bagram Airfield

Bagram Airfield

KABUL – Bagram Airbase, the largest US military base in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan, was shelled with missiles on Wednesday night, a local official said. Abdul Wasay Rahimi, Deputy Police Chief of Parwan said the missiles were fired at around 9 pm last night. In retaliation, the US airstrikes …

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The Pentagon Plans to Send 5,000 Troops to the Middle East

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WASHINGTON – The US Department of Defense is considering a request by the US military to send an additional 5,000 troops to the Middle East in the face of mounting tensions with Iran, two US officials told Reuters. Tehran and Washington have spoken out this month, following the decision by …

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Indonesian Capital Tense After Violent Electoral Clashes

Jakarta

JAKARTA – The Indonesian capital, Jakarta, experienced a wave of violence on Wednesday as riot police threw water cannons and tear gas at protesters opposed to President Joko Widodo’s re-election, with parts of the city sprawling, littered with debris and burning cars, AFP said Wednesday. According to local media reports, …

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Iran Announces 4-Fold Increase in Low Enriched Uranium Production

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TEHRAN – Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Iran has quadrupled the enriched uranium production rate to 3.67 percent purity, adding that the country would exceed the storage cap of 300 kilograms of nuclear fuel in the next two weeks, Fars News Agency reported Tuesday. Kamalvandi, speaking …

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US Lawmakers Urge President Trump to Remain Engaged in Syria

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WASHINGTON – Hundreds of members of Congress signed a letter that also urges Trump to increase pressure on his relations with Russia, Iran and on the heavily armed Hezbullah movement, in Lebanon, TRT World reports Tuesday. Hundreds of US congressmen on Monday signed a letter to President Donald Trump stating …

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