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US and China Want to Sign Trade Deal By End of May


BEIJING – The United States and China are considering two rounds of face-to-face meetings to try to reach a trade deal with negotiators looking for a signing ceremony in late May or early June, Novinite.com said quoting the US state officials. According to people who have requested anonymity to discuss …

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Iran Officially Adds US Forces to Terrorist List


TEHRAN – Iran has officially added the U.S. Armed Forces in the Middle East to their terrorist list, IRNA reported Wednesday. Iran’s Minister of Defense General Amir Hatami first introduced the bill declaring the U.S. Armed Forces in the Middle East as terrorists, shortly after Trump’s designation, but it was …

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Airstrike Kills IS Senior Leader in Somalia


XIRIIRO, Somalia – A United States airstrike killed a senior leader of the extremist rebels of the Islamic State (IS) in Somalia, involved in attacks in northern Somalia, U.S. military and a Somali official said Monday. The U.S. Africa Command said in statement that it carried out an airstrike near …

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Kim Says He Must Take Blame on Those Who Impose Sanctions: KCNA


SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean chief of diplomacy Kim Jong Un said his country was going to strike a blow to those who impose sanctions by making sure its economy is more autonomous, Reuters reported Thursday quoting Korean news agencies. It was Kim’s first time exposing North Korea’s stance …

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United States Withdraws Troops From Tripoli As UN Calls for a Ceasefire

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TRIPOLI, Libya – The United States withdrew its military forces from Tripoli on Sunday in the midst of fighting in the city, the United Nations called for a two-hour ceasefire to allow civilians and wounded combatants to escape, The National reported Monday. As Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar continued his offensive …

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United States Criticized at UN for Recognizing Israel’s Sovereignty Over Golan


NEW YORK – The United States has been sharply criticized by 14 other UN Security Council members for their decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights in violation of international law, Aljazeera reported Thursday. The Security Council met on Wednesday at the request of Syria, which in a …

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Russian Diplomat in Talks with Abrams on Venezuela: “Difficult, But Clear”


ROME – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov described his talks with the United States Special Representative for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, about the situation in the Bolivarian Republic as difficult, but clear, Sputnik reported Wednesday. “The conversation was quite difficult, but frank … It is necessary to stress that the …

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US Urges UN to Toughen Iran’s Restrictions on Missile Testing


NEW YORK – The United States on Thursday accused Iran of carrying out three missile launches in defiance of UN resolutions and urged the Security Council to “bring back tougher international restrictions” against Tehran, AFP reported Friday. In a letter to the council by AFP, US acting ambassador Jonathan Cohen …

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London HIV Patient World’s Second to Be Cleared of AIDS Virus: Doctors


LONDON – HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second-best known adult in the world to get rid of the AIDS virus after receiving a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor, Reuters reported Wednesday mentioning his doctors. Nearly three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor …

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Taliban Expect Agreement on US Pullout from Afghanistan

Taliban expect agreement on US pullout

KABUL – A spokesperson for the Afghan Taliban has said the group is close to reaching an agreement with the United States on the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. The spokesperson Suhail Shaheen made the comment in Doha, Qatar, following the second day of negotiations with US special envoy …

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