North Korea Vows Retaliation Against Latest US Sanction

North Korea fired another apparent ballistic missile on Friday, just hours after criticizing the United States’ push for new sanctions over its recent missile launches, and vowed a stronger and more explicit action if Washington maintains its “confrontational stance.” In …

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Jordan’s Foreign Minister Stresses Two-State Solution To Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Jordanian deputy prime minister and foreign minister, Ayman Safadi on Thursday said his country adheres to the two-state solution regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Speaking at a virtual event at the Brookings Institute, Safadi talked over a series of regional issues, …

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Russia, Israel Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed over the phone a range of issues, including ongoing Vienna talks to review the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The two leaders held detailed discussions on regional security …

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M15 Claims Chinese National Attempting to Influence Politicians

Britain’s Security Service, MI5, has distributed an interference warning to MPs and peers claiming that a female Chinese national is attempting to sway the parliament towards Beijing. The woman was identified as Christine Lee, a solicitor who is allegedly under …

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Uzbekistan Electricity to Afghanistan Fully Reconnected: Officials

Afghanistan’s power utility company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Thursday said that importing electricity from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan has been fully reconnected, ending blackout in 16 provinces. DABS said in a statement that there was a 60% reduction in …

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US Imposes First Sanctions on North Korea After Missile Launch

The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions on six North Koreans, a Russian, and a Russian firm for supporting the ballistic missile programs of North Korea, imposing the punishments after North Korea tested a pair of new missiles last week. …

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Iran Loses Vote At UN Over Unpaid Dues

Iran is among eight countries including Venezuela and Sudan that have lost their rights to vote at the United Nations because of unpaid dues. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a letter to the General Assembly that a total of 11 …

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Jordanian PM Denies Secret Talks With Syrian Regime

Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh has denied that his country had opened secret channels to the Syrian regime, but expressed readiness for having positive ties with Damascus. “We have not sent an envoy to represent us to the Syria regime …

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UN Calls For Structured, Consistent Support On Yemen

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg said that military escalation does not bring any sustainable solutions, calling on the international community to give consistent support to the country. “There are no sustainable solutions to be gained from military …

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