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United States orders new troops to Middle East

WASHINGTON: The United States said it was deploying 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East to counter “credible threats” from Iran in a move denounced by Tehran on Saturday as “a threat to international peace”. “Increased US presence in our region is very dangerous and a threat to international peace ...

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US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Justice Department charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with violating the US Espionage Act by publishing military and diplomatic files in 2010, rejecting his claim that he is a journalist. The department unveiled 17 new charges against Assange, accusing him of directing and abetting intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning ...

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US to extend Iran energy sanctions waiver for Iraq

WASHINGTON has assured Afghanistan it would prolong the sanctions waiver, allowing Iraq to purchase Iranian energy, a source, close to Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd Mahdi, told Sputnik. “There is currently no official information [on the issue] but we have the United States’ assurance that Iraq will be excluded [from the ...

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UN concerned about rising US-Iran tensions

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations voiced concern about increasingly bellicose rhetoric between the United States and Iran and called on them to dial down their remarks. The appeal came after President Donald Trump on Sunday warned that any attack from Iran would be met with a devastating US response that ...

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Iran announces partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran announced it was partially withdrawing from a landmark nuclear deal, marking a serious escalation in Tehran’s faceoff with the United States. President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech that Iran would reduce its “commitments” to the deal, but would not fully withdraw, amid heightened pressure from the ...

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Measles continues to spread in US, 764 cases reported

WASHINGTON: A total of at least 764 measles cases have been confirmed in 23 states of the United States since the beginning of this year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported. This is an increase of 60 cases from the previous week, and the greatest number ...

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China says it won’t take part in trilateral nuclear arms talks

BEIJING: China on Monday dismissed a suggestion that it would talk with the United States and Russia about a new accord limiting nuclear arms, saying it would not take part in any trilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations. U.S. President Donald Trump said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed on Friday ...

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Pakistan ministers lash out at US envoy over ‘ball-tampering’ remarks

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Pakistan (PTI) ministers came to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s defence on Thursday as they took to Twitter to respond to United States Ambassador to Afghanistan John R Bass’ criticism of the premier over his recent remarks on the Afghan peace process. The US envoy accused the premiere of ‘ball-tampering’ ...

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The world’s happiest countries in 2019

HELSINKI: The United Nations published the report on the happiest countries on the eve of the International Happiness Day which is celebrated on March 20 every year. Finland ranked as the world´s happiest country for the second year running while war-torn South Sudan sank to the least contented in The ...

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