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Iran’s Rouhani says problems with US ‘resolved’ in Vienna talks

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Less than two weeks away from the upcoming presidential election, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the problems with the United States regarding the nuclear negotiations being held in Vienna have mostly been resolved. Negotiators...
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Iran’s largest naval ship sinks in Gulf of Oman after being engulfed in flames

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The largest ship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank on Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, semi-official news agencies reported. The Fars and Tasnim...
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Syrian President Bashar Assad wins re-election with 95.1% of votes

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President Bashar Assad has been reelected to a fourth term with over 95% of the votes cast, defeating two challengers – including a former senior official of a rebel...
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Lebanon Hezbollah chief says attacks on Jerusalem mean regional war

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Lebanon's Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Tuesday any aggression against Jerusalem or its holy sites would mean regional war. Nasrallah's comments, in a televised speech, were his first...
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Anthony Blinken: No sign yet Iran will take steps needed to remove sanctions

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday said the United States has not seen yet whether Iran will move to comply with its nuclear commitments in order to...
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Israel-Palestinian ceasefire takes hold

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A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist movement which controls the Gaza Strip, appeared to hold Friday after 11 days of deadly fighting that pounded the Palestinian enclave...
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UN Security Council Resolution demands cessation of hostilities in Israel, Gaza

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The draft UN Security Council resolution presented by France demands an immediate cessation of hostilities in Israel and the Gaza Strip, as well as free humanitarian access to Gaza,...
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Gaza: 11 children receiving trauma counselling killed by Israeli bombings

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Eleven children who were receiving trauma counselling from the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) have been killed by Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, the charity said on Tuesday. The NRC...
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US blocks new draft UN statement on Mideast violence

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The United States on Monday blocked -- for the third time in a week -- the adoption of a joint UN Security Council statement calling for a halt to...
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Biden administration approved $735 million arms sale to Israel

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President Joe Biden's administration approved the potential sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel, and congressional sources said on Monday that U.S. lawmakers were not expected to...
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Tom Fowdy: A ‘red wave’ of left-wing resurgence engulfs South America

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The apparent narrow victory of socialist Pedro Castillo in Peru is the latest splash of a ‘red wave’ engulfing South America, where Washington and...
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Putin calls Biden ‘career man,’ hopes there won’t be any impulse-based movements

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US President Joe Biden is a career politician and there is hope that there will not be any impulse-based movements, Russian President Vladimir Putin...
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The laying of the sea part of the first thread of “North Stream –...

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The laying of the sea part of the first thread of "North Stream - 2" has been completedMOSCOW, June 10 - RIA Novosti. Nord...
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Iran military vessels enter Atlantic Ocean for first time

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Two Iranian military vessels, the Sahand destroyer and the Makran forward base ship, have sailed into the Atlantic, marking the first time Iran’s Navy...
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The United States is losing its military presence in Cambodia, and China is taking...

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China appears to have built two military facilities in just one month as part of the military naval port of Ream in Cambodia, Business...