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Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO

Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO

Published 14/08/2017

More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and 1,975 people have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. [more…]

Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters: report

Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters: report

Published 12/08/2017

Iran is holding talks with European planemaker Airbus to buy 48 helicopters for civilian use, an Iranian official was on Saturday quoted as saying, as Iran continues its shopping spree of Western aircraft after the lifting of sanctions. [more…]

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Published 07/08/2017

Qatar held joint military exercises with Turkish troops on Monday, Qatari media reported, showcasing their strategic alliance two months into a boycott by Arab neighbors which accuse Doha of supporting terrorism. [more…]

Pence denies eyeing presidential bid amid distance with Trump over Russia

Pence denies eyeing presidential bid amid distance with Trump over Russia

Published 06/08/2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday denied that he is preparing for a presidential election run in 2020, saying the suggestion is "disgraceful and offensive." [more…]

After sanctions, Tillerson may find Russia talks an uphill climb

After sanctions, Tillerson may find Russia talks an uphill climb

Published 06/08/2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has the unenviable task of exploring U.S.-Russian cooperation following Washington's latest sanctions on Russia and Moscow's expulsion of U.S. diplomats. [more…]

U.S. says Iran rocket test breaches U.N. resolution

U.S. says Iran rocket test breaches U.N. resolution

Published 27/07/2017

Simorgh rocket is launched and tested at the Imam Khomeini Space Centre, Iran, in this handout photo released by Tasnim News Agency on July 27, 2017. Tasnim News Agency/Handout via REUTERS

Iran successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an action the United States said breaches a U.N. Security Council resolution because of its potential use in ballistic missile development.

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U.S. calls Iran space launch provocative

U.S. calls Iran space launch provocative

Published 27/07/2017

Iran's launch on Thursday of a rocket it says can deliver a satellite into space was a provocative action that violates a U.N. Security Council resolution as well as the spirit of the Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. State Department said.

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UAE minister denies any hacking of Qatar

UAE minister denies any hacking of Qatar

Published 17/07/2017

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates, Anwar Gargash, speaks at an event at Chatham House in London, Britain July 17, 2017.

The United Arab Emirates was not responsible for an alleged hack of Qatari websites which helped spark a month-long diplomatic rift with Doha, the UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs said on Monday.

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Lavrov calls U.S. preconditions to return Russian property `robbery`: RIA

Lavrov calls U.S. preconditions to return Russian property `robbery`: RIA

Published 17/07/2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Moscow, Russia June 20, 2017.

U.S. attempts to set preconditions for the return of Russian diplomatic property seized in New York and Maryland are "daylight robbery", Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday, the RIA news agency reported.

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Supreme Court gives Hawaii until Tuesday to answer Trump travel ban motion

Supreme Court gives Hawaii until Tuesday to answer Trump travel ban motion

Published 15/07/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump in Hamburg, Germany July 8, 2017.

The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the State of Hawaii to respond by Tuesday at noon to President Donald Trump's motion to block a judge's ruling that prevented his travel ban from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens and refugees already being processed by resettlement agencies, the court's public information office said on Saturday.

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