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Pakistan made important sacrifices in global anti-terrorism cause: China

BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday that China opposes linking terrorism with any country and doesn’t agree to place the responsibility of tackling terrorism with a specific country. In a press briefing, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said, “terrorism is a common enemy of the international community,” adding that cracking down on the causes of terrorism requires …

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Tillerson backs Trump as book casts mental health doubts

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Washington’s chief diplomat Rex Tillerson found himself obliged to defend President Donald Trump’s fitness for office Friday after a bombshell new book called into doubt his mental health. In an extraordinary portion of a television interview on foreign policy challenges, Tillerson was asked about claims that Trump has a short attention span, regularly repeats himself and refuses …

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Trump hopes Korea talks go ‘beyond the Olympics’

CAMP DAVID: US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he hopes rare talks between North and South Korea will go “beyond the Olympics,” with Washington joining the process at the “appropriate time.” The two Koreas are planning to hold their first official dialogue in more than two years to discuss the North’s participation in next month’s Winter Olympics in South …

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Divided UN Security Council meets on Iran unrest

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The United States and Russia clashed over Iran at the UN Security Council on Friday as a third straight day of pro-regime rallies were held following a wave of deadly protests. US Ambassador Nikki Haley pushed for the meeting of the top UN body, arguing the unrest could escalate into full-blown conflict and drawing a comparison …

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Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes over anti-austerity protest: reports

RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes who protested against the kingdom s austerity measures and who could face trial, a news website close to the government reported on Saturday. Sabq said the princes, who were not named, were protesting at a historical Riyadh royal palace, Qasr al-Hokm, against a government s decision to stop paying the water …

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We’re seeing institutions start to waver as constraints to Trump’s impulses

Of the various revelations littered throughout the interview President Trump gave the New York Times last month at Mar-a-Lago, few were as sweeping in their implications as his comments about former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. “I will say this: Holder protected President Obama,” Trump said. “Totally protected him. When you look at the IRS scandal, when you look …

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Author Wolff revels in White House criticism of tell-all book

Author Michael Wolff remained defiant Friday in the face of personal attacks from the White House and threats of legal action from President Trump’s lawyers over his tell-all book on the West Wing. Hardly bowed by the full-on assault from Trump’s team, Wolff appeared to revel in the attention that has helped drive his book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the …

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UN Security Council to meet on Iran protests

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – At Washington s request, the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the wave of protests in Iran. US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned ahead of the meeting that the demonstrations could escalate into full-blown conflict, drawing a comparison with Syria. “The world has witnessed the horrors that have taken place in Syria, …

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Israel grants bail to Palestinian woman in ‘slap video’ case

Israel on Friday released a Palestinian woman on bail after she was charged with assaulting an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank following a viral video of the incident. Nour Tamimi, 20, was released early on Friday from a military prison after a court rejected the prosecution s appeal against her release, her father Naji Tamimi told AFP. Her …

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