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Airstrike destroys Somali al-Shabab Radio Station

An air strike; believed to be American, has destroyed the Al-Andalus radio station; the main media platform for Somalia’s al-Shabab group in the city of Jilib in Middle Juba region, south of the country.

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Thailand protests over U.S. TV show’s portrayal of its monarchy

Thailand’s foreign ministry on Monday said it had complained to the producers of a U.S. television show, “Madam Secretary”, regarding the portrayal of the country’s monarchy in an episode aired this month.

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British top diplomat to visit Iran – what will be on the agenda?

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will visit Tehran on Monday to become the first Western top diplomat to visit the country after the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal. Discussing the future of the nuclear deal, as well as regional and international issues will be on the agenda of his talks with the Iranian officials.

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Iraq to establish free-trade zone along border with Iran

Iraqi President Barham Salih has announced that his country has agreed to establish a “free-trade zone” along its border with Iran, following a meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani in Tehran.

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Belgium to Boost Troops Number in Afghanistan by Over 2.5 Times – Reports

The Belgian government approved a proposal by the country’s Defense Ministry to increase the number of troops in Afghanistan more than 2.5-fold in 2019, local media reported on Friday.

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Iran to find ways for guaranteeing oil exports – officials

After the United States failed to realize its dream of cutting Iranian oil exports down to zero by November 4, it’s continuing to pressures Iran’s costumers to do as much as it can in this regard. Iranian officials, however, say that the country will find ways to preserve its status in the energy market and US pressures will lead to nowhere.

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Survey shows falling trust in Erdoğan and Turkish judiciary

The MetroPOLL polling company’s Pulse of Turkey survey in October bore striking results on several of the most urgent issues facing the country, including the economy, domestic and foreign policy and the upcoming local elections.

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All options are on the table for Iran to protect its interests in global oil trade

As part of its policy of maximizing pressures on Iran, the United States is seeking to put restrictions on international transit of Iranian oil. In response, the Islamic Republic has resorted to the international legal bodies for protection, while warning that its military might will deter those who want to threaten the country’s interests.

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Pressure mounts on UK govt for second Brexit referendum

Pressure is mounting on UK Prime Minister Theresa May to offer the public a second referendum on whether and how the country should leave the European Union.

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S Korea’s SK to resume Iranian South Pars condensate imports in early 2019

South Korea’s SK Innovation said Tuesday it is preparing to resume imports of South Pars condensate from Iran for early January delivery after the country secured a US sanctions waiver, but would also continue to diversity its sources of crude and condensate supply.

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Ousted Sri Lankan PM says US, Japan halted billions in aid over political crisis

THE United States and Japan has halted more than a billion dollars in development aid amid the country’s political crisis, deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

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Refugees in Germany given second chance at university education

In the German town of Heidelberg, a group of refugees is on track to enrol in one of the country’s most prestigious universities, thanks to an intensive language program.

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Iran’s Supreme Leader appears determined in the wake of new US sanctions

In the wake of the new round of US sanctions against Iran, aimed at targeting the country’s oil industry and banking system, the leader of the Islamic Republic appears defiant, saying that the American pressures will lead to nowhere and Iran has always been the victor in its face-offs with the US.

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Iran dismisses upcoming U.S. sanctions as "no concerns"

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Friday that his country has “no concerns” over the upcoming U.S. sanctions on its crude sales and banking sector.

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Iran downplays the new round of US sanctions, urging the EU to resist Washington’s unilateralism

Despite officially announcing the return of nuclear-related sanctions against Iran, the US administration has stopped short of its end game plan for cutting Iran’s oil exports down to zero and grants sanction waivers to a number of Iran’s costumers. Meanwhile, Tehran downplays the new round of sanctions, underlining that the country has no worries in this regard.

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Indonesia plane crashes into sea, 188 on board

A Lion Air flight with at least 188 people on board is believed to have sunk after crashing into the sea off Indonesia’s island of Java on Monday, shortly after take off from the capital on its way to the country’s tin-mining hub, officials said.

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