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Corruption ‘Key Threat’ To Middle East Economies, IMF Chief Warns

Corruption, poor governance and a lack of transparency are the key challenges facing Middle East economies, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has warned in a hard-hitting analysis of the region’s economic prospects.

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UNSC Grants IFRC N. Korea Sanctions Exemption

The UN Security Council’s sanctions committee on North Korea has granted a sanctions exemption requested by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies(IFRC).

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Despite the US sanctions, Iraq continues to expand ties with Iran

Having been targeted by increasing US sanctions, Iran has started to look to the expansion of relations with neighbors as a way for remaining active on the international scene. In this vein, Iranian foreign minister will reportedly visit Baghdad for high-level talks with the Iraqi officials.

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Japan Is Resuming Commercial Whaling And Withdrawing From The International Whaling Commission

Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial whaling, the country’s government announced Wednesday, in a move that has outraged environmentalists.

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IMF Backs US$3.9 Billion Loan For Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund has approved a new $3.9 billion loan agreement for Ukraine, a small victory for President Petro Poroshenko ahead of the presidential election next year.

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Russian spacewalkers take sample of mystery hole at space station

Using knives and shears, a pair of Russian spacewalkers Tuesday cut samples of material around a mysterious hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow official suggested could have been deliberate sabotage.

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۲۰۲۰ Olympic organisers working for boxing at Games despite freeze

The organisers of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics said Saturday they would continue working to stage a boxing tournament at the games despite a freeze by the International Olympic Committee.

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Pakistan urges swift UN action to end Palestinians’ suffering

Pakistan has called on the international community to take urgent action to end the suffering of the Palestinian.

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Palestinian MP calls to expel Israel from the International Federation of Journalists

A Palestinian lawmaker has called on Tuesday to expel Israel from the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) for targeting Palestinian media headquarters.

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The definition of a kilogram is officially going to change

In a historic vote, more than 50 nations unanimously approved an overhaul of the international measurement system that underpins global trade and other human endeavours, uniting Friday (Saturday NZ time) behind new definitions for the kilogram and other units in a way they fail to do on many other issues.

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North Korean Officials Attend Peace Forum in South Korea

At the 2018 International Convention for Peace and Prosperity in Asia Pacific in Gyong, Gyeonggi province in South Korea, a North Korean official asked Asian nations to support the peace process between the two countries.

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Amnesty International strips Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi of top honour

Amnesty International has withdrawn a prestigious human rights award from Myanmar Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing her of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking out about violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

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Various countries oppose US sanctions, vowing to continue dealing with Iran

With the United States officially re-imposing sanctions against Iran, many countries step up their criticisms of Washington’s unilateral approach in the international arena. Russia, Germany and Turkey are among the countries already stated that they won’t abide by the new US sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

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Xi Calls on World States to Resist Trade Protectionism Together

Chinese President Xi Jinping called on the international community on Monday at the opening ceremony of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) to resist trade protectionism and policy of unilateral actions together, avoiding confrontation.

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New US sanctions will not make Cuba change its politicies — official

New restrictive measures against Cuba announced by US National Security Advisor John Bolton will not make Havana give up its policies on the international arena, the Cuban Foreign Ministry’s Director General for US Affairs Carlos Fernandez de Cassio told reporters on Friday.

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Pompeo: We will defend ourselves against Iran’s claims

The United States will “vigorously defend” itself in the International Court of Justice against Iran’s challenge to the re-imposition of sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, according to AFP.

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