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Syrian Kurdish official: deal for Syrian army to enter Afrin

Syrian Kurdish forces and the Damascus government have reached an agreement for the Syrian army to enter the Afrin region to help repel a Turkish offensive, a senior Kurdish official said on Sunday.

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Indonesia inks $1.1 bn deal with Russia to buy 11 jets

Indonesia has inked a billion-dollar deal to buy 11 Sukhoi Su-35 jets from Russia, an official said Saturday.

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Iraqi Official Says Islamic State Leader Baghdadi Still Alive But In Ill Health

An Iraqi official said Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi remains alive and is being treated at a hospital in Syria after being wounded in battle.

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US sanctions intended to reduce Russia’s profit from defense deals — Department of State

US sanctions against Russia’s defense and intelligence sectors are intended to reduce Moscow’s profit from deals with other countries, a senior US Department of State official said.

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Abbas seeks Russia and China’s help in peace process

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas has sent delegations to China and Russia to ask them to take a greater role in the peace process with Israel, an official said on Tuesday, according to AFP.

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Indonesia to ban Bitcoin from 2018 in latest internet crackdown

BEGINNING next year, transactions involving Bitcoin will be banned in Indonesia, an official said on Tuesday as the cryptocurrency’s value zoomed above US$13,000.

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Trump likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital next week, official says

Donald Trump is likely to announce next week that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a senior administration official said on Friday, a move that would upend decades of American policy and possibly inflame tensions in the Middle East.

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Honduras suspends constitutional guarantees amid election unrest

The Honduran government gave the army and police more powers to contain unrest by suspending constitutional guarantees, a senior government official said on Friday, in a presidential election crisis that has triggered looting and protests.

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Trump says has ‘great relationship’ with Duterte; brief mention of rights

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had a “great relationship” with his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, while a White House official said human rights got only a brief mention when the two met on the sidelines of an Asian summit.

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Trump to ask China to cut financial links with North Korea – White House official

U.S. President Donald Trump will ask China to cut its financial links with North Korea and to abide by U.N. sanctions when meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, a senior White House official said on Wednesday.

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US diplomat apologizes after Indonesia general denied entry

A U.S. diplomat apologized to Indonesia’s government Monday after the top Indonesian general was prevented from traveling to Washington, but a Jakarta official said the country expected a complete explanation.

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Gen. Soleimani arrives in Kurdish region for talks about crisis with Baghdad

Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani has arrived in Iraq’s Kurdistan region for talks about the escalating crisis between the Kurdish authorities and the Iraqi government following the Kurdish independence referendum, a Kurdish official said on Sunday.

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Trump likely to visit China during November Asia trip – U.S. official

U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to make a stop in China in November during his first official visit to Asia, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a trip that will come amid tensions over North Korea’s nuclear tests.

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Afghan Taliban release villagers held after attack

The Taliban released 235 villagers held after the insurgents captured a village in the northern province of Sar-e Pul, a senior provincial official said.

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EUROPE ON THE EDGE: Macron poised to cause EU split with cheap eastern workers crackdown

The flailing French president has pledged to counter “social dumping” in France in which companies employ cheaper labour from the poorer eastern European states, threatening French workers’ jobs, an official said.

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Does US North Korea sanctions bill risk China relationship?

The US may target Chinese companies as part of new North Korea sanctions, an administration official said this week, even as diplomats are working with Beijing at the UN to reach a new international agreement.

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