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China Invites Foreign Diplomats, Agencies to Visit Xinjiang Training Centres

China’s Foreign Ministry extended its invitation to “any party who abides by China’s laws and regulations and does not interfere with its internal affairs,” as a Xinjiang official said Monday that diplomats from 12 countries visited vocational training centres in Xinjiang upon China’s invitation.

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No one wants to be Trump’s chief of staff

President Donald Trump abruptly tapped Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to become his next White House chief of staff after growing frustrated that none of his top candidates would accept the position, a senior White House official said in a Washington Post report on Friday.

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Yemen’s conflict shuts a third of schools: UNICEF

The conflict in Yemen has forced over a third of all schools there to close, with 15 located on the frontline and others badly damaged or being used as shelters for displaced families, a UNICEF official said.

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Donald Trump cancels $25M in aid for Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals

U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered that $25 million earmarked for the care of Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals be directed elsewhere as part of a review of aid, a State Department official said on Saturday.

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Afghan policeman launched attack that killed American soldier, US official says

An attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan that killed one American was carried out by a member of the Afghan national police who is now in Afghan government custody, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

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Iran Maintains Presence in Syria

Iran will maintain its military presence in Syria despite U.S. pressure for its withdrawal, a senior Iranian official said on Tuesday, revealing more details about a military cooperation deal that Tehran and Damascus signed this week.

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U.S. urging allies to halt Iran oil imports by Nov. 4

The U.S. administration is urging Japan and other allies to suspend all oil imports from Iran by Nov.

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IS claims responsibility for Afghanistan Eid car bomb that killed 26

car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire.

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UN Says Assault on Yemeni Port Could Cost 250,000 Civilian Lives

A long-anticipated assault on Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah by the Saudi-led coalition could cost up to 250,000 lives, a senior U.N. humanitarian official said Friday.

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Koreas discussing possible non-aggression pledge, peace treaty talks ahead of North Korea-U.S. summit

North and South Korea are discussing a possible non-aggression pledge by the United States to the North and a start of peace treaty talks to address Pyongyang’s security concerns before a North Korea-U.S. summit, a senior South Korean official said on Sunday.

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South Korea, U.S. expected to hold summit in mid-May – South Korean official

South Korea and the United States are likely to hold a summit in mid-May, a South Korean presidential official said on Wednesday.

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G7 foreign ministers’ summit opposes Russia’s behaviour – U.S. official

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations were united in opposing Russia’s destabilising behaviour while agreeing to leave the door open for dialogue with Moscow, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday.

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Trump agrees to keep US troops in Syria a ‘little longer,’ but wants out

President Donald Trump agreed in a National Security Council meeting this week to keep US troops in Syria a little longer to defeat Daesh but wants them out relatively soon, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

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Hunt for missing Malaysian plane likely to end in June

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 by a U.S. company will likely end in June, a Malaysian official said, as families of passengers marked the fourth anniversary of the plane’s disappearance with renewed hope that the world’s biggest aviation mystery will be solved.

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Australian leader to raise China, Trans-Pacific trade deal in Trump talks

China’s rising power and a resurgent trans-Pacific trade pact will be at the top of the agenda when Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and U.S. President Donald Trump meet in Washington this week, an Australian official said on Thursday.

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