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Haley says US Rohingya report ‘consistent’ with UN findings

Findings of a US State Department investigation into Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis are “consistent” with those of a report by UN investigators released this week that called for Myanmar’s commander-in-chief and other generals be tried for genocide, the US ambassador to the United Nations said.

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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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China and Japan slowly learn to cooperate in the age of Donald Trump

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso will travel to Beijing later this week for a meeting with Chinese counterpart Liu Kun that is likely to demonstrate the improving relationship between the world’s second- and third-largest economies.

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US-North Korean nuclear deal stalls amid growing recriminations

The US and North Korea this week traded accusations in a further indication that the nuclear deal struck between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in June is stalling.

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IOM Delivers Food, Tents and Medical Assistance to Thousands of Newly Displaced Yemenis

IOM, the UN Migration Agency staff in Yemen are delivering assistance to thousands of people displaced by heavy fighting around the strategic port city of Al Hudaydah this week.

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Rattling NATO, Trump attacks another nation’s ties to Russia

President Donald Trump tore into this week’s NATO summit questioning the value of a military alliance that has defined decades of American foreign policy, torching an ally and proposing a massive increase in European defense spending.

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NATO leaders hope to ‘avert disaster’ amid concern Trump may undermine alliance

European leaders were on edge ahead of this week’s potentially confrontational NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, amid fears that President Donald Trump will follow through on his threat to pull US military protection for allies despite reassurances from officials like Defense Secretary James Mattis.

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Will Trump make NATO obsolete?

Spare a thought for NATO officials and diplomats. They have spent the last six months preparing a summit that could be rendered irrelevant in a matter of days. It’s not that the meeting — focused on new measures to reinforce Europe in a crisis — is unimportant.

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Indonesia revises up number missing in Sumatra ferry sinking to 180

Indonesia’s search and rescue agency has revised up the number of passengers missing after a ferry sank in Lake Toba on Sumatra island this week to 180 from around 60 estimated on Tuesday, an official from the agency said on Wednesday.

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U.S. official to visit S. Korea to discuss Iran

A senior U.S. official will visit South Korea this week to discuss the Trump administration’s policy on Iran and its nuclear program, the State Department said Monday.

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۳ OPEC members will veto Saudi-backed oil production boost

Iran says Venezuela and Iraq will join it in blocking a proposal to increase oil production that’s backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia when OPEC and its allies meet in Vienna this week.

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Gaza militants fire rockets towards Israel; IDF responds with airstrikes

Gaza militants fired five projectiles toward Israel on Saturday night, the Israel Defense Forces said, in apparent violation of a ceasefire agreed to by Hamas and Islamic Jihad earlier in the week.

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The man sent by North Korean leader to U.S. for high-level talks

When Kim Yong Chol lands in New York this week, he will become the most senior North Korean envoy to hold talks with American officials on U.S.

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Trump says "there’s a good chance" North Korea meeting will happen June 12

President Trump says that “there’s a good chance” his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place in Singapore on June 12, as planned, although he has also sounded less certain about the timing earlier this week.

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Rohani Calls On Muslim World To Cut Ties With Israel, Curb Ties With U.S.

Iranian President Hassan Rohani is calling on Muslim countries to cut off relations with Israel and “revise” their trade and economic ties with the United States after Washington moved its embassy to Jerusalem this week.

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China vows to defend its own interests in US trade talks

China said Thursday it doesn’t want to see increased trade tensions with the U.S. as the two countries hold talks in Washington this week, but it’s prepared for any outcome and will defend its own interests.

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