Iran Denies Netanyahu’s ‘Ridiculous’ Secret Tehran Nuclear Facility Claims

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‘Time for Israel to fess up and open its illegal nuclear weapons program to international inspectors,’ says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a meeting with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during an ASEAN … Read More

Israel warns Hamas as tensions escalate over Gaza rockets and incendiary kites

Jerusalem (CNN)In one of the biggest exchanges of fire between the two sides in years, militants in Gaza launched some 45 rockets toward Israel early Wednesday morning, prompting retaliatory airstrikes from Israeli fighter jets, according to the Israel Defense Forces … Read More

Turkey needs greater burden-sharing in managing Syrian refugee crisis

Turkey has maintained an open-door policy since the start of the Syrian conflict and now hosts 3.6 million refugees. Representatives of international humanitarian organisations underlined the need for a greater sharing of the refugee burden during a symposium held at the UK parliament on May … Read More

United Nations cuts budget by USD 286 million; US claims credit

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The UN has approved a USD 286 million cut in its annual budget for the next year, a five per cent “historic reduction in spending” that the US said it had negotiated. The General Assembly on Sunday approved the regular … Read More

Analysis: U.S. cuts funds for UN after ‘null and void’ vote

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Credit: AP ‘TAKING NAMES’: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, above, yesterday hailed the decision to slash the U.N. budget by $285 million days after the U.N. General Assembly voted in favor of a nonbinding resolution declaring President … Read More

US pulls out of UN migrant and refugee pact

The administration of President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations, deeming it “inconsistent” with its policies, the US mission to the global body announced Saturday. “Today, the … Read More

North Korea vows to launch more satellites into orbit

North Korea vowed to launch more satellites into space Monday, in what the United States and the U.N. view as a covert test of the reclusive regime’s ballistic missile technology. The nation says its five-year space development program is aimed … Read More

At UN, Trump threatens ‘total destruction’ of North Korea

UNITED NATIONS — President Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the “total destruction’” of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons. Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout … Read More

Trump Administration Plans New Sanctions Against Iran

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to announce new sanctions against Iran as soon as Thursday while also taking steps to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran for now by extending the sanctions relief in the accord, senior administration … Read More

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