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Bosnia says it will stop illegal migrant entry amid increase

Bosnia says it will stop illegal migrant entry amid increase

Bosnia says it wants to stop the illegal entry of migrants as the Balkan country struggles with a growing influx of people trying to reach Western Europe. Denis Zvizdic, the head of Bosnia's Council of Ministers, or the country's government, says police patrols will increase along the...

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S.Korea offers to mediate to clear doubts over N.Korea: US summit

S.Korea offers to mediate to clear doubts over N.Korea: US summit

South Korea said Thursday it intends to play the role of mediator after North Korea threatened to pull out of a summit with the United States aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. North Korea on Wednesday said it might not attend the June 12 summit in Singapore if the...

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Pakistan army kills militant wanted for slaying 100 Shiites

Pakistan army kills militant wanted for slaying 100 Shiites

 Pakistani troops acting on intelligence raided a militant hideout near the southwestern city of Quetta, triggering a shootout in which an intelligence officer and a notorious militant wanted for over 100 deaths of minority Shiites were killed along with two other suspects, officials said...

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US targets Nasrallah, deputy Qassem with sanctions

US targets Nasrallah, deputy Qassem with sanctions

The United States on Wednesday imposed additional sanctions on Hezbollah's leadership, targeting five of its top officials, including Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah and deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem. In addition to Nasrallah and Qassem, the U.S. also imposed...

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Dozens die in fighting between two Somali states over disputed land

Dozens die in fighting between two Somali states over disputed land

Dozens of people have been killed in clashes between troops of Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland and its semi-autonomous region of Puntland, medical workers and military officials from both sides said Wednesday. Puntland and Somaliland have been engaged in conflict over the...

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Palestine recalls ambassadors to 4 European states

Palestine recalls ambassadors to 4 European states

Palestine on Wednesday recalled its ambassadors to four European states after diplomats from those states reportedly took part in celebrations marking the relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The [Palestinian] Foreign Affairs Ministry on Wednesday...

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UN: Over 1,000 children injured in Gaza since March 30

UN: Over 1,000 children injured in Gaza since March 30

Over 1,000 children have been injured by Israeli forces in the besieged Gaza Strip during demonstrations since March 30, according to UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Wednesday.  The UN body pointed out that some injuries had been severe and potentially life-altering, including...

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Iran says U.S. sanctions intended to derail efforts to save nuclear deal

Iran says U.S. sanctions intended to derail efforts to save nuclear deal

 Iran said Wednesday that new sanctions imposed on it by Washington were an attempt to derail efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal by its remaining signatories following the U.S. withdrawal from the accord. The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Iran's central bank...

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Pope condemns Gaza killings, says Mideast needs justice, peace

Pope condemns Gaza killings, says Mideast needs justice, peace

Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the killing of Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border, saying the deaths would only lead to more violence, and appealed for dialogue to bring justice and peace to the Middle East. "I express my great pain for the dead and wounded and I am close in...

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OPCW confirms chlorine used in February attack in Syria

OPCW confirms chlorine used in February attack in Syria

A global arms watchdog on Wednesday confirmed that chlorine was "likely used as a chemical weapon" in a February attack on the Syrian town of Saraqeb. A fact-finding mission by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons determined that "chlorine was released from cylinders...

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Turkey ‘to never accept’ Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Turkey ‘to never accept’ Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Turkey will never accept the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. “We will never accept US attempt to move embassy to Jerusalem and to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital,” Erdogan said in a joint news...

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US sanctions head of Iran's central bank

US sanctions head of Iran's central bank

The U.S. on Tuesday sanctioned the head of Iran's central bank and another senior bank official, claiming they have been key to funneling money to the external operations unit of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and Lebanese Hezbollah. Valiollah Seif was blacklisted by...

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NKorea threatens to scrap Trump summit: Yonhap

NKorea threatens to scrap Trump summit: Yonhap

North Korea threatened Wednesday to cancel a much-anticipated and unprecedented summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, the South's Yonhap news agency reported. Pyongyang also cancelled high-level talks due Wednesday with Seoul over the Max Thunder joint...

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Iran calls Iraq’s election results 'very good': Tasnim

Iran calls Iraq’s election results 'very good': Tasnim

The top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that the election results in Iraq were "very good" and said Tehran respects the will of the Iraqi people. "This was a very good election and we congratulate the Iraqi government and people. Whoever the Iraqi people choose...

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Iraq rivals jostle for power after Sadr's shock win

Iraq rivals jostle for power after Sadr's shock win

Populist Shiite religious scholar Moqtada Sadr Tuesday eyed a governing coalition after dealing a blow to both Iranian and U.S. influence with a shock election triumph that upended Iraqi politics. With the last ballots still being counted, however, Tehran and its local allies already...

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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire along Gaza border: ministry

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire along Gaza border: ministry

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire Tuesday amid renewed sporadic clashes on the Gaza Strip border, the Gazan health ministry said, a day after dozens died in the bloodiest day in years. The man killed was identified as Nasser Ghorab, 51, the ministry said, adding he was hit east...

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Turkey tells Israeli envoy to leave temporarily: official

Turkey tells Israeli envoy to leave temporarily: official

Turkey on Tuesday told the Israeli ambassador to temporarily leave the country in protest at the killing of dozens of Palestinians by Israeli troops on the Gaza border, a foreign ministry official said. Ambassador Eitan Naeh was summoned to the foreign ministry and told to "return to...

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Houthis say fire rocket at southern Saudi military base

Houthis say fire rocket at southern Saudi military base

Yemen's armed Houthi movement fired a rocket at the King Faisal military base in the southern Saudi Arabian city of Jizan Tuesday, the group's al-Masirah TV said on Twitter. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no confirmation from Saudi authorities. The...

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