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White House says Iran nuclear deal made on “false pretense”

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WASHINGTON (Xinhua) — The White House said on Tuesday that the landmark Iran nuclear deal was made on “false pretense” in 2015, while the United Nations nuclear watchdog stuck to its former claim that no evidence has been found related to Tehran’s nuclear development. “Iran’s nuclear capability were far more advanced and far further along […]

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US believes Israel should hold onto its nukes: Haaretz

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JERUSALEM – The U.S. administration believes all countries of the Middle East should recognize the state of Israel before asking it to relinquish its nuclear arsenal, Israeli media reported Monday. “The Trump administration has taken the position that Israel should not be required to discuss giving up nuclear weapons before all states of the Middle East […]

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Iran denies Moroccan claims of Hezbollah-Polisario axis

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TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday “strongly” dismissed Moroccan accusations that the Iranian embassy in Algiers was cooperating with the separatist Polisario Front. “Non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs is — and will remain — a pillar of Iran’s foreign policy,” Iran’s official IRNA news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasimi as saying. Qasimi described […]

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Jordan, Japan agree to build strategic partnership

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AMMAN, (Xinhua) — King Abdullah II of Jordan and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Tuesday to upgrade Jordanian-Japanese ties to a strategic partnership in political and economic fields. The agreement came during their talks in the capital Amman, where the two leaders highlighted the importance of advancing economic and commercial cooperation, as well […]

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Egypt keen to strengthen ties with U.S.: Sisi

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CAIRO, (Xinhua) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al- Sisi vowed on Tuesday to strengthen relations with the United States in Cairo. Sisi’s remarks came during a meeting here with a delegation from the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) in the presence of Acting Chief of Egyptian Intelligence Abbas Kamel. The Egyptian president stressed […]

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Macron thanks Australian PM’s ‘delicious wife’

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Sydney, May 2 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron caused a social media frenzy in Australia on Wednesday after he referred to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s wife as “delicious” while thanking them for their hospitality. Macron made the awkward remark during a joint press conference with Turnbull at Kirribilli House in Sydney, ABC News Australia reported. He […]

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IAEA: “no credible evidence” Iran was working on nuclear weapons

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VIENNA,  (Xinhua) — The UN nuclear agency on Tuesday reiterated that no evidence was found in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009. “The same report stated that the Agency had no credible indications of activities in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009,” said […]

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Turkey: Parties declare presidential candidates

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ANKARA : Wednesday it became official: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the opposition Nationalist Movement Party’s (MHP) choice in the June 24 presidential election. The endorsement came in a group decision of MHP deputies in parliament. The MHP and the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party have forged an alliance for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary […]

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Over 30 FETO terror suspects arrested across Turkey

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ANKARA  : A total of 33 suspects linked to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the terror group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, were arrested in simultaneous raids across eight provinces on Wednesday, according to security officials. In capital Ankara, police arrested four FETO suspects; the arrests came after prosecutors in Ankara and Izmir issued […]

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AI-powered Microsoft 365 Business tool to protect SMBs

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San Francisco, May 2 (IANS) To further protect small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) from cyberthreats and safeguard sensitive information, Microsoft has added new features to Microsoft 365 Business including AI-powered analysis to detect and discard dangerous messages. Microsoft 365 Business is an integrated solution that includes Office 365, plus device management and security capabilities. “Now we’re […]

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