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Trump: Date, location of meeting with N.Korea decided

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday the time and location for his forthcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been decided. A formal announcement will be made “soon,” Trump told reporters. The meeting is expected either this month or in June. Should it materialize it would be a historic sit-down for a serving […]

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Yemenis will not give up island of Socotra: Official

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ADEN, Yemen – The Yemeni people will not give up any of their sovereign territory, including the strategic island of Socotra, a Yemeni official asserted on Friday. “Yemenis will safeguard their land — islands and coastland; we will not surrender one grain of sand,” Youth and Sports Minister Nayef al-Bakri told Anadolu Agency. Al-Bakri said that […]

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Iraq’s top Shiite authority urges voters not to re-elect ‘corrupt’ MPs

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KARBALA, Iraq: Iraq’s highest Shiite authority, whose opinions carry great weight in the country, on Friday urged voters not to re-elect “corrupt” MPs during next week’s national elections. Abdel Mehdi Al-Karbalai, the representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, issued the call during weekly Friday prayers in the holy city of Karbala. He said Iraqis who […]

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Palestinian leader Abbas offers apology for remarks on Jews

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JERUSALEM: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday offered an apology after he was criticized for anti-Semitism for suggesting that historic persecution of European Jews had been caused by their conduct, not by their religion. Abbas condemned anti-Semitism and called the Holocaust the “most heinous crime in history” in a statement issued by his office in […]

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Chemical weapons inspectors back from Syria’s Douma

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AMSTERDAM: Chemical weapons inspectors have returned from a mission to the Syrian town of Douma, where they took samples and interviewed witnesses to determine whether banned munitions were used in an attack last month, said the global watchdog on Friday. A team of experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons returned to the […]

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Thousands flee as Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruption hits residential areas

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LOS ANGELES: The US state of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, causing lava to spew out of ground fissures in residential areas and prompting thousands of people to seek shelter. The Pacific island state’s governor David Ige signed an emergency proclamation releasing disaster funds to the Big Island in the eruption’s wake, as local news […]

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Launch of electronic ID cards in Afghanistan intensifies Ghani-Abdullah feud

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KABUL: The introduction of electronic ID cards by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has angered the country’s Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, who has warned the move could lead to new crises as the Taliban intensifies its attacks. Ghani announced the official distribution of ID cards — known as the e-Tezkera — in a ceremony on […]

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Afghan essential oils producer convinces locals to grow roses instead of poppies

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KABUL: Abdullah Arsalan, owner of Ozula Naturals, has introduced rose farming as an attractive alternate to growing poppy for local farmers in eastern Nangarhar province. Nearly 2,000 people work on his rose fields and factory processing organic perfumes and essential oils from Afghanistan’s famous damask rose. The perfumer, who is in his 40s, fell in […]

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Russia says detains five Daesh members planning attack

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MOSCOW: Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Friday it had detained five members of a Daesh cell in a city northeast of Moscow in possession of home-made explosives and weapons, the RIA news agency reported. The five suspects were apprehended in the city of Yaroslavl on May 3-4 and were planning to carry out attacks in […]

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Lebanese election fuels confrontation between bitter political rivals

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BEIRUT: Lebanon’s new proportional representation electoral system has created a long-awaited opportunity for opponents of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. It gives them a chance confront him and reject what they consider “the Future Movement’s monopoly over Sunni representation.” The most prominent clash will be in the Beirut II constituency, where nine electoral lists are competing […]

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