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Rahul Gandhi takes over as president of Congress party

NEW DELHI -UNS : India’s Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party that has ruled the country for much of its independent history. Fireworks erupted over the party …

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Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

WASHINGTON -UNS : US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley presented what she called “undeniable” evidence Thursday that a ballistic missile fired by Huthi rebels in Yemen at Saudi Arabia last month was Iranian-made, a charge Tehran immediately denied. Haley accused Tehran of a …

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China calls for independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital

China has officially stated that it supports the establishment of an independent state of Palestine based on pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. “China understands the concerns of Islamic countries on the status of Jerusalem, supports the resolution of the status of Jerusalem …

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Over two Palestinians killed in Gaza after Israeli strike

GAZA CITY -UNS/AFP – Two Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday with authorities in the Hamas-run territory blaming an Israeli strike, but Israel s military immediately denying the claim. The circumstances of the incident, which occurred near Gaza s northern border with …

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Russia to withdraw majority troops from Syria, keep two bases

MOSCOW -Xinhua/UNS — Russia will pull most of its troops out of Syria after claiming a victory against the Islamic State (IS) but will maintain an airbase and a naval base in the war-torn country, President Vladimir Putin announced Monday. During a surprise visit to …

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Israel is ‘terrorist state’:Erdogan

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday described Israel as a “terrorist state” and vowed to use “all means to fight” against the US recognition of Jerusalem as the country s capital. “Palestine is an innocent victim… As for Israel, it is …

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15 UN peacekeepers killed in DR Congo

GOMA -UNS : The United Nations suffered its worst attack on a peacekeeping mission in nearly a quarter of a century on Friday when suspected Ugandan rebels attacked a base in the restive Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 15 peacekeepers. The UN Security …

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Moving US embassy to Jerusalem not likely for next 2 years: US State Secretary

PARIS -UNS/AFP – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem would probably not take place for at least two years. “This is not something that is going to happen this year or probably not next …

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Trump Jerusalem move sparks Israeli-Palestinian clashes

At least 31 Palestinians have been wounded in clashes in the Gaza Strip and across the occupied West Bank, during protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. One person is in a critical condition. Mr Trump’s announcement – met with …

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UN Security Council to meet Friday on Jerusalem

UNITED NATIONS -UNS : The UN Security Council will meet on Friday in emergency session to discuss the decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel´s capital, the council´s leadership announced Wednesday. The talks — requested by eight nations — will begin …

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