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US Wants to Discuss Prisoner Swaps with Iran Face-to-Face

US wants to discuss prisoner swaps with Iran face-to-face

WASHINGTON – The United States wants a face-to-face meeting with Iran to discuss prisoner releases and wants the U.N. Security Council to impose an indefinite arms embargo on the Islamic Republic, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday. The two adversaries disagree on many issues, including the decision of United …

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Khamenei Says US will be Expelled from Iraq, Syria


TEHRAN – Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Sunday that the U.S. should be withdrawn from Iraq and Syria, saying that even Washington’s allies now “abhor” it. According to His official website, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said: “the US must not stay either in Iraq or Syria and must withdraw, …

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Trump Vetoes ‘Very Insulting’ Iran War Powers Resolution

Donald Trump vetoes ‘very insulting’ Iran war powers resolution

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump rejected a joint bill aimed at curbing his power to pursue military action against Iran without Legislative permission. In reaction to Trump’s order to kill the top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq, the bill passed the House of Representatives in March and the …

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UN Agencies Demand Migrant Safety from Pandemic


UNITED NATIONS – The rights and health of refugees, migrants and stateless people must be protected as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc around the world, four UN agencies said in a joint statement on Tuesday. “In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, we are all vulnerable. The virus has shown …

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US Designates 20 Individuals, Entities on Iran

US designates 20 individuals, entities on Iran

WASHINGTON – The United States on Thursday appointed 20 people and entities to support the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard (QGC) Force (IRGC-QF) to violate Iraqi sovereignty and exploit its economy. “Some of these people help provide the financial support that allows the CGRI-QF to transfer lethal aid to Iranian-backed terrorist …

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IRC Mobilizes Global Response to Fight the Spread of Coronavirus


NEW YORK – With the spread of the coronavirus worldwide, and now confirmed in crisis-affected countries with IRC operations, such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Burkina Faso and Venezuela, The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is stepping up its response to the epidemic by focusing on crisis areas with particularly weak health systems. …

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Saudi Arabia Suspends Umrah Pilgrimage Over Coronavirus Fears

Saudi Arabia

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia announced Thursday that entry for people wishing to make a Umrah pilgrimage or visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina has been temporarily suspended due to the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus. Umrah, a lesser pilgrimage than the annual hajj, involves a visit to Saudi Arabia …

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39 ISIS Militants Killed in Military Operation in Iraq


SALADIN, Iraq – 39 ISIS militants were killed in military operations carried out by Counter Terrorism Service in Saladin Governorate in northern Iraq. The Iraqi Security Media Cell, in a statement, said that the anti-terrorist forces clashed for more than 10 hours with an armed group of ISIS terrorists in …

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Coronavirus Triggers Alarms in Europe: Iranian Envoy


LONDON – Iranian ambassador to the United Kingdom, Hamid Baeidinejad, said on Tuesday that the coronavirus epidemic in some European countries and concerns about its spread to Italy have set an alarming situation in Europe. The coronavirus has spread as the most important of developments in global health, at the …

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