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Iran Calls for Coalition with States in Region Only


TEHRAN – Iran has called for a coalition that is limited to regional countries, but is also expected to improve military ties with Russia and China, two foreign forces that condemn US-led attempts to isolate the Islamic Republic. Secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, met Foreign …

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UN Chief Warns of ‘Point of No Return’ on Climate Change


MADRID, Spain – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that the world’s efforts to stop climate change have so far been “completely insufficient” and that global warming is in danger of reaching the “point of no return.” Speaking before the start of a two-week international climate conference in Madrid …

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Pak-China Free Trade Agreement’s Second Phase Comes Into Effect

Pak-China Free

ISLAMABAD – As the second phase of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) came into effect, Pakistani manufacturers and traders can now sell more than 300 goods on zero duty to China, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday. Islamabad and Beijing have completed all the legal formalities for the implementation of …

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Trump Signs Bills in Support of Hong Kong; China Furious


WASHINGTON – US Congress passed a second bill–also signed by US President Trump prohibiting sales of crowd-control weapons such as tear-gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and stun guns to Hong Kong police. China reacted furiously to the signing of two bills on human rights by President Donald Trump in Hong …

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Iran Hosts Taliban to Discuss Afghan Peace Process

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TEHRAN – Iran’s State TV on Wednesday reported that a delegation of the Taliban visited Tehran and discussed efforts to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan’s 18-year war. According to Iran’s State TV, Taliban politburo chief, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, met with Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif. It said …

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CO2 Border Tax will Damage Global Climate Change Fight: China


BEIJING – A European Union proposal to introduce a’ carbon border tax’ will damage global efforts to take joint action on climate change, China said on Wednesday, calling for a’ protectionism ‘ backlash against climate change. In October, the new EU climate commissioner Frans Timmermans said research would begin on …

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