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    Trump Defies the World on Iran

    Defying most of the world, President Trump announced on Friday that the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal is no longer in the U.S. interest, and took the first step toward unravelling it.

    West Asia
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    Saudi's Waste No Time in Backing Trump's Iran Rants

    Saudi Arabia and Israel have both expressed their praise for the U.S. President’s move in contrast to the rest of the International community which has flayed the Trump's unilateral decision to decertify the deal.

    West Asia
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    Rouhani Rips 'Delusional' Trump for Sabotaging Nuclear Deal

    'Trump’s remarks on Iran…contained nothing but expletives and a pile of delusional allegations against the Iranian nation,' Rouhani said in a televised speech moments after Trump delivered a speech

    West Asia
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    Azerbaijani Navy Visits Iran for First Time Amid Warming Ties

    Azerbaijan's navy has made its first-ever visit to Iran, signaling warming ties between the wary neighbors and Baku's growing desire to show that it has non-Western geopolitical options.

    Central Asia
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    Trump expected to move against Iran nuclear deal

    US President Donald Trump is expected to refuse to certify Iran's compliance with the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, an agreement between world powers and Tehran aimed at limiting the latter's nuclear programme.

    West Asia
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    Can India destroy Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal?

    The commander of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, recently claimed that his pilots have the capability to locate and eliminate nuclear and other strategic targets in Pakistan.

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    US will lose global trust if it kills Iran deal: Mogherini

    The EU foreign policy chief says Washington’s possible withdrawal from the Iran deal will send a message to the international community that the US is not trustworthy when it comes to deal making.

    West Asia
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    China scrambles fighter jets to deter US missile frigate

    China has scrambled two fighter jets, a helicopter and a guided-missile frigate to deter a US frigate which was nearing disputed islands in the South China Sea.

    South Asia
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    Iran has 'all options on table' if US blacklists Revolutionary Guards

    Iran told the United States on Tuesday that it will keep “all options on table” if President Donald Trump designate its elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist organization.

    West Asia
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    Iraq imposes new measures on Kurdistan over referendum

    Iraq has filed a lawsuit through the office of the public prosecutor to put those officials on trial who arranged the independence referendum on September 25 despite the opposition of the Iraqi government.

    West Asia
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    'Negative consequences' if Trump quits Iran deal: Kremlin

    Moscow warned on Monday there would be “negative consequences” if US President Donald Trump fails to uphold the landmark Iran nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan no longer dependent on U.S :PM

    Pakistan is no more reliant on the United States for military requirements and will reach out to others if one source [of military supplies] dries up, Pak Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbas said in an interview on Sunday

    South Asia
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    Turkey launches military operation in Syria's Idlib

    Syrian rebel fighters are launching a major military operation backed by Turkish forces into a northwestern area of Syria largely controlled by jihadists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

    West Asia
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    Meet Kim Yo-jong, the sister who is the brains behind Kim Jong-un's image

    Kim Yo-jong’s promotion to the politburo of North Korea’s workers’ party is a sign that Kim Jong-un has absolute trust in his younger sister – rumoured to be the brains behind his carefully constructed public image.

    World
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    India doing propaganda against CPEC to divert attention from Kashmir: Pak

    India is unleashing baseless propaganda against China Pakistan Economic Corridor and nothing good is expected from New Delhi, Pak Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan.

    South Asia
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    US says CPEC passes through disputed territory

    The Trump administration has informed Congress that it too believes the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes through a disputed territory — originally an India.

    South Asia
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    'People no longer care': Damascus accepts Assad victory as fait accomplish

    Within the capital city the story is similar. Half the checkpoints have been lifted, say Damascus residents, reducing the stress of traffic jams and creating a sense of a gradual return to normality.

    West Asia
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    US approves sale of $15bn missile defence system to Saudi Arabia

    The government of US President Donald Trump has approved a $15 billion sale of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile systems to Saudi Arabia, a move that the State Department.

    West Asia
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    Saudi king, Putin clinch billion-dollar energy, arms deals

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, on a landmark visit to Russia, and President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a slew of arms and energy deals as the key US ally seeks to deepen cooperation with Moscow.

    West Asia
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    India says ready for more 'surgical strikes'

    Indian Air Force (IAF) is ready for full spectrum operation but any decision on surgical strike involving the air force has to be taken by the government.

    South Asia
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    Iran, Turkey vow to halt Iraqi Kurds’ secession bid

    The presidents of Iran and Turkey vowed during talks in Tehran on Wednesday to work closely together to prevent the disintegration of Iraq and Syria and to oppose the Iraqi Kurds’ drive for independence.

    West Asia
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    4 Turkish troops killed in attack blamed on Kurd rebels

    Another four soldiers were injured when a handmade bomb detonated as an armoured vehicle drove past in the Yuksekova district of Hakkari province, the governorate said in a statement.

    West Asia
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    Erdogan visits Iran amid tensions over Kurdish independence

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in the Iranian capital, Tehran, for discussions with the country’s senior officials on issues of bilateral and regional significance.

    West Asia
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    Trump on the Warpath

    Fifteen years after George W. Bush declared that Iraq, Iran, and North Korea formed “an axis of evil,” Donald Trump, in his maiden address to the United Nations denounced Iran and North Korea in similarly vitriolic.

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