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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.

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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.

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    UN Blacklists Saudi-led Coalition for Killing Children in Yemen

    The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen was on Friday placed on a UN blacklist for killing and maiming children, drawing fresh calls from rights groups to step up pressure on Riyadh over the conflict.

    West Asia
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    Catalonians choose independence from Spain

    Catalonia, one of Spain’s 17 autonomous regions, held a symbolic referendum back in November 2014, during which more than 80 percent of participants voted for independence.

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    60 Rohingya presumed dead as boat capsizes off Bangladesh

    Survivors from the accident on Thursday told IOM staff that the boat was carrying about 80 people, including 50 children, who were believed to be fleeing violence from Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state.

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    Iran may drop nuclear deal if US withdraws

    Iran may abandon the nuclear deal it reached with six major powers if the United States decides to withdraw from it, Iranian foreign minister told Qatar's al Jazeera TV in New York.

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    Saudi clerics use Twitter, textbooks to spread hate: HRW

    Saudi Arabia is condoning hate speech against its Shia minority from the upper echelons of its religious establishment, schoolbooks and social media, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

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    North Korea believes US has declared war, starts preparing

    Pyongyang threatened to to shoot down American bombers flying near the Korean peninsula "even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country".

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    Short-range nuke weapons to counter India’s doctrine:Pak

    Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Thursday his country has developed short-range nuclear weapons to counter the ‘cold start doctrine’ adopted by the Indian Army.

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    50 nations ink UN nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers

    Fifty countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world’s nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless.

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    Trump's 'Ignorant' UN Speech is 'Unworthy of a Reply': Iran

    U.S. President Donald Trump's host of accusations levied against Iran in his United Nations General Assembly speech on Tuesday was slammed by the Islamic Republic, who called the remarks “unworthy of a reply.”

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    Qatari emir slams ‘unjust’ Saudi-led siege in UN speech

    Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sharply denounced the Saudi-led bloc of countries for imposing an “unjust” blockade against his nation, saying such pressure tactics amount to “terrorism.”

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    Netanyahu: 'Iranian curtain' descending on Middle East

    Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Tuesday to fight an "Iranian curtain" descending on the Middle East, pledging to prevent Tehran from ever establishing a permanent foothold in Syria.

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    Turkey may impose bans on Iraqi Kurdistan if vote held

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region with sanctions in case it goes ahead with plans to hold an independence referendum.

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    Suu Kyi 'burying head in sand' over Rakhine crisis: Amnesty

    Aung San Suu Kyi and her government are "burying their heads in the sand" over the violence in Rakhine state, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, criticising Myanmar's.

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    Suu Kyi defends handling of violence against Muslims

    Myanmar’s leader has finally broken her silence only to defend how her government is dealing with the massive human rights violations committed against Rakhine-based Rohingya Muslims.

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    Some Rohingya are a serious security threat, Indian govt tells top court

    The Indian government told the country's top court on Monday that some of the Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar are a serious security threat as it sought to justify moves to deport up to 40,000 of them.

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    Indo-Pak talks to safeguard benefits of Indus Waters Treaty, says World Bank

    As Pakistan and India concluded their two-day water talks here on Friday, the World Bank, which is mediating the talks, said the meetings were part of a process to safeguard benefits of the 57-year-old Indus Waters Treat

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    OIC has no locus standi on Kashmir: India at UN

    Reacting to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)’s statement on the Kashmir issue at the United Nations, India on Friday said the group has no locus standi to comment on its internal affairs.

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    Amnesty calls for ban on pellet shotguns in held Kashmir

    Amnesty International on Wednesday reiterated its call for a ban on pellet-firing shotguns used by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir to quell civilian protests.In a report the rights group.

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    Myanmar's Suu Kyi scraps UN trip amid Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the United Nations General Assembly later this month, her spokesman said on Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate faces a barrage of criticism over her failure.

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    UN warns of ethnic cleansing of Myanmar Muslims

    The situation in Myanmar is a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, as the number of Rohingya Muslims.

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    How the US covered up Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11

    Kingdom’s involvement was deliberately covered up at the highest levels of US government. Investigations were throttled. Co-conspirators were let off the hook.

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    Israel arming Myanmar amid ongoing Rohingya crackdown

    The weapons sold to Myanmar include over 100 tanks, weapons and boats used to police the country's border, according to human rights groups and Burmese officials. 

    Southeast Asia

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