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    Saudi-led coalition warned against assault on Yemen’s lifeline port

    Nearly $1.1 billion has now been pledged towards a United Nations appeal of $2.1 billion for Yemen this year, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced, calling it a “remarkable success”.

    West Asia
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    Syrian Govt Formally Requests Un Investigation Into Chemical Attack

    Syrian President Bashar Assad says the Syrian government has formally approached the United Nations, asking it to send in the experts to investigate the April 4 suspected chemical attack.

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    Russia lifts visas for tourists from Iran, 17 others

    "We are proactively forming the modern infrastructure and creating special regimes in the Far East; the law on visits to the Vladivostok free port was approved in March," Medvedev said.

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    World War 3 fears as Russia sends troops to N Korea border

    The Russian President fears there will be a huge exodus of North Korean refugees if his American counterpart, Donald Trump, launches military action against Pyongyang.

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    Russia warns US against unilateral strike on North Korea

    Russia on Monday warned Washington against launching a unilateral strike on North Korea, after US Vice President Mike Pence said the era of "strategic patience" with Pyongyang was over.

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    Bomber lured children to their deaths with food

    Nearly 70 children were among those killed when a suicide bomber drew his explosives laden vehicle and detonated it near the convoy carrying residents from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya

    West Asia
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    US agreed not to repeat Syria strike: Russia

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has slammed the recent US missile attack against a Syrian airbase as an act of “provocation” and said that Washington has agreed not to repeat such strikes in the future.

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    Putin meets with Tillerson in Russia as Syria rift deepens

    The presidents of the United States and Russia on Wednesday both presented souring views of the relationship between their two countries, exchanging sharp words as Moscow extended.

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    Iran discusses US raid with Russia, Syria

    The Iranian defense minister has in separate phone calls with his Russian and Syrian opposite numbers exchanged views about the recent US airstrikes against a Syrian army air base.

    West Asia
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    Hundreds in Syria capital protest US strike

    Hundreds of Syrian students gathered on Tuesday outside the United Nations headquarters in Damascus to protest last week’s US strike on a government air base.

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    Russia, Iran Say Trump Crossed 'Red Line'

    "A repeat of such an action could be very dangerous for the region. America did this once, but will it go unanswered next time? , President Rouhani said in Tehran.

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    Trump strikes in Syria: illegal, ineffective and dangerous

    The horrific images of the people exposed to toxic gas in Khan Sheikhun, Idlib have rightly inspired global revulsion and anger. We should not, however, allow our sympathy for the victims to be hijacked

    West Asia
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    Russia Sends Warship to Syria After US Strike

    Following US’s unprecedented offensive, Russia said that Moscow was suspending the 2015 air safety agreement with Washington aimed at avoiding mid-air collisions during their military missions in the Syrian airspace.

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    Conspiracy claims that Syrian gas attack was 'false flag' are unproven

    Bloggers, political leaders and even Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams all questioned the reason behind the toxic gas attack on April 4 in Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel-controlled area in northwestern Syria.

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    Emergency UNSC meeting after US attack on Syria

    The United States on Friday threatened further military action in Syria following its missile strikes on an air base in the war-wracked country in retaliation for an apparent chemical attack.

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    US strike illegal, seriously hurt Russia-US ties:Putin

    President Vladimir Putin believes a US missile attack on a Syrian airbase near Homs has violated international law and seriously hurt Russia-US relations, the Kremlin says.

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    'Syria did not and will not use chemical weapons'

    Syria’s armed forces “did not and will not” use chemical weapons, even against jihadist groups, Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Thursday.Muallem spoke at a press conference in Damascus.

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    US Warships Attack Syria, Israel Celebrates

    Sharply escalating the US military role in Syria, two US warships fired 60 cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean Sea against the airbase controlled by Syrian army allegedly in response to the poison gas attack

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    Russia, West trade barbs at UN over Syria attack

    Representatives from Russia and Western countries have been engaged in a war of words during an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

    West Asia
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    Trans-Caspian route may become alternative branch of Silk Road

    Chairman of the Board of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan "Atameken" made the statement on the sidelines of the fifth meeting of the Turkic Business Council in Astana, Today.kz reported.

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    Pakistan, Russia and China inch closer to formal alliance

    For well over two decades, Islamabad and Moscow competed against each other to pursue their interests. But that is history now. The two are all set to become part of a possible alliance in a dramatic .

    South Asia
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    Shared interests behind Pak,Russia defense ties

    Shared strategic interests, new regional alignments and reduced role of the U.S. in the Middle East are major factors behind the growing military cooperation between Pakistan and Russia.

    South Asia
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    Putin meets Rouhani as Russia-Iran ties deepen

    President Rouhani arrived in Moscow on March 27 for a two-day state visit on the official invitation of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. The talks between the two are being closely watched globally.

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    US turns down Russia invitation to Afghan talks

    The United States won't attend a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan next month in Russia, a State Department official said Thursday.The reasons the US wasn't consulted before receiving the invitation.

    Central Asia

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