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    Turkey could cut diplomatic ties with Israel over Jerusalem: Erdogan

    President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey could go as far as breaking off diplomatic ties with Israel if the United States formally recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

    West Asia
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    Muslim world should sever ties with any state that transfers embassy to Jerusalem: OIC

    The Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday said its 57 member states should sever ties with any state that transfers its embassy to Jerusalem or recognises Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem.

    West Asia
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    Trump delays Jerusalem verdict as pressure mounts

    Facing dark warnings of a historic misstep and widespread unrest, US President Donald Trump on Monday delayed a decision on whether to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the US embassy there.

    West Asia
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    US defense secretary, Pak PM discuss US policy in South Asia

    US defence chief James Mattis arrived at the Nur Khan Airbase, Pakistan on Monday afternoon where he was received by officials from the Pak defence and foreign ministries. 

    South Asia
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    Muslims mull emergency meetings on Trump's move against al-Quds

    President Donald Trump reportedly plans to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel in a speech on Wednesday in an apparent bid to offset his pledge to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.

    West Asia
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    Afghan girls denied entry to US win top tech prize in Europe

    An Afghan girls' robotics team, which was temporarily denied entry to the United States earlier this year, has won an award at a prestigious competition in Europe.

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    Trump to recognise occupied Jerusalem as Israel capital

    Trump had earlier informed regional leaders including Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that Washington would unilaterally declare Jerusalem – third holiest site in Islam– as capital of the Jewish state

    West Asia
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    Obama says Pakistan did not know whereabouts of Bin Laden

    Former US president Barack Obama on Friday said Washington does not distinguish between terrorist groups which target India and those that target the United States.

    South Asia
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    China reluctant to cut off oil to North Korea

    The United States has renewed pressure on China to stop crude oil shipments to North Korea to close a crucial economic lifeline to the regime following its latest missile threat.

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    In India, Ivanka Trump embodies U.S. glamour

    Irfana Begum, who was dodging barricades trying to figure out what road home was open for traffic, said she was very glad that Ivanka Trump chose to visit, despite the inconvenience of getting about the city.

    South Asia
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    N Korea claims nuclear statehood with US in missile range

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Wednesday his country had achieved full nuclear statehood after what he said was the successful test of a new missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States.

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    Trump’s 'ultimate deal' seen as ultimatum to Palestinians

    A US team is in the process of finalising President Donald Trump’s "ultimate deal" for peace between Palestinians and Israel, a Western diplomat and Palestinian officials have told Middle East Eye.

    West Asia
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    Pentagon forces Us Congress to drop linkage of Pakistan aid to Let

    The United States (US) Department of Defence (DoD) placed pressure on key Congressional committees to drop a provision linking financial aid to Pakistan as Islamabad is taking demonstrable action.

    South Asia
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    The Truth About Why Saudi Arabia and Israel Are Really Working Together

    Despite Saudi Arabia’s tough rhetoric and brutal assault against its neighbour, Yemen (the poorest country in the region), the unfortunate reality is that Saudi Arabia is not the strongman it has hopelessly.

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     Trump's vision for Asia collides with Xi's

    Two regional trade strategies -- one from the United States and the other from China, reflecting competing geostrategic visions for Asia -- clashed last week in Vietnam where Asia-Pacific leaders.

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    Hate crimes against Muslims, S. Asians rise in US

    There has been a 58 per cent increase in hate crimes against South Asians and a 19pc increase in hate-motivated attacks on Muslims, a South Asian advocacy group reported on Wednesday.

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    Trump urges China's Xi to work 'hard' and fast on N. Korea

    Donald Trump urged Chinese leader Xi Jinping to work “hard” and act fast to help resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis, during their meeting in Beijing on Thursday, warning that “time is quickly running out”.

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    US sets up fund against religious violence in India

    The United States has announced a grant of nearly $500,000 for a non- governmental organisation to come up with proposals to develop early warning systems for “reducing religiously-motivated violence.

    South Asia
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    Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US

    Syria told the UN climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday that it would join the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only nation in the world opting to stay outside the landmark treaty.

    Science
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    Iran denounces CIA 'fake news' in declassified Bin Laden files

    Iran has accused the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of spreading “fake news” about the Islamic Republic with newly declassified files seized in the 2011 raid in Pakistan in which Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

    West Asia
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    Iran Navy chief to US troops: Don't exceed your limits

    Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says arrogant powers will not dare to invade the Islamic Republic as long as the country enjoys a high deterrence power.

    West Asia
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    US imposes new sanctions on Lebanon’s Hezbollah

    The US House of Representatives has endorsed new sanctions on the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah. The new sanctions were passed by voice votewithout opposition on Wednesday on the pretext of the resistance group’s.

    West Asia
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    Tillerson in Pakistan with a tough message on 'safe havens'

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Pakistan to deliver a tough message on the importance of fighting extremists and driving them from hideouts on Pakistani territory.

    South Asia
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    Iraq rejects US call for Iran-backed forces to end operations

    The Iraqi government dismissed a call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped Baghdad defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk to end operations.

    West Asia

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