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    US pushes motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist-financing watchlist

    The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watch-list with an anti-money laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official.

    South Asia
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    US Syria strikes 'killed up to 200 Russian fighters' in Deir az-Zour

    US military forces reportedly killed scores of Russians fighting on behalf of the Syrian regime last week in deadly clashes in the oil-rich region of Deir az-Zour, according to one US official.

    West Asia
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    Trump questions Israel’s interest in making peace with Palestine

    President Trump questioned Israel's interest in making peace with the Palestinians in an interview published on Sunday, spotlighting its West Bank settlements as a complicating factor.

    West Asia
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    US to deploy 1,000s of troops near China’s border: Report

    The Pentagon is planning to deploy thousands of US Marines and other military forces to East Asia in a bid to form a front against China, a new report has revealed.

    Southeast Asia
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    What is behind the hostility between Iran and the US?

    Washington’s hostility towards the Islamic Republic of Iran dates back nearly 40 years to February of 1979, when revolutionary forces overthrew the Western-backed monarchy of Mohammad Reza Shah.

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    Defying US, Abbas seeks greater role for Russia in peace talks

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas wants Russia to have a greater role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, as "the U.S. can no longer play a leading role," he said in an interview .

    West Asia
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    US soldiers possible targets in Syria operation:Turkey

    Turkey has warned that American soldiers risk being targeted in northwestern Syria as the Turkish military pushes ahead with its offensive against Kurdish militants supported by the United.

    West Asia
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    US general rules out military operations inside Pakistan

    Another general said that despite differences Pakistan remains “absolutely critical” to America’s success in Afghanistan, while the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson urged Islamabad to join US efforts.

    South Asia
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    More countries speed up funding for Palestinians after US cuts

    The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said that Russia, Kuwait and nine European countries have agreed to speed up their contributions to help fill a shortfall left by the Trump

    West Asia
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    Hamas leader Ismail Haniya added to US 'terror list'

    The US State Department issued a press release on Wednesday saying that Haniya "has close links with Hamas' military wing" and "has been a proponent of armed struggle, including against civilians". 

    West Asia
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    Turkey's opt against Kurds in Syria's Afrin strains ties with U.S

    As the Turkish military advances in Syria's Afrin against Kurdish militia forces, the U.S. call for a limitation of the operation's scope reveals rising tension in ties between the two NATO allies.

    West Asia
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    Will extend Syria opt despite risk of US confrontation:Erdogan

    President Tayyip Erdogan warned on Wednesday that Turkey would extend its military operation in Syria to the town of Manbij, a move that could potentially bring Turkish forces into.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan, US engaged in 'quiet' diplomacy :Report

    Pakistan Foreign Office spokes­man Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday disclosed that Pakistan and the United States were engaged in negotiations, which are “ongoing and outside public domain.

    South Asia
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    Trump’s al-Quds decision threatens global peace: OIC lawmakers

    Muslim parliamentarians have condemned US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital as a threat to the global peace and a violation of the Palestinian nation’s rights.

    West Asia
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    UN chief says Iran deal must be preserved

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the implementation of Iran's nuclear deal based on its "mechanisms," stressing that it must be preserved.

    West Asia
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    US withholds $65m from UN aid programme for Palestinians

    The United States will withhold $65m in aid for a UN agency that provides services for Palestinian refugees, a US official said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration appeared to carry out a threat.

    South Asia
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    US, allies meet on North Korean threat, but ignore China, Russia

    Allied world powers met on Tuesday for crisis talks on the North Korean nuclear missile threat, but without key player China, there seemed little chance of a breakthrough.

    World
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    Russia will not support US bid to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to modify the Iran nuclear deal, arguing such a move could also complicate.

    World
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    ‘I’m not giving up’ on ties with Pak, says top US general

    The top US military officer, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said on Monday he was committed to the US-Pakistan relationship, which has been strained in recent weeks as Washington piles pressure.

    South Asia
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    Palestinian leaders reconsider recognition of Israel

    The Palestine Liberation Organisation's (PLO) Central Council, the second-highest Palestinian decision-making body, has recommended to revoke recognition of Israel until the latter recognises.

    South Asia
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    Trump's peace efforts the 'slap of the century': Abbas

    Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas denounced US President Donald Trump's peace efforts as the "slap of the century", at a key meeting on Sunday on the White House's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    South Asia
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    Pakistanis feel 'betrayed' by US: Army chief

    Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa told US Central Command Chief General Joseph Votel on the phone that the “entire Pakistani nation felt betrayed over US recent statements.

    South Asia
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    UN slams Trump's 'shithole' comments as 'shameful'

    The United Nations human rights office on Friday rejected as "racist" reported remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump describing immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" countries.

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    US urges citizens to 'reconsider travel' to Pakistan

    The United States on Wednesday unveiled a way to warn its citizens about the dangers of foreign travel, with a four-point safety ranking system for countries and an interactive world map. The new travel system.

    South Asia

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