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Defeating Islamic State, pushing Iranian influence out of Syria, and the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are priorities for Washington , Ms Haley said in an interview. "The Syrian government didn't do it, '" Haley said. "We deplore Russia's continued defence of the Assad regime, even after the chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians", he said.
  • Iran's President Rouhani to run for second term

    Iran's President Rouhani to run for second term

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    That referenced Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election in 2009, which sparked massive protests and a sweeping crackdown in which thousands of people were detained and dozens were killed. The benefits have yet to trickle down to the average Iranian, however, fueling some discontent. For the conservatives, this is an opportunity to reclaim the presidency - one of the three main pillars of the Iranian state, but the only one with a popular mandate - and reclaim legitimacy for their hard-line agenda.
  • Pope condemns Aleppo bus convoy attack as 'ignoble'

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    Pope Francis has used his Easter message address to condemn Saturday's deadly attack on a bus convoy in Syria. Pope Francis is expected to discuss interfaith dialogue. In Egypt, Coptic Christians marked a somber Easter a week after twin bombings by the Islamic State group killed dozens of worshippers at churches in two separate cities.
  • Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

    Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

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    That convoy was waiting at a bus garage in a government-held area on Aleppo's outskirts, a few kilometres from where the attack took place. On April 15, Syrian state media reported that the blast had killed at least 39 people, while the observatory put the death toll at more than 43, and predicted it would rise further.
  • Erdogan claims victory in vote over sweeping new powers

    Erdogan claims victory in vote over sweeping new powers

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    State Department on Monday "encouraged voters and parties on both sides to focus on working together for Turkey's future", while calling on the government to protect rights and freedoms "regardless of their vote on April 16". Erdogan, who became president in 2014 after serving as premier from 2003, could then seek two more five-year terms. Legislator Utku Cakirozer told The Associated Press that his Republican People's Party would on Monday file objections to results at local electoral board ...
  • Boris Johnson calls Syrian Prez Assad an 'arch-terrorist'

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    With much of Syria in ruins, millions of Syrians having fled and a population deeply traumatized by war, two things are certain: Assad must go and rebuilding Syria after the war ends will be a lengthy, extremely trying process. There are also U.S. special forces and marines close to the Isis stronghold of Raqqa, supporting rebels in their attempt to liberate the jihadists' de facto capital.
  • Indian High Commissioner summoned at Pak Foreign Office

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    The India-Pakistan relations hit a new low when a Pakistani military court condemned a suspected Indian spy to death sentence for attempting to foment unrest in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province. India April 13 criticized Pakistan for its refusal to share Jadhav's location and details of his condition, and said that the global norm to provide consular access was not followed.
  • Senate set to approve Trump's conservative Supreme Court pick

    Senate set to approve Trump's conservative Supreme Court pick

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    The Senate Democrats started a filibuster to block the nomination of Gorsuch. "We are mindful of the unique role the Senate plays in the legislative process, and we are steadfastly committed to ensuring that this great American institution continues to serve as the world's greatest deliberative body", said the letter that was sent to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York.
  • Trump defends his U-turn on China in latest tweet

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    The Treasury report said for a decade China engaged in one-way, large-scale interventions to hold down the currency, and then only allowed it to strengthen gradually-a practice that imposed "significant and long-lasting hardship on American workers and companies".
  • "It's too late now", Erdogan tells opposition in Turkey

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    The new administrative system will take effect after the elections in 2019 when Erdogan's current term ends, yet immediate changes are enabled for the President to head the AKP while serving as the President, and make high-level appointments including members of Turkey's top judicial body without the parliament's approval.