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Russian Federation and Iran have been the main military backers of Syria's ruling regime, while Turkey has supported certain rebel groups seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Those four zones would include "areas in the provinces of Idlib and Homs, the eastern Ghouta suburbs outside Damascus, and an area in the south of the country".
  • Philippines' Duterte hesitant on US visit, warm on China

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    This is not Trump's first dance with Duterte. Duterte alarmed the global community in September previous year by comparing himself favorably to Hitler , noting, "Hitler massacred three million Jews", as a vow to kill the three million so-called drug offenders estimated to live in the Philippines .
  • North Korea ballistic missile test north of capital 'appears to have failed'

    North Korea ballistic missile test north of capital 'appears to have failed'

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    President Donald Trump would not rule out the use of military force against North Korea in an interview on CBS's " Face the Nation " on Saturday, just hours after Pyongyang launched a missile test in defiance of worldwide pressure. "But perhaps they're just not very good missiles". The US says that's not going to happen, citing the need to be prepared. Read: Will There Be A Nuclear War With North Korea? A United States government source said initial indications suggested it was ...
  • Korea's leader willing to visit North, talk to US, China

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    He added that he would have "serious negotiations" with the U.S. and China over the controversial deployment of anti-missile system Thaad. Moon, who was declared the victor on Tuesday of the presidential election, said he will "sincerely negotiate" with the United States , South Korea's chief ally, and China, South Korea's top trading partner, over the contentious deployment of the U.S.
  • White House: Yates was a 'political opponent of president'

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    Earlier in the day, Graham said in an interview with CNN that he wanted to learn more about Trump's business relationships after former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper declined to comment when asked Monday during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing if he had any "broader" concerns about them.
  • Brexit minister Davis says European Union trying to bully Britain

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    Adding fuel to the fire, after the leaks, the British PM, Theresa May went so far as to accuse Brussels of interfering in the upcoming UK General election. Juncker said his Commission had slashed the number of legislative proposals put to European Union governments from 130 a year to 23 and was concentrating on the environment and programmes to boost trade, growth and jobs.
  • Turkish Deputy PM: US support of Syrian Kurds is unacceptable

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    Since November, the SDF - with support from the USA -led coalition - has been advancing on Raqqa , the capital of ISIS' so-called caliphate, ahead of a planned assault on the city that is expected to be the terror group's last stand. The dispute poisoned ties between Turkey and the United States under the administration of former president Barack Obama but Ankara had hoped for smoother ties under Trump.
  • Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Meets in DC With Tillerson

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    Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was sacked in February after it was revealed he misled Vice President Pence about his discussions with Kislyak. Lavrov said that much of the meeting was spent on the Syria crisis, and that he was hopeful that Russian Federation and America can work to "turn the tide and improve the situation".
  • Trump makes a statement with picks for the bench

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    White House spokesman Sean Spicer said eight other nominees will be named later on Monday. Per that source, Trump will draw from lists of potential Supreme Court nominees he issued during the campaign, as well as other sources, for his candidates.
  • Profile: Ismail Haniya, Hamas' political chief

    Profile: Ismail Haniya, Hamas' political chief

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    It comes a few days after Hamas unveiled a revised charter that eased its position on Israel and distanced itself from Islamist groups in the region in what was seen as a bid to reverse years of growing isolation in the region. "Meshaal had already set in motion a new phase", he told AFP . According to the Protocol on Economic Relations, a.k.a. the Paris Protocol, signed by Israel and the PLO in April 1994, Israel collects and transfers to the Palestinian Authority the import taxes on ...