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Tehran says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran'

Tehran - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the "genocidal taunts" of US President Donald Trump will not "end Iran", as tensions spike between the two countries."Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone.

Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei

San Francisco - US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said it was beginning to cut ties with China's Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat.

Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei

San Francisco - US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said Sunday it was beginning to cut ties with China's Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat.

Saudi calls for urgent Arab talks over Iran tensions

Dubai - Saudi Arabia has called for emergency regional talks to discuss mounting Gulf tensions, saying Sunday that it does not want war with Iran but is ready to defend itself.

S. Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

Apo - Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the region, the kingdom's official news agency said on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

Apo - Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the Gulf, the Saudi official news agency said on Saturday.

US issues warning to airlines flying over Gulf

Washington - The Federal Aviation Administration has warned US airlines flying over the Gulf to exercise caution "due to heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the region.

N. Korea demands UN action over ship seizure by 'gangster' US

Seoul - North Korea has demanded the United Nations take "urgent measures" to help return a cargo ship taken by the United States, calling the seizure a "heinous" act.

Key powers urge immediate resumption of Sudan talks: US

Washington - Major international powers during talks Friday in Washington urged Sudan's military rulers and protesters to resume suspended negotiations on the country's future immediately, the United States said.

Council of Europe bid to reconcile with Russia angers Kiev

Apo - Council of Europe ministers meeting in Helsinki on Friday issued a joint declaration appeasing Russia amid a long-running conflict which was swiftly denounced by Ukraine as an "embarrassment".

Maduro hails start of Norway-brokered talks with opposition

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro welcomed Friday the "beginning of talks" with the Venezuelan opposition in Norway, after months of bloody clashes between the two sides.

Trump delays decision on auto tariffs for up to six months

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday announced a six-month delay in imposing steep tariffs on auto imports, seeking to pressure Europe and Japan into bargaining table concessions on trade.

Trump delays decision on auto tariffs for up to six months

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday announced he will delay by six months a decision on imposing steep tariffs on imported autos while the United States pursues talks with key trading partners."Within 180 days...

Iran urges China, Russia 'concrete actions' to save nuclear deal

Bejing - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday urged China and Russia to take "concrete actions" to safeguard the 2015 nuclear deal as he warned of a "dangerous" situation amid escalating tensions with the US.

Activists petition court to halt Japan dolphin hunt

Apo - Campaigners on Friday urged a court in Japan to halt so-called "drive hunting" of dolphins in the country as part of an unprecedented lawsuit that argues the practice violates Japanese law.

North Korea seeing worst drought in a century: state media

Seoul - North Korea is experiencing its worst drought in over a century, official media reported Friday, days after the World Food Programme expressed "very serious concerns" about the situation in the country.

US imposes sanctions over Russia rights abuses despite revived ties

Washington - The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on five Russians over abuses including the killing of a prominent opposition leader, days after top-level talks seemed to ease tensions between the two powers.

Norway pushes Venezuela mediation effort

Oslo - Norway confirmed Friday it was trying to mediate a solution to Venezuela's political crisis, after opposition leader Juan Guaido said he sent delegates to Oslo but denied talks were underway with President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Washington says 'possible' Ankara will reject Russian missiles

Washington - The US believes it is "possible" Turkey will decide against buying a Russian air defense system whose proposed purchase has strained relations between the NATO allies, a top official said on Thursday.

Iran top diplomat to visit China on Friday: state media

Tehran - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is set to visit China on Friday for talks on "regional and international issues", state news agency IRNA reported.

Pro-Maduro protestors evicted from Venezuela embassy in US

Washington - US police on Thursday evicted the last of a group of protestors who have been occupying the Venezuelan embassy in Washington in support of President Nicolas Maduro, ending a weeks-long standoff.

Trudeau saddened by 'backsliding' after Alabama abortion ban

Paris - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said he was gravely saddened by "backsliding" on women's rights seen in several US states, after Alabama agreed the toughest abortion ban in the country.

Gulf standoff: Iran calm in face of US pressure

Tehran - In face of soaring tensions with the United States, Iran has so far steered clear of inflammatory rhetoric, its leaders insisting the Islamic republic is not seeking a war with its arch-enemy.

Iran's Zarif says 'no possibility' of talks with US: Kyodo

Apo - Iran's foreign minister said Thursday there is "no possibility" of negotiations with the United States to reduce spiralling tensions, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported.

Venezuela peace talks in Oslo provide glimmer of hope

Oslo - Locked in a bitter power struggle, representatives of Venezuela's regime and the opposition held peace talks this week in a secret location in Oslo in a bid to end a five-month political crisis, media reported Thursday.

Russia praises Council of Europe amid bitter row

Moscow - Russia on Thursday praised its membership in the Council of Europe ahead of a key summit suggesting Moscow had no immediate plans to quit the continent's top rights watchdog following a bitter row.

Ukraine's new president caught in US political crossfire

Kiev - Ukraine's incoming president has been caught up in a drama that could influence the course of the US 2020 presidential election, risking tensions with a crucial ally at a time of crisis with Russia.

Huawei becomes flashpoint in China-US economic showdown

Washington - The US crackdown on Huawei has made the Chinese telecommunications giant the flashpoint in a monumental economic and technological showdown between the two superpowers that is testing allies of both.

Venezuela peace talks taking place in Oslo: Norwegian media

Oslo - Representatives of Venezuela's regime and the opposition are holding "peace negotiations" in Oslo this week, Norwegian media reported Thursday.

China formally arrests Canadian ex-diplomat, businessman

Bejing - China said Thursday it has formally arrested two Canadians who have been detained for months on national security grounds, in a case that has inflamed tensions between Ottawa and Beijing.Ottawa denounced the move and demanded the pair's prompt release....
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