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War not solution to Kashmir issue: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said war is not a solution to the Kashmir issue, which can be resolved through talks. In an interview to a group of television journalists here, Khan said unless there was a dialogue, various options on resolution of Kashmir cannot be discussed. When asked about the formula to resolve the Kashmir issue, Khan said there were two …

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Gaza court sentences 6 people to hang for ‘collaborating’ with Israel

GAZA CITY (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) A military court in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Monday sentenced six people, including a woman, to death by hanging for “collaborating” with Israel, authorities said. In total 14 people were sentenced for “collaborating with the occupation,” with six sentenced to be hanged and the rest …

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Iran faces ‘chronic challenges’ beyond US sanctions: Speaker Ali Larijani

TEHRAN (IRAN) Iran is facing “chronic challenges” that existed long before US sanctions were reimposed, the influential parliament speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday. “External factors do affect our economy, but there are problems persisting from before,” Larijani said at a press conference. He listed a number of challenges, including …

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US calls for EU sanctions on Iranian ballistic missile program

WASHINGTON The United States urged the European Union on Monday to apply sanctions targeting Iran’s ballistic missile program, calling it a “grave and escalating threat.” Over the weekend, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charged that Iran tested a medium-range missile capable of carrying multiple warheads and striking parts of …

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France says Iran ballistic test ‘provocative and destabilizing’

PARIS Iran’s test of a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple warheads is a provocative and destabilizing act, France’s foreign ministry said on Monday. “France is concerned about Iran’s mid-range ballistic missile test last Saturday. It condemns this provocative and destabilizing action,” Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said …

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Syria coalition kills Islamic State executioner who beheaded American aid worker

BEIRUT An Islamic State group leader involved in the execution of American aid worker Peter Kassig and other Western prisoners was targeted in a strike Sunday by the US-led anti-jihadist coalition in Syria. Kassig, aged 26 at the time of his death, was among a group of prisoners decapitated by …

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Iran backs Yemen peace talks, wants end of crisis: Report

DUBAI Iran supports U.N.-sponsored Yemen peace talks and is ready to help find a political solution, Iranian state television reported on Monday. “Iran welcomes the talks in Sweden…Tehran is ready to help international talks to end the crisis and underlines the importance of accelerating providing humanitarian aid to the people,” …

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Iran says OPEC members who increased output should take lead on cuts

LONDON Qatar’s decision to quit OPEC shows the frustration of small producers at the dominant role of a Saudi and Russia-led panel, a top Iranian official said, adding that any supply cuts should come only from countries that had increased output. The comments underline tensions within the Organization of the …

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