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In unprecedented move, US names Iran’s Revolutionary Guards “terrorist group”

WASHINGTON/DUBAI U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would name Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, in an unprecedented step that drew Iranian condemnation and raised concerns about retaliatory attacks on U.S. forces. The action by Trump, who has taken a hard line toward Iran by …

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Artificial limbs change lives for maimed Gaza protesters

GAZA Walking up and down stairs at a Gaza medical center, Palestinian amputees are learning to use their new artificial limbs after being wounded by Israeli fire at border protests. The Health Ministry in the Hamas Islamist-run territory said 136 wounded Palestinians have undergone amputations since the demonstrations began in …

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Iran delegation travels to Venezuela to discuss direct flight route

LONDON/CARACAS A delegation of Iranian officials landed in Venezuela on Monday to discuss launching direct flights between the two countries, Venezuela’s foreign minister said, as Tehran voices support for President Nicolas Maduro against opposition backed by most western countries. A plane belonging to Mahan Air, a private Iranian airline accused …

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Iran decries ‘illegal’ U.S. designation of Guards, retaliates with terrorism listing: Report

DUBAI Iran warned on Monday that Washington’s designation of its elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization could endanger peace and stability in the Middle East and beyond, state TV reported. Tehran also took retaliatory action by naming the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization …

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Nepal expedition to remeasure height of Everest: Officials

KATHMANDU Nepal is sending a team of government-appointed climbers up Mount Everest to remeasure its height, officials said Monday, hoping to quash persistent speculation that the world’s tallest mountain has shrunk. Four government surveyors will depart Wednesday for Everest, which lies on the Himalayan range straddling the border of Nepal …

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Pakistan’s economy out of crisis phase: Finance Minister Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD Pakistan’s Finance Minister Asad Umar said on Monday that the country’s economy was out of the crisis phase even as the World Bank projected a bleak picture of Pakistan’s economy with deceleration of growth rate and rising inflationary as well as debt burden over the next two years. “The crisis phase for the economy is over, however, we are still in …

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UK takes aim at social networks that fail to quash ‘hateful’ content

LONDON Britain will make social media bosses personally liable for harmful content and shut down offending platforms under a “world-leading” government plan published Monday in response to the spread of online abuses and crimes. The long-delayed and eagerly anticipated proposals lay the groundwork for legislation that could be passed in …

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Netanyahu lauds US terror designation for Iran Guards

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday lauded the US decision to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organisation, saying President Donald Trump had responded to a “request of mine”. “Thank you, my dear friend, US President Donald Trump, for having decided to declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organisation,” Netanyahu said in a statement a day ahead of Israeli elections in which he …

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