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Trump wishes ‘no ill will’ with Tweet on Muslim lawmaker Ilhan Omar: White House

WASHINGTON White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Sunday defended Donald Trump against accusations that he was inciting violence against a Muslim congresswoman after the president tweeted a video of her spliced with footage of the 9/11 attacks. Ilhan Omar, a Democratic lawmaker from Minnesota, has been at the center …

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Islamic State ‘caliphate’ exodus overwhelms east Syria hospitals

HASAKEH (SYRIA) Young children nursing severe facial burns, others suffering from malnutrition — an exodus of jihadist families and civilians from the Islamic State group’s vanquished final enclave is overwhelming eastern Syria’s hospitals. A handful of health facilities in the Kurdish-administered northeast receive dozens of patients every day, often including …

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Nuclear watchdog IAEA inspects Iran ‘secret atomic warehouse’ Netanyahu pointed to: Report

VIENNA The U.N. atomic watchdog policing Iran’s nuclear deal has inspected what Israel’s prime minister called a “secret atomic warehouse” in Tehran, three diplomats familiar with the agency’s work said. In a speech at the United Nations in September Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who vehemently opposes the deal, called …

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Iran reports massive flood damage to farms

LONDON Flooding has caused hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to Iranian agriculture, an official said on Thursday, as the parliament speaker questioned whether government funds would be adequate to compensate communities and farmers About 1,900 cities and villages have been affected by floods and exceptionally heavy rains since …

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NATO plans for Russian ‘aggression’ on 70th anniversary

WASHINGTON NATO said Thursday it was taking new action to counter Russia’s “aggression,” finding a united message amid other differences within the Western alliance on its 70th anniversary. Closing two days of talks in Washington, foreign ministers from the 29-nation alliance said in a joint statement that they face “an …

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