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EuroNews
Netanyahu berates Poland’s prime minister over ‘unacceptable’ Holocaust remarkhas been furious about the new legislation, and there are plans to expand Israe
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has been furious about the new legislation, and there are plans to expand Israel’s existing Holocaust denial laws. The US State Department has also urged the Polish government to review its new law.What happened in Poland during World War... Read more
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International Business Times
Were US diplomats' brain problems caused by Cuban sonic weapons? Experts are doubtful other symptoms emerged — memory problems, mood swings, fatigue, recurrent heada
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
other symptoms emerged — memory problems, mood swings, fatigue, recurrent headaches and an inability to concentrate. The US State Department employed a team from the University of Pennsylvania to look into the matter. "Uniformly, everyone who... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
F-16 downedBoth the Syrians and the Iranians denied the claim. On the same day of the dow
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
Both the Syrians and the Iranians denied the claim. On the same day of the downing of the Israeli fighter plane, the US State Department issued a statement that almost surprised Middle East watchers by its sheer blind siding with Israel. This... Read more
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dna
US urges Malaysia to protect minority Muslims sought by Chinaurged Malaysia on Friday to offer temporary protection to 11 Uighur Muslims who
dna / Posted 2 days ago
urged Malaysia on Friday to offer temporary protection to 11 Uighur Muslims whose extradition is being sought by China.The US State Department said it had called on Malaysia to allow the UN refugee agency access to the Uighurs - among a group of 20... Read more
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News.com.au
Turkey proposes joint troop deploymentby Turkey. He and President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday had a "productive and o
News.com.au / Posted 3 days ago
by Turkey. He and President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday had a "productive and open" discussion on improving ties, a US State Department spokesman travelling with Tillerson said, following weeks of anti-American rhetoric from Ankara. Turkey... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt Bereft of Evidence, Facts to Prosecute Our Membersalone grant it. "The whole world must still be wondering why the Nigerian Gove
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
alone grant it. "The whole world must still be wondering why the Nigerian Government went through the back door to beg the US State Department to grant them immunity from prosecution in US courts when they are busy selling the idea that IPOB is a... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Tillerson meets Erdogan to discuss Syriain a productive and open conversation about a mutually beneficial way forward i
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 3 days ago
in a productive and open conversation about a mutually beneficial way forward in the US-Turkey relationship," said a US State Department spokesman travelling with Tillerson. Erdogan conveyed his priorities and expectations on Syria, the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to courtspokesman said the US Defense Department does not accept that such an investiga
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
spokesman said the US Defense Department does not accept that such an investigation of US personnel is warranted. The US State Department has said it opposes the court’s involvement in Afghanistan. Another Afghan who went to the ICC is... Read more
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Business Insider
US diplomats suffered mysterious brain damage and hearing loss in Cuba — and it could mean there's new way to cause brain injuriesat night, while others said they could walk "in" and "out" of blaring noises th
Business Insider / Posted 3 days ago
at night, while others said they could walk "in" and "out" of blaring noises that were audible only in certain spots. The US State Department eventually determined that the incidents were "specific attacks" and moved to cut its Cuban embassy staff... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Tillerson meets Turkey's Erdogan for 'open' talks after weeks of strainin a productive and open conversation about a mutually beneficial way forward i
Eye Witness News / Posted 3 days ago
in a productive and open conversation about a mutually beneficial way forward in the US-Turkey relationship,” said a US State Department spokesman traveling with Tillerson. In a photo distributed by the Turkish presidency before the start of... Read more
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DW
Rex Tillerson, Recep Tayyip Erdogan quiet as US-Turkish tension in Afrin looms |source also said the Turkish president clearly conveyed priorities and expectat
DW / Posted 3 days ago
source also said the Turkish president clearly conveyed priorities and expectations to Tillerson on these issues. A US State Department spokesperson said Erdogan and Tillerson had a "productive, open conversation" about improving relations... Read more
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Phayul
Dhondup Wangchen testifies at US Congressional-Executive Commission on Chinathe Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act and also appoint the vacant post of the Spec
Phayul / Posted 3 days ago
the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act and also appoint the vacant post of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues in the US state Department. Tenzin Dorjee, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and Associate... Read more
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International Business Times
Will Trump administration accept Afghan Taliban's talks offer to end the 17-year-long war? with Taliban in any kind of discussions pertaining to the Afghan security situa
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
with Taliban in any kind of discussions pertaining to the Afghan security situation. In a bluntly worded statement, the US State Department responded to the latest offer by saying: "The Taliban statement alone does not show [a] willingness to... Read more
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International Business Times
US rubbishes Erdogan's 'Ottoman slap' threat as 'funny' top Turkish officials on Thursday and Friday (15, 16 February) in easing the si
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
top Turkish officials on Thursday and Friday (15, 16 February) in easing the situation and to avoid a showdown. But, the US State Department called Erdogan's threat as "funny". The department's spokeswoman Heather Nauert said: "As funny as it was... Read more
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Eye Witness News
US says watching SA political developments 'with interest'Zuma resigned as the president of South Africa on Wednesday 14 February 2018. P
Eye Witness News / Posted 4 days ago
Zuma resigned as the president of South Africa on Wednesday 14 February 2018. Picture: Supplied WASHINGTON - The US State Department said on Wednesday it was watching political developments in South Africa “with interest” after President... Read more
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dna
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says US Mideast peace plan 'fairly well advanced'strong US-Jordanian ties. Commenting on the memorandum of understanding signed
dna / Posted 4 days ago
strong US-Jordanian ties. Commenting on the memorandum of understanding signed for $6.375 billion in aid on Wednesday, the US State Department said: “(It) highlights the pivotal role Jordan plays in helping foster and safeguard regional stability... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
♦ This Week's News in Brief ♦rise of prices. A... Human trafficking: US envoy urges Sudan to assume its res
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
rise of prices. A... Human trafficking: US envoy urges Sudan to assume its responsibilities February 7 - 2018 KHARTOUM A US State Department official visiting Khartoum has called on Sudan to continue its efforts to combat human trafficking... Read more
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BBC News
Netanyahu defiant amid bribery allegationsof the voter". Despite the heated debate within Israel, international reaction
BBC News / Posted 5 days ago
of the voter". Despite the heated debate within Israel, international reaction has been more muted. A spokeswoman for the US State department emphasised Washington's strong relationship with Mr Netanyahu and insisted the issue was an internal... Read more
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Phayul
Escaped-Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen meets US officialsWangchen’s plight said on their social media page that the Tibetan filmmaker an
Phayul / Posted 5 days ago
Wangchen’s plight said on their social media page that the Tibetan filmmaker and activist met with officials from the US State Department. Dhondup Wangchen met with Scott Busby and Mike Kozak, both serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Vested Interests Could Stifle U.S. Arms Embargoand laws," Vice President Gen Taban Deng Gai said in Juba after the US imposed
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
and laws," Vice President Gen Taban Deng Gai said in Juba after the US imposed the arms embargo on February 2. The US State Department restricted the sale of defence equipment to the country, and urged the United Nations and other countries... Read more
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asianage
Pak declares Hafiz Saeed as terrorist, signs ordinance to rein banned outfitson the NACTA "watch list". Laskar-e-Taiba was declared a banned organisation u
asianage / Posted 6 days ago
on the NACTA "watch list". Laskar-e-Taiba was declared a banned organisation under the UNSC resolution 1267 in 2005. The US State Department in 2014 had named the JuD as a "foreign terrorist organisation", a designation that freezes assets the... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Russia In the CrosshairsDefending the latest round of US/Israeli aggression against Syria, US State Dep
Op-Ed News / Posted 6 days ago
Defending the latest round of US/Israeli aggression against Syria, US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert struck a Hitlerian note when she blamed Syria and Iran for an act of overt Israeli aggression, saying "The United States ... strongly... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A Grim Anniversary - Hundreds of Clinics Close As Trump's Gag Rule Turns Onethey are not the only ones. Many US government agencies who are supposed to imp
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
they are not the only ones. Many US government agencies who are supposed to impose the gag rule are equally perplexed, a US State Department report revealed last week. The controversial report also cautions that because so many NGOs remain... Read more
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dna
Pakistan to crack down on JuD, Taliban as President signs ordinance aimed at UN-banned outfitson the NACTA "watch list". Laskar-e-Taiba was declared a banned organisation u
dna / Posted 6 days ago
on the NACTA "watch list". Laskar-e-Taiba was declared a banned organisation under the UNSC resolution 1267 in 2005. The US State Department in 2014 had named the JuD as a "foreign terrorist organisation", a designation that freezes assets the... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Israeli strikes on Iranian sites in Syria ‘should send clear message’servicemen who are in Syria at the invitation of its legitimate government,” th
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 7 days ago
servicemen who are in Syria at the invitation of its legitimate government,” the Russians said. Heather Nauert, of the US State Department, said: “Iran’s calculated escalation of threat and its ambition to project its power and dominance places... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Israeli strikes on Iranian sites in Syria ‘should send clear message’servicemen who are in Syria at the invitation of its legitimate government,” th
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 7 days ago
servicemen who are in Syria at the invitation of its legitimate government,” the Russians said. Heather Nauert, of the US State Department, said: “Iran’s calculated escalation of threat and its ambition to project its power and dominance places... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Israeli strikes on Iranian sites in Syria ‘should send clear message’servicemen who are in Syria at the invitation of its legitimate government,” th
Croydon Guardian / Posted 7 days ago
servicemen who are in Syria at the invitation of its legitimate government,” the Russians said. Heather Nauert, of the US State Department, said: “Iran’s calculated escalation of threat and its ambition to project its power and dominance places... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Israeli strikes on Iranian sites in Syria ‘should send clear message’servicemen who are in Syria at the invitation of its legitimate government,” th
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 7 days ago
servicemen who are in Syria at the invitation of its legitimate government,” the Russians said. Heather Nauert, of the US State Department, said: “Iran’s calculated escalation of threat and its ambition to project its power and dominance places... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Israeli strikes on Iranian sites in Syria ‘should send clear message’servicemen who are in Syria at the invitation of its legitimate government,” th
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
servicemen who are in Syria at the invitation of its legitimate government,” the Russians said. Heather Nauert, of the US State Department, said: “Iran’s calculated escalation of threat and its ambition to project its power and dominance places... Read more
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Gulf News
Iran, Israel head towards major confrontationits people.”It called for “greater international resolve in countering Iran’s m
Gulf News / Posted 8 days ago
its people.”It called for “greater international resolve in countering Iran’s malign activities.”In a separate statement, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said, “Iran’s calculated escalation of threat and its ambition to project its... Read more
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Aljazeera
How does the US perceive Egypt's presidential race?than a year and accused of broadcasting false news – accusation Al Jazeera stro
Aljazeera / Posted 8 days ago
than a year and accused of broadcasting false news – accusation Al Jazeera strongly denies. According to Heather Nauert, US State Department spokesperson, the issues of press freedom and the right for opposition groups to practice politics in... Read more
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dna
The impact of Trump’s South Asia policy on Indiathe last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking o
dna / Posted 8 days ago
the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools.” Consequently, the US State Department announced to freeze most military aid to Pakistan, amounting up to $1.3 billion. On the issue of... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Israel loses warplane under Syrian fire, accuses Iran of drone infiltrationhave a legitimate right to defend (the country’s) territorial integrity and cou
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 8 days ago
have a legitimate right to defend (the country’s) territorial integrity and counter any type of foreign aggression.” US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement Saturday that the US was “deeply concerned about today’s... Read more
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KPLR 11 St. Louis
Israel loses warplane under Syrian fire, accuses Iran of drone infiltrationhave a legitimate right to defend (the country’s) territorial integrity and cou
KPLR 11 St. Louis / Posted 8 days ago
have a legitimate right to defend (the country’s) territorial integrity and counter any type of foreign aggression.” US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement Saturday that the US was “deeply concerned about today’s... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Israel targets ‘Iranian’ positions in Syria after F16 downedsaid he also spoke to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is about to emba
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
said he also spoke to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is about to embark on a visit to the region. The US State Department said it “strongly supports Israel’s sovereign right to defend itself”, calling “for an end to Iranian... Read more
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Gulf News
UK wants Daesh ‘Beatles’ tried at The Haguesources have also said the men have helped to identify locations where they bur
Gulf News / Posted 8 days ago
sources have also said the men have helped to identify locations where they buried murdered hostages. According to the US State Department, Kotey had “likely engaged in the group’s executions and exceptionally cruel torture methods, including... Read more
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Canberra Times
UN, US demand probe into massacre in Myanmarthe need for a “full and thorough investigation” into atrocities in Rakhine tha
Canberra Times / Posted 8 days ago
the need for a “full and thorough investigation” into atrocities in Rakhine that could amount to crimes against humanity. US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said details of the Inn Din massacre highlights the urgent need for Myanmar... Read more
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EuroNews
Notorious drug cartel leader arrested in Mexico Citythe National Security Commission said the suspect was caught without force in M
EuroNews / Posted 8 days ago
the National Security Commission said the suspect was caught without force in Mexico City's trendy Roma neighborhood. The US state department says Guízar was responsible for "importing thousands of kilograms of cocaine and methamphetamine to the... Read more
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metro
First picture of British Isis 'Beatles executioner' captured in Syriasaid to have earned a reputation for waterboarding, mock executions, and crucif
metro / Posted 8 days ago
said to have earned a reputation for waterboarding, mock executions, and crucifixions while serving as an Isis jailer’, the US State Department said. Emwazi, who was killed in a US air strike in 2015, appeared in a number of videos in which... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
More restrictive measures on South Sudancurrent and former officials implicated in human rights violations in Juba, Sou
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
current and former officials implicated in human rights violations in Juba, South Sudan’s capital. Heather Nauert, the US State Department spokeswoman, said her government “will not stand idly by as innocent Sudanese civilians are murdered”,... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Reuters report on Myanmar massacre brings calls for independent probeauthorities to cooperate with an independent, credible investigation into alleg
Eye Witness News / Posted 9 days ago
authorities to cooperate with an independent, credible investigation into allegations of atrocities in northern Rakhine,” US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. “Such an investigation would help provide a more comprehensive picture... Read more
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WA Today
UN, US demand probe into massacre in Myanmarthe need for a “full and thorough investigation” into atrocities in Rakhine tha
WA Today / Posted 9 days ago
the need for a “full and thorough investigation” into atrocities in Rakhine that could amount to crimes against humanity. US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said details of the Inn Din massacre highlights the urgent need for Myanmar... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
UN, US demand probe into massacre in Myanmarthe need for a “full and thorough investigation” into atrocities in Rakhine tha
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 9 days ago
the need for a “full and thorough investigation” into atrocities in Rakhine that could amount to crimes against humanity. US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said details of the Inn Din massacre highlights the urgent need for Myanmar... Read more
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The Age
UN, US demand probe into massacre in Myanmarthe need for a “full and thorough investigation” into atrocities in Rakhine tha
The Age / Posted 9 days ago
the need for a “full and thorough investigation” into atrocities in Rakhine that could amount to crimes against humanity. US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said details of the Inn Din massacre highlights the urgent need for Myanmar... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
UN, US demand probe into massacre in Myanmar’s Rakhine Statethe need for a “full and thorough investigation” into atrocities in Rakhine tha
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 9 days ago
the need for a “full and thorough investigation” into atrocities in Rakhine that could amount to crimes against humanity. US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said details of the Inn Din massacre highlights the urgent need for Myanmar... Read more
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Daily Mail
Britain washes its hands of notorious Beatles terror cellBut it is important that we use the law not brutal, summary justice of the kind
Daily Mail / Posted 9 days ago
But it is important that we use the law not brutal, summary justice of the kind these men used on their victims.’ The US State Department says Muslim convert Kotey took part in the torture of hostages and acted as a recruiter for IS. Elsheikh,... Read more
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Boston Globe
Victims, relatives want ISIS suspects put on trial in UKKotey’s family issued a statement saying they were aware of the arrest and aski
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
Kotey’s family issued a statement saying they were aware of the arrest and asking that their privacy be respected. The US State Department last year imposed sanctions on the two men after declaring they were terrorists. Elsheikh traveled to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Mexico arrests Zetas drug cartel boss wanted in USto the United States, and was one of the main drivers of violence in the states
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
to the United States, and was one of the main drivers of violence in the states of southeastern Mexico,” Sales said. The US State Department said Guizar launched his own faction of the Zetas group in southeastern Mexico after the killing of the... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Better late than neverThe US State Department placed last week two Egyptian terrorist organisations a
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
The US State Department placed last week two Egyptian terrorist organisations affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood group, Hasm and Lewaa Al-Thawra, on its “Specially Designated Global Terrorist Groups” list. This is a long overdue step, but remains a... Read more
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BBC News
Zetas drugs cartel leader caught in Mexicoas Z-43, he is a dual US-Mexican citizen and is thought to have run the Zeta's
BBC News / Posted 9 days ago
as Z-43, he is a dual US-Mexican citizen and is thought to have run the Zeta's south-eastern operations. The US state department said he was responsible for "importing thousands of kilograms of cocaine and methamphetamine to the US... Read more
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