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Russian bans US anti-Turkish statement in UN

Russia on Friday blocked a statement at the UN Security Council that called for a halt to Turkey's military operation in northeastern Syria, Anadolu Agency reports. The U.S.-drafted statement urged Turkey to end the operation and address its …

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U.S. warns Turkey of 'consequences' over Syria assault

The United States warned Turkey at the United Nations that it faced “consequences” if its assault against Kurdish militias in northeast Syria did not protect vulnerable populations or contain ISIS (the terrorist group banned in …

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U.N. Security Council to discuss Syria today

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Syria behind closed-doors today, UN Security Council's president, South African ambassador Jerry Matthews Matjila said. Earlier, the discussion of the situation …

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U.S. develops new Mideast peace plan

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley gave a hint of the Trump administration’s peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians, saying it’s long, takes advantage of new technology, and has a lot both sides will like and things they …

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Lavrov: Ukraine playing with fire

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov commented on the Kerch Strait conflict, saying that sponsors of the Kiev leadership should warn Ukraine about the inadmissibility of playing with fire. He noted that it would …

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UN Security Council refuses to discuss Kerch situation

Seven members of the UN Security Council have voted against Russia's agenda of the emergency session dedicated to the violation of Russia’s borders by Ukrainian military vessels, while China, Russia, Kazakhstan and Bolivia voted in …

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UN Security Council meets on Gaza flareup

The UN Security Council met behind closed doors Tuesday to discuss the escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip but there was no agreement on how to address the crisis, diplomats said. Kuwait and Bolivia requested the meeting following …

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EU adopts sanctions for chemical weapons use

The European Union set up a new sanctions mechanism targeting those who use and develop chemical weapons. At the meeting in Luxembourg EU foreign ministers agreed to the new measures, which will freeze the assets held in the block by …

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Karin Kneissl criticizes Western diplomacy in Arabic

The head of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Karin Kneissl, addressed the UN General Assembly in an out of the ordinary way - she criticized the work of her colleagues from other Western countries, and did it not in her native German, but in …

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War in Syria comes to end, Damascus says

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said at the UN General Assembly in Syria that the Syrian war against terrorists will soon be over. "The war is coming to an end, and the situation in the country is becoming safer. Our people …

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