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Japan PM Abe says N. Korean move is ‘forward motion’ but results essential – Breaking News

Share on facebook Share on twitter Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF) TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday he welcomed North Korea’s statement that it was suspending all nuclear and missile tests as “forward motion” but that this must lead to verifiable denuclearization. “This announcement is forward motion that I’d like […]

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France’s Le Maire: EU needs ‘full’ exemption from U.S. tariffs – Breaking News

Share on facebook Share on twitter Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF) WASHINGTON – The European Union needs to be exempted from steel and aluminum tariffs announced by the United States in order to work with Washington on trade with China, France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday. “We are close allies between […]

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UN envoy accuses Israel of killing innocent children in tweet – Arab-Israeli Conflict

NICKOLAY MLADENOV. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov tweeted Friday, “It is OUTRAGEOUS to shoot at children! How does the killing of a child in #Gaza today help #peace? It doesn’t! It fuels anger and breeds more killing. #Children must be protected from #violence, not […]

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Trump, France’s Macron to discuss Iran nuclear deal next week – Breaking News

Share on facebook Share on twitter Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF) WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the Iran nuclear agreement at the White House on Tuesday, although discussions with European countries on addressing US concerns about the 2015 deal were “not quite done yet,” a senior […]

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4 Palestinians killed in fourth week of demonstrations along Gaza border – Arab-Israeli Conflict

Share on facebook Share on twitter Palestinians burn tires during protests in Gaza. (photo credit: MOHAMMED SALEM/ REUTERS)  Four Palestinians were killed and hundreds more injured by Israeli troops during protests along the Gaza-Israel border Friday on the fourth straight week of demonstrations.   According to official Palestinian News agency Wafa, one of the fatalities […]

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France says Russia obstructing access to chemical weapon attack site – Breaking News

Share on facebook Share on twitter Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)  PARIS – Russia is obstructing the access of international chemical weapons inspectors to the site of a suspected poison gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday. Experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition […]

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‘The Man Who Stole Banksy’ tells Middle East street art tale – Arab-Israeli Conflict

A Palestinian boy walks past a drawing by British graffiti artist Banksy. (photo credit: REUTERS) LOS ANGELES – The Man Who Stole Banksy, a street art documentary that will premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, spins a tale that mixes would-be art-world avarice with Middle East politics. But the film about the […]

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Turkish parliament approves snap elections for June – Breaking News

Share on facebook Share on twitter Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)  ANKARA – Turkey’s parliament approved on Friday a proposal to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, more than a year ahead of schedule, after President Tayyip Erdogan said they should be held early. Parliamentarians from the opposition pro-Kurdish HDP party walked […]

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U.N. vehicles arrive at site of Syria chemical weapons attack – Middle East

A man pushes a cart past damaged buildings at the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh. (photo credit: REUTERS/BASSAM KHABIEH) A vehicle that appeared to have a license plate of the kind used by international organizations was in the area close to the site of the suspected chemical […]

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Iran: Direct confrontation with Israel will end in its destruction – Breaking News

Share on facebook Share on twitter Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)  Al-Jazeera reported on Friday that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard launched an additional threat against Israel: “Direct confrontation with Israel will end in its destruction,” the Islamic state said.  Earlier, the second-in-command of the Revolutionary Guard said that “Israel has nowhere to run to […]