Attack on Saudi Arabia ‘unprecedented’: U.S. defense secretary

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities was “unprecedented” and the United States, along with its allies, was working to defend the “international rules-based order that is being undermined by Iran.” Esper said on Twitter here he had returned to the Pentagon …

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Wall Street drops after Saudi attacks, energy stocks spike

nergy stocks spiked while most of Wall Street fell on Monday after weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities added to investors’ concerns about geopolitical risk and a stumbling global economy. The attacks on the world’s biggest crude exporter sent oil prices up more than 20% before they eased, as …

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Trump says looks like Iran was behind Saudi oil attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia at the weekend that raised fears of a fresh Middle East conflict, but added that he did not want war with anyone. Iran has rejected U.S. charges it was to …

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Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza killed in U.S. raid, Trump says

amza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation, President Donald Trump said on Saturday. In a statement issued by the White House, Trump said the operation took place in …

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EU to give Colombia 30 million euros in aid for Venezuelan migrants

European Union will give 30 million euros ($33 million) in aid to Colombia to help the Andean country grapple with an influx of Venezuelan migrants fleeing economic and political strife at home, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said on Thursday. More than 4 million Venezuelans have fled in recent …

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Ten killed in stampede at Mozambique election rally

least 10 people have died and 98 were injured in a stampede at a campaign rally of Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi, health authorities said on Thursday. Nampula Central Hospital management’s said the deaths and injuries occurred when a crowd tried to move through a single gate of a stadium in …

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Canada again sails warship through sensitive Taiwan Strait

anada has sailed a warship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, the Canadian government said on Tuesday, three months after a similar operation and amid strained ties between Beijing and Ottawa over a series of thorny diplomatic issues. Such passages typically upset China, which claims democratic and self-ruled Taiwan as part …

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Three Australians detained in Iran

hree Australian citizens have been detained in Iran, the Australian government said on Wednesday, adding that it was helping the families of the three but gave no further details. The brief statement from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade came after the British newspaper the Times reported that two …

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Iran further breaches nuclear deal, says it can exceed 20% enrichment

ran said on Saturday it was now capable of raising uranium enrichment past the 20% level and had launched advanced centrifuge machines in further breaches of commitments to limit its nuclear activity under a 2015 deal with world powers. Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran speaks …

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Turkey’s Erdogan says will discuss Syria with Trump at U.N.

urkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he expects to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations later this month to discuss military operations in northeast Syria, where Turkey plans to resettle one million Syrian refugees. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands during a bilateral meeting …

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