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Day: January 14, 2020

Iranian foreign minister arrives on 3-day India visit

New Delhi, Jan 14: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrived here on Tuesday on a three-day visit to India in the midst of spiralling tension between his country and the US. On Wednesday, he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also deliver a lecture at the Raisina Dialogue, […]

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New protests as Iran makes first arrests over downed airliner

Iran announced Tuesday its first arrests over the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet, as protesters vented their anger over the catastrophic blunder for a fourth consecutive day. Making matters worse for the sanctions-hit country, Britain, France and Germany triggered a dispute resolution mechanism under the […]

Berlin summit to build on shaky Libyan ceasefire

Diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Libya ratcheted up on Tuesday as Russia claimed that the warring factions had agreed to maintain a fragile ceasefire and Germany announced an international summit on the crisis this Sunday. Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar left talks in Moscow on Tuesday without […]

Libyan strongman delays signing ceasefire at Moscow talks

Libya’s eastern strongman General Khalifa Haftar delayed signing a ceasefire agreement at talks in Moscow, but Russia said it was hopeful the country’s warring rivals would soon conclude the deal to end nine months of fighting. Talks on the terms of a ceasefire between Haftar’s forces and the […]

Indian state challenges new citizenship law in Supreme Court

NEW DELHI — The southern Indian state of Kerala on Tuesday became the first to legally challenge a new citizenship law that has triggered nationwide demonstrations. In a petition to the Supreme Court, the state government said the law violates the secular nature of India’s Constitution, and accused […]

Philippine volcano trembles more, spews lava half-mile high

TAGAYTAY, Philippines — A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption, as tens of thousands of people fled villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash. Government work was suspended and schools were closed […]

EU rebukes Iran over nuclear violations, sanctions possible

BRUSSELS — Britain, France and Germany ratcheted up pressure on Iran Tuesday to cease its violations of a landmark nuclear deal, stressing that they want to resolve differences through talks while starting the clock on a process that could result in a so-called “snapback” of United Nations sanctions. […]

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