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    Iranians are all IRGC today: Zarif

    “Today, Iranians – boys, girls, men, women – are ALL IRGC,” Zarif said on his official Twitter account on Saturday, a day after US President Donald Trump refused to certify the nuclear agreement.

    West Asia
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    World leaders react to Donald Trump's speech on Iran

    World leaders were quick to react to US President Donald Trump's decision to "decertify" an international deal on Iran's nuclear programme.The 2015 deal, reached between Iran and the United States.

    West Asia
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    Iranian foreign minister warned that Trump threats would backfire

    Two months into the new Trump administration, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned that Washington's behaviour towards the nuclear deal threatened to "render the entire bargain meaningless".

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    Trump Defies the World on Iran

    Defying most of the world, President Trump announced on Friday that the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal is no longer in the U.S. interest, and took the first step toward unravelling it.

    West Asia
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    Azerbaijani Navy Visits Iran for First Time Amid Warming Ties

    Azerbaijan's navy has made its first-ever visit to Iran, signaling warming ties between the wary neighbors and Baku's growing desire to show that it has non-Western geopolitical options.

    Central Asia
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    Iraq launches Kirkuk operation as Kurd fighters mobilise

    A senior Kurdish official said thousands of heavily armed fighters had been deployed to resist the offensive "at any cost" and called for international intervention with the federal government in Baghdad.

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    China scrambles fighter jets to deter US missile frigate

    China has scrambled two fighter jets, a helicopter and a guided-missile frigate to deter a US frigate which was nearing disputed islands in the South China Sea.

    South Asia
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    Pope to visit Myanmar as anti-Rohingya hatred seethes

    Pope Francis will talk peace on his to visit Myanmar, a Catholic church representative said on Thursday, a potentially highly charged trip during a refugee crisis that has seen 520,000 Rohingya Muslims.

    Southeast Asia
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    Iraq court orders arrest of Kurd independence vote organisers

    An Iraqi court has ordered the arrest of members of the Kurdistan regional Government who organised a referendum on the region's independence last month, according to reports.

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    Iran has 'all options on table' if US blacklists Revolutionary Guards

    Iran told the United States on Tuesday that it will keep “all options on table” if President Donald Trump designate its elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist organization.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan no longer dependent on U.S :PM

    Pakistan is no more reliant on the United States for military requirements and will reach out to others if one source [of military supplies] dries up, Pak Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbas said in an interview on Sunday

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    Turkey launches military operation in Syria's Idlib

    Syrian rebel fighters are launching a major military operation backed by Turkish forces into a northwestern area of Syria largely controlled by jihadists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

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    US aiding IS in Afghanistan, says Karzai

    The US forces are helping the militant Isla­mic State group in Afghan­istan, Hamid Karzai, the country’s former president, alleged in a controversial interview aired on Sunday.

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    UN Blacklists Saudi-led Coalition for Killing Children in Yemen

    The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen was on Friday placed on a UN blacklist for killing and maiming children, drawing fresh calls from rights groups to step up pressure on Riyadh over the conflict.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan army says state exploring how to integrate militant-linked groups

    The Pakistani army on Thursday said the government was discussing ways to try to integrate militant-linked groups into the mainstream of the country’s politics.

    South Asia
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    Saudi king, Putin clinch billion-dollar energy, arms deals

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, on a landmark visit to Russia, and President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a slew of arms and energy deals as the key US ally seeks to deepen cooperation with Moscow.

    West Asia
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    India says ready for more 'surgical strikes'

    Indian Air Force (IAF) is ready for full spectrum operation but any decision on surgical strike involving the air force has to be taken by the government.

    South Asia
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    Iran, Iraq to hold military drills on Kurdistan border

    A senior Iranian military commander says Iran and Iraq will hold joint military exercises along their border with the Kurdistan region in the coming days in line with Tehran's policy to support Baghdad’s.

    West Asia
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    Erdogan, Putin agree joint push to end Syria war

    President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan Thursday agreed to step efforts to bring peace to Syria, with the Russian leader declaring the right conditions now existed.

    West Asia
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    Why is India reluctant to send troops to Afghanistan?

    A UN visit to Myanmar's conflict-battered Rakhine state was postponed on Thursday, thwarting efforts to reach the epicentre of violence for the first time since the start of a massive exodus of minority Rohingya Muslims.

    Southeast Asia
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    Pak says it got proposal to swap Kulbhushan Jadhav for a militant

    Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif during an interview with Asia Society disclosed Pakistan was offered to exchange self-confessed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav with a terrorist involved in the 2014 attack.

    South Asia
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    Pakistan sets new rules of engagement with US

    In her original itinerary, she was supposed to visit Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, but she had the sudden change of plan. Her office intimated the Foreign Office that the US president’s focal person.

    South Asia
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    Six rockets land near Kabul airport after Mattis arrives

    The Taliban launched a volley of rockets near Kabul's international airport on Wednesday shortly after US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in the Afghan capital for talks, an official said.

    Central Asia
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    Suu Kyi 'burying head in sand' over Rakhine crisis: Amnesty

    Aung San Suu Kyi and her government are "burying their heads in the sand" over the violence in Rakhine state, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, criticising Myanmar's.

    Southeast Asia

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