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Yemen’s Houthis indicate willingness to hand over port to U.N. –...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis have indicated they would be willing to hand over management of Hodeidah port to the United Nations, a potential breakthrough in a conflict that has caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, sources familiar with the efforts said. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged a swift military…

U.S. bombs Syrian army position near Tanf – pro-Assad commander

AMMAN (Reuters) - A Syrian army officer was killed in a U.S strike on a Syrian army outpost near a U.S. base close to the Iraqi-Syrian border, a commander in the regional alliance supporting President Bashar al-Assad told Reuters. The Pentagon, said, however, that a U.S.-backed Syrian rebel group stationed in the Tanf garrison had…

North Korea ‘total denuclearisation’ started; officials see no new moves –...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday North Korea was blowing up four of its big test sites and that a process of “total denuclearisation ... has already started,” but officials said there was no such evidence since a landmark summit last week. Trump said at a Cabinet meeting in the White…

More time needed to achieve peace, South Sudan rebels say

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels said on Thursday that more time is needed to secure lasting peace in the country and it would be necessary to address the root causes of a civil war. South Sudan President Salva Kiir (R) greets South Sudan Rebel leader Riek Machar during the 32nd Extra-Ordinary Summit of IGAD…

Despite Trump order, border child separations could go on – legal...

(Reuters) - The much-vilified U.S. policy of separating children from parents who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border could continue under certain circumstances because of ambiguous language in President Donald Trump’s order meant to end the practice, legal experts said. FILE PHOTO - Immigrant children, many of whom have been separated from their parents under a…

Italy and Germany clash as migration rows split EU

BRUSSELS/ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday a draft EU accord on migration had been withdrawn after he clashed with Chancellor Angela Merkel over an issue that is splitting Europe. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte leave after a news conference at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany,…

Launching to Observe Our Sun

On June 21, 1975, NASA successfully launched the eighth Orbiting Solar Observatory aboard a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This satellite was the final in a series of spacecraft specifically designed to look at the Sun in high-energy wavelength bands.

Germany’s Merkel calls for solutions to Iran’s ‘aggressive tendencies’

AMMAN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said European countries shared concern over Iran’s ballistic missile programme and called for solutions to its “aggressive tendencies” in the Middle East. German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during her visit to the German Jordanian University near Madaba, Jordan June 21, 2018. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed “Iran’s aggressive tendencies…

Israeli PM Netanyahu’s wife charged with fraud, Justice Ministry says

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was charged on Thursday with fraud over the alleged misuse of state funds in ordering catered meals at their official residence, the Justice Ministry said. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador…

Assad presses assault in southwest, civilians flee

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces pounded rebel-held areas of the southwest with artillery on Thursday, in a steady escalation by President Bashar al-Assad who has vowed to win back the area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 12,500 civilians had fled the town of Busra al-Hariri…
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