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Philippines to terminate troop agreement with US

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President Rodrigo Duterte, who has openly disapproved of the military alliance, made the decision after an ally’s visa was rescinded   Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, has told his foreign minister to give formal notice to the United States of his termination of a visiting forces agreement (VFA) between ...

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The Daily Star temporarily suspends print edition

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The Daily Star  BEIRUT: Lebanon’s English-language newspaper The Daily Star regrets to announce the temporary suspension of its print edition due to the financial challenges facing the Lebanese press which have been exacerbated by the deterioration of the economic situation in the country. The Daily Star’s website – http://www.dailystar.com.lb – ...

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U.N.-brokered Libya military talks begin in Geneva

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Military officers from rival factions in Libya’s conflict began U.N.-led talks in Geneva on Monday aimed at securing a ceasefire after 10 months of fighting on the outskirts of the capital, Tripoli. The so-called “Libyan Joint Military Commission” includes five senior officers from eastern commander Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army ...

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Arab League rejects Trump’s Middle East plan

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The Arab League has completely rejected US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan during an emergency meeting in Egypt’s capital, saying it would not lead to a just peace deal. In a statement on Saturday, the pan-Arab bloc said it “rejects the US-Israeli ‘deal of the century’ considering that it does not meet the ...

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Jimmy Carter: Trump deal breaches international law

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Former US president, Jimmy Carter, announced on Friday that current US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” breaches international law, CNN and other international agencies reported. According to Carter, Trump’s deal: “Breaches international law regarding self-determination, the acquisition of land by force, and annexation of occupied territories.” In a ...

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