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UAE Says Qatari Fighter Jets Intercepted Civilian Plane

The United Arab Emirates said Qatari fighter planes intercepted a civilian aircraft carrying 86 passengers to Bahrain on Sunday, UAE state news agency WAM reported. Quoting its civil aviation authority,…

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Syrian Military Strikes IS-Held Districts Near Damascus

Airstrikes pounded an insurgent-held area near Damascus on Sunday, footage broadcast by state media stations showed, as the Syrian government stepped up efforts to wipe out the insurgency’s last foothold…

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China Welcomes U.S. to Visit China to Discuss Trade

China on Sunday said it welcomed plans by top U.S. officials to visit the country to discuss trade and economic issues, amid tensions between the world’s two largest economies. “The…

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OPCW: Inspectors Have Samples From Douma

A team of inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited a site in Douma, Syria on Saturday to collect samples as it tries to determine…

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World’s Oldest Person Dies in Japan, 117

The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town…

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Turkish Lawmakers Approve Early Elections Called by Erdogan

Turkey’s parliament has approved holding the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections a year-and-a-half early, a change President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said is needed because of uncertainties over Syria. Legislators voted…

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Russia: Trump Promised to Make Reciprocal Visit to Moscow

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the possibility of visiting each other’s country when Trump rang Putin last month to congratulate him on his re-election, Russia’s…

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