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Saudi-led forces close air, sea and land access to Yemen

DUBAI (Reuters) – A Saudi-led military coalition said it will temporarily close all air, land and sea ports to Yemen to stem the flow of arms to Houthi rebels from Iran, said a statement on Monday [...]

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Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) – The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday. After Typhoon Damrey’s winds tore off roofs, felled trees [...]

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Saudi-led air strike kills 26 people in Yemen: medics

DUBAI (Reuters) – An air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition killed 26 people at a hotel and an adjoining market in Yemen’s northern Saadah province on Wednesday, according to medics and a Reuters witness at [...]

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South Korea’s Moon says cannot recognize North Korea as nuclear state

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – South Korea will never tolerate North Korea as a nuclear state, nor will Seoul have nuclear weapons, President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday, as China pledged to work on denuclearization after setting aside [...]

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Iran’s parliament approves Rouhani’s cabinet picks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s parliament has approved two nominees by President Hassan Rouhani to head the ministries of energy and higher education. Parliament speaker Ali Larijani says 225 of 276 lawmakers in attendance voted for [...]

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U.S. pressure delays Israel’s ‘Greater Jerusalem’ bill: legislator

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. pressure delayed an Israeli ministerial vote on Sunday on a proposed bill that Washington fears entails annexation of Jewish settlements near Jerusalem, an Israeli lawmaker said. The “Greater Jerusalem” legislation would put [...]

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Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule

MADRID (Reuters) – Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region, in an escalating dispute that has raised fears of unrest [...]

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Go home, Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq

RIYADH/DOHA (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to “go home”, after a rare joint meeting [...]