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BEIJING (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday he believed China would sympathize with his country’s “internal fiscal problems” as he seeks to renegotiate, or potentially cancel, more than $20 billion in Chinese-funded projects. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (L) shakes hands with China’s Premier Li Keqiang at the end of a
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ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – As more than 2 million pilgrims from around the world braved stormy weather in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to begin the annual haj ritual, the country’s health minister said there was no sign of any outbreaks of disease. Muslim pilgrims walk towards their tents in Mina ahead of annual Haj
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ABU DHABI (Reuters) – U.S. forces will stay in Iraq “as long as needed” to help stabilize regions previously controlled by Islamic State, a spokesman for the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the militants said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. army forces participate in combat training in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, December 22, 2016.
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DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will unveil a new fighter jet next week and continue developing missile capabilities as a top priority, the defense minister said on Saturday, defying new U.S. sanctions aimed at curbing Tehran’s missile program and regional influence. FILE PHOTO: Iran’s national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012.
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican marines on Friday said they had discovered an underground drug lab in the mountains outside the capital of Sinaloa state where they destroyed 50 tons of methamphetamine. Forensic technicians of the Mexican Navy are seen at a clandestine drug processing laboratory where they seized 50 tons of methamphetamine discovered during
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N. civilian presence or expanded U.N. assistance, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in a report on Friday. FILE PHOTO – U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, speaks to the media after a meeting
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GENOA, Italy (Reuters) – Italy’s biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday after Rome criticized it for a deadly bridge collapse this week, moving to revoke its concession and accusing it of failing to ensure the viaduct’s safety. The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy
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SANAA (Reuters) – Yemen’s three-year war has taken a heavy toll on Sanaa’s historic Old City, a dense warren of mosques, bath houses and 6,000 mud brick houses, which date from before the 11th century. Part of the Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been razed by bombing. Now only rubble and straggly
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