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TEHRAN, Iran | Iran’s FM mocks John Bolton with ’10-year challenge’

TEHRAN, Iran —Jan 18, 2019—Iran’s foreign minister has mocked the U.S. national security adviser’s calls for a strike on Iran, in a play on the viral 10-year challenge meme on social media. In a tweet Friday, Mohammad Javad Zarif posted the titles of two separate articles by John Bolton from 2009 and 2019, both calling … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran’s FM mocks John Bolton with ’10-year challenge’

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Pompeo confident of US deal with Turkey to protect Kurds

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates  — Jan 12, 2019—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) says he’s confident the United States and Turkey can agree on a way to protect Kurdish rebels in Syria after the American troop withdrawal. Pompeo has spoken to Turkey’s foreign minister and says a possible agreement is a work in … Continue reading ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Pompeo confident of US deal with Turkey to protect Kurds

JERUSALEM | Moshe Arens, former Israeli defense minister, foreign minister and political mentor to Benjamin Netanyahu, dies at 93

JERUSALEM  —Jan 07, 2019—Moshe Arens, former Israeli defense minister, foreign minister and political mentor to Benjamin Netanyahu, dies at 93. By Associated Press

ROME | Italy’s foreign minister to visit Washington on Jan. 3-4

ROME— Italy’s foreign minister, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, will be visiting Washington in early January, meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department and with national security adviser John Bolton at the White House. Italy’s Foreign Ministry said Friday that topics for the Jan. 3-4 meetings include global security, the migrant situation in … Continue reading ROME | Italy’s foreign minister to visit Washington on Jan. 3-4

PRISTINA, Kosovo | The Latest: Serbia seeks urgent UN session over Kosovo army

PRISTINA, Kosovo — The Latest on Kosovo’s vote to create an army (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Serbia’s foreign minister says the country will seek an urgent session of the U.N. Security Council over Kosovo’s decision to form an army. Serbia maintains the vote in Kosovo’s parliament was in violation of a U.N. resolution on … Continue reading PRISTINA, Kosovo | The Latest: Serbia seeks urgent UN session over Kosovo army

WASHINGTON  | US demands answers from Cuba on political prisoners

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration is demanding answers from Cuba about eight of more than 100 people it says are political prisoners held by the communist government. In an open letter to Cuba’s foreign minister, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Cuba has refused to respond to multiple U.S. queries about the eight who he … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | US demands answers from Cuba on political prisoners

ANKARA, Turkey | Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi’s killers vexes Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey says it is disappointed by Saudi Arabia’s rejection of its request for the extradition of the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The State-run Anadolu news agency on Monday quoted Fahrettin Altun, the communications director of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as saying it’s now in the international community’s interest to … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi’s killers vexes Turkey

BRUSSELS | The Latest: May postpones vote in parliament on Brexit deal

BRUSSELS— The Latest on the debate over Britain’s impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 4:50 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says her Brexit divorce deal with the European Union is still “the best deal that is negotiable,” as she aimed to win Parliament’s support. In a stinging statement Monday to the … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: May postpones vote in parliament on Brexit deal