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United States | Iran’s Firing of Space Launch Vehicle Defies International Community

United States – In continued defiance of the international community and UN Security Council Resolution 2231, the Iranian regime fired off a space launch vehicle today. Such vehicles incorporate technologies that are virtually identical and interchangeable with those used in ballistic missiles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles. Today’s launch furthers Iran’s ability to eventually build such … Continue reading United States | Iran’s Firing of Space Launch Vehicle Defies International Community

TEHRAN, Iran | Nuclear chief says Iran exploring new uranium enrichment

TEHRAN, Iran— Jan 13, 2019—The head of Iran’s nuclear program said the Islamic Republic has begun “preliminary activities for designing” a modern process for 20-percent uranium enrichment for its 50-year-old research reactor in Tehran, signaling new danger for the nuclear deal. The comment on state television Sunday from Ali Akbar Salehi increases the pressure on … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Nuclear chief says Iran exploring new uranium enrichment

JERUSALEM | Israel finds last tunnel, ending mission on Lebanese border

JERUSALEM  —Jan 13, 2019— Israeli troops discovered the sixth and final tunnel dug by Hezbollah militants for cross-border attacks, the military announced Sunday, saying it was wrapping up its operation along the Lebanese border. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the final tunnel was the largest one discovered so far, running hundreds of meters … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel finds last tunnel, ending mission on Lebanese border

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s ruling coalition retains power in national assembly

KINSHASA, Congo — Jan 12, 2019—The ruling coalition of Congo’s outgoing President Joseph Kabila has won a large majority of national assembly seats, the electoral commission announced Saturday, while the presidential election runner-up was poised to file a court challenge alleging fraud. The national assembly majority sharply reduces the chances of dramatic reforms under the … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s ruling coalition retains power in national assembly

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: French foreign minister doubts on Congo results

KINSHASA, Congo — Jan 10, 2019—The Latest on Congo’s presidential election results. All times local: 11:10 a.m. The advocacy group The Enough Project warns that Felix Tshisekedi’s victory in Congo’s presidential election, as announced by the electoral commission, may be challenged. Sasha Lezhnev, deputy director of Enough Project, which focuses on Africa, said the official … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: French foreign minister doubts on Congo results

SANAA, Yemen | Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6

SANAA, Yemen— Jan 10, 2019—A bomb-laden drone flown by Yemen’s Houthi rebels flew into a military parade on Thursday outside of the southern port city of Aden, killing at least six troops from a Saudi-led coalition and their allies in a brazen attack threatening U.N.-brokered peace efforts to end the yearslong war tearing at the … Continue reading SANAA, Yemen | Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6

JOHANNESBURG | Africa is divided over ivory trade ahead of wildlife meeting

JOHANNESBURG —Jan 06, 2019—Several African countries with some of the largest elephant populations are calling for looser controls on legal ivory trade, while another group of countries on the continent say tighter controls are the best way to curb the illegal killing of elephants for their tusks. The dueling proposals were released by the office … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Africa is divided over ivory trade ahead of wildlife meeting

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Carter urges Congo vote to reflect people’s will

KINSHASA, Congo  — The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is urging Congo’s election commission to ensure that presidential election results “reflect the will of the Congolese people” as concerns grow about possible unrest. A Carter Center statement on the eve of the scheduled announcement of … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Carter urges Congo vote to reflect people’s will