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Nuclear Deal Empowered Iran, Saudi Deputy Minister Says

Nuclear Deal Empowered Iran, Saudi Deputy Minister Says

The Iran nuclear deal empowered the country to step up the developing of traditional weapons and has created more destruction in the Middle East, the Saudi deputy defense minister said.
Myanmar Is on Trial for Its Rohingya Campaign. Here’s Why

Myanmar Is on Trial for Its Rohingya Campaign. Here’s Why

Since 2017, some 740,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar for neighboring Bangladesh. The mass exodus was provoked, in the words of United Nations investigators, by security forces practicing
Brussels Edition: Merkel Heading Into Troubled Waters

Brussels Edition: Merkel Heading Into Troubled Waters

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Yemen Envoy Sees Path to End World’s Worst Humanitarian Disaster

Yemen’s government wants to resume direct peace talks with Iranian-backed Houthi rebels to end a brutal five-year conflict, but getting the insurgents back to the negotiating table will require both
U.S. Extends Clampdown on Iran With Sanctions on Energy Firms

U.S. Extends Clampdown on Iran With Sanctions on Energy Firms

The U.S. sanctioned four companies that it says have traded hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Iranian petroleum and petrochemicals in its latest effort to clamp down on the Islamic Republic’s
Trump’s Silence on Bezos Hack Shows Risk of Close Ties to Prince

Trump’s Silence on Bezos Hack Shows Risk of Close Ties to Prince

President Donald Trump is again facing questions about his relationship with Mohammed bin Salman after the Saudi crown prince was accused of spying on Amazon.com Inc. chief Jeff Bezos.
Huawei CFO’s Extradition Fight Tests Canada’s Legal System

Huawei CFO’s Extradition Fight Tests Canada’s Legal System

Canada’s arrest of Meng Wanzhou 13 months ago at the behest of the U.S. brought to a halt the once-frenetic life of Huawei Technologies Co.’s chief financial officer who traveled so frequently she
Venezuela Considers Tax on U.S. Dollar Sales to Boost State Coffers

Venezuela Considers Tax on U.S. Dollar Sales to Boost State Coffers

Venezuela is considering to impose a tax on the growing number of sales being conducted in U.S. dollars to boost government revenue at a time when foreign reserves are at a 30-year low.
Turkey’s Fine for Contempt of U.S. Court Could Soon Reach $1 Billion

Turkey’s Fine for Contempt of U.S. Court Could Soon Reach $1 Billion

If U.S. prosecutors get their way, Turkey’s Halkbank could be liable to pay $1 billion of dollars in fines as early as March if it continues to refuse to appear in a court case in New York.
Rudy Giuliani Sidekick Lev Parnas Traces Part of Money Trail to Ukraine

Rudy Giuliani Sidekick Lev Parnas Traces Part of Money Trail to Ukraine

From fine whiskey to European flights to cigar bars, the tab for the Ukraine mission was starting to add up.
The Mediterranean Is a Sea of Political Troubles Again

The Mediterranean Is a Sea of Political Troubles Again

A delicate balance of power in the strategic eastern Mediterranean region is being upset as the U.S. disengages
Halkbank Hit With U.S. Demand for Millions in Contempt Fines

Halkbank Hit With U.S. Demand for Millions in Contempt Fines

Turkey’s Halkbank should pay millions of dollars in fines for its continued failure to respond to U.S. sanctions-evasions charges, federal prosecutors in New York said.
Brussels Edition: Back from the Brink

Brussels Edition: Back from the Brink

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Nord Stream 2 Pins Hope on Germany to Clear EU Gas Rule Hurdle

Nord Stream 2 Pins Hope on Germany to Clear EU Gas Rule Hurdle

Nord Stream 2 expects regulators to decide by May whether its contested natural gas pipeline linking Germany to Russia will be able to operate as planned.
Another Country May Return to Haunt Trump

Another Country May Return to Haunt Trump

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Iran Threatens Non-Proliferation Treaty Exit Over European Move

Iran Threatens Non-Proliferation Treaty Exit Over European Move

Iran will withdraw from a major non-proliferation treaty if European nations attempt to refer the Islamic Republic to the UN Security Council over its infringements of the 2015 nuclear deal, the
South Korea Mulls North Korea Visits Despite U.S. Pushback

South Korea Mulls North Korea Visits Despite U.S. Pushback

South Korea is considering different ways to allow its people to travel to North Korea despite a U.S. warning to proceed with caution in visiting a country under extensive international sanctions.
Iran’s Bid to Integrate With Global Economy Coming to an End

Iran’s Bid to Integrate With Global Economy Coming to an End

Iran’s six-year push to integrate with the global economy appears to be coming to an end.
Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Appeals for Direct Talks with Trump

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Appeals for Direct Talks with Trump

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro called for direct talks with the U.S., saying its support for opposition leader Juan Guaido has failed.
North Korea Picks Army Man Who Led Korean Talks as Top Envoy

North Korea Picks Army Man Who Led Korean Talks as Top Envoy

North Korea named a former army officer who led military and high-level talks between the two Koreas as its top diplomat, Yonhap News reported, in a move that could change the course of stalled