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More Than 10 Countries Mulling Embassy Moves To Jerusalem

The Foreign Ministry is in contact with more than 10 countries from every continent on the globe that have expressed interest in following the US lead and moving their embassies to Jerusalem, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said on Monday.

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South Korea To Listen To Victims Before Deciding On Controversial Comfort Women Deal

Kang Kyung Hwa

SEOUL -- South Korea's top diplomat said Tuesday that the government will make its final policy decision on a controversial deal with Japan over its wartime sexual slavery of Korean women after listening to opinions from victims and civic groups, Yonhap news agency reported.

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S Korea Defence Ministry To Create N Korea Nuke Team

Song Young-moo

SEOUL -- South Korea's defence ministry announced Tuesday that it will launch a special team on North Korea in an organisational shift aimed at responding more effectively to increased nuclear and missile threats from the communist neighbour, Yonhap news agency reported.

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Death Of Two Miners Sparks Mass Protest In Eastern Morocco

RABAT -- Thousands of people protested in the eastern Moroccan city of Jerada on Monday over the death of two young men in coal mine, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Erdogan Calls For Full Lifting Of Economic Sanctions On Sudan

KHARTOUM -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called for full lifting of the economic sanctions on Sudan, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Lebanese PM Hariri 'Pressured To Resign' By The Saudis

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh expecting to spend the day with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but instead found himself manhandled by Saudi security forces and forced to resign his position, according to a report by the New York Times.

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Pope Warns Of 'Winds Of War' In Christmas Message

In his traditional Christmas message, Pope Francis has urged a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as tensions prevail over the US' decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Saudi Raids Kill Over 70 Yemeni Civilians In 48 Hours

At least 71 civilians have been killed in the last 48 hours in air raids carried out by a Saudi-led military coalition targeting Houthi rebels in Yemen, residents and local media say.

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Russia's Alexei Navalny Barred From Presidential Run

The Russian election committee has barred opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president in the 2018 presidential elections.

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