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Russia Suspends Diplomatic Presence In Yemen, Moves Envoy To Riyadh: Agencies

Maria Zakharova

MOSCOW - Russia has suspended its diplomatic presence in Yemen and all its staff have left the country due to the situation in the capital Sanaa, the RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Tuesday.

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Zimbabwe Voters Need More Time To Register After Turmoil: Parties

HARARE - Zimbabwe’s political parties want to give voters another two months to sign up for next year’s election after political turmoil disrupted the registration process, an opposition official said.

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Russia Will Keep Bases In Syria To Strike At Insurgents: Kremlin

MOSCOW - Russia will keep a naval and an air base in Syria capable of carrying out strikes against insurgents if required after a partial military pull-out announced by President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

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Thailand Applauds EU's Decision On Resuming Political Contacts

General Prayuth Chan-ocha

BANGKOK --  Thailand has praised the decision taken by the European Union (EU) to resume political contacts at all levels with the government which were suspended three years ago following a coup by the military.

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Four Palestinians Killed, 1778 Injured By Israeli Soldiers Since Trump's Decision On Jerusalem

RAMALLAH -- Israeli occupation soldiers killed four Palestinians and injured some 1,778 others in different parts of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza besieged enclave since Trump recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported according to Palestinian official sources.

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Puerto Rican Officials Demand Equality Over Tax Reforms

Thomas Rivera Schatz

SAN JUAN, Dec 12 --Puerto Rican officials are taking Washington by storm in a fight against the recent U.S. tax reforms which they say endanger the livelihoods of over 250,000 factory workers on the island.

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Venezuela Rejects US Interference In Municipal Elections

Jorge Arreaza

CARACAS --Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza condemned on Monday statements made by the U.S. government against the democratic system of the South American nation, where municipal elections were held on Sunday, the third elections in the last six months.

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IMF Praises Afghanistan's Progress In Reforms, Pursuit Of Self-Reliance

KABUL -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) praised the Afghan government's steps in structural reforms and the pursuit of self-reliance despite persist challenges, China’s Xinhua news agency reported according to the Afghan finance ministry report on its website Tuesday.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe Flies To Singapore, First Trip Since Ouster

Pic: ReutersHARARE: Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, his first foreign travel since the army forced him from office last month, a state security official said on Tuesday.

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South Korea Drops Indemnity Suit Against Residents Over Jeju Naval Base

SEOUL -- The South Korean government decided Tuesday to quit a lawsuit against residents on Jeju Island and activists for having obstructed the construction of a major naval base there, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

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