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Iranian hardliners burn US flag, copy of nuclear deal in parliament

Hardliners in Iran’s parliament burnt a U.S. flag in the chamber early Wednesday, after President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

France confirms Libya’s Haftar is treated in a Paris hospital

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has confirmed that Libya’s strongman Khalifa Haftar was admitted to a hospital near Paris and that his health condition was improving.

China ‘opposed to the use of force’ in Syria – foreign ministry

China said Saturday it was “opposed to the use of force” following US-led air strikes against Syria and called for a “return to the framework of international law”.

Boris Johnson, Jean-Yves Le Drian discuss alleged Syrian chemical attack

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian agreed on Monday to discuss the alleged chemical attack in Syria’s Duma, the UK Foreign Office said.

Iran says only way to end Syria war is to support government

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that the only way to end the conflict in Syria was to support its government.

Iran: No missile talks unless West gives up its nuclear weapons

Iran's armed forces spokesman said on Saturday that there can be no talks on the country's missile programme without the West's destruction of its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.

Dozens dead in attacks on Burkina military headquarters, French embassy

Dozens of people were killed Friday in twin attacks on the French embassy in Burkina Faso and the country's military headquarters, an assault that coincided with a meeting of regional anti-jihadist forces.

Death toll soars as Syria regime pounds rebel enclave

Fresh regime strikes killed 15 civilians Wednesday in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where overwhelmed medics were still treating the survivors of the Syrian conflict's bloodiest day in months.

EU backs Brexit transition demands as tensions rock Theresa May

The EU adopted red lines Monday for a transition period that binds Britain by the bloc's laws for nearly two years after Brexit without having any policy-making power.

UN hosts ‘critical’ Syria peace talks in Vienna

The United Nations embarked on fresh efforts Thursday to jump-start Syrian peace talks that Western countries and the opposition fear are being undermined by a separate Russian diplomatic push.

Libyan premier urges international community to back UN mandate

The head of Libya's U.N.-backed government says the international community should take a firm stance against those defying a 2015 political agreement stipulating a U.N. mandate.

Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad accuses France of sponsoring terrorism

President Bashar Al-Assad of Syria attacked France on Tuesday, accusing it of supporting bloodshed in his country making it unfit to talk about a peace settlement.

Emmanuel Macron warns against meddling in Lebanon at Saad Hariri support meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday warned regional powers against meddling in Lebanon at a international meeting aimed at fending off pressure on the fragile country from rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Lebanese premier Saad Hariri free to leave Riyadh ‘when he pleases’ – Adel al-Jubeir

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is free to leave Saudi Arabia "when he pleases", the kingdom said Thursday, rejecting accusations from Beirut that he was being held in Riyadh following his shock resignation.

France seeks UN funding to fight terror, smuggling in Africa’s Sahel

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will lead a UN Security Council meeting on Monday that will look at ways of shoring up the G5 Sahel force set up by Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont blasts Spain move to sack separatists

Spain took drastic measures Saturday to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist government and call fresh elections in a move the region’s leader compared to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani excited over EU’s support for nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Tuesday welcomed European Union’s support for his country’s nuclear deal with international powers, in spite President Donald Trump casting doubt on the U.S. commitment to the agreement.

European Union signals steadfast support for Iran nuclear deal

Several Foreign Ministers of the European Union on Monday signalled their resolve to keep the Iran nuclear deal intact after U.S. President Donald Trump cast doubt on U.S. support for the deal.

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