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Turkish court rejects appeal for US pastor’s release

A Turkish court on Tuesday rejected an appeal to release from house arrest a US pastor whose detention on terror-related charges has strained relations between NATO allies Ankara and Washington, state media reported.

Mike Pence: US to sanction Turkey over detained pastor

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday warned Turkey that the United States will slap sanctions on the country if it does not take “immediate steps” to free an American pastor held since 2016 on terror-related charges.
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Donald Trump postpones Vladimir Putin visit as Mike Pompeo defends US stance on Russia

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday delayed a second summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, while his top diplomat insisted there was no let up against Moscow following the two leaders' controversial meeting in Helsinki.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May. (J. Scott Applewhite-AP)

US senators to grill Mike Pompeo over Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit

US senators, distressed by the Republican billionaire’s recent behaviour, will demand answers from his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday when he provides the most closely watched congressional testimony of his young tenure as the nation’s top diplomat.
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US restates commitment to the destruction of ISIS

The U.S. said the destruction of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group was an urgent priority for the President Donald Trump’s administration.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opens the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on July 23, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - GALI TIBBON

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu praises Donald Trump’s ‘tough stand’ against Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday praised President Donald Trump's "tough stand" against Iran after the US leader issued a stark warning to the Islamic republic.
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Iran will resist Trump’s “psychological warfare” – commander

Iran will resist U.S. President Donald Trump’s “psychological warfare”, a senior commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Monday.
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Donald Trump hits back at Iran ‘war’ talk

President Donald Trump on Sunday hit back at bellicose comments by Iran’s president, warning him of consequences “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered,” as the US intensifies its campaign against the Islamic republic.
A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on July 22, 2018 shows President Hassan Rouhani (R) attending a meeting with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other ministry officials in the capital Tehran. - AFP - Iranian Presidency -

Hassan Rouhani says conflict with Iran would be ‘mother of all wars’

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani warned the United States not to "play with the lion's tail" on Sunday, saying that conflict with Iran would be the "mother of all wars".
(L-R) US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and South Korean Ambassador to the UN Cho Tae-yul pose for a photo before a meeting on July 20, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / Don Emmert

US enlists UN to keep sanctions pressure on North Korea

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday met with the UN Security Council for the first talks on North Korea since Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's summit -- and was to urge the top UN body to keep the pressure on Pyongyang.
US President Donald Trump (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin wait ahead a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an "extraordinary relationship" and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world./ AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski

Donald Trump to invite Vladimir Putin to White House in autumn

Donald Trump has asked his national security adviser to invite the Russian president to the White House in the autumn.

Donald Trump now says no ‘time limit’ to denuclearize North Korea

President Donald Trump said Tuesday there is no hurry to denuclearize North Korea under his accord with Kim Jong Un -- a shift in tone from when the US leader said the process would start very soon.

Donald Trump releases ‘very nice’ letter from Kim Jong Un

US President Donald Trump on Thursday again signaled optimism about efforts to end the nuclear standoff with North Korea, as he took the extraordinary diplomatic step of tweeting out a letter from Kim Jong Un.

Donald Trump: I’m confident Kim Jong Un will honour our contract

United States President, Donald Trump, has expressed optimism that North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, will honour the contract they both signed and, even more importantly, their handshake.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has previously met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

North Korea, US need to narrow difference in initial denuke talks – South Korean...

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the U. S. would need the process of narrowing difference in initial negotiations for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, South Korea’s unification minister said Monday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has previously met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

North Korea: Talks with Mike Pompeo ‘regrettable’

It says the outcome of the talks was "very concerning" because it has led to a "dangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearisation that had been firm."
A tarpaulin covers the damaged facade of a police station in Ho Chin Minh city on June 20, 2018, following an explosion that injured an officer near the site of massive protests. - AFP

Seven arrested over bombing of police station

Seven people have been arrested in Vietnam, including three on terrorism charges, for bombing a police station in Ho Chi Minh City last month in a rare attack that injured three people.
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UAE freezes accounts of nine Iranian individuals and entities

The United Arab Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority has ordered companies to identify and freeze the accounts and assets of nine Iranian individuals and entities the UAE has placed on its "terrorism list", according to national news agency WAM.

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