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Iranian TV Personality Who Promoted Compulsory Islamic Dress Under Fire Over Photos

A well-known Iranian television personality has been accused of hypocrisy after images of her in which she is not adhering to the country’s Islamic dress code surfaced online. Presenter turned actress Azadeh Namdari has for years promoted compliance with the hijab, which in Iran refers to Islamic dress that covers ...

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Syrian rebels say U.S., allies sending more arms to fend off Iran threat

By Tom Perry, Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Maher Chmaytelli BEIRUT/AMMAN/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Syrian rebels say the United States and its allies are sending them more arms to try to fend off a new push into the southeast by Iran-backed militias aiming to open an overland supply route between Iraq and Syria. ...

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‘Shocked’ South Korea leader Moon orders probe into U.S. THAAD additions

By Heekyong Yang and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered a probe after the Defence Ministry failed to inform him that four more launchers for the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system had been brought into the country, his spokesman said on Tuesday. The Terminal ...

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Trump’s communications aide steps down as president grapples with Russia issue

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s communications director is leaving the job, the White House said on Tuesday, as the president considers wider staff changes to try to prevent more political damage from probes into Russia and his presidential campaign. Mike Dubke confirmed reports he had ...

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Thousands flee Philippine city after rebel rampage claimed by IS

By Romeo Ranoco PANTAR, Philippines (Reuters) – Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops tried to fend off Islamist militants who took over large parts of a city, capturing Christians, seizing and torching buildings and setting free scores of prisoners. Islamic State claimed responsibility for ...

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Merkel wants to foster India ties, softens message on U.S. as Trump scolds

By Michelle Martin and Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany wants to develop its ties with India but this should not be at the cost of its trans-Atlantic relationship, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday after meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Merkel, trying to repair damage after shocking Washington ...

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Merkel sees EU, Gulf states making progress on free trade deal

By Andreas Rinke ABU DHABI (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she hopes the European Union and the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries can finally complete a free trade agreement and that she would discuss the issue with Abu Dhabi’s crown prince. Germany, which relies on ...

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U.S. President Donald Trump will either renegotiate or terminate free trade deal with South Korea

By Stephen J. Adler, Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters on Thursday he will either renegotiate or terminate what he called a “horrible” free trade deal with South Korea and said Seoul should pay for a U.S. anti-missile system that he priced ...

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Russia calls objective investigation into the chemical weapons attack

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has told the United States it regrets Washington’s opposition to letting its inspectors take part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, the foreign ministry said on Friday. It said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke by phone to U.S. Secretary ...

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India’s proposed surrogacy law raises trafficking risks

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – India’s proposed law to regulate its booming surrogacy industry and curb the exploitation of impoverished Indian women could result in more foreign women being trafficked into the country to rent out their wombs, a leading expert warned on Tuesday. Prime Minister ...

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