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Venezuelan troops to remain on border ahead of aid entry, minister says

Venezuelan troops to remain on border ahead of aid entry, minister saysVenezuelan troops will remain stationed along the country’s borders to prevent territorial violations, the defense minister said on Tuesday, ahead of the opposition’s plan to bring in humanitarian aid to alleviate an economic crisis. President Nicolas Maduro has rejected offers of foreign food and medicine, denying there are widespread shortages and accusing opposition leader Juan Guaido of using aid to undermine his government in a U.S.-orchestrated bid to oust him. Guaido has said that aid will enter Venezuela from neighboring countries by land and sea on Saturday.



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Netanyahu gives up role as Israel's foreign minister

Netanyahu gives up role as Israel's foreign ministerIsrael’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday handed over his role as foreign minister to intelligence minister Israel Katz, giving up the portfolio he has held since 2015. Netanyahu’s decision to appoint Katz as acting foreign minister came after an advocacy group, the Movement for Quality Government, went to court to press the prime minister to stop serving as foreign minister as well.



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Netanyahu gives up role as Israel's foreign minister

Netanyahu gives up role as Israel's foreign ministerIsrael’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday handed over his role as foreign minister to intelligence minister Israel Katz, giving up the portfolio he has held since 2015. Netanyahu’s decision to appoint Katz as acting foreign minister came after an advocacy group, the Movement for Quality Government, went to court to press the prime minister to stop serving as foreign minister as well.



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Russia must develop new types of missiles in next 2 years: defence minister

Russia must develop new types of missiles in next 2 years: defence ministerRussia’s defence minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday said the country must develop new types of missile systems in the next two years after Washington and Moscow ripped up a key arms control treaty. The United States has repeatedly accused Russia of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) agreement and on Friday President Donald Trump said Washington was starting the process of withdrawing from the treaty in six months.



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Maduro's offer of dialogue with U.S. stands: Venezuela foreign minister

Maduro's offer of dialogue with U.S. stands: Venezuela foreign ministerVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro still hopes to establish communication and dialogue with U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, Venezuela’s foreign minister told the United Nations Security Council on Saturday. Washington has recognized the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American nation’s interim president and has asked Maduro, a socialist in power since 2013, to step down.



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British Prime Minister Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit humiliationIt was the worst defeat in modern British history, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU.



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Spanish citizen killed in Paris gas blast: Spanish foreign minister

Spanish citizen killed in Paris gas blast: Spanish foreign ministerA Spanish citizen has died following a gas explosion in central Paris on Saturday, bringing the death toll to three, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said. “I profoundly regret the death of three people in an explosion in central Paris, among them one Spanish citizen,” Borrell wrote on Twitter.



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Iran foreign minister in Baghdad for talks

Iran foreign minister in Baghdad for talksIranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad on Sunday for wide-ranging talks, including on US sanctions against Tehran. The visit came just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise stop on his regional tour to urge Iraq to stop relying on Iran for gas and electricity imports. Washington has granted Baghdad a waiver until late March to keep buying Iranian gas and power, despite reimposing tough sanctions on Tehran in November.



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Near Syrian border, Turkish defense minister vows operation when time is right

Near Syrian border, Turkish defense minister vows operation when time is rightTurkey’s defense minister on Friday pledged to wage a campaign against a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia, sharpening focus on a potential conflict the United States has sought to prevent. The comments from Hulusi Akar, on an unannounced visit to inspect troops stationed near the Syrian border directly opposite territory held by the U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG, appeared to be aimed at both Washington and its Kurdish allies. Turkey and the United States, although NATO allies, are deeply divided over the implementation of President Donald Trump’s plan to bring home about 2,000 troops stationed in Syria.



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Canadian prime minister confirms Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun to be granted asylum

Canadian prime minister confirms Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun to be granted asylumA Saudi woman who fled to Thailand fearing her family would kill her has been granted asylum by Canada, Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, confirmed on Friday. On Friday night Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, was said to be en route to Canada, where she would be granted asylum.    "Canada has been unequivocal that we'll stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world," Mr Trudeau said. "When the United Nations made a request of us that we grant Miss al-Qunun's asylum, we accepted."         Ms al-Qunun boarded a flight from Bangkok to Toronto via Seoul on Friday night, immigration chief Surachate Hakpark said. "Canada has granted her asylum," Mr Surachate told Reuters ahead of her departure. "She'll leave tonight at 11.15 pm” Ms al-Qunun was stopped at a Bangkok airport last Saturday by Thai immigration police who denied her entry and seized her passport. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun speaks in a social media post, from her room in a Bangkok hotel She accused her family of abuse, and refused to meet her father and brother who arrived in Bangkok to try and take her back to Saudi Arabia. While barricading herself in an airport hotel room, she launched a social media campaign via her Twitter account that drew global attention to her case. It garnered enough public and diplomatic support to convince Thai officials to admit her temporarily under the protection of UN officials. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees granted her refugee status on Wednesday. Her case drew global attention to Saudi Arabia's strict social rules, including a requirement that women have the permission of a male "guardian" to travel, which rights groups say can trap women and girls as prisoners of abusive families. Several Saudi women fleeing abuse by their families have been caught trying to seek asylum abroad in recent years, and have been forcibly returned home. Human rights activists say many similar cases have gone unreported.



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