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TRUMP FIRES BOLTON RAISING HOPES FOR NEW TALKS WITH NORTH KOREA AND IRAN

11th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

11 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: CNN) – President Donald Trump abruptly announced in a tweet Tuesday that he has asked national security adviser John Bolton to resign, noting that he “strongly disagreed with many” of Bolton’s suggestions “as did others in the administration.” “I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new…

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INFOGRAPHICS

31st Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

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INTERNATIONAL LEADERS MEET TO DISCUSS ADVANCEMENT OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

25th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland On 16-17 July, hundreds of members of civil society, religious leaders and survivors of religious persecution gathered in Washington DC for the second-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. The event was hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback. The purpose of the…

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ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS PEACE AS TRUMP AND KIM MEET AT DMZ

11th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland South Korea’s president on Tuesday [2 July] called a recent US-North Korean summit at the Korean border an end of mutual hostility between the countries, despite scepticism by many experts that it was just a made-for-TV moment that lacked any substance. During their impromptu third summit at the Korean Demilitarised Zone on…

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MIGRANT CHALLENGES AROUND THE WORLD STILL A CRITICAL ISSUE

11th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland Pope Francis has prayed for migrants in a special Mass, saying they are people and not just a social issue. The Mass, celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica on Monday [8 July], marked the sixth anniversary of the pope’s visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa on 8 July 2013. Francis had been…

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ROUHANI: IRAN WILL ENRICH URANIUM TO ‘ANY AMOUNT WE WANT’

4th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

4 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS) – Iran’s president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on European nations to save its faltering nuclear deal and offer a way around intense US sanctions. President Hassan Rouhani’s threat, combined with Iran surpassing the stockpile limits…

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TRUMP SETS FOOT IN NORTH KOREA, AGREES WITH KIM TO RESUME TALKS

30th Jun 2019 . by incontext_adm

30 JUNE 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – US President Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader, Kim Jong Un, in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks. The two men shook hands warmly and expressed hopes…

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US-IRAN TENSIONS DEEPEN

27th Jun 2019 . by incontext_adm

Iran said on Tuesday [25 June] that a decision by the United States to impose “hard-hitting” sanctions on the country’s top leadership, including the Supreme Leader, has permanently closed the path to diplomacy between Tehran and Washington. “Imposing useless sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) and the commander of Iran’s diplomacy (Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif)…

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IRAN AND THE US ESCALATE THEIR ‘WAR OF WORDS’

16th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Iran announced that it would stop complying with certain elements of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as the Iran nuclear deal, in 60 days if the remaining signatories did not find a way to make the deal more economically beneficial to Iran. The announcement came a year after President…

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COMMISSION ASKS U.S. TO PUNISH SAUDI ARABIA OVER SHIA EXECUTIONS

1st May 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland (with contribution by Mike Burnard) The United States government commission on religious freedom has urged action against ally Saudi Arabia after its mass execution of 37 people, most of them Shia Muslims. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom, whose members are appointed by the president and legislators across party lines but…

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