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U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down at end of November

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday he would step down at the end of November for family reasons, quitting as the Syrian government - backed by Iran and...

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Ahead Of US Sanctions, Reliance Industries Halts Iranian Oil Imports

Reliance Industries Ltd, owner of the world's biggest refining complex, has halted imports of Iranian crude ahead of US sanctions against Tehran's oil sector, its joint chief financial officer said...

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Reliance Industries halts imports of Iranian crude ahead of US sanctions

India's Reliance Industries Ltd, the owner of the world's biggest refining complex, has halted imports of Iranian crude ahead of U.S. sanctions against Tehran's oil sector, its joint chief financia...

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US imposes sanctions on Iraq-based money exchange for Islamic State ties

The US Treasury imposed sanctions on Wednesday on an Iraq-based money services business, Afaq Dubai, believed to be moving funds for the Islamic State militant group. The Treasury's Office of Forei...

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The Latest: Trump asks for journalist video 'if it exists'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's remarks on the missing Saudi journalist (all times local): President Donald Trump says the U.S. is asking Turkey for audio and video relatin...

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India, US won't allow Iran to destabilise Middle East: Official

Describing the meetings with the Indian officials on the Iranian oil purchase issue as good, the special US envoy on Iran, Brian Hook, however refrained from giving details of his discussions.

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The Middle East is a region that roughly encompasses Western Asia. The term is considered to be Eurocentric and used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East.