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World 19 Jul 2016 | 5:33 AM

U.S., Russia criticise U.N. chief over Iran nuclear deal report

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and Russia both criticized United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday for overstepping his mandate in a report on the implementation of a Security Council resolution backing a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

World 19 Jul 2016 | 6:12 AM

Arrest of several dual-national Iranians could be politically motivated

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Montreal academic Homa Hoodfar was preparing to return to Canada from Iran in March when agents from Iran's powerful paramilitary Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps raided her Tehran home and took her laptop, phone, books and passport, her family said.

AseanPlus News 19 Jul 2016 | 11:10 AM

Saudi executions near 100 this year

RIYADH (AFP) - Saudi authorities executed two men on Tuesday, bringing to 98 the number of executions carried out in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom so far this year.

World 19 Jul 2016 | 8:52 PM

U.N. chief: Bahrain's closure of main opposition bloc risks escalation

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that Bahrain's dissolution of its main opposition group risked escalating tensions in the Gulf Arab kingdom beset by a growing rift between a Shi'ite Muslim majority and its Sunni rulers.

World 19 Jul 2016 | 8:58 PM

Bulgaria detains 45 migrants trying to cross border into Serbia

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria detained 45 migrants who were trying to cross into neighbouring Serbia, the interior ministry said on Tuesday, three days after Belgrade bolstered its border patrols to prevent migrants getting in.

World 19 Jul 2016 | 9:36 PM

Iran nuclear deal parties say U.S. must facilitate banking in Iran - Araqchi

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran's chief nuclear envoy Abbas Araqchi said the world powers with whom it concluded a deal last year to shrink its atomic programme in exchange for sanctions relief had agreed with Tehran on Tuesday that obstacles to banking with Iran should be removed.

World 20 Jul 2016 | 8:02 AM

Trump's 'politics of fear' dangerous for U.S., world - German foreign minister

BERLIN (Reuters) - Donald Trump, having clinched the Republican Party's nomination for the Nov. 8 presidential election, threatens U.S. and world security with his "politics of fear and isolation," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday.

Reflecting On The Law 21 Jul 2016 | 12:00 AM

Fight terrorism at its roots

NO words can describe the barbarity of the terrorist attack on 84 innocent revellers in Nice, France, on Bastille Day last week. This was the third major terrorist strike in France since the start of 2015. And it came in the wake of similar perfidies in July in 16 countries, including Bangladesh, Iraq, Mali, Nigeria, Syria, Thailand, Venezuela and Turkey.

World 21 Jul 2016 | 1:53 AM

U.N. chief - Make sure Iran nuclear deal benefits Iranian people

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world powers on Wednesday to ensure a historic nuclear deal with Iran delivers "tangible benefits to the Iranian people" after Tehran complained it was not fully benefiting from sanctions relief.

World 21 Jul 2016 | 4:25 AM

Argentina's spy agency regroups, wins back power under Macri

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A little over a year since Argentina's spy agency was shackled in the wake of the mysterious death of a star prosecutor, President Mauricio Macri is backing its quest for broader powers that critics fear will revive unfettered domestic spying.