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First Iranian leader allows possible negotiations with the US

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Saturday, “If the entire establishment makes a decision about it, we can negotiate with the United States.” Larijani, who is considered a hardliner, is close to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini. His comment, the first by a prominent regime official, indicates that the highest level of the Tehran regime is […]

UMN policy would punish incorrect use of gender pronouns

The University of Minnesota is considering a new policy that would mandate the use of “preferred pronouns” under threat of expulsion or firing.According to the policy—currently titled “Equity and Access: Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Names and Pronouns”—members of the academic institution “are expected to use the names, gender identities, and pronouns specified to them by […]

State Now Offering REAL ID Driver’s Licenses

The state is now offering Real ID driver’s licenses, as part of new federal security regulations for traveling on commercial domestic flights.  The new type of ID is needed to fly starting October 2020.  The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles says residents should get their IDs as soon as possible to avoid waiting longer closer […]

First-ever World Tolerance Summit to be held in Dubai

Dubai: Around 1,000 leaders and delegates from the fields of politics, religion, and culture, among others, will convene in Dubai in November for the first-ever World Tolerance Summit (WTS) to forge alliances against extremism and sectarianism, officials announced on Monday.The summit, an initiative of Dubai-based International Institute of Tolerance (IIT), will be held on November […]

White House says Kushner met Jordan’s Abdullah about Israeli…

White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, who is also President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, met on Tuesday with Jordan’s King Abdullah about the humanitarian situation in Gaza and the Trump administration’s efforts on creating peace between Israel and the Palestinian territories, the White House said on Tuesday.The meeting, which also included Special Representative for International Negotiations […]

Trump briefing: War games will stop, sanctions remain

US president Donald Trump in a long briefing to the media in Singapore Tuesday, June 12, lavished praise on Chairman Kim Jong-un for their “honest, direct and productive” first meeting and “his dedication to his people and real change. He said he was sure that Kim, who was on his way home to Pyongyang, would […]

Trump and Kim sign historic document in Singapore

US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un signed a document in Singapore on June 12 at the end of their epic meeting. The contents are to be disclosed later at a news conference winding up this extraordinary occasion. US officials have meanwhile revealed a joint commitment was made by the two leaders to […]

North Korea agrees to work towards dumping its nukes in historic peace agreement

Kim Jong un has agreed to work towards dumping his country’s nuclear weapons in a document joint-signed with Donald Trump.The agreement has four points, with the third stating that ‘the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.’ It futher sees the US and North Korea agree […]

Iran to boost uranium enrichment if nuclear deal fails

Iran says it has begun work on increasing its uranium enrichment capacity, in case its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers collapses.The head of Iran’s atomic agency told reporters that it was developing infrastructure to build advanced centrifuges at the Natanz facility.The agency has informed the United Nations of the move, but said it would […]

Syria vows to fight rebels despite U.S. warning not to advance southwest

A Syrian state-run newspaper said Monday that the government will keep fighting “terrorists” despite U.S. warnings against a new offensive against rebels in southern Daraa province, while Russia said Syrian troops should deploy in the country’s southwest, near Israel.Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Syrian troops should be positioned on the border with the Golan […]