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Hamas’s decision to dissolve the Gaza administrative committee and hold talks with Fatah is the strongest signal yet from the Islamist group that it is ready to cooperate in finding common ground with its political rival.

 

The world has never seen such a crisis. North Korea not only antagonizes the US, but also pours disdain on the authority of the UN Security Council.

 

United States President Donald Trump has derided the UN as a good-time club for chatting, but on September 18 he is making his debut at the UN headquarters in New York by convening a summit to back Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's efforts to reform the creaky global organisation.

 

North Korea launched a new ballistic missile on Friday morning, which Japanese and South Korean reports said flew over Hokkaido, Japan before falling into the Pacific, traveling 3,700 kilometers. The launch is the first since North Korea's sixth nuclear test and the new UN sanctions on Pyongyang.

 

After he lost the US presidential election to George W. Bush despite winning the popular vote, Al Gore introduced himself at a public function as “the man who was going to be President”.

 

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea Monday.

 

The Security Council unanimously voted on September 11 a fresh round of sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear and missile programmes, but the measures sought by the United States were blunted by China and Russia.

 

A nail-biting Iranian-Syrian World Cup qualifier has sent political ripples far beyond the Azadi Stadium’s soccer pitch in Tehran.

 

Immigration is the four-letter world of contemporary politics around the world. It resulted in Brexit, roils central Europe today, will be a subtext of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s present visit to Myanmar and is being seen by United States President Donald Trump as the means to resuscitate his drooping poll ratings.

 

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called North Korea's defiant nuclear programme the “most serious crisis” the world faces and appealed to the fractured Security Council to unite to meet the threat.

 


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