German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a political solution to the hot-button issue of Syrian refugees' return from Lebanon to their homeland, saying it can only take place in coordination with the United Nations.
UN coordination essential for refugee returns to Syria: Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations of a major breakthrough being reached at hastily-arranged talks between some EU leaders on Sunday on the migration dispute dividing Europe.
Merkel downbeat on EU migration breakthrough
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival in Sunday’s presidential election both pledged to send millions of Syrian refugees home, responding to growing unease among voters about the number of migrants in Turkey.
Turkey’s opposition presidential candidate vows to restore ties with Syrian government
UK Trade Minister Liam Fox says a vote in Britain’s parliament on Wednesday closed the door for good on any chance of the country staying in the European Union.
UK Trade Minister Liam Fox says ‘zero’ chance of stopping Brexit
Authorities in Finland and Belarus, which share border with 2018 World Cup host Russia, say refugees are using Fan IDs issued for visits to the country during the tournament to try to enter the European Union.
Refugees trying to enter EU illegally with World Cup Fan IDs
Russia has welcomed the United States' pullout from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), saying the body has lost nothing and can operate more freely now.
Russia welcomes US pullout from UNHRC, says council can work better now
At least 60 refugees were killed after their rubber dinghy sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya last week, survivors have said.
Survivors say at least 60 refugees died in Mediterranean
The Italian foreign minister stressed the importance of preserving the Iran nuclear deal, saying that the European Union's stance is to completely support it.
Italy says JCPOA should be protected
Iran’s nuclear chief said on Tuesday that Europe’s proposals to save the 2015 nuclear deal after the US withdrawal from the pact were not satisfying for Tehran.
Iran: Europe's proposals not enough to save JCPOA
Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh said on Tuesday that the main part of the current problem in oil market comes from political tensions created by US president in international atmosphere and not lack of balance in demand and supply.
US makes tension in oil market: Iranian minister

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