The United States and South Korea say their annual joint military drills will resume next month, despite a diplomatic thaw with North Korea, a move that risks irking Pyongyang ahead of a planned summit with US President Donald Trump.
US, South Korea to resume annual military drills
The US Senate has teed up a vote on ending the US military involvement in the Saudi war on Yemen.
US Senate to vote on ending Washington’s role in Saudi war on Yemen
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Angela Merkel on her 4th re-election as the German chancellor, calling for further expansion of cooperation in different fields.
Iran president congratulates Merkel on re-election as German chancellor
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blasted on Monday the US double-standards in dealing with Iran’s defensive missile program.
Zarif lashes out at US dual policies in region
German foreign minister on Monday underlined saving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, the UK, Russia, China and France plus Germany) in 2015.
Germany underlines saving JCPOA
Iraqi army troops have arrested two high-profile members of the Daesh terrorist group near the country’s strategic northern city of Mosul as government forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, continue to hunt for the remnants of the terror network.
Iraqi army forces arrest two senior terrorists near Mosul
Qatar has asked the US to investigate reports that the American subsidiary of the largest bank in the UAE is manipulating the Qatari currency to harm the country's economy amid a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia.
Qatar asks US to probe 'financial warfare' by UAE bank
Leaders of Asian and Latin American states have extended congratulations to Vladimir Putin over his landslide re-election as Russian president, while Western leaders are still tight-lipped amid thorny Moscow-West relations.
World leaders send congratulatory messages to Putin amid Western silence
Tehran, March 19, IRNA – The European Union must discuss Iran’s role in Syria and Yemen, as well as its ballistic missiles program, said French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday, whereas EU foreign policy chief has refuted reports of a new sanction against Tehran.
France for discussing Iran missile program, EU rejects new sanction
A prominent law expert from Geneva's Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Europe called for JCPOA signatories to stop US anti-Iran policies, IRNA wrote.
Int'l lawyer urges JCPOA signatories to halt US anti-Iran policies

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