The Vienna-based United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on Thursday acknowledged Iranian campaign against drug-trafficking, saying that Iran ranks top in the international campaign.
UNODC: Iran ranks top in anti-drug campaign
Campaigning began on Thursday for Japan’s July 21 upper house election, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc expected to keep a majority but perhaps with fewer seats, clouding hopes of achieving his goal of revising the pacifist constitution.
Japan upper house poll begins, Abe's constitutional reform hopes at stake
Chinese state media blamed meddling by Western governments on Thursday for unrest in Hong Kong amid an escalating diplomatic spat between China and the United Kingdom over protests in the former British colony.
Chinese state media says 'Western ideologues' to blame for Hong Kong unrest
President Hassan Rouhani stressed the need for strengthening cooperation between Iran and Armenia in political, economic and international arenas.
Rouhani calls for enhancing Iran-Armenia cooperation
International condemnation mounted on Wednesday after at least 44 migrants were killed in an airstrike on a detention center in Libya that the UN-recognized government blamed on rival strongman Khalifa Haftar.
Outcry as 44 killed in airstrike on Libya migrant center
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation suspending a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, according to the law published on Wednesday on an official government website.
Putin signs law suspending INF in retaliation to US decision
Heavy monsoon rains caused the breach of a small dam in western India, washing away dozens of homes and killing at least 11 people with 13 missing, a government official said on Wednesday.
Dam bursts in India after rains, killing 11 people with 13 missing
Myanmar security forces and insurgents are committing human rights violations against civilians in restive western states that may amount to fresh war crimes, a United Nations investigator said on Tuesday.
UN investigator reports possible fresh war crimes in Myanmar
A senior US official told the Commerce Department’s enforcement staff this week that China’s Huawei should still be treated as blacklisted, days after US President Donald Trump sowed confusion with a vow to ease a ban on sales to the firm.
Despite Trump’s promised reprieve, US gov’t staff told to treat Huawei as blacklisted
Former vice president Joe Biden, the early front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has lost support among African-Americans after taking heat on racial issues during the party’s first debate, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
Poll: Biden's support from black voters cut in half after debate

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