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Lebanon on edge amid Tripoli clashes

Lebanon on edge amid Tripoli clashes

The Lebanese Ministry of Information reported Tuesday the security situation in the northern city of Tripoli has deteriorated dramatically. Special Reports – UPI.com

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Afghan elections need to be fraud-free, U.N. says

Afghan elections need to be fraud-free, U.N. says

Free and fair elections in Afghanistan are crucial for the country’s successful future, U.N. deputy envoy Nicholas Haysom said Tuesday. Special Reports – UPI.com

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Syria questions fairness of U.N. inquiry

Syria questions fairness of U.N. inquiry

The Syrian government said Tuesday it suspects a U.N.-backed inquiry based its reporting on highly questionable testimonies. Special Reports – UPI.com

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Iran wants to see draft nuclear agreement develop

Iran wants to see draft nuclear agreement develop

Iran wants to work toward a draft agreement on a comprehensive solution to a lingering nuclear row with Western powers, the foreign minister said Tuesday. Special Reports – UPI.com

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China, EU settle solar trade dispute

China, EU settle solar trade dispute

A trade agreement with China will give European companies the opportunity to compete in the Chinese solar power market, the EU’s trade commissioner said. Special Reports – UPI.com

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EU offers medium-term loans to Ukraine

EU offers medium-term loans to Ukraine

Lending a financial hand to Ukraine is a safeguard that will ensure stability on the European continent, a European monetary official said Wednesday. Special Reports – UPI.com

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South Sudan favors war over diplomacy, U.N. says

South Sudan favors war over diplomacy, U.N. says

Rival parties to the conflict in South Sudan are putting military gains ahead of political settlement, a top U.N. official told the Security Council. Special Reports – UPI.com

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Expelling Syrian diplomats overdue, U.S. lawmakers say

Expelling Syrian diplomats overdue, U.S. lawmakers say

A decision from the U.S. State Department to expel Syrian diplomats from the country was long overdue, members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said. Special Reports – UPI.com

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P5-plus-1 talks useful, Iran says, more set for April

P5-plus-1 talks useful, Iran says, more set for April

Iran’s deputy foreign minister said nuclear negotiations in Vienna were useful and another round of talks was scheduled over the course of three days in April. Special Reports – UPI.com

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Women vital for democratic success in Afghanistan, U.N. says

Women vital for democratic success in Afghanistan, U.N. says

Elections can only be representative if all members of society, including women, play a role, the head of the U.N. mission in Afghanistan said Wednesday. Special Reports – UPI.com

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