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Nearly 400 legislators of US Congress urges Trump to choose new strategy on Syria

About 400 lawmakers from both houses of the US Congress called on the US leader Donald Trump to choose a new strategy on Syria, which would be aimed at eliminating security threats in the region. The corresponding letter, signed by members of the Republican and Democratic parties, circulated the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives of the legislature, JPost reported.

Trump: Foreign leaders want Joseph Biden to become US President

Foreign leaders want US presidential elections next year to be won by the country's former vice president, Democrat Joseph Biden, the US President Donald Trump said.

Maduro proposes to hold early parliamentary elections

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed to the opposition controlling the country's National Assembly to hold snap parliamentary elections in order to resolve the political crisis in the Bolivarian Republic, Tass reports.

Putin not to congratulate Zelensky yet

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not send yet congratulations to Vladimir Zelensky on official inauguration as the President of Ukraine, said spokesperson for Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

Heavy Rain And Flooding Hit Parts of the Arabian Peninsula

Thunderstorms kicked off across much of the southern Arabian Peninsula this weekend after hot and humid conditions in the region, Al Jazeera reports.

US lifts tariffs on steel, aluminum from Canada and Mexico

US President Donald Trump officially lifted tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico, BBC reported referring to White House press service.

Meghan and Harry reveal baby’s birthplace

The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to baby Archie at a private hospital in London, Fox8.com reports, citing the UK’s Press Association.

Chinese city bans entry of Azerbaijani-born Russians

The municipal authorities of Fuyuan, a county-level Chinese city situated close to the Russian border, denies entry permits to Russian citizens born in Azerbaijan.

Zarif: International community must intervene to save nuclear deal

The international community must intervene to save the nuclear deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said upon arrival in Beijing.

Russia to take reciprocal measures in response to new US sanctions

Russia will take reciprocal measures in response to new US sanctions introduced on the basis of the Magnitsky Act, the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. said in a statement released on Thursday.

New York Times: Trump makes clear to subordinates he does not want war with Iran

US President Donald Trump has told Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan he did not want a war Iran, The New York Times reported citing anonymous officials.

Former Australian prime minister, Bob Hawke, dies at 89

Australia’s 23rd prime minister and Labor elder statesman Bob Hawke has died aged 89, The Guardian reports, citing a statement by his widow.

Inauguration of Ukraine's President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy set for May 20

Ukrainian lawmakers have set May 20 as the day of inauguration of incoming President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

New York City Mayor de Blasio to announce US presidential bid

New York Mayor Democrat Bill De Blasio intends to formally announce on Thursday that he will fight for the US presidency in 2020 elections, Fox News reported.

Pentagon allocates $ 650m for modernization of Mexico border wall

The company Southwest Valley Constructors, New Mexico received a contract with a fixed price of $ 646 million for the design and construction of the replacement of the existing wall in the city of Tucson," Tellerreport.com reports, citing an official statement.

Trump: I’m sure that Iran will want to talk soon

US President Donald Trump expressed confidence that Iran will want to talk soon.

Trump to meet Pompeo after his return from Sochi

US President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo after his return from Sochi, where the head of American diplomacy held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin, White House press service reported.

Guaido says Venezuelan authorities want to close down parliament

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has said that the country's authorities are trying to close down the National Assembly, Venezuela's unicameral parliament.

Pompeo on Russia visit: It is our responsibility to find way forward

The US State Secretary Mike Pompeo tweeted that his visit to Russia will highlight a number of important topics.

Russia’s Putin, Turkish Erdogan Discuss Ceasefire Violation in Syria by Militants

According to the Indian Wire, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held a telephonic conversation during which both leaders placed urgency over further coordination in the Syrian region.