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KHARTOUM -- Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Tuesday announced that it has agreed with the major opposition forces on the main rule structures and duration of the transitional period. (Sudan-Military-Opposition)

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SOCHI, Russia -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said here on Tuesday that the two countries are willing to mend ties and build up cooperation.

Before a closed-door meeting with Pompeo, Putin said he had an impression from a phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump on May 3 that the latter is willing to restore U.S.-Russia relations and jointly resolve issues of mutual interest. (US-Russia-Meeting)

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TEHRAN -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday ruled out any talks with the U.S. government over the disputed issues, Tasnim news agency reported.

The U.S. wants Iran to negotiate over its "defensive weapon" and to reduce the range of its missiles, while urging Iran to talk over its regional strategy, the Iranian leader was quoted as saying. (Iran-US-Khamenei)

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RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that two of its oil pipeline booster stations were targeted by drone attacks, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Saudi Minister of Energy Khalid Al-Falih confirmed in a statement cited by the SPA that the two oil-pumping stations of its main pipeline had been hit by explosive-laden drones, which caused a fire at the No. 8 station with limited damage. (Saudi Arabia-Pipeline-Drone Attacks) Enditem

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