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WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 19, 2019, 08.58 AM(IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

Oil supertanker Grace 1 detained on suspicion of carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria is seen near Gibraltar, Spain. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Detained Iran tanker departs after Gibraltar rejects US demand

The Iranian oil tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute has departed from Gibraltar after the British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel.

Tiananmen Square-style crackdown in Hong Kong would harm trade deal with China: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Sunday warned China that carrying out a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters would harm trade talks between the two countries.

United Nations appeals for more help to alleviate Venezuela refugee crisis

The United Nations on Sunday appealed for more humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees pouring into neighbouring countries, where they are overwhelming social services and reportedly sparking local tensions.

US President Donald Trump confirms interest in buying Greenland

US President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed his interest in buying Greenland, but said it was not a priority for his administration.

Jordan summons Israeli envoy over Temple Mount 'violations'

Jordan's Foreign Ministry on Sunday summoned Israel's ambassador to the country, Amir Weissbrod, in protest over last week's clashes at Jerusalem's Temple Mount compound, when Jewish worshipers were allowed on the site to commemorate Tisha B'Av, which coincided with the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.