World News in Brief: June 11

Monday, 2018-06-11 07:10:20
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A US F-15 fighter jet crashed into the sea off Japan's Okinawa on June 11 morning, reports said. US military confirmed the crash and said that a pilot was ejected and safely rescued.

* Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani agreed during their talks on June 10 on the sideline of the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit to step up pragmatic cooperation between the two countries.

* Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) pledged US$2.5 billion of aid to Jordan on June 11, a joint statement from the Gulf states said, as austerity measures sparked massive protests in the country.

* Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticised US "unliteralism" in withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and said on June 10 he appreciated efforts by China and Russia to maintain the agreement.

* The Libyan eastern-based army on June 10 urged the displaced people of the eastern city of Darna to return after their homes have been secured.

* Italy refused to allow a migrant ship carrying over 600 rescued migrants and refugees enter any of its ports in the southern regions, and urged Malta to receive them, Italian government sources said on June 10.

* Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila said on June 10 the rift between G7 members at the summit in Quebec, Canada reflects the unpredictability in international politics arena, and he hoped the aftermath of the summit would be cleared up quickly.

* Tropical storm Bud formed on Sartuday (June 9) night off the Mexican coast and is currently 385km south-southwest of the port of Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, the national weather service, National Meteorological Service (SMN), announced on June 10.

* Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali vowed on June 10 that Ethiopia will not harm Egypt's share of the Nile River water through the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

* Saudi air forces intercepted on June 10 a missile shot over border city Jazan from Yemen, Al Arabia local news reported.