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12 killed in attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini’s shrine

Tehran -UNS: Over 12 people were killed in twin attacks on Iran’s parliament and the grounds of revolutionary leader Ruhollah Khomeini’s mausoleum on Wednesday, state media reported, along with a female suicide bomber. A security guard was killed when gunmen burst into Tehran’s parliament complex. …

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Qatar flight ban begins as Gulf crisis grows

Egypt is closing its airspace to Qatari planes in a growing diplomatic row, with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain expected to do the same on Tuesday. Several countries have cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism in the Gulf region. Qatari nationals in Bahrain, …

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Afghan govt hosts multinational peace conference amid tight security

KABUL  – Kabul is hosting a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan Tuesday, as the capital reels from a wave of bombings and clashes last week that left more than 100 people dead and hundreds wounded. The Afghan President made a strong plea for security at …

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Police name two London attackers as Khuram Butt and Rachid Redouane

LONDON-UNS – Police on Monday named two of the three men behind the London terror attack, saying one was known to security services but that there had been no intelligence about an attack. Khuram Shazad Butt was 27 and a British citizen born in Pakistan, …

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KSA, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE cut ties with Qatar over ‘terrorism’

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates announced on Monday they were severing diplomatic ties with Qatar, as tensions escalate in the region over accusations Doha sponsors terrorism. Saudi news agency SPA said Riyadh cut diplomatic ties and closed borders with …

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General election will go ahead on 8 June, says May

LONDON-UNS/BBC- The prime minister has confirmed the general election will take place as planned on 8 June, despite another terrorist attack in London. Speaking outside Downing Street, she said: “Violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process.” Political campaigning would resume in full …

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London attacks: Six dead – police shoot dead 3 attackers

LONDON -UNS: Six people in addition to three attackers were killed in terrorist attacks in London on Saturday night. According to London Metropolitan Police, they reports that a van had struck pedestrians on London Bridge and it continued to travel to Borough Market. “The suspects …

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12 killed in deadly Kabul explosions

KABUL -UNS/BBC- Suicide bombers have killed at least 12 people at the funeral in Kabul of a man who died during a protest on Friday, Afghan officials say. More than 100 were wounded in the attack, which hit the funeral of one of five people …

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Dialogue between Pak-India only way to move forward: Abdul Basit

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit Saturday said the dialogue between Pakistan and India was the only way to move forward for resolution of long-standing issues as there was always a room for diplomacy. In an interview with an Indian TV …

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PM Li urges EU to fulfill WTO obligations

BRUSSELS -Xinhua — Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday urged the European Union (EU) to fulfill its obligations under the World Trade Organization (WTO) system. The EU needs to fulfill its obligations under Article 15 of the protocol on China’s accession to the WTO …

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