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Over 21 killed,dozens injured in suicide car bomb in Baghdad

KIRKUK -UNS/AFP – A suicide car bomber killed at least 21 people in an attack on a busy market in a town north of Baghdad on Tuesday, a security official said. Dozens more were wounded when the attacker blew up the vehicle in the middle …

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US sanctions ‘network’ accused of forging money for Iran

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on a network individuals and companies accused of forging money to help Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, officials announced. The sanctions targeted four companies and two individuals involved in printing counterfeit Yemeni currency to benefit Iran, including Iranian national …

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Chinese premier to visit Hungary, attend SCO meeting in Russia

BEIJING-Xinhua – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will attend the sixth meeting of heads of government of China-Central and Eastern European (CEE) Countries during his official visit to Hungary, and attend the 16th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government (Prime Ministers) of the Shanghai …

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India’s Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress party chief

India’s opposition Congress party will hold leadership elections next month, an official said Monday, amid growing speculation Rahul Gandhi will take over from his mother as its leader. Rahul, whose father, grandmother and great-grandfather all served as prime minister, was the centre-left party’s front man …

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Zimbabwe’s ruling party sacks Robert Mugabe as leader

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has sacked Robert Mugabe as its leader, as pressure intensifies for him to step down as president. Zanu-PF has also given Mr Mugabe, 93, until 10:00 GMT on Monday to resign as president, or face impeachment. He is due to address the …

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Russia vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probe

Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations Security Council on Friday to block the renewal of a probe to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. A draft resolution put forward by Japan would have extended the …

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‘Over 20,000 sexual assault at US military installations over past four years’

WASHINGTON -UNS- US troops have reported more than 20,000 allegations of sexual assault at military installations over the past four years, the Pentagon said in a report Friday. The report, by the Defense Department’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, details allegations by service branch …

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Over 14 dead in suicide attack outside Kabul political gathering

KABUL (AFP) – A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a political gathering in Kabul killing at least 14 people, officials said Thursday, highlighting the deepening divisions in the war-torn country. The deadly attack, claimed by the Islamic State group in a brief message via …

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It is not a military coup : Zimbabwe army

HARARE -UNS: Zimbabwean military officers read an address live on state TV in the early hours of Wednesday, saying they were not launching a coup but were “targeting criminals around” President Robert Mugabe. “It is not a military takeover of government,” said one general reading …

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US Senate committee questions Trump nuclear authority

For the first time in over 40 years, Congress is examining a US president’s authority to launch a nuclear attack. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing is titled Authority to Order the Use of Nuclear Weapons. The panel’s Republican chairman accused President Trump last month …

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