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Iran warns US it would regret quitting nuclear deal

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that if the United States quits the nuclear deal then Washington will regret it “like never before”, as British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson scrambles to save the agreement during talks with the Trump administration Monday. US President …

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Polls in Lebanon’s parliamentary election: AFP

BEIRUT (AFP) – Polling got under way Sunday across Lebanon, where voters electing their parliament for the first time in nine years are expected to return the same ruling parties, AFP correspondents reported. Polling stations opened at 7:00 am across the small country, which has …

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Taliban seize district in northern Afghanistan

Taliban fighters seized a district in Afghanistan’s remote northern province of Badakhshan after several days of fierce fighting, officials said on Friday, as the insurgents pushed forward their annual spring offensive launched last month. Fighting across Afghanistan has picked up in recent weeks with the …

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Over 100 killed as powerful storms ravage north India

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Powerful dust storms tore across northern India killing at least 100 people and injuring more than 140 as they flattened houses in their path and warnings were made Thursday of more chaos to come. Winds of more than 130 kilometres (80 …

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Indian brutalities :Thousands turn up for funeral of cricket star youth in Occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR -UNS – In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in funeral prayers of cricket star Shahid Ashraf Dar who was martyred in firing by Indian troops on protesters at Drubgam in Pulwama, yesterday. Shahid Ashraf Dar was famous as a brilliant cricketer who led …

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25 killed in Kabul twin suicide blasts

KABUL -AFP – At least 25 people were killed, including Agence France-Presse chief photographer for Afghanistan Shah Marai and eight other journalists, when two suicide blasts ripped through Kabul on Monday. The attacks, claimed by the Islamic State group, are the deadliest to have targeted …

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Syria regime, US-backed forces in deadly clashes

(AFP) – Rare clashes broke out Sunday between Syrian regime forces and a US-backed alliance in the east of the country, killing six alliance fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. State news agency SANA said the army seized control of four villages …

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South,North Korea begin historic summit

GOYANG (AFP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South s President Moon Jae-in sat down to a historic summit Friday after shaking hands over the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries in a gesture laden with symbolism. “I am happy to …

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Iran won’t accept any amendment to nuclear deal

ANKARA (Reuters) – A top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader said on Thursday Tehran would not accept any change to its nuclear deal, as Western signatories prepare a new package in the hope of persuading US President Donald Trump to stick with the accord. A …

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US, French Presidents call for ‘new’ nuclear deal with Iran

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron called for a “new” deal with Iran Tuesday, looking beyond divisions over a landmark nuclear accord that still hangs in the balance. Trump laid transatlantic divisions bare during a visit by the French …

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