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Abadi, al-Sadr call for quick formation of Iraq gov’t

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BAGHDAD – Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Sunday called for speeding up the formation of the new government following the country’s parliamentary election. According to the final results of the parliamentary election, al-Sadr’s Sairoon coalition won 54 seats in parliament, followed by the Hashd al-Shaabi-led coalition with 47 seats and […]

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Demonstration to support Palestinians held outside UN

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GENEVA: Hundreds gathered on Saturday for a peaceful demonstration outside the United Nations office in Geneva in solidarity with Palestinians who suffered Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip. The demonstration was organized by non-governmental organizations International Alliance for Human Rights and Development (IAHRD) and Association des Victimes de Torture en Tunisie (AVTT) and supported by more […]

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U.S., South Korean leaders say to work closely for success of Trump-Kim meet

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SEOUL, May 20 (Xinhua) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Sunday pledged to work closely to ensure the success of the planned Trump-Kim summit in a phone conversation. The two leaders have exchanged their point of views on the recent responses from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea […]

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Turkish PM slams okaying of FETO members asylum

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ATHENS: The Turkish premier on Sunday condemned the acceptance of asylum requests of two coup plotters by the Greek Asylum Commission. Speaking to Greek daily To Vima, Binali Yildirim said: “However, we welcome the Greek government’s objection to the decision.” On May 8, the Greek commission accepted the petition of former Maj. Ahmet Guzel, suspected of […]

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China supports Tanzania on SGR study, upgrading of transport college

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DAR ES SALAAM, May 20 (Xinhua) — China has announced here a 146.47 billion Tanzanian shillings (64 million U.S. dollars) financial assistance for the implementation of development projects in Tanzania. The governments of China and Tanzania on Saturday signed two agreements for the upgrading of the National Institute of Transport (NIT) to a university of […]

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Taliban attack on check posts kill 17 Afghan forces

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KABUL, Afghanistan: Taliban militants have stormed multiple check posts in the central Afghan province of Ghazni, killing at least 17 security personnel over the weekend, officials said. Mohammad Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor, confirmed the killing of 17 security personnel and said up to 50 militants had been killed in clashes. Lateefa Akbari, chairwoman […]

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Erdogan arrives in Bosnian capital

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SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday has arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital Sarajevo on a working visit. Erdogan is accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Youth and Sports Osman Askin Bak, Minister of Culture and […]

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1,000 Ethiopians in Saudi prisons to be freed: PM

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday said he had secured the release of 1,000 Ethiopians from Saudi prisons. He broke the news on his return from the Kingdom. An hour after the prime minister’s plane landed at the Addis Ababa airport, an aircraft carrying 690 prisoners aboard arrived. Abiy addressed a huge gathering […]

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Xi vows tough battle against pollution to boost ecological advancement

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BEIJING (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country will fight a good battle against pollution and push ecological civilization to a new level during a tone-setting meeting on environmental protection ending Saturday. China will push for coordination between economic and social development and ecological civilization, Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party […]

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US sanctions on Iran threaten vital Afghanistan trade project

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WASHINGTON/KABUL: US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord and re-impose sanctions on Tehran threatens to derail a project to help build Afghanistan’s economy, endangering a key goal of the US strategy to end America’s longest war. The Indian-backed Chabahar port complex in Iran is being developed as part of […]

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