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Pregnant Afghan refugee sets herself on fire at Greece camp

An 26-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker who is eight months pregnant set fire to her tent in a bid to burn herself alive at a camp...

NATO to send up to 3,500 more troops to Iraq

NATO defense ministers decided on Thursday to send as much as 3,500 additional troops to Iraq, Anadolu Agency reported. "We will expand the NATO training...

New Zealand PM: Doha agreement a ‘chance’ to solve Afghanistan conflict

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said yesterday the ongoing peace process between the Afghan government and the Taliban movement in the Qatari capital...

Afghanistan: Fire estimated to cause $50m in losses

A massive fire engulfing most of Afghanistan's Islam Qala dry port with Iran is estimated to inflict financial losses worth at least $50 million,...

UN calls for 31,000 foreign children to be repatriated from Syria

United Nations spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric on Tuesday said the UN is deeply concerned by the situation of nearly 31,000 foreign children detained in Al-Hawl...

Amnesty: UK has failed to support rights advocates in Egypt

A new report by Amnesty International says that health workers, lawyers, journalists and rights activists in several countries including Egypt have failed to get...

Iran and Afghanistan sign water deal after decades-old dispute

Iran and Afghanistan have signed an agreement over water rights on the Helmand River, putting aside almost 50 years of disputes, IRNA reported yesterday. Meetings...

Iran’s Zarif meets Taliban, calls for inclusive government

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Sunday called for the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan, during talks with a visiting Taliban delegation...

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Iran condemns US strikes in Syria, denies attacks in Iraq

Iran on Saturday condemned US air strikes against Iran-backed militias in Syria, and denied responsibility for rocket attacks on...

NUJ FRCN Chapel names table tennis court after Ortoms aide, Akase

The Nigerian Union of Journalists, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN Headquarters Chapel has named a table tennis court...

Irish company launches service which turns bitcoin into gold bars

An Irish company has launched the country’s first service to allow customers to turn bitcoin into physical gold bullion. Core...

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