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Iran talks aim to save nuclear deal after US pullout

TEHRAN (Sarzameen News)– The top diplomats of Iran and five world powers meet Friday as Tehran seeks assurances it will benefit economically from the nuclear deal despite the US withdrawal from the Obama era brokered pact. But in a setback on the eve of the talks, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told French President Emmanuel Macron

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Zakir Naik will not be deported: Malaysia PM

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AFP) – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday that Indian Islamic preacher allegedly wanted in his home country for terror-related activities and hate speech will not be sent back. Zakir Naik, a television preacher, reportedly left India in 2016 and subsequently moved to largely Muslim Malaysia, where he was granted permanent residency.

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Afghan president meets British FM in Kabul

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson here on Monday and exchanged views on matters pertaining mutual interests including the war on terror and situation in Afghanistan, said a statement of Presidential Palace received here Tuesday. The recent ceasefire between Afghan government and Taliban which ended by Taliban on

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Taliban rejects pleas by Afghan elders for a ceasefire extension

KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban on Monday rejected pleas by Afghan elders and activists for an extension of this month’s ceasefire and said they amounted to a call for surrender to foreign forces, as local groups continued to push for an end to fighting. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid dismissed the peace slogans and urged civil

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Trump orders halt to family separations

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents on the US border Wednesday, reversing a tough policy under heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community. The spectacular about-face comes after more than 2,300 children were stripped from their parents and adult

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North Korea’s Kim hails ‘unity’ with China in new visit

BEIJING (AFP) – Kim Jong Un declared North Korea’s unstinting friendship, unity and cooperation with Beijing during his third visit to China this year, in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump. The two-day visit which ends Wednesday is designed to reassure Beijing that Pyongyang

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30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks: officials

HERAT, Afghanistan (AFP) – Taliban fighters killed around 30 Afghan security forces in multiple attacks in western Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, in the deadliest clashes since the militant group ended its ceasefire. Militants stormed at least two bases belonging to government forces in Badghis province overnight and ambushed a convoy of reinforcements. Officials said the group

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Kashmir can’t be treated as ‘enemy territory’: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- After quitting as Chief Minister following the withdrawal of support to her government, the PDP President Mehbooba Mufti said ‘Kashmir can’t be treated as enemy territory. According to the local media reports, addressing a presser here at her Gupkar residence, Mehbooba said that we did not form this alliance for power. I have

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Held Kashmir govt collapses after BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP; Mehbooba resigns

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- The four-year Indian Held Kashmir government, wracked by bitter political feuds and worsening security challenges, collapsed Tuesday with the the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulling out of its alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) setting the stage for yet another round of governor’s rule. BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav made the surprise

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Donald Trump, Kin Jong un in Singapore for ‘historic summit’

(Sarzameen News)- In a rare development in world’s politics, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have reached Singapore to sit together for the first time in a bid to establish a new relationship that could have positive global ramifications. The two leaders touched down the venue for the much-anticipated summit

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