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Iran prepared to attract foreign investment: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani says there is suitable ground for foreign investment in Iran as he receives his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye in Tehran. President Park was accorded an official welcome in Tehran on Monday on the first day of her three-day visit, heading South Korea’s biggest-ever traveling business delegation of over ...

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Peter Moores turns down Pakistan coaching job

Former England coach Peter Moores has turned down an opportunity to succeed Waqar Younis as the new Pakistan coach, the 53-year-old Englishman said. Coaching Pakistan, traditionally a fractious bunch of talented individuals, is one of the toughest jobs in international cricket and Younis stepped down a disillusioned man last month ...

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Egyptian police raid press syndicate, arrest two journalists

Egyptian police have stormed the headquarters of the Journalists’ Syndicate in central Cairo and arrested two journalists on charges of inciting protest rallies against the government. Officers stormed the press labor union building in downtown Cairo on Sunday and arrested Amr Badr and Mahmud el-Sakka. Badr heads the Arabic-language opposition website ...

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15 Somali soldiers killed in Shabab attack: Military sources

At least 15 Somali soldiers have lost their lives in a car bomb attack by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants northeast of Somalia’s capital, military sources say. According to the sources, the incident occurred on Sunday morning in the town of Runirgood, about 180 kilometers to the northeast of the country’s ...

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Iranian parliament votes to boost missile production capacity

The Iranian parliament (Majlis) has voted in favor of a bill to boost the missile capabilities of the country’s armed forces to strengthen the country’s defensive capacity and deterrence. Iranian parliamentarians on Sunday approved an additional article to Iran’s next five-year development plan, which allows the country to expand its ...

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Seattle police officers injured in May Day protest clashes

Workers’ Day demonstrations in the US city of Seattle turn violent as protesters clash with law enforcement officers with reports of injuries on both sides. At least three officers were wounded and several people arrested on Sunday when May Day demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at cops and broke windows. ...

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