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UN confirms Iran’s compliance with nuclear deal

The UN Security Council has confirmed that Iran has complied with the provisions of the historic nuclear deal with the P5+1 group of countries. Speaking at Wednesday’s meeting of the council, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Fletman briefed the council on its Resolution 2231 which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan ...

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Mali suicide attack kills 40 fighters

BAMAKO (AFP) – A suicide bombing Wednesday on a camp grouping former rebels and pro-government militia in troubled northern Mali left 40 people dead, UN and local sources told AFP. The president s office ordered three days of national mourning following the attack, the worst in the country in recent years. ...

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Vietnam police nab protesters in anti-China rally

At least a dozen people have been arrested in Vietnam during a rally to protest the 1974 Chinese takeover of a disputed island chain in the South China Sea. Some 100 people gathered in the center of the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, on Thursday to mark the 43th anniversary of the ...

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At least 30 killed in Iran’s high-rise collapse

At least 30 firefighters have been killed after Iran’s oldest high-rise in southern Tehran collapsed on Thursday following a major fire in the building, state television and a news agency reported.  The 17-story structure crumbled after fire engulfed the top floors of the building in downtown Tehran on Thursday morning as scores of ...

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Obama warns Trump, tells supporters ‘we’ll be okay’

WASHINGTON : Barack Obama vowed to speak up if Donald Trump threatens core US values and reassured Americans “we’ll be okay” Wednesday, in a political swansong after eight years as president. During his final press conference and public appearance before Trump’s inauguration on Friday, the 55-year-old said he was stepping ...

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