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Over two-thirds of Yemenis food insecure: UN agencies

Three United Nations agencies have launched an emergency food aid appeal to avert a humanitarian catastrophe in war-torn Yemen as more than two-thirds of Yemenis are struggling to feed themselves under an incessant barrage of bombs being dropped by Saudi warplanes over the past two years.   The UN Food and ...

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CIA chief Pompeo visits Turkey to seek better bilateral relations

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo is paying an official visit to Turkey to explore avenues for an improvement in relations between Washington and Ankara, which soured under the administration of former US President Barack Obama. Pompeo made his first overseas visit to the Turkish capital city of Ankara on Thursday, ...

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Afghanistan supports more foreign troops in advisory mission

Kabul says it supports a call by the commander of US and international forces in Afghanistan for more foreign troops to advise the country’s security forces. US Army General John Nicholson told the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington on Thursday that there was “a shortfall of a few thousand” ...

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Japanese urge govt. to shut down nuclear power plants

Japanese protesters have rallied outside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s office in the capital, Tokyo, urging him to shut down nuclear power plants in the country, which was hit by one of the world’s worst nuclear incidents nearly six years ago. Carrying anti-nuclear signs, the demonstrators on Friday also called on ...

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