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UN ready for cooperation on JCPOA implementation: Ban

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised the nuclear agreement recently clinched between Iran and the P5+1 group, saying the world body is ready for any cooperation to facilitate the implementation of the accord. In a Monday meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in New York, Ban described ...

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Boko Haram claims Abuja bombings

LAGOS (AFP) – Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for twin bomb attacks on the outskirts of Nigeria s capital, Abuja, the group said in a message posted on social media on Sunday evening. At least 18 people were killed and 41 injured in the bombings on Friday night, in Kuje, to ...

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Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold peace talks in Paris

PARIS: The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine met in Paris on Friday to consolidate a fragile peace in Ukraine, as President Vladimir Putin eyes relief from punishing sanctions over Moscow’s role in the conflict. Fighting has all but stopped in separatist eastern Ukraine but with peace closer than ...

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Shabaab militants seize two towns in central Somalia

Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militants have captured two towns in central Somalia, taking advantage of the absence of either Somali or African Union forces in the area. “Amara and Ba’adwayn are now under full control of al-Shabab,” said a senior regional official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the DPA reported. Local militias ...

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