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Trump ‘serious’ about Afghan withdrawal, says Taliban

Trump ‘serious’ about Afghan withdrawal, says Taliban

US President Donald Trump is serious about getting out of Afghanistan, the Taliban told AFP yesterday, outlining the “Islamic system” comprising…

UN demands humanitarian access to eastern Syria

The United Nations yesterday called for “unhindered humanitarian access” to people fleeing the last pocket of Islamic State jihadists in eastern Syria. In the past week alone, the UN says more than 10,000 people have fled from the conflict zone to Al-Hol, where the main camp for people displaced…

A titan with grown-up woes

Fifteen years after its founding, Facebook has made strides toward Mark Zuckerberg’s goal of connecting the world. But it has also made some huge missteps that have turned some of its cheerleaders into vocal detractors. The online social network founded on February 4, 2004 in Zuckerberg’s…

Iran celebrates 40 years of Islamic revolution

Thousands of Iranians packed the mausoleum of the Islamic republic’s founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran yesterday to launch celebrations for the 40th anniversary of its revolution. Ceremonies for the 1979 revolution started at 9:33 am (0603 GMT), the exact time that Khomeini returned…

Saudis, UAE, Yemen ask UN to pressure Huthis

Yemen’s government and its allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates asked the UN Security Council on Thursday to turn up the pressure on Huthi rebels to uphold a ceasefire deal. In a letter sent to the council, the three governments accused the Huthis of violating the ceasefire in the…

Three pupils killed as school walkway collapses

Three South African students were killed and 19 were seriously injured yesterday when a walkway collapsed at a high school near Johannesburg, an official said. “It breaks my heart,” provincial education minister Panyaza Lesufi told reporters after the incident at Hoerskool Driehoek school…
Refugee detained in PNG wins Australia’s richest literary prize

Refugee detained in PNG wins Australia’s richest literary prize

An Iranian asylum-seeker detained in Papua New Guinea under Australian asylum laws has won Australia’s most valuable literary prize for a book he…

Uzbekistan gives visa-free entry to visitors from 45 countries

Uzbekistan yesterday granted visa-free entry to citizens of 45 countries to boost tourism, which the government views as vital for economic growth. The countries benefiting from a 30-day visa waiver that went into force on Friday include the majority of European countries including Britain as well as…
Conservationists unveil work on Tutankhamun grave

Conservationists unveil work on Tutankhamun grave

After almost a decade, a team of international experts on Thursday revealed the results of their painstaking work to preserve the tomb of Egypt’s…

Lebanon announces govt after 8-month delay

Lebanon announced a government line-up Thursday, ending an eight-month wait that had heightened fears of a major economic collapse. The new cabinet, unveiled during a press conference at the presidential palace, includes 30 ministers from Lebanon’s rival political clans. The new line-up is to…
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