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Multiple blasts kill 6 across Shiite-majority districts in Iraq’s Baghdad

BAGHDAD Explosions in several Shiite-majority districts in Iraq’s capital late Sunday killed six people, most of them civilians, and wounded several others, police and medical sources said. In northern Baghdad’s Aden roundabout area, two civilians were killed and another six wounded by a blast near a bus stop, the sources …

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Palestinians in Syria’s Yarmuk yearn for outside help

YARMUK (SYRIA) After years of fighting, crippling siege and bombardment, what was once the Palestinian diaspora’s largest urban settlement in southern Damascus has been reduced to a sea of debris. Former residents of the Palestinian camp of Yarmuk are desperately counting on assistance from abroad to help raise the once-bustling …

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US sanctions: SWIFT network suspends Iran banks

The SWIFT banking network, the backbone for international monetary transfers, said Monday it has suspended several Iranian banks from its service, after the United States reimposed nuclear sanctions on Tehran. “In keeping with our mission of supporting the resilience and integrity of the global financial system as a global and …

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Trump says he wants to go slower on sanctions for Iran’s oil

JOINT BASE ANDREWS U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he wants to impose sanctions on Iran’s oil gradually, citing concerns about shocking energy markets and causing global price spikes. “With the oil, it’s very interesting. We have the toughest sanctions ever imposed, but on oil we want to go …

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SP transferred in Tinsukia killing case, opposition leader for judicial probe

GUWAHATI Four days after the killing of five persons in Tinsukia district, the Assam government Monday transferred Sadiya police district SP Prasanta Sagar Changmai with immediate effect. Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia of the Congress demanded a judicial probe into the killings “In the interest of public service, Prasanta Sagar Changmai, Superintendent of Police, Sadiya, is transferred,” an official notification of the Home Department said. …

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Iran will ‘proudly bypass’ US sanctions: Rouhani

TEHRAN Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic republic “will proudly bypass sanctions” by the United States that took effect on Monday targeting the country’s oil and financial sectors. “I announce that we will proudly bypass your illegal, unjust sanctions because it’s against international regulations,” Rouhani said in a televised …

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Saudi sent ‘cover-up team’ to dispose of Khashoggi body: Report

ISTANBUL Saudi Arabia deployed a chemist and toxicology expert to Istanbul after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in an attempt to cover up evidence of the killing, a Turkish newspaper reported on Monday. The murder of the Saudi royal-insider-turned critic inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul has provoked widespread …

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Taliban officials say they will attend Moscow peace talks

PESHAWAR (PAKISTAN) The Afghan Taliban will join multilateral peace talks hosted by Russia on Friday, senior Taliban officials said on Tuesday, after the United States and Afghanistan turned down their invitations. Russia invited 12 countries and the Taliban, who are fighting to re-impose strict Islamic law after their 2001 ouster …

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