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Indian mission in Ghana marks Mahatma Gandhi’s 148th birth anniversary

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By Francis Kokutse  Accra (Ghana), Oct 2 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner in Accra Birender Singh Yadav led a community group and members of the Society of Friends of India to make a presentation of assorted drugs worth thousands of dollars to a military hospital to mark the 148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi — also observed […]

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Iran, Iraq hold exercises near border with Kurdistan

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Author: AFPMon, 2017-10-02 18:43ID: 1506968146073264200SULAIMANIYAH: Iranian and Iraqi forces staged joint military exercises on Monday near the border with Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, a Kurdish official said, following tensions over the Kurds’ independence vote. Iraqi Kurds voted 92.7 percent in favor of independence on Sept. 25 in a non-binding referendum held in defiance of the central government, […]

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Raqqa’s liberation slowed by presence of hostages

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Author: ReutersMon, 2017-10-02 16:33ID: 1506967936793241500RAQQA: Raqqa’s hospital, a big complex pocked with bullets holes, whose capture will signal the end of Daesh’s crumbling Syrian capital, lies just 200 yards from a front-line base of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Beyond it, a roundabout where Daesh once displayed the heads of their enemies, crucified people and held military […]

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Iran’s Zarif to visit Qatar amid Gulf crisis

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Author: AFPMon, 2017-10-02 12:55ID: 1506964053872963800MUSCAT: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Qatar on Monday, officials said, for talks on relations between Tehran and Doha that have caused tensions in the Gulf. Zarif held talks with officials in Oman Monday before heading to Doha on his first visit to Qatar since Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United […]

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WFP confirms commitment to help Yemen

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Author: ARAB NEWSMon, 2017-10-02 19:14ID: 1506963823822912300ADEN: The World Food Program has confirmed its commitment of helping Yemeni people and working with the government under President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Yemeni SABA news agency reported. “The Program deals seriously with all issues made by the Supreme Relief Committee and has proved its commitment through its activities,” said WFP […]

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Dam upstream leaves Egypt fearing for its lifeline, the Nile

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Author: APMon, 2017-10-02 03:00ID: 1506963114492848200CAIRO: The only reason Egypt has even existed from ancient times until today is because of the Nile River, which provides a thin, richly fertile stretch of green through the desert. Now, for the first time, the country fears a potential threat to that lifeline, and it seems to have no idea what […]

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Deadly twin suicide attack hits Damascus police station

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Author: Agence France PresseMon, 2017-10-02 20:41ID: 1506952488621676200DAMASCUS: A double suicide bomb attack hit a police station in Syria’s capital Damascus on Monday, state media said, with a monitor saying at least 11 people were killed.Damascus has been largely insulated from the worst of the violence during the country’s brutal six-year war, but several bomb attacks have shaken […]

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Drone strike kills at least 8 Hezbollah fighters in Syria

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Author: PHILIP ISSA | APMon, 2017-10-02 21:30ID: 1506942552560762100BEIRUT: At least eight Hezbollah fighters were killed in a drone strike in the eastern Syrian desert, where pro-government forces are engaged in a grinding battle against the Daesh group, a monitoring group said Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a drone struck a position of the […]

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Palestinian PM in Gaza for major reconciliation effort

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Author: Hazem Balousha & Daoud KuttabMon, 2017-10-02 21:30ID: 1506937078720383900GAZA CITY/AMMAN: Palestinians took a giant step toward national reconciliation on Monday when Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and other officials from the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority in Ramallah arrived in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. Thousands of Gazans received the delegation warmly, hoping this would finally lead to an end to […]

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Iraq allows foreigners to leave Kurdistan via Baghdad

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Author: AFPMon, 2017-10-02 10:32ID: 1506935139300261300BAGHDAD: Iraq on Monday authorized foreigners stranded in Iraqi Kurdistan after an international flight ban to leave the country via Baghdad despite not having a federal visa.Foreigners who had entered the northern autonomous region on regional visas not recognized by Baghdad could previously not travel to other parts of Iraq.“Any person can leave […]

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