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UK believes Iran was behind Saudi oil attacks: PM Johnson

Britain believes Iran was responsible for an attack on Saudi oil facilities and will work with the United States and European allies on a joint response, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday (S


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Five civilians killed in air strikes by Saudi-led coalition in Yemen: TV

Yemen’s Houthi movement said early on Monday (September 23) that five civilians from one family were killed in air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Omran province in Yemen, according to the Houth


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Trump says he discussed Biden in call with Ukrainian president

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday (September 22) that he discussed Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son in a call with Ukraine’s president.


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UK court will not rule on Monday on PM Johnson's suspension of parliament

The United Kingdom Supreme Court will not rule on Monday morning on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament but will update on timings later on Monday, a court spokeswoman said on Sund


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Afghanistan's Taliban meets Chinese government in Beijing

A Taliban delegation met China’s special representative for Afghanistan in Beijing on Sunday to discuss the group’s peace talks with the United States, a spokesman for the Islamist insurgency said.


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Hong Kong riot police move to curb airport protest after violent clashes

Hong Kong riot police took up position at the main rail station serving the airport on Sunday (September 22) to prevent a new anti-government protest targeting air travel after a night of violent stre


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Inspired by Greta Thunberg, worldwide protest demands climate action

Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world on Friday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-ye


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US sanctions Iran's central bank, fund after Saudi oil attack

The United States on Friday (September 20) imposed another round of sanctions on Tehran, including on Iran’s central bank and a development fund, following last week’s attack on oil facilities in Sau


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US air strike kills eight militants in southern Libya: US military

The US air strike killed eight suspected Islamic State militants in southern Libya near the town of Murzuq, the US military said on Friday (September 20).


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Algerians defiant in first protest since election call

Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in the center of Algiers on Friday (September 20) in the first significant test of the months-old protest movement since the government called an election fo


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Students begin global climate strike with message for governments

Thousands of students took to the streets of Australia and other Asia-Pacific countries on Friday (September 20) to kick off a global strike demanding world leaders gathering for a UN Climate Action S


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Letter detailing civilian presence failed to prevent deadly Afghan drone strike

Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about their plans to recruit 20


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UK Supreme Court to rule next week on PM Johnson's suspension of parliament

UK Supreme Court to rule next week on PM Johnson's suspension of SULAIMANI – Britain’s Supreme Court aims to deliver its ruling early next week on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully


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France, Germany closing in on arms exports pact

​France and Germany said on Thursday they were close to an agreement on how to remove obstacles to exporting weapons manufactured in joint programs, after French firms called for easing German export


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Many states inflict 'serious cruelty' on rights activists: UN

One-quarter of UN member states have carried out suspected reprisals against activists who cooperate with the world body on human rights issues, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday.


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Yemen's Houthis threaten to attack United Arab Emirates targets

Yemen’s Houthi group said on Wednesday (September 18) it had identified dozens of sites in the United Arab Emirates as possible targets, in an attempt to underscore its military clout following a week


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Taliban truck bomb kills at least 20 in southern Afghanistan

A Taliban truck bomb killed at least 20 people and wounded 95 when it exploded near a hospital in southern Afghanistan on Thursday (September 19), a provincial official said, with casualties expected


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US, Chinese trade deputies face off in Washington amid deep differences

US and Chinese deputy trade negotiators were set to resume face-to-face talks on Thursday (September 19) for the first time in nearly two months as the world’s two largest economies try to bridge deep


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Risk of no-deal Brexit 'very real', EU's Juncker says

An accord to ensure a smooth British exit from the European Union is still possible but the risk of a no-deal is also “very real”, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday (


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British PM could recall parliament if suspension ruled unlawful

​Boris Johnson could recall parliament if Britain’s highest court rules he unlawfully suspended it, a government lawyer said on Tuesday, after judges heard the prime minister wanted a shutdown because


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