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Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11

President Joe Biden will withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan before this year's 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, finally ending America's longest war despite mounting fears of a Talib


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Muslims start Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus

Surging coronavirus cases in many parts of the world overshadowed the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Tuesday (April 13), with festivities curtailed by contagion fears.


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US 'concerned' over 20-year jail term for Saudi aid worker

The United States expressed concern Tuesday (April 6) after a Saudi aid worker was sentenced to 20 years in jail, in a ruling that his family condemned as "brutal and unjust".


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Russia hails 'successful' start to talks to save Iran nuclear deal

Russia said talks aimed at salvaging an international agreement on Iran's nuclear programme got off to a "successful" start on Tuesday (April 6), with the US expected to join indirectly for the first


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EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights while stressing better ties

The European Union's top two officials on Tuesday (April 6) expressed deep worries about rights in Turkey while voicing hope for stronger ties in their first meeting in a year with President Recep Tay


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Pope urges vaccines for poor in Easter message

Pope Francis urged Catholics to remain hopeful in his Easter Sunday (April 4) address, calling vaccines an "essential tool" in ending the pandemic and urging their swift rollout to the world's poorest


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Millions face Easter under virus curbs

Millions of Christians around the world on Saturday faced another Easter weekend under restrictions because of coronavirus surges, but the hard-hit United States made good news as it crossed the miles


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270 migrants off Italy in critical state: rescue group

Around 270 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean are in "critical" shape after passing merchant ships refused to rescue them, a migrant charity said on Saturday (April 3).


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Greece accuses Turkish coastguard of Aegean 'provocations'

Greece on Friday (April 2) accused Turkey of seeking to "provoke an escalation" in the Aegean with "dangerous" manoeuvres and illegal assistance to migrants.


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US, Iran to start indirect talks to salvage nuclear deal

The United States and Iran will open indirect talks next week in Vienna as the European Union spearheads efforts to bring President Joe Biden's administration back into a nuclear accord Saturday (Apri


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US extends Iraq's sanction waiver ahead of talks

The US has granted Iraq the maximum extension to a sanctions waiver allowing it to import Iranian gas ahead of talks next month, an Iraqi official told AFP on Wednesday (March 31).


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'We are suffocating': Migrants in Lesbos camp appeal for help

On a windswept hill overlooking the Aegean Sea, thousands of asylum seekers huddling in tents on the island of Lesbos are glad to see the end of winter.


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OPEC+ to reconvene to navigate crude market volatility

The OPEC+ grouping of oil producers will hold its third ministerial summit of the year via videoconference Thursday to discuss output cuts in the face of fresh price volatility.


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Global leaders call for new pandemic treaty

Leaders from 23 countries, the EU and WHO on Monday (March 29) backed a push for a new global treaty to better prepare the world to tackle future pandemics.


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EU says Turkey should 'urgently' resume accepting migrants from Greece

The European Union said on Monday (March 29) that Turkey must "urgently" resume accepting migrants from Greece, where thousands are being held in camps, days before EU chiefs are to visit Ankara.


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European jihadists' children 'at risk of radicalization'

The children of European jihadists left trapped in a Syrian camp after their fathers' defeat on the battlefield now face radicalization in their turn, a Belgian expert warns on Sunday (March 28).


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180 countries commit at UN to equitable vaccine access

Some 180 of the 193 UN members have committed to ensuring equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines, the United Nations said Friday (March 26).


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Libya demands mercenary pullout as European top diplomats visit

Libya's new unity government on Thursday (March 25) demanded the "immediate" withdrawal of all foreign mercenaries ahead of year-end elections, in a call backed by the visiting top diplomats of Franc


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Macron warns against Turkish 'interference' in French polls

President Emmanuel Macron warned against Turkish meddling in France's presidential elections next year and accused Ankara of spreading lies through state-controlled media, in an interview broadcast Tu


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Ship blocks Suez Canal after 'gust of wind' knocks it off course

A giant container ship ran aground in the Suez Canal after a gust of wind blew it off course, the vessel's operator said Wednesday (March 24), bringing marine traffic to a halt along one of the world'


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