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Iran’s Ex-President Rafsanjani Dies Aged 82


Iran’s ex-President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has died at the age of 82 as a result of a heart attack. Rafsanjani was an influential Iranian politician who was the fourth president of his country from 1989 to 1997. He played an important role in the 1979 Iran’s revolution but later in …

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US Welcomes Tripartite Talks on Afghanistan


The US State Department has welcomed a three-way meeting between China, Russia and Pakistan about Afghanistan held in Moscow last week. “What we welcome is any international effort to help Afghanistan become secure and more prosperous. And we continue to support, as we always have, an Afghan-led reconciliation process. We …

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Russia Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated


Footage spread quickly worldwide shows the moment the gunman shot the Russia ambassador to Turkey in Ankara. Ankara (AFP) – A Turkish policeman crying “Aleppo” and “Allahu Akbar” shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Turkey in Ankara on Monday, prompting a vow from President Vladimir Putin to step up the fight …

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Saudi court sentences 15 to death for spying for Iran


A Saudi court on Tuesday sentenced 15 people to death for spying for the kingdom’s arch-enemy, Iran, Saudi-owned media reported, in a ruling that could further stoke tension between the two rival powers. The Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh sentenced 15 other suspects to prison terms ranging from six months …

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