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Iran: Talks on nuclear deal enter the second round in Vienna
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Iran: Talks on nuclear deal enter the second round in Vienna

On 20 April, the talks in Vienna entered the second round of discussions as countries pushed towards achievable goals. Iran, China, Russia, Germany, France, the UK and the EU agreed to form a third expert working group to prioritize the restoration of the accord. On 19 April, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said: “we will reach […]

Georgia: Ruling party and opposition sign EU-brokered deal
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Georgia: Ruling party and opposition sign EU-brokered deal

On 19 April, the government and opposition agreed to end the political crisis and signed an accord brokered by European Council President Charles Michel. The deal, if implemented, would pave the way for the release of two jailed opposition figures, electoral and judicial reforms and bring an end to the opposition lawmakers boycott of the […]

Power failure at Iran’s key Natanz nuclear facility – Tehran hints at Israeli cyber operation
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Power failure at Iran’s key Natanz nuclear facility – Tehran hints at Israeli cyber operation

Ian’s key nuclear facility at Natanz was hit by a massive power outage on Sunday that came a day after Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated new centrifuges at the Natanz facility in a ceremony. The incident raises regional tensions as world powers particularly US and Tehran continue to negotiate over a nuclear deal. Iranian officials […]

Collateral Murder: When a US Apache helicopter gunned down Reuters journalists in Baghdad
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Collateral Murder: When a US Apache helicopter gunned down Reuters journalists in Baghdad

On 5th April 2010, WikiLeaks released a video which showed a US Apache helicopter gunning down a dozen people in Baghdad inclduing two Reuters journalists in a display of indiscriminate firing. The incident itself was from July 2007 in which two Reuters news staff, Namir, 22, and Saeed, 40, and nine other men were killed and two children seriously wounded in a raid by the US Apache helicopter.

Three-phase peace roadmap for Afghanistan?
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Three-phase peace roadmap for Afghanistan?

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is set to put forward a three-phase peace roadmap for the war-torn country during the Turkey summit later this month, as per news reports. Reuters report says that Ghani will be seeking an agreement with the Taliban and a ceasefire before elections. As the deadline for the troop pullout May 1 […]

“Could boost uranium enrichment to a purity of 60% if Iran needs it”, says Ali Hosseini Khamenei as law to limit international nuclear inspections comes into force
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“Could boost uranium enrichment to a purity of 60% if Iran needs it”, says Ali Hosseini Khamenei as law to limit international nuclear inspections comes into force

Iran could boost its uranium enrichment to a purity of 60 percent if the country needs it, Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei has said a day before a law passed in November 2020 to limit international nuclear inspections comes into force. In a speech on Monday to members of the Assembly of Experts, Khamenei said […]

India delivers humanitarian assistance to Syria – Gifts 2000 MT of rice to strengthen food security in the war torn nation
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India delivers humanitarian assistance to Syria – Gifts 2000 MT of rice to strengthen food security in the war torn nation

In response to a request from the Government of the Syria for emergency humanitarian assistance, India is gifting 2000 MT of rice to strengthen food security in Syria. The Ministry of External Affairs in a press release informed that the first consignment of 1000 MT of rice was handed over by Ambassador of India to […]

Egypt releases Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein after 4 years in jail
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Egypt releases Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein after 4 years in jail

Egypt has released Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein after more than four years in detention on accusations of publishing false news, reports AFP. Hussein, an Egyptian national held under preventive detention since December 2016, was released from jail Thursday night, as per AFP sources. Al Jazeera has not yet confirmed his release. It had run […]