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Iran has started production of the locally-designed Kowsar fighter plane for use in its air force, state television reported, as tensions mount with the United States after the reimposition of US sanctions on Tehran.
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Russia said on Saturday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had agreed to send a group of senior politicians to peace talks in Moscow, at which a delegation representing the Taliban would be present.
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The EU effort to save the Iran nuclear accord by building a mechanism to buy Tehran’s oil despite the return of US sanctions has run into difficulty. Brussels supports the deal struck in 2015 to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions, which was dealt a blow in May when the US President Donald Trump pulled out.
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Yemen’s government said on Thursday it was ready to re-start peace talks with Huthi rebels, as international pressure to end the years-long conflict intensifies. The United Nations said a day earlier it aimed to relaunch the talks within a month, after a previous attempt collapsed in September when the rebels refused to attend.
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Typhoon Yutu slammed into the Philippines Tuesday with fierce winds that sheared off roofs and snapped trees, after thousands were evacuated ahead of the powerful storm’s arrival.
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Maoist rebels ambushed a convoy on Tuesday in a restive Indian state, killing two police officers and a journalist from the national broadcaster covering the lead up to local elections next month.
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