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AFP: Agence France-Presse (AFP) is an international news agency headquartered in Paris, France. Founded in 1835 as Agence Havas, it is the world's oldest news agency.

Iran says virus deaths rise 125 to 4,357

TEHRAN: Iran on Saturday reported 125 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, raising the overall toll in the Middle East´s worst-hit country to 4,357. Health...

UAE to temporarily suspend all passenger, transit flights amid coronavirus outbreak

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates announced on Monday it will temporarily suspend all passenger and transit flights amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The Emirati authorities...

Resume operations against Afghan forces as partial truce ends, Taliban to fighters

Just days after a historic peace deal was signed between the United States and the Taliban, the latter announced on Monday its partial truce...

At least 400 die in China from coronavirus outbreak

The death toll from coronavirus climbed to over 400 after 64 more people died, the biggest single day tally since the first fatalities emerged last...

India school faces sedition charges over citizenship play

Indian police have launched a sedition investigation against a primary school over a play that allegedly criticised a contentious citizenship law, officials said on...

Hindu couple ties the knot at mosque in India

A Hindu couple in the Kayamkulam town in India's Kerala state tied the knot in holy matrimony in the most unusual of places. The couple,...

Missiles hits Iraq base housing US troops: sources

Two mortar rounds hit the Iraqi capital's Green Zone on Saturday and two rockets slammed into an airbase housing US troops, security sources said,...

Top Iran commander Qassem Soleimani killed in US strike on Baghdad

BAGHDAD: Top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani was killed Friday in a US strike on Baghdad´s international airport, Iran and the US confirmed, in the...

Iraq protesters attack US embassy over strikes

BAGHDAD: Several thousand protesters attacked the US embassy in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday in anger at US air strikes that killed more than...

Women take charge in Hollywood´s hottest 2020 movies: survey

LOS ANGELES: Female directors look set for a breakthrough year in Hollywood in 2020, according to a survey published Friday that found the four...

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