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Afghanistan to swap Taliban militants for American, Australian captives

By Reuter

November 12, 2019 – 4:05 pm

KABUL: Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office said on Tuesday.


Iraqi forces push protesters back to main square, kill four

By Reuter

November 10, 2019 – 12:02 am

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces killed at least four people on Saturday as they pushed protesters back towards their main camp in central Baghdad using live ammunition, tear gas and sound bombs, police and medics said.


Iran’s Rouhani announces new step back from nuclear deal commitments

By Reuter

November 5, 2019 – 7:21 pm

TEHRAN: Iran will take a new step in reducing commitments to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal on Wednesday by injecting gas into 1,044 centrifuges at its Fordow plant, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV.


At least 13 killed as Iraq resumes live gunfire against protesters

By Reuter

November 5, 2019 – 7:13 pm

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 13 protesters in the past 24 hours, abandoning weeks of comparative restraint to unleash live gunfire in a bid to crush demonstrations against the political parties that control the government.


Iran’s Khamenei rules out talks with US

By Reuter

November 3, 2019 – 6:51 pm

DUBAI: Iran will maintain its ban on talks with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, describing the two countries as implacable foes a day before the 40th anniversary of the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran.