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At Least 15 Dead in Somalia Car Bombings

At Least 15 Dead in Somalia Car Bombings

At least 18 people were killed on Friday in two car bombings in the Somali capital Mogadishu, said city's main ambulance service said. The Shabaab extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack that wounded 20 people. "We have so far collected 18 bodies and 20 wounded persons from one o

Paris Counts Nearly 3,000 Homeless Living on Its Streets

Paris Counts Nearly 3,000 Homeless Living on Its Streets

At least 3,000 people are sleeping rough on the streets of Paris, according to data from the city's first ever homelessness census which authorities warned Wednesday were likely a serious underestimate. For the first time, the municipality decided to count the number of its homeless. "Nearly 3

Iraqi Criticism of Iran's Adoption of Saddam's Execution

Iraqi Criticism of Iran's Adoption of Saddam's Execution

A recent claim by an Iranian official that his country was behind the execution of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was met with a wave of criticism in Baghdad. Politicians have called on the government to respond to such "unacceptable interference" in their country's internal affairs. Du

Ahmadinejad’s Letter to Khamenei Angers Reformists, Conservatives in Iran

Ahmadinejad’s Letter to Khamenei Angers Reformists, Conservatives in Iran

A letter addressed by former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei calling for immediate free elections, drove on Thursday anger among both reformist and conservative circles, and revived disputes over falsification in the 2009 presidential elections. Ahmadin

Iranian Official: Our Presence in Syria Does Not Target Israel

Iranian Official: Our Presence in Syria Does Not Target Israel

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi stressed on Thursday that his country’s presence in Syria is not aimed at creating a new front against Israel. He told the BBC that the presence was aimed at combating terrorism. "Just imagine if we were not there.

Iran Says May Withdraw from Nuclear Deal if There Are No Economic Benefits

Iran will withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal if there is no economic benefit and major banks continue to shun Iran, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Thursday. "The deal would not survive this way even if the ultimatum is passed and waivers are extended," Araqchi, Iran's lead

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