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Israel: Violence, hate speech, discrimination against Palestinian minority must stop – UN expert

A UN human rights expert condemned attacks on Israel's Palestinian minority by extreme right-wing and vigilante groups, including settlers – at times with the reported backing of security forces - and urged Israel to fully and equally protect…
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USA to hand over Bagram Air Base to Afghanistan forces in 20 days

As Washington speed-up to complete the withdrawal of its troops ahead of September 11, the US military will be handing over its main Bagram Air Base to Afghan forces in about 20 days, an official said on Tuesday. "I can confirm we will hand…
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US withdrawal from Afghanistan nearly at halfway point one month into effort

The U.S. military is nearly at the halfway point in pulling its forces from Afghanistan only a month into the effort, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said Tuesday. U.S. Central Command estimates that it has completed “between 30 to 44…
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Iran nuclear chief sends letter to IAEA Grossi

An Iranian diplomat says the country’s top nuclear official has sent a letter to IAEA head Grossi. In a statement on Monday evening that came after IAEA’s report on Iran’s nuclear activities, Iran’s permanent representative to Vienna-based…
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South Africa One of the Biggest Arms Suppliers to Saudis in Yemen War

Relations between South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are on the up – a source of shame for the South African state. Despite being profitable and important for the African economy, these relations are deeply linked to…