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Britain, Iran reopen embassies in wake of nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Aug 24: Britain’s foreign secretary reopened his country’s embassy in Tehran on Sunday (Aug 23) in a long-awaited step signalling better relations four years after a mob stormed the compound, forcing its closure. Philip Hammond’s two-day trip comes five weeks after Britain and five other world powers struck a deal with Iran to end a 13-year dispute over ...Full Article

Hollande, Merkel ‘to discuss EU migrant crisis on Monday’

PARIS, Aug 24: The French and German leaders will meet in Berlin on Monday to give a new push to European efforts to tackle the biggest migrant crisis in ...Full Article

Islamic State blows up ancient temple in UNESCO-listed Syrian city

DAMASCUS, Aug 24: Islamic State (IS) group militants on Sunday (Aug 23) blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, the country’s ...Full Article

Britain, Iran to reopen embassies on Sunday

LONDON, Aug 23: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he would reopen the UK’s embassy in Iran on Sunday (Aug 23), four years on since it was trashed by a ...Full Article

Train attack shows impossibility of tracking all extremists

PARIS, Aug 23: The thwarted attack by a gunman on a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris has underlined the difficulty faced by intelligence services in tracking the unprecedented ...Full Article

Abbas quits PLO leadership ahead of internal election: Official

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories, Aug 23: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas resigned on Saturday (Aug 22) as head of the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) Executive Committee in a bid to force ...Full Article

Italy rescues 3,000 migrants in single day, no casualties

ROME, Aug 23: Italy’s coastguard on Saturday successfully coordinated the rescue of around 3000 migrants in the Mediterranean after receiving distress calls from more than 20 overcrowded vessels drifting ...Full Article

Two dead in shooting at New York federal building

NEW YORK, Aug 22: A gunman shot and killed a private security guard at a US federal building in downtown New York by the metal detector on Friday (Aug ...Full Article

US air strike kills ‘IS number two': White House

WASHINGTON, Aug 22: The second-in-command of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group has been killed in a US air strike in northern Iraq, the White House said on Friday ...Full Article

Turkey seeks to extend mandate for Iraq, Syria incursions: Official

ANKARA, Aug 22: Turkey’s government is seeking to extend for one more year a parliamentary mandate that allows the military to combat Islamist extremists and Kurdish militants in neighbouring ...Full Article