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Iran awards medals to its nuclear negotiating team


Iran's defence minister Hossein Dehghan (left), foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (second from right) and Ali Akbar Salehi (right), the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, pose for pictures after receiving medals from President Hassan Rouhani (second from left) in Tehran on Monday. — AFP

Barack Obama ticks off Middle East on human rights

US President Barack Obama says governments across the Middle East that make a “commitment to justice and human rights” will continue to have a friend in America.

Myanmar’s new President name to be known March 17

The names of Myanmar’s next President and two vice presidents will be revealed on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled gov

Germany: Stun guns in demand amid security concerns

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Prague-based Euro Security Products, or ESP, has been flooded by new orders from Germany for stun guns and can't keep up with demand.

300 rare guitars coming to New York City auction


A yellow-and-black Charvel guitar (left) customised for Eddie Van Halen in the 1980s and the Gibson guitar used in the 1967 movie In Cold Blood. (Photo: AP)

Myanmar's next president to be declared on March 17

 Lawmakers attend a regular session of the lower house of parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (Photo: AP)

Suu Kyi has said previously that even if she doesn't become the president she would run the country from behind the scenes.

Suicide bombing in north Afghanistan kills 3 soldiers

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Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in an email to media.

Controversial minister to become Australia's rights envoy

 Philip Ruddock became Australia's longest-serving immigration minister, serving from 1996 to 2003. (Photo: Twitter)

During his tenure, he implemented Pacific solution to deter asylum seekers from attempting to reach Australia by boat.

Slain Italian student in Egypt suffered 'inhuman' violence

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Rome prosecutors have opened a murder investigation into the death of Giulio Regeni.

Reports hint Suu Kyi could become Myanmar president

Aung San Suu Kyi, left, arrives to participate in the first-day regular session of the upper house of parliament. (Photo: AP)

Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy Party won a landslide victory in the Nov. 8 general elections.

Though the victory march of the Bharatiya Janata Party that began in 2014 was brought to a halt in 2015 with major setbacks in the Delhi and Bihar Assembly elections, there seems to be a reversal of t

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