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Iranian, Pak FMs discuss bilateral ties, Gaza over phone

23 Feb 2024 | 10:48 PM

Tehran, Feb 23 (UNI) Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Pakistani counterpart Jalil Abbas Jilani exchanged views on bilateral relations and the situation in Gaza on Friday.

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Zambia's main cholera treatment center becomes empty as cases decline

23 Feb 2024 | 10:34 PM

Lusaka, Feb 23 (UNI) The National Heroes Stadium, Zambia's ultra-modern stadium in Lusaka, the country's capital, which was designated as a national cholera centre at the height of the outbreak, has no one admitted as the country continues to see a steady decline in cases, health authorities said Friday.

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U.S. imposes new sanctions on Russia

23 Feb 2024 | 10:33 PM

Washington, Feb 23 (UNI) The United States announced over 500 new sanctions against Russia on Friday, the eve of the second anniversary of the beginning of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine.

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62,000 individuals have gang connections in Sweden: Police

23 Feb 2024 | 10:03 PM

Stockholm, Feb 23 (UNI) Criminal networks in Sweden have 14,000 active members, with a further 48,000 individuals having gang connections, according to a report released by the Swedish Police on Friday.

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Palestine rejects Israeli PM's post-war plan for Gaza

Palestine rejects Israeli PM's post-war plan for Gaza

23 Feb 2024 | 9:12 PM

Gaza, Feb 23 (UNI) The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced on Friday its rejection of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's post-war plan for the Gaza Strip.

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Israel's Netanyahu unveils plan for post-war Gaza

Israel's Netanyahu unveils plan for post-war Gaza

23 Feb 2024 | 9:07 PM

Jerusalem, Feb 23 (UNI) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has unveiled his post-war strategy for Gaza, the first since the Israel-Hamas conflict broke out in October last year, involving a continuous military presence in the Palestinian enclave and the replacement of Hamas, his office said in a statement on Friday.

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Suspension of UNRWA funding to affect 38,000 Palestinian refugee children's education in Lebanon

23 Feb 2024 | 8:56 PM

Beirut, Feb 23 (UNI) The suspension of financial support by donor countries to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) will jeopardize the education of 38,000 Palestinian refugee children in Lebanon, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon Dorothee Klaus said on Friday.

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Eastern European states say NATO head candidate fails to state position on Kiev

23 Feb 2024 | 8:24 PM

Moscow, Feb 23 (UNI) Eastern European countries bordering Russia are complaining that outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who could become NATO's new secretary general, has not contacted them to set out his position on Ukraine and Russia since he began seeking support for his candidature, Politico reported on Friday, citing an Eastern European diplomat.

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Laos to host meeting on Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam development triangle

23 Feb 2024 | 8:09 PM

Vientiane, Feb 23 (UNI) Laos will host the 13th meeting of the Joint Coordination Committee on Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Area, which will take place in Laos' southern Attapeu province from Feb. 26 to March 1.

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Toyota to keep 2 group plants offline until March 1

23 Feb 2024 | 7:59 PM

Tokyo, Feb 23 (UNI) Toyota Motor Corp. plans to keep two group vehicle plants in central Japan offline until March 1, following fraudulent engine performance tests at affiliate Toyota Industries Corp., local media reported Friday.

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Over 15,000 Dengue cases in Sri Lanka so far this year

23 Feb 2024 | 7:54 PM

Colombo, Feb 23 (UNI) Over 15,000 Dengue cases have been reported in Sri Lanka so far in 2024 along with five deaths, the National Dengue Control Unit (NDCU) said on Friday.

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5 dead off Malta as migrant boat capsizes

23 Feb 2024 | 7:54 PM

Valletta, Feb 23 (UNI) At least five people were confirmed dead after a migrant boat capsized near Malta's shores during a rescue operation, local media reported on Friday.

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Soldier killed, 2 injured in terrorist attack in Pak

23 Feb 2024 | 7:38 PM

Islamabad, Feb 23 (UNI) A frontier corps soldier was killed and at least two others were injured when a bomb went off in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said on Friday.

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Laos to improve treatment of non-communicable diseases

23 Feb 2024 | 7:37 PM

Vientiane, Feb 23 (UNI) Lao medical workers require more training in non-communicable diseases to improve the treatment of chronically ill patients, according to a senior official from the Lao Ministry of Health.

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Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 29,514

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 29,514

23 Feb 2024 | 7:30 PM

Gaza, Feb 23 (UNI) The Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip has risen to 29,514 since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas conflict in October last year, the Gaza-based Health Ministry said on Friday.

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