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UN backs Iran deal but Tehran hardliners object

The UN Security Council on Monday backed Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers but the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guards attacked the resolution, underlining powerful opposition to the deal. US President Barack

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Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemen 2 hours into truce

Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemen's capital and another main city causing explosions, residents reported, two hours after a United Nations humanitarian truce took effect. Bombing pounded Yemeni military positions east of the cap

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Saudi Arabia teams up with UN on Yemen aid

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and the United Nations recently held a round of meetings to discuss the allocation of the $274 million aid pledged Saudi Arabia for emergency assistance in Yemen.

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UAE highlights focus on peaceful use of space

The UAE Space Agency highlighted its commitment to the use of outer space for peaceful purposes in the ongoing United Nations meetings with the Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) in Vienna, Austria. An official UAE

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UAE highlights focus on peaceful use of space

The UAE Space Agency highlighted its commitment to the use of outer space for peaceful purposes in the ongoing United Nations meetings with the Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) in Vienna, Austria. An official UAE

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Mideast nuke arms ban talks fail over row

A month-long review conference on the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ended in failure on Friday after its members were unable to overcome disagreements on an atomic weapons ban for the Middle East. After four weeks of negot

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ME nuke weapons ban plan stumbles at UN

A UN attempt to work out a ban on nuclear weapons in the Middle East was in jeopardy after Egypt complained on Monday about the lack of progress and demanded the resignation of the Finnish coordinator of the initiative. Western of

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Iran, world powers ‘closer than ever to nuke deal’

The US and five other major powers are closer than ever to a deal with Iran that would end a 12-year-old standoff over Tehran's nuclear program, though more tough negotiations lie ahead, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday.

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Iran deal could stumble on sensitive nuclear checks

Beefing up international monitoring of Iran's nuclear work could become the biggest stumbling block to a final accord between Tehran and major powers, despite a preliminary deal reached last week. As part of that deal, Iran an

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Postal delivery new indicator in e-commerce index

Postal networks are critical elements of the e-commerce chain, a UN report said, including home postal delivery as an indicator in a new global index to measure countries’ readiness to carry out business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce.

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