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Hamza Naveed, 18, was walking next to the tracks while a friend filmed him, a spokesperson for the local rescue agency said.

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have introduced new transport, power and communications links.

Iraq kickstarts <em>railway</em> project linking Baghdad to Turkish border

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Iraq kickstarts railway project linking Baghdad to Turkish border

Iraq started operations to lay down a new railway network that expects to make it a conduit for goods from Australia and East Asia to Europe via Turkey.

Iran says missile programme not up for negotiation

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Iran says missile programme not up for negotiation

The US wants the issue of Iran's controversial missile programme on the table during nuclear negotiations.

France says stance on radicalism distorted, not anti-Islam

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France says stance on radicalism distorted, not anti-Islam

France has defended itself against criticism over Islamophobia.

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Iran, Afghanistan open first rail link

Iran and Afghanistan have opened a historic rail link in the hopes of increasing trade between the two countries.

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Israel plans rail link between Mediterranean and Gulf states

The discussion came after Israel recently signed deals to normalise ties with Gulf states Bahrain and the UAE.

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US removes group blamed by China from terror list

The US announced its removal of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, which China regularly blames for its crackdown on the Xinjiang region, from ...

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Jordan is Saudi Arabia's largest trade partner: ambassador

Saudi ambassador to Amman Nayef bin Bandar Al-Sudairy said trade relations between Riyadh and Amman have been growing in recent years.

Egypt vexed by Israeli-Emirati plans for 'rival Suez Canal'

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Egypt vexed by Israeli-Emirati plans for 'rival Suez Canal'

Egypt is worried over reported plans to construct a rival shipping lane that could usurp the Suez Canal, through which 10 percent of the world's ...

Rauf Mammadov

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

Former Spain king leaves country after Saudi corruption allegations

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Former Spain king leaves country after Saudi corruption allegations

Spain's former king has been dogged by a corruption scandal involving Saudi Arabia.

Iranian hackers claim major attack on Israeli <em>railway</em> system

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Iranian hackers claim major attack on Israeli railway system

An Iranian hacker group has claimed responsibility for a major cyberattack affecting 28 railway stations in Israel, in the latest in a ...

Israeli police detain 16 pro-Netanyahu activists in Jerusalem

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Israeli police detain 16 pro-Netanyahu activists in Jerusalem

Israeli police have detained about 16 activists from the far-right La Familia group, after they attacked reporters, chanted anti-Arab slogans, ...

Lebanon looks to China to help in economic crisis

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Lebanon looks to China to help in economic crisis

Lebanon's deepening economic crisis has the country seeking help in the Far East.

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Lebanon weighs impact of Caesar Act as economy nosedives

Cash-strapped Lebanon is weighing its response to a new US sanctions law targeting the Syrian regime.

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French olive farmer cleared of charges for aiding migrants

A French court cleared charges against a man who helped around 200 migrants cross the border from Italy.

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Egypt moves sphinxes to Tahrir Square despite controversy

Egyptian authorities have relocated four ancient sphinxes to Cairo's Tahrir Square, prompting fears that the city's high air pollution could ...

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Egypt thunderstorms bring torrential flooding, killing 21

Most of the victims were in rural areas and slums but apartments in some of the country's richest neighbourhoods have also been flooded.

Israel’s Netanyahu plans children’s army to battle coronavirus

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Israel’s Netanyahu plans children’s army to battle coronavirus

In a bizarre announcement, Netanyahu announced plans to deploy school children and youth groups to disinfect public spaces with bleach in a bid ...

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Damascus-Aleppo highway reopened for first time in 8 years

Syria's M5 highway has reopened for the first time in nearly eight years following a brutal regime advance into northern towns previously held ...

Car-ramming attack injures Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem

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Car-ramming attack injures Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem

At least 14 people were injured in the attack, which Hamas praised as a 'practical response' to Donald Trump's controversial peace plan.

Will China play a greater role in Afghanistan?

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Will China play a greater role in Afghanistan?

China sees strategically located Afghanistan as a bridge to help expand connectivity between East, South and Central Asian regions under its ...

Egypt fines father who saves daughter from oncoming train

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Egypt fines father who saves daughter from oncoming train

Egyptian Railway has issued a fine of 50 Egyptian pounds to the father who saved his daughter from an oncoming train after she fell ...

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