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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The president of Iran expressed hope for the expansion of relations with Mauritania in various fields.

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In a Sunday message to his Mauritanian counterpart Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi congratulated the West African country's people and government on its national day.

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At least two people were killed and some 16 injured in Niger, when a French military convoy was met by protesters after crossing from Burkina Faso, where the column had been blocked for a whole week.

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At least two people were killed and some 16 injured in Niger, when a French military convoy was met by protesters after crossing from Burkina Faso, where the column had been blocked for a whole week.

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Further mutations of the Covid-19 virus could spawn a strain as contagious as Delta and as deadly as the Ebola virus. That's the stark warning from the World Medical Association.

Frank Ulrich Montgomery, chairman of the global physicians' society (WMA), shared his fears with Germany's Funke media group's newspapers on Saturday.

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Further mutations of the Covid-19 virus could spawn a strain as contagious as the Delta variant and as deadly as the Ebola virus. That's the stark warning from the World Medical Association.

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Morocco has positioned itself as a global leader in the fight against climate change, with one of the highest-rated national action plans. But though the north African country intends to generate half its electricity from renewables by 2030,

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Geneva [Switzerland], November 26 (ANI): The World Health Organization (WHO) has extended travel restrictions to Pakistan for another three months as polio-endemic country. The UN agency extended travel restrictions on the South Asian country by three months due to it being listed among the last polio-endemic countries, Daily Pakistan reported.

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ROME - The sinking of a boat with more than 30 people on board this week was the deadliest migration tragedy to date in the English Channel.

Migrant shipwrecks of that scale, however, are not uncommon in the waters surrounding Europe's southern borders.

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New York [US], November 25 (ANI): Urgent action is needed to avoid a repeat of tragedies like this week's drowning of at least 27 people in the English Channel, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday.

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DAKAR, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- In Senegal, wrestling is a centuries-old tradition and is many people's favorite sport. However, Senegalese people in the past never owned a modern wrestling field. Football fields were often used temporarily as the competing ground.

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Only 7 percent of Africans are vaccinated, but the number of newly registered cases there is much lower than in Europe. What is the reason

Far fewer new Covid-19 infections are currently reported in Africa than in Europe.

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KAMPALA, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- African ministers and their Chinese counterparts will gather in Senegal of West Africa later this month for the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

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COTONOU, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- The latest technological innovation of young Beninese entrepreneur Richard Gautier Odjrado, "Asuka Spirit of AS World Tech", provides innovative solutions in the digital field.

In an interview with Xinhua, Mr.

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Saber-rattling or preparing for war?

Western officials and analysts remain split on the significance of Russia's military deployments along its border with Ukraine. Russia deployed around 100,000 troops earlier this year, claiming the movement was temporary and for training exercises.

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Ankara [Turkey], November 22 (ANI): In a significant move, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Turkey, alongside Mali and Jordan have been added to the watchdog's grey list in October. Last Month, Turkey joined Pakistan in Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) grey list.

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Washington [US], November 21 (ANI): In an apparent dig at China, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday promised new investment in Senegal without "saddling countries with unmanageable debts."Blinken made this remark as he wrapped up his visit to Africa, where he underscored the depth and breadth of the US' relationships with its African partners.

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On the last day of a trip to Africa to bolster U.S. influence on a continent that receives much of its foreign aid from U.S. rival China, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said U.S.

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RABAT, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- Morocco has moved one place up in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Friday.

The North African country climbed up from the 29th position to the 28th, with a total points build-up of 1,561 points.

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DAKAR, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Dakar on Friday evening for a visit until Saturday.

Blinken was greeted at Blaise Diagne International Airport by Senegalese Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall.

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ABUJA, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday arrived in Abuja and met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and some officials, discussing the U.S. administration's interest in the West African country.

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The British Museum is facing new calls from Greece to return the Elgin marbles to Athens. The dispute highlights the growing demand for artefacts to be returned to their original countries ? a trend that distorts history horribly.

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STATE DEPARTMENT - Here's a look at what U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top diplomats have been doing this week:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal

Blinken is visiting Africa November 15-20, with stops in Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal.

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FADA N'GOURMA, BURKINA FASO - The last time Polenli Combary spoke to her son on the phone, she prayed for God to bless him. Shortly after, she called back, but the line was dead.

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FREETOWN, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Members of the parliament in Sierra Leone extolled China on Wednesday for its support to the West African country's economic and social development.

Speaking in a salon organized by the Chinese embassy in Sierra Leone, Ibrahim Kargbo, Chairperson of the Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, said he is happy to see China's growth over the years, and its relationship with Sierra Leo

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BEIJING, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- China and Africa have maintained robust economic and trade cooperation, despite COVID-19, as their bilateral trade has set a record high in the January-September period.

Trade between China and Africa rose 38.2 percent year on year to 185.2 billion U.S.

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A Colombian nun who was kidnapped and held by extremists in Mali for more than four years returned to her home country on Tuesday.

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"Welcome, welcome, our heart welcomes you," sang a dozen nuns waiting for her at the airport in Bogota, while Sister Gloria Cecilia Narvaez hugged each one of them.

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EU foreign ministers have agreed to draw up more sanctions on Russian mercenary group Wagner over its involvement in a string of conflict zones, specifically in Africa and the Middle East.

Speaking after Monday's meeting in Brussels, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said consensus had been reached "to move forward in order to take restrictive measures against this group.

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The European Union is planning to draw up a list of possible sanctions against a Russian mercenary group involved in multiple global conflicts, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.

After chairing a meeting of EU foreign ministers on November 15, Borrell said experts had been tasked with developing sanctions proposals against the Vagner Group and the issue would be discussed when foreign ministers meet agai

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned a Sunday terrorist attack that has killed at least 20 people in Burkina Faso, voicing Iran's readiness to share its experiences with the West African nation in the fight against terrorism.

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There are reasons, good reasons, for why discussions about meeting the challenges of climate change through geoengineering will spark controversy.

The truth is that scientists still don't know what will happen if the planet starts to practice solar radiation management (SRM) or other techniques at scale.

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