TEHRAN -- Iran and the European Union announced here on Saturday the resumption of indirect negotiations between Iran and the United States in the coming days to revive the Iranian nuclear pact.
Making the remarks at a joint televised press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, visiting European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell said the talks will resume "quickly" and "immediately" in an effort to "solve the last outstanding issues." (UN-Afghanistan-Quake)
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BEIRUT -- The Lebanese Ministry of Public Health warned on Saturday that the country is facing a new wave of COVID-19, urging the public to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
The warning was issued in a statement by the ministry after its Vaccine Executive Committee held an emergency meeting on the latest epidemiological developments, the Lebanese National News Agency reported. (Lebanon-COVID-19-Health Warning)
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ACCRA -- The Ghanaian government has repatriated 1,320 Nigeriens who beg in the streets to their home country, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.
The repatriation, through the collaboration of the Ghana Immigration Service and the Embassy of Niger in Ghana, included 300 adult males, 400 adult females, and 620 children. (Ghana-Niger-Reparation)
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COLOMBO -- Sri Lanka will not receive shipments of petrol, diesel and crude oil, scheduled for this week and next week, Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said on Saturday.
The minister said that suppliers have informed state-owned fuel importer and distributor Ceylon Petroleum Corporation that they will not make the scheduled deliveries due to banking and logistic reasons. (Sri Lanka-Fuel-Shortage)