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Turkey to close Iraq border, air space, will open new gate with Baghdad

ANKARA, Oct 6 (Reuters) Turkey wants to open a new border gate with Iraq in cooperation with the central government in Baghdad after it shuts down the existing gate in response to last week's Kurdish independence referendum, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.
"We have proposed opening the new Ovakoy gate, west of currently used Habur gate, to Baghdad and we are expecting their support. We will be happy to discuss this with (Iraqi Prime Minister Haider) al-Abadi," Yildirim told reporters, saying the timing of his visit to Baghdad was a work in progress.
Yildirim also said he wanted to boost cooperation with central Iraqi government on economy, defence, security and political issues.
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Nepal Foreign Minister to attend Vajpayee's funeral

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17 Aug 2018 | 5:14 PM

Kathmandu, Aug 17 (UNI) Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali on Friday left for New Delhi to attend the last rites of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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US sets up Action Group to pressure Iran

17 Aug 2018 | 5:10 PM

Washington, Aug 17 (UNI) The United States has announced the creation of the Iran Action Group (IAG) to execute the administration's Iran strategy and pressure the country to "change" its behavior.

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B'desh Foreign Minister in New Delhi to attend Vajpayee’s funeral

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17 Aug 2018 | 3:13 PM

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Mt Everest: 18 Nepali women among 563 climbers

Mt Everest: 18 Nepali women among 563 climbers

17 Aug 2018 | 3:03 PM

Kathmandu, Aug 17 (UNI) At least 18 Nepali women climbers among 563 persons from 39 different countries successfully reached the summit of the world’s highest peak from Nepal side in the last spring season, according to the Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation.

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