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Afghan Taliban, U.S. officials to meet, militants say, as peace efforts intensify

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan Taliban representatives and U.S. officials were due to meet in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, the militants’ main spokesman said, amid diplomatic moves toward establishing the basis for talks to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan. Zabihullah Mujahid said representatives from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and …

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Mexico’s top court ruling can change lives of domestic workforce | Mexico News

Things are expected to change dramatically for Mexico‘s over two million domestic workers following a recent Supreme Court ruling. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court made it mandatory to enrol domestic workers in the social security system and gave the government three years to ensure that. It means, not only …

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Kremlin says new Ukrainian church being used for political ends

FILE PHOTO: Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, Parliamentary Speaker Andriy Parubiy and newly elected head of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox church Metropolitan Epifaniy (Dumenko) sing national anthem at the Saint Sophia’s Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin on Monday accused Ukraine’s politicians of …

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Yemen’s war: Clashes continue in Hodeidah ahead of ceasefire | News

Clashes have continued in Yemen’s flashpoint city of Hodeidah for a third day, despite a UN-brokered ceasefire that is expected to go into effect at midnight on Monday. Residents reported intermittent bouts of violence in the city’s southern neighbourhoods on Monday, with gunfire and missiles being exchanged overnight between pro-government …

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