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Border crossing between Jordan, Iraq to reopen on Wednesday

Border crossing between Jordan, Iraq to reopen on Wednesday

Officials have said that customs and border arrangements have been finalized, with security measures in place to ensure the 550 km highway from the border to Baghdad was safe. The amount of exports, valued $1.2 billion annually before the crisis, has now fallen by over 50 percent. Privately-owned USA security firms, along with Iraqi ground and air forces, will be responsible for safety along the 500-kilometer route from Baghdad to Amman, which goes through Iraq's Anbar province.


India's central bank says 99% of banned currency back in system

India's central bank says 99% of banned currency back in system

But it seems that almost all of it was returned by individuals, implying that there was a very small amount of unaccounted money held in cash by those seeking to hide it. The Prime Minister had given four reasons for his decision of demonetisation-first was to fight corruption, secondly to fight black-money to eliminate black-money, thirdly to stop terror funding and fourth to eliminate or flush-out the fake Indian currency notes in circulation.


After tense talks, United Nations agrees to renew peacekeepers in Lebanon

After tense talks, United Nations agrees to renew peacekeepers in Lebanon

The UN Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon for one year, till August 31, 2018. "General Beary says there are no Hezbollah weapons". She added that "it is apparent to everyone who cares to see it". The Security Council unanimously approved the plan for the mission, extending it another year after a flurry of negotiations over United States and Israeli desires to do more to keep Hezbollah from gathering illegitimate ...


United Nations chief calls for end of Israeli blockade of Gaza

United Nations chief calls for end of Israeli blockade of Gaza

Speaking at a school in Beit Lahiya run by the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, Guterres reiterated his support for the two-state solution in which a Palestinian state, including Gaza, would live "in peace and security together" with Israel .


France 4-0 Netherlands

France 4-0 Netherlands

However, from minute one in Paris , France dominated the play and deservedly took the lead on 14 minutes with Antoine Griezmann carving open the Dutch defence with a one-two before slotting past Jasper Cillessen. Holland, who were disappointing overall, could feel hard done by at Kevin Strootman's dismissal for two yellow cards and wasted a golden chance to equalise when Arjen Robben headed back across goal when completely unmarked.