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Sri Lanka down to last day of petrol, PM tells crisis-hit nation

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new prime minister said on Monday the crisis-hit nation was down to its last day of petrol, as the country’s power minister told citizens not to join the lengthy fuel queues that have galvanised weeks of anti-government protests. Ranil Wickremesinghe, appointed prime minister on Thursday, said in …

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Iran’s foreign minister makes rare visit to UAE to pay respects

DUBAI: Iran’s top diplomat has travelled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday to pay his respects after the death of President Khalifa bin Zayed, Iranian state media reported, while Tehran welcomed the appointment of the Gulf state’s new ruler. The trip by Hossein Amirabdollahian is the highest level …

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Lebanon vote deals blow to Hezbollah, preliminary results show

BEIRUT: Iran-backed Hezbollah has been dealt a blow in Lebanon’s parliamentary election with preliminary results showing losses for some of its oldest allies and the Saudi-aligned Lebanese Forces party declaring significant gains. With votes still being counted, the final results have yet to emerge for the first election since Lebanon’s …

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Shanghai aims for return to normal life from June 1

SHANGHAI: Shanghai aims to reopen broadly and allow normal life to resume from June 1, a city official said on Monday, after declaring that 15 of its 16 districts had eliminated cases outside quarantine areas. Deputy Mayor Zong Ming, speaking at a daily online news conference, gave the clearest timetable …

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