Iran votes to boost military defence by $500m

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Iran said the funding for its missile defence was “not in violation” of a 2015 nuclear deal Iran’s parliament has voted in favour of boosting investment in its missile defence and foreign operations programmes by more than $500m (£386m). The bill, which received overwhelming approval, is in response to […]

Egypt trains collide in Alexandria, killing many

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Image copyright Ya5abar Image caption The crash is the deadliest train accident in the North African country since November 2013 Two passenger trains have collided in northern Egypt, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens more, health officials say. One train was travelling from Cairo and the other from Port Said when the accident […]