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Long-awaited Syrian constitutional committee meets for first time

Long-awaited Syrian constitutional committee meets for first time

The 150 representatives of gov't, opposition and civil society due to work on governing document for war-torn country.

Iranian women attend first football match in 40 years

Iranian women attend first football match in 40 years

Over 3,000 women attend FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Tehran, to watch Iran beat Cambodia 14-0.

Two killed in first Kashmir gun battle since lockdown began

Two killed in first Kashmir gun battle since lockdown began

Clash in Baramulla the first to be reported by officials since India revoked the region's autonomy and imposed a curfew.

Argentina: Voters head to polls in first Macri-Fernandez showdown

Argentina: Voters head to polls in first Macri-Fernandez showdown

A number of opinion polls predict a close fight between incumbent Mauricio Macri and challenger Alberto Fernandez.

UN: Nearly 4,000 Afghans killed and wounded in first half of 2019

UN: Nearly 4,000 Afghans killed and wounded in first half of 2019

Civilians are being killed and wounded at a 'shocking and unacceptable' level despite push to end Afghan war, says UN.

India elections: Voting under way for first phase

India elections: Voting under way for first phase

Voters in 91 constituencies across 20 states will choose their representatives in the first phase of mammoth elections.

Greek PM makes first official visit to North Macedonia

Greek PM makes first official visit to North Macedonia

Alexis Tsipras arrived less than two months after Macedonia agreed to rename itself, ending a 28-year diplomatic row.

Vote counting begins in Thailand’s first election since coup

Vote counting begins in Thailand’s first election since coup

Preliminary results are expected within a few hours, although the official results will not be announced until May.