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30 Nov 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

VIENNA -- Iran nuclear talks aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal resumed here on Monday after a hiatus of more than five months.

The U.S. government under Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in May 2018 and unilaterally re-imposed sanctions on Iran. In response, Iran has gradually stopped implementing parts of its commitments to the deal since May 2019. (Vienna-Iran-Nuclear Talks)

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STOCKHOLM -- Swedish parliament elected on Monday once again Magdalena Andersson as the country's new prime minister, after she was elected and later resigned last Wednesday.

To be elected, Andersson only needed a majority of the 349-seat Parliament members not voting against her. She was backed by 101, while 173 voted against her and 75 abstained. (Sweden-Parliament-PM)

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ISTANBUL -- A powerful southwest wind storm created havoc on Monday in Turkey's largest city Istanbul, killing two people and wounding at least nine others, local media reported.

Two people were killed when they were stuck under the smashed roofs in the Esenyurt district on the European side of the city, the Ihlas news agency said. (Turkey-Storm-Deaths)

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ISLAMABAD -- Six terrorists were arrested in separate intelligence-based operations in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the police said on Monday.

The CTD in Punjab told local media that the militants were apprehended in a string of operations launched in multiple cities of the province on intelligence tip-off regarding the presence of terrorists. (Pakistan-Punjab-Arrests)

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