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BEIRUT -- Five members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) were reported killed and others injured in an airstrike on Wednesday.

The attack targeted a PFLP site located in the eastern Lebanese town of Qusaya, near the Syrian border, according to the Elnashra news website. (Lebanon-Palestine-Airstrike)

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MAHMUD-E-RAQI, Afghanistan -- At least six commuters were killed and nine others injured in a road accident in Afghanistan's eastern Kapisa province on Wednesday, a statement of the provincial police office released here said.

The accident occurred in the Alasai district of Kapisa province when a mini-bus overturned due to reckless driving. Six individuals, including women and children, lost their lives on the spot, while nine others were injured, with some in critical condition, the statement added. (Afghanistan-Road Crash-Death)

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TEHRAN -- Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday expressed willingness and determination to expand bilateral relations and regional cooperation, according to a statement published on the website of the Iranian president's office.

In a phone conversation, Raisi congratulated Erdogan on his re-election as Türkiye's president, expressing hope that the two sides could further strengthen cooperation in the economic, political, security, cultural, and trade sectors during Erdogan's new term. (Iran-Türkiye-Ties)

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OUAGADOUGOU-- About 40 people, including army auxiliaries, were killed over the weekend in two terrorist attacks in northwestern Burkina Faso, sources said Tuesday.

The first attack targeted an armed convoy near Bourasso in the Boucle du Mouhoun region Saturday, said the regional government in a statement Sunday without specifying the death toll. (Burkina Faso-Terrorism-Attack)

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