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S. Korea says ship and captain detained in Iran released

A South Korean ship and its captain, seized and detained in Iran since January, were released on Friday, South Korea's foreign ministry said.

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Crew of seized ROK vessel allowed to leave Iran: spokesman

TEHRAN, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- The crew of a tanker of the Republic of Korea, which was seized earlier by the Iranian security guards on a charge of causing environmental pollution in the Strait of Hormu

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Lebanese army arrests 18 Lebanese, Syrian IS members

BEIRUT, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Lebanese army announced on Monday that it has arrested 18 Lebanese and Syrian nationals in Arsal, Baalbek for belonging to the Islamic State (IS) group, the National Ne

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Iran's IRGC seizes S.Korean tanker over "environmental breach"

TEHRAN, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- A South Korean oil tanker was seized on Monday by Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Gulf over a "breach of environmental protocols," Iran's semi-official

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More than 50 rare birds rescued from smugglers in N. Afghanistan

KABUL, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- The National Environment Protection Agency of Afghanistan (NEPA) announced Tuesday that 52 rare birds have been rescued from smugglers in the northern Jawzjan province. The

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Afghan police arrest 5 drug traffickers

KABUL, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Counter-Narcotics Police of Afghanistan had arrested five drug traffickers during series of operations, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement here Saturday. The

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North China region seizes over 500 kg of drugs

HOHHOT, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Police in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region have apprehended five suspects and seized over 500 kg of drugs in a recent crackdown on drug trafficking, local au

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