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KABUL -- A total of 44 people, including four assailants, have been killed in a terrorist attack against two government offices in Kabul, an Afghan Public Health Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

"The latest data showed 40 people, including 11 women and 29 men, were martyred and 27 others wounded in Monday's terrorist attack in Kabul," Waheed Majroh told reporters. (Afghanistan-Terrorist attack-Kill)

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UNITED NATIONS -- The head of the UN team, which is monitoring and helping implement a ground-breaking ceasefire across Yemen's crucial port city of Hudaydah, had his first face-to-face meeting with authorities there on Monday.

Retired Dutch general Patrick Cammaert and his advance team also undertook "a familiarization visit" to the port itself, where some 80 percent of life-saving humanitarian aid, food and commercial goods arrive before being distributed, said the UN spokesman's office in a note to correspondents. (UN-Ceasefire monitoring)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that progress is being made on the issues related with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

While posting a picture of him sitting behind a desk and reading a piece of paper, Trump tweeted, "Christmas Eve briefing with my team working on North Korea -- Progress being made." (U.S.-DPRK-Progress)

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TRIPOLI -- At least three people were killed and 10 others, including a paramedic, injured on Tuesday during a terrorist attack on the Libyan Foreign Ministry's headquarters in Tripoli, the health ministry said.

The attack occurred at 9 a.m. local time (0700 GMT), when a car bomb exploded right behind the ministry's building, a foreign ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Libya-Foreign Ministry-Terror Attack) Enditem

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