Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Sept. 11

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BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said on Saturday that the upcoming legislative elections on Oct. 10 are the only solution to Iraq's problems, urging Iraqis to vote for a better future for the country.

During a meeting with the Iraqi electoral commission to discuss the polls' preparations, al-Kadhimi said "exactly 29 days later, the early parliamentary elections will be held, which represent the only solution to Iraq's problems," according to a statement issued by his media office. (Iraq-Election)

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh on Saturday received a new batch of China's Sinopharm vaccines against COVID-19 as the country continued to fight the pandemic.

A plane of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Chinese vaccine doses arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around noon Saturday, Md. Shamsul Haque, a senior health ministry official, told journalists. (Bangladesh-China-Vaccines)

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NEW DELHI -- India and Australia on Saturday discussed domestic, regional and global issues, including the evolving situation in Afghanistan and enhancing maritime cooperation at their first 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue held in New Delhi.

While Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh represented New Delhi, visiting Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton represented their country at the dialogue. (India-Australia-Dialogue)

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ADEN, Yemen -- The Houthi rebel group fired missiles and drones against the Red Sea port of Mocha in the country's southwestern province of Taiz on Saturday, causing huge explosions, a government official told Xinhua.

"A series of explosions rocked the Red Sea port of Mocha that's controlled by the government forces following coordinated Houthis strikes," the local government source said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Houthi-Port) Enditem

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