Leaders march

OSWIECIM – The presidents of Poland and Israel marched together at the Auschwitz concentration camp on Thursday, putting aside their differences over a new law that makes it a crime to suggest there was any Polish complicity in the Holocaust.

Poland’s Andrzej Duda and Israel’s Reuven Rivlin joined some 15,000 people – mostly young Jews from around the world and some camp survivors – in a 3-km (2-mile) walk from the infamous “Arbeit macht frei” (“work sets you free”) gate to the site of the gas chambers.

Deal caution

ANKARA – Iran urged France on Thursday not to be influenced by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers.

The statement came after the prince – who is also defence minister of Iran’s main regional rival – appeared to chide French President Emmanuel Macron this week for supporting the 2015 deal to lift most economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbs to Tehran’s nuclear program.

Deaths doubled

KABUL – The number of civilians killed and wounded by suicide bombings and “complex attacks” in Afghanistan has more than doubled so far this year, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Suicide bombings and attacks by militant groups killed or maimed 751 people from January through March, one-third of total civilian cases, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said.

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