More than 36,000 Afghans had been deported from Iran in the 10 days before May 2, the UN refugee agency said. The move virtually cleared the southeastern Iranian border town of Zabol of its Afghan population, UNHCR said. Iran says it has collected 50,000 Afghans for deportation, and argues it is the right of every country to send home illegal workers. (BBC)

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