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Saudi’s Falih says oil agreements ...

Saudi’s Falih says oil agreements with Russia helping market stabilit...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Agreements reached between Russia and Saudi Arabia on global oil supply have helped oil markets to stabilize, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Thursday. The two countries, the world’s biggest producers of crude, helped secure a deal between OPEC and rivals... read more »

GOP Rep. Tim Murphy won’t seek reelectio...

GOP Rep. Tim Murphy won’t seek reelection after reports he asked woman to g...

Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, an opponent of abortion, will not be seeking reelection at the end of his current term, ending speculation about his future a day after a news report claimed the married Republican had asked a woman with whom he had an extramarital affair to get an abortion. “After... read more »

Tillerson’s News Conference Only Highlig...

Tillerson’s News Conference Only Highlights Strains With Trump.

WASHINGTON — Long-simmering tension within President Trump’s national security team spilled into public view on Wednesday as Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson took the extraordinary step of calling a news conference to affirm his support for Mr. Trump, despite what associates describe as his... read more »

Turkey Sentences 40 to Life in Coup Atte...

Turkey Sentences 40 to Life in Coup Attempt Against Erdogan.

ISTANBUL, Turkey — A court in southwestern Turkey handed down life sentences on Wednesday to 40 men, including senior military officers, for trying to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It was the first high-profile verdict against those accused of plotting to overthrow him in a failed... read more »

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Egypt forms panel to probe post-Morsi violence

Egypt forms panel to probe post-Morsi violence

Cairo – Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour ordered to form a fact-finding committee to investigate the violence that broke out after the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, a... read more »

Ban seeks South Sudan parties' cooperation to solve crisis

Ban Ki-moon calls for end to hostilities in South ...

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon demanded an end to growing civil conflict in South Sudan and called on all parties Sunday to negotiate a... read more »

Morsi to face third criminal trial over 2011 jail break...

Morsi to face third criminal trial over 2011 jail breakout

London – Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi will face a third criminal trial on charges of organizing prison breaks during the 2011... read more »

‘Mandela needs to be re-invoked’

'Mandela needs to be re-invoked'

New Delhi – Nelson Mandela, the world’s anti-apartheid icon and South Africa’s first non-white president who died earlier this month, need... read more »

Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter admitted to psychia...

Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter admitted to psychiatric hospital

London – The interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, who was accused of making up sign language, has been admitted to a psychiatric... read more »

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Indian citizen held by China for ‘terror links’ relea...

China late on Friday deported the lone Indian arrested on unspecified charges in Inner Mongolia, bringing to an end 72 hours of hard negotiations between Indian diplomats and local officials who... read more »

China’s migrant population to reach 310 mn b...

China’s migrant population, the workforce behind its massive development in the last few decades, will touch 310 million by 2030, almost the same... read more »

China aggressively building islands on reefs claimed by...

China is reportedly proceeding with the construction of artificial islands on at least two reefs, which are claimed by the Philippines, despite Beijing... read more »

Pakistan mourns for victims of deadly Taliban church at...

LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistan is mourning for the victims of a pair of Taliban suicide bombings that struck two churches the day before, killing 15 people, and... read more »

PM Modi offers prayers at Sri Maha Bodhi tree in Sri La...

Accompanied by Sri Lanka’s President, Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here and offered prayers at the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi... read more »

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13 people killed in bridge, house collapse in China

At least 13 people were killed when an illegal bridge under construction collapsed in southern China and a residential complex caved in east China, officials said today. Eleven people were killed... read more »

5.3-magnitude earthquake hits southwest China

Beijing – At least three people were injured and several houses damaged after a 5.3-magnitude quake jolted a town in southwest China early... read more »

China will create new law against terrorism

Beijing . China is considering a new law against terrorism. China’s top legislative body to fight terrorism , said a member of the new law will be made... read more »

Chinese dictator Mao’s painting sold for Rs 77 cr...

Beijing . Chinese dictator Mao Zedong made ​​of this painting was auctioned for Rs 77 crore . The price is 18 times the value found in the previous auction... read more »

China’s defense budget increase by 12 per cent, r...

Beijing – The government announced the first day of the annual session of parliament . People’s Liberation Army of China’s military strength... read more »

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Thai "red shirts" prepare rally to back PM against protesters

Thai “red shirts” prepare rally to back PM against pr...

Bangkok – The red-shirted supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Wednesday they could take to the streets to protect the government from protesters who have forced her to... read more »

Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra vows to continue to perform duties

Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra vows to continue ...

Bangkok – Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Tuesday pledged to continue performing her duties in accordance with the constitution... read more »

N Korea confirms Kim’s uncle purged from power fo...

N Korea confirms Kim's uncle purged from power for 'anti-state' activities

Washington – North Korea has acknowledged the elimination of leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle from power for “anti-state” acts and... read more »

S Korea extends air defence zone to overlap with China&...

Air defence zone remarks: China refutes Japanese PM

Johannesburg – South Korea has said it has extended its air defence zone to partially overlap with a similar zone declared by China two weeks ago. South... read more »

Thai PM Yingluck dissolves Parliament

Ready to dissolve parliament, says Thai PM

Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday dissolved Parliament in the face of mass demonstrations against her government that showed no sign of... read more »

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Kobane: Syrian Kurds ‘launch operation against IS’

Fighting has continued overnight around the Syrian border town of Kobane, with reports of Kurdish forces launching an operation against Islamic State At least 12 people were killed in protests by... read more »

Egypt: Army offensive kills 16 militants in Sinai

El-ARISH, Egypt: Egyptian military officials say troops have killed 16 members of an al-Qaida-inspired militant group in the restive Sinai... read more »

Islamic State video shows beheading of British hostage ...

LONDON: British taxi driver Alan Henning, who skipped Christmas with his family to raise funds to purchase ambulances and medical equipment and join an aid... read more »

Israeli Army kills suspected murderers of Jewish teens

Jerusalem: Two Palestinians suspected of having kidnapped and murdered three Jewish teenagers in June have been killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli... read more »

1,30,000 Syrian refugees reach Turkey fleeing IS

ANKARA, Turkey: The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals... read more »

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High treason case: Musharraf challenges judges appointment

High treason case: Musharraf challenges judges appointment

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Monday challenged the appointment of judges and a prosecutor to try him for high treason, just hours before appearing in a special court... read more »

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf faces treason trial

Musharraf challenges treason trial in special civi...

Islamabad – Former Pakistan president military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has challenged his trial for treason in a civilian... read more »

India willing to buy power from Nepal: Farooq Abdullah

India willing to buy power from Nepal: Farooq Abdullah

Kathmandu – India is willing to invest in Nepal’s potential hydropower sector and purchase electricity generated in the Himalayan country, Minister... read more »

Musharraf challenges treason trial in civilian court

Musharraf challenges treason trial in civilian court

Pakistan’s former ruler Pervez Musharraf on Saturday challenged the formation of a special court to try him for high treason, saying he had imposed emergency... read more »

Rajapaksa calls for home-grown solution for Tamils issu...

Rajapaksa calls for home-grown solution for Tamils issue

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has invited main Tamil party leaders, including Chief Minister of the northern province C V Wigneswaran, to join hands... read more »

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Australian embassies part of US spying, say reports

Australian embassies part of US spying, say reports

Sydney – Australian embassies are part of a US-led global spying network and are being secretly used to intercept calls and data across Asia, according to media reports Thursday. The top secret... read more »

Australia PM seeks security dialogue with Indonesia after spy row

Australia’s war in Afghanistan over: PM

Canberra – “Australia’s longest war” is ending and its defence forces mission in Afghanistan will be complete by 2013 end,... read more »

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Britain’s SAS not involved in Diana’s death: Police

Britain’s SAS not involved in Diana’s death: Police

London – British police said Tuesday there is “no credible evidence” that the SAS was involved in the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Al Fayed in 1997, BBC... read more »

British police reject Princess Diana murder claim

British police reject Princess Diana murder claim

Scotland Yard on Tuesday said that it has found “no credible evidence” to support a claim that the British Special Forces were involved in the... read more »

David Cameron declares ‘mission accomplished̵...

David Cameron declares 'mission accomplished' in Afghanistan

London – British troops can return to the UK from Afghanistan knowing its mission was accomplished, Prime Minister David Cameron has said. The comments... read more »

Princess Diana was killed by SAS: British police

Britain’s SAS not involved in Diana’s death: Police

London – The British police have reportedly said that there is no ‘credible’ evidence that would support the claim that a member of British... read more »

Pope Francis says he’s no Marxist, but defends critique...

The internet is 'a gift from God' says Pope Francis

London – Pope Francis has rejected accusations from right-wing Americans that his teaching is Marxist. The Pope however defended his criticisms of the... read more »

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Both Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton would make great presidents: Barack Obama

Both Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton would make great presidents: B...

Washington – US President Barack Obama has said that both Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make outstanding candidates and possess the much-needed... read more »

Air defence zone remarks: China refutes Japanese PM

US says China air defence zone unacceptable, shoul...

Washington – The White House said on Thursday that China’s new air defence zone over the East China Sea was “unacceptable”... read more »

Snowden leaks have identified areas of concerns: Obama

Snowden leaks have identified areas of concerns: Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama has acknowledged that leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden have identified some areas of legitimate concerns with regard to... read more »

We will not see the likes of Mandela again: Obama

We will not see the likes of Mandela again: Obama

Describing himself as one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela, US President Barack Obama mourned the death on Friday of the... read more »

‘Some progress’ made in peace talks: John K...

'Some progress' made in peace talks: John Kerry

Jerusalem – US Secretary of State John Kerry said here Thursday that despit! e reports to the contrary, there is “some progress” in the talks... read more »

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China says one step forwards, two steps back no good for Japan ties.

China’s foreign minister on Thursday said that ties with Japan should not take two steps back for every step forward, after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a rare appearance at an... read more »

Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants kill 17 in attack

Somalia’s al-Shabaab fighters attacked a military base outside the capital Mogadishu using car bombs and guns, killing 17 soldiers and taking control of the base and a nearby town,... read more »

Iraq blocks international flights to Kurdistan in retaliation for independence vote

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – International flights to and from Iraq’s Kurdistan region were set to end from 6:00 p.m. (11.00 a.m. ET) on Friday, after the central government imposed a... read more »

North Korea ‘rogue nation and embarrassment to China’ Trump

US President Donald Trump on Sunday slammed North Korea for carrying out its biggest nuclear test, saying that the actions of the east Asian nation are a threat to the United States. In a... read more »

17-year-old Russian girl, alleged mastermind of Blue Whale challe...

A 17-year-old Russian girl has been arrested for allegedly being the mastermind behind the deadly Blue Whale Challenge, that encouraged players to commit suicide. The teenager, who was not identified... read more »