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France President Emmanuel Macron broaches Lebanon In Surprise Saudi Visit?

French President Emmanuel Macron held rapidly scheduled talks in riyadh on thursday with saudi crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Amid growing tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, drastically over lebanon and yemen. macron, who flew in from a go to to the united arab emirates, had earlier... read more »

Shifting Sands: What Is Changing In Saud...

Shifting Sands: What Is Changing In Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has ordered a crackdown on corruption, the ultra-modern in a wave of frenetic adjustments inside the kingdom during the last 2-1/2 years. prince mohammed says he is decided to transform his conservative U.S. into a contemporary nation not... read more »

In Beijing, Trump Presses China On North...

In Beijing, Trump Presses China On North Korea And Trade?

On North Korea, Trump stated “China can fix this problem quickly and Effortlessly,” Urging Beijing to reduce economic links with North Korea and also calling on Russia to Assist. Trump become speaking along XI inside the chinese language capital to announce the signing of approximately $250... read more »

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Visits C...

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Visits Cosmetics Firm With Wife?

North korean leader kim jong-un has taken time far from the confrontation with the united states and allies to go to a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang. He went to the newly-renovated manufacturing unit with senior birthday party individuals and his hardly ever seen wife, Ri Sol-Ju, BBC reported on... read more »

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Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood 'terrorist' group

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood ‘terrorist’ group

Johannesburg – Egypt has declared the ousted president Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement a “terrorist” group, banning all its activities. Deputy Prime Minister... read more »

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist gro...

Cairo – Egyptian Interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi Tuesday declared Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s oldest and most influential... read more »

South Sudan army lose capital of oil-producing state

South Sudan army says not received ceasefire order

Khartoum – South Sudan’s army admitted Monday that it had lost control of Bantiu, capital of the oil- producing Unity State, media... read more »

70 killed Nigerian clashes: military

70 killed Nigerian clashes: military

Lagos – Over 70 people have been killed in clashes between the army and members of the Boko Haram militant group in the northeast, following last Friday... read more »

Egypt sentences anti-Mubarak activists for three years

Egypt sentences anti-Mubarak activists for three years

London – Three Egyptian activists from the 2011 uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak have been sentenced to three years in jail. High-profile... read more »

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AL-QAEDA CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR SECULAR BLOGGER HACKED TO DEAT...

In a communique issued in Bengali and English, and posted on its Facebook and Twitter accounts on August 7, 2015, Ansar al-Islam declared the attack to be “vengeance” for the honor of the... read more »

Chinese hackers snooped on five EU ministries, says US security firm

China gives former general suspended death sentenc...

BEIJING – A top Chinese military officer has been given a suspended death sentence for corruption, state media said Monday, in a case where he was... read more »

Fourth secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Barely three months after the killing of a blogger in Sylhet, unknown assailants armed with machetes hacked to death secular blogger Niloy Chatterjee Neel at... read more »

Landslides and floods claim 90 lives in Nepal

KATHMANDU: At least 90 people have been killed across Nepal in the past two months due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, authorities have... read more »

At least 30 killed in Nepal landslides

The landslides came crashing into villages and homes just after midnight. One survivor said they sounded like an earthquake. Multiple slides, triggered by... read more »

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Lakes formed by quake in China threaten flooding

Rescuers raced on Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a strong earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and... read more »

China to shut down 1700 small collieries

China’s work safety watchdog on Thursday vowed to close over 1,700 accident-prone small coal mines in a bid to enhance safety and reduce... read more »

Rain havoc in China, 26 killed

Beijing : past four days in southern China storm caused 26 people were killed and three others missing in nine province level. The government said on Sunday.... read more »

43 injured in China quake

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted a county in China’s Yunnan province Friday, injuring 43 people and forcing the evacuation of 35,000 people. The quake... read more »

Report: 7 killed in central China knife attack

BEIJING — A Chinese state news agency says a man stabbed seven people to death in a village in a central province. The China News Service said the attack... read more »

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Execution in North Korea worries South Korea

Execution in North Korea worries South Korea

Seoul – South Korea expressed deep concern about a series of occurrences in North Korea, including the execution of Jang Song-Thaek, who was married to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s... read more »

Kim's executed uncle's wife likely involved in husband's execution

Deposed senior North Korean leader executed

Seoul – Jang Song-Thaek, deposed senior official of North Korea, has been executed after the Special Military Tribunal found him guilty of... read more »

Thai protesters cut power to govt HQ, ask army to step ...

Thai govt rejects call to delay elections after clashes

Bangkok – Thai opposition protesters on Thursday cut power and water supplies to the government headquarters and appealed to the powerful military to... read more »

Thai caretaker PM calls meeting to resolve crisis

Thai caretaker PM calls meeting to resolve crisis

Bangkok – Thailand caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Thursday invited all political parties and sections of the society to meet Sunday to... read more »

Ex-Thai PM Abhisit indicted for murder over rally crack...

Thai opposition to boycott 2 February elections as mass protests continue

Bangkok – Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was indicted for murder Thursday in connection with a deadly military crackdown on mass... read more »

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US-led air strikes hit Qaida branch in Syria: Monitor

BEIRUT: US-led coalition air strikes hit al-Qaida’s Syrian branch overnight, expanding the raids to jihadists outside the Islamic State group for only the second time, a monitoring group said... read more »

Israel beefs up security in East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that security forces have been increased significantly in East Jerusalem to... read more »

Turkey facilitating transfer of Iraqi Kurdish fighters ...

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday that Turkey was facilitating the passage of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters to Kobani to aid Syrian... read more »

Islamic State: Syria rebels warn of backlash over US ai...

Syrian rebel fighters backed by the West have told the BBC that the US-led coalition faces a backlash in their country over its bombing campaign against... read more »

Saudi sentences iconic Shia cleric to death

DUBAI: A well-known Shia cleric was sentenced to death Wednesday by a court in Saudi Arabia, sparking fears of renewed unrest from his supporters in the... read more »

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Pakistan to try ex-president Musharraf for high treason

Pakistan to try ex-president Musharraf for high treason

Islamabad – A special court here is scheduled to begin Tuesday trial of Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf for abrogating the constitution. The trial is the first of a former... read more »

Bangladesh Navy to get two submarines soon

Bangladesh Navy to get two submarines soon

Dhaka – President Abdul Hamid has said the Bangladesh Navy will soon get two submarines in its flee. He said the addition would be part of the... read more »

19 jailed Bangladeshi fishermen return from India

19 jailed Bangladeshi fishermen return from India

Dhaka – Nineteen Bangladeshi fishermen have returned to their homeland after completing three-year jail-term in India for having illegally entered the... read more »

Afghan army defuses 65 bombs in Kandahar

Afghan army defuses 65 bombs in Kandahar

Kabul – The Afghan army specialists have recovered and defused 65 bombs in the country’s Kandahar province, the defence ministry said... read more »

Sri Lanka to evacuate its nationals from South Sudan

Sri Lanka to evacuate its nationals from South Sudan

Colombo – Sri Lanka has decided to evacuate some 75 migrant workers from South Sudan and said no new workers will be deployed in the politically... read more »

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Australia's Qantas to shut down Avalon maintenance facility

Australia’s Qantas to shut down Avalon maintenance facility

Sydney – Australia’s largest airline Qantas Friday announced that it would close its Avalon heavy maintenance facility at the end of March 2014 due to the retirement of its Boeing 747... read more »

`2Day FM` in soup on prank call which claimed Jacintha Saldanha’s life

`2Day FM` in soup on prank call which claimed Jaci...

Sydney – The 2Day FM has lost its bid to prevent the ACMA from looking into the infamous royal prank call last December that pushed Indian... read more »

Same-sex marriage drawing overseas couples to New Zeala...

Same-sex marriage drawing overseas couples to New Zealand

Wellington – More than a third of the same- sex couples getting married under a new law in New Zealand are coming from overseas, authorities said... read more »

Indian origin man Tarun Asthana dies after assault in N...

Indian origin man Tarun Asthana dies after assault in New Zealand

Wellington – An Indian origin man in New Zealand died at a hospital Monday, two days after he was attacked by a sailor. Tarun Asthana, 25, a trainee... read more »

Indian Ocean countries to boost cooperation: Australian...

Indian Ocean countries to boost cooperation: Australian minister

Canberra – The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) countries have agreed to a stronger collaborative effort on maritime security, economic growth and... read more »

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Freed Pussy Riot members still gunning for Putin’s head

Pussy Riot member released from prison

A jailed member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who was found guilty of hooliganism after a performance critical of President Vladimir Putin, has been released from prison, her lawyer said... read more »

Mikhail Khodorkovsky meets family as free man in Germany

Mikhail Khodorkovsky meets family as free man in G...

Berlin – Russia’s former richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Saturday was reunited with his oldest son and awaited his parents’... read more »

Britain to help with Syrian chemical weapons’ des...

Britain to help with Syrian chemical weapons' destruction

London – Britain will help with the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said Friday. In a statement, the... read more »

Former Russian oligarch set for release from jail

Freed Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky will work to release other political prisoners

Moscow – Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former chief executive officer of the now defunct Russian  oil company Yukos, was set to be released from prison... read more »

Putin pardons jailed tycoon Khodorkovsky

Putin pardons jailed tycoon Khodorkovsky

Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has signed the decree pardoning tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a prominent Kremlin critic, who has spent more than a... read more »

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Detention procedures applicable to Indian diplomat D. Khobragade, US clarifies

Indian diplomat in New York arrested for visa fraud

Washington – One of India’s senior diplomats was arrested in New York Thursday for alleged visa fraud and exploitation of her domestic help leading to expression of “strong... read more »

US Secretary of State John Kerry struggles to keep Middle East peace talks on track

Kerry revisits Israel to boost peace talks

Jerusalem – US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel Thursday for another visit to the region to salvage negotiations between Israel... read more »

Texas woman admits to sending ricin to Obama

Texas woman admits to sending ricin to Obama

Dallas – A former actress from Texas has pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg,... read more »

13 Anonymous hackers plead guilty to PayPal site attack

13 Anonymous hackers plead guilty to PayPal site attack

London – Thirteen people have pleaded guilty to charges related to their involvement in the cyber-attack of PayPal’s website as part of the... read more »

Kerry shows optimism on Israel-Palestinian peace talks

Kerry shows optimism on Israel-Palestinian peace talks

Jerusalem – US Secretary of State John Kerry exhibited Friday optimism on the Mideast peace talks at the end of his trip to Israel, saying “Israel... read more »

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Clinton Camp Helped Fund “Trump” Dossier Research Source?

Washington: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the democratic countrywide committee helped fund political studies into president donald trump that in the end produced a file... read more »

Kim Jong Un Nukes are a ‘Recipe For Disaster’, Says US Admiral?

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China’s Prospects are Bright but Challenges are Grim: Xi Jinping at CPC’s 19th...

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Judge Blocks Latest TRUMP Travel Ban, Says it has Same Flaws as Its Predecessor?

A federal choose in hawaii blocked maximum of president donald trump’s trendy journey Ban Tuesday, simply hours before it became set to take impact, announcing the revised order... read more »

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