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US sending more troops to Gulf, Trump announces Iran sanctions

US sending more troops to Gulf, Trump announces Iran sanctions

The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President

Argentina ex-President Kirchner to be tried  for fourth time

Argentina ex-President Kirchner to be tried for fourth time

AFP, Buenos Aires :Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner is to stand trial for a fourth time on corruption charges, even as the leftist opposition leader vies for the position of

Thousands of Paris police deployed over 'yellow vest' clash fears

Thousands of Paris police deployed over 'yellow vest' clash fears

AFP, Paris :More than 7,000 police officers are to be deployed for rallies in Paris on Saturday over fears that yellow vest protesters and their radical, anarchist "black blocs" could

Israel's Arabs could lead parliamentary opposition, in a historic first

Israel's Arabs could lead parliamentary opposition, in a historic first

Reuters, Haifa  :Israel's Arab parties are set to be the largest non-ruling bloc in parliament - and could even lead the opposition - if a national unity government emerges from

Rare protests in Egypt call for el-Sissi to step down

Rare protests in Egypt call for el-Sissi to step down

AP, Cairo :Rare anti-government protests broke out in Egypt Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down.The former army general has overseen an unprecedented political crackdown, silencing critics and

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Greek island refugee camp too crowded to house newcomersAP, AthensA perpetually overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos can't accommodate any more newly arrived asylum-seekers after the number

US, Canada have lost 2.9 b birds, scientists say people to blame

US, Canada have lost 2.9 b birds, scientists say people to blame

Reuters, Washington :From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since

Iraq's stability on the line as US, Iran tensions soar

Iraq's stability on the line as US, Iran tensions soar

AP, Baghdad :As the United States and Israel escalate their push to contain Iranian influence in the Middle East, countries in Tehran's orbit are feeling the heat.Pro-Iranian militias across

Letter fails to save 30 Afghan farmers killed by US in drone strike

Letter fails to save 30 Afghan farmers killed by US in drone strike

Reuters, Jalalabad :Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about

Pompeo favours 'peaceful resolution' to crisis after Saudi oil attack

Pompeo favours 'peaceful resolution' to crisis after Saudi oil attack

AFP, Dubai :The US wants a peaceful solution to the crisis sparked by attacks on Saudi oil installations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, after Iran raised the

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Russian prosecutors call for jailed actor to be freedAFP, Moscow Russian prosecutors on Thursday asked a court to free a jailed actor and give him a non-custodial sentence in

Tens of thousands join climate protests before UN summit

Tens of thousands join climate protests before UN summit

AP, Canberra :Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N. summit

UK, US discuss need for united diplomatic response to Saudi attack

UK, US discuss need for united diplomatic response to Saudi attack

Reuters, London :British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump condemned last weekend's attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and discussed the need for a united diplomatic response

Netanyahu calls on challenger Gantz to form a unity  government together

Netanyahu calls on challenger Gantz to form a unity government together

AFP, Jerusalem :Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on his main challenger Benny Gantz on Thursday to form a unity government together as election results showed both without an obvious

Trudeau admits to racist 'brownface' makeup

Trudeau admits to racist 'brownface' makeup

The Washington Post :Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized Wednesday for wearing brownface and blackface after a yearbook picture surfaced showing him at an Arabian Nights-themed party in 2001, embroiling

US senators urge Trump to end nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia

US senators urge Trump to end nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia

Reuters, Washington :Two Democratic U.S. senators on Wednesday urged Trump administration officials to halt talks with Saudi Arabia on building nuclear reactors after weekend attacks that halved the country's oil

Pelosi welcomes Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to Capitol

Pelosi welcomes Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to Capitol

AP, Washington :House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday welcomed Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to the U.S. Capitol, sending a message to Beijing that Congress supports the protesters in their months-long

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US lays down line with China on next Dalai LamaAFP, WashingtonAs Tibetans start grappling with the once unthinkable prospect of the octogenarian Dalai Lama's passing, the United States is looking

Iran's President says Yemenis attacked Saudi oil sites as 'warning'

Iran's President says Yemenis attacked Saudi oil sites as 'warning'

By Agencies :Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Yemenis targeted Saudi oil installations as a "warning" about a possible wider war in response to the kingdom's US-backed intervention in

Do not underestimate no-deal Brexit, EU's Barnier warns

Do not underestimate no-deal Brexit, EU's Barnier warns

Reuters, Strasbourg  :The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warned on Wednesday not to underestimate the consequences of any no-deal Brexit and said issues raised by Britain's exit from the EU

India bans e-cigarettes as vaping backlash grows

India bans e-cigarettes as vaping backlash grows

AFP, New Delhi :India announced on Wednesday a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, as a backlash gathers pace worldwide due to health concerns about a product promoted as

Haze closes Malaysia schools, sparks fears for Singapore F1

Haze closes Malaysia schools, sparks fears for Singapore F1

AFP, Kuala Lumpur :Malaysia closed more than 1,000 schools nationwide Wednesday and air quality worsened in Singapore days before the city's Formula One race, as toxic haze from Indonesian forest

Taliban open to new talks with US after bloody attacks

Taliban open to new talks with US after bloody attacks

AFP, Kabul :The Taliban's chief negotiator has said their "doors are open" to resuming talks with Washington, hours after two attacks by the insurgents killed at least 48 people in

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Moscow court rules to release anti-govt protesterAP, Moscow A Moscow court on Wednesday ruled to release a protester, who was facing years in prison for assaulting police, following a mounting

No breakthrough in Brexit talks

No breakthrough in Brexit talks

AFP, Luxembourg :British Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to convince EU leaders on Monday he has a serious plan for a Brexit deal, then ducked out of a planned news

Swine fever hits South Korea

Swine fever hits South Korea

AFP, Seoul :South Korea on Tuesday reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from China to North

Trump rages as NY Times clarifies its Kavanaugh story

Trump rages as NY Times clarifies its Kavanaugh story

US President Donald Trump blasted The New York Times Monday after it updated a story detailing a previously unreported accusation of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to

Poor countries will need to increase carbon footprint to address hunger: Study

Poor countries will need to increase carbon footprint to address hunger: Study

Achieving a nutritious diet with adequate calories in developing countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use, scientists reported Monday, calling on high-income countries to

Iran supreme leader rules out negotiations with US

AFP, Tehran :Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday ruled out negotiations with the US, as tensions mount between the arch-foes after Washington blamed Tehran for attacks on Saudi

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New Zealand PM to meet Trump for first formal talks Reuters, Wellington New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she plans to meet with US President Donald Trump