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First direct Ethiopia-Eritrea flight in 20 years takes off

Al Jazeera News :Ethiopian Airlines conducted the first direct passenger flights between Addis Ababa and Asmara, reconnecting Eritrea and Ethiopia after a 20-year military standoff.The carrier said flight ET0312

Najib to refile lawsuits against top 1MDB investigators

Reuters, Kuala Lumpur :Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak will file fresh civil suits against three investigators of a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, after he withdrew his

Building collapse kills 3 in India

AP, New Delhi :A six-story building under construction collapsed onto an adjacent building east of the Indian capital, killing at least three people and trapping several others under the

Record three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs: UN

Record three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs: UN

AFP :Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN's HIV/AIDS

Israel tightens Gaza blockade as arson kites raise fears of war

Israel tightens Gaza blockade as arson kites raise fears of war

AFP :Israel tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday partly over kites carrying firebombs to burn Israeli farmland as concerns mounted over whether the rudimentary devices could

Thai cave boys leave hospital ahead of press conference

Thai cave boys leave hospital ahead of press conference

AFP :Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded Thai cave were discharged from hospital Wednesday ahead of a press

No reason to believe Russia behind election meddling

No reason to believe Russia behind election meddling

Reuters, Helsinki :U.S. President Donald Trump emerged from a meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday saying he saw no reason to believe Russia had hacked the 2016 U.S. presidential election,

UK tops global ranking of nations' soft power, India not on list

PTI, New Delhi: The UK has topped an annual global ranking of nations' soft power, with France placed second on the list of 30 countries which does not feature India.The

US, North Korea hold 'productive' talks on war remains: Pompeo

US, North Korea hold 'productive' talks on war remains: Pompeo

AP, Seoul :U.S. and North Korean officials held "productive" talks Sunday to discuss the return of U.S. service members' remains missing since the Korean War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike

US Judge suspends deportation of reunited migrant families

US Judge suspends deportation of reunited migrant families

AFP, Los Angeles  :A federal judge in San Diego issued an order on Monday barring officals from deporting newly reunited immigrant families for up to one week.District Judge Dana Sabraw

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US to consider waivers on Iran sanctionsReuters, Washington The United States in certain cases will consider waivers for countries that need more time to wind down imports of oil from

Gaza mourns teenage boys killed in Israeli air raid

Gaza mourns teenage boys killed in Israeli air raid

Al Jazeera News :Umm Luay zooms in on a photograph on her mobile phone and kisses the screen, again and again.In the photo, her son, Luay Kaheel, is seen

Khamenei seeks better ties with the world, apart from US

Khamenei seeks better ties with the world, apart from US

AFP, Tehran :Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei has called for better ties with the world - though not with the United States, according his official website on Monday.Khamenei met

Russia targeted by 25m cyber-attacks during World Cup: Putin

AFP, Moscow :Russia was the target of almost 25 million cyber-attacks during the World Cup, President Vladimir Putin said, though he did not indicate who may have been behind

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Strikes blamed on Israel killed 9 pro-regime fighters in SyriaAFP, BeirutAt least nine pro-regime fighters died in an overnight strike in northern Syria blamed on Israel, a monitor said

Trump blames US foolishness and stupidity' for poor Russia ties

Trump blames US foolishness and stupidity' for poor Russia ties

Reuters, Helsinki :U.S. President Donald Trump blamed "U.S. foolishness and stupidity" for bad relations between Washington and Moscow, hours before he was to sit down to a one-on-one meeting

EU official urges Trump, Putin not to destroy global order

EU official urges Trump, Putin not to destroy global order

AP, Beijing :A senior European official on Monday urged U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent

N Korea, US hold talks on war dead repatriation

N Korea, US hold talks on war dead repatriation

AFP, Seoul :North Korean and US military officials met at the inter-Korea border Sunday to discuss repatriation of the remains of American troops killed during the Korean War, a

Two killed in southern Iraq as protests spread

Two killed in southern Iraq as protests spread

AFP, Basra :Two more demonstrators were killed in southern Iraq, officials said, as protests against unemployment spread on Saturday from the port city of Basra to other parts of

Immigrant children, parents reunited faster under court order

Immigrant children, parents reunited faster under court order

Reuters, New York :When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly reunited with her 6-year-old son, who had been

Trump, Putin to meet at 19th-century presidential palace

Trump, Putin to meet at 19th-century presidential palace

AP, Helsinki  :Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet Monday at Finnish presidential palace in Helsinki that overlooks the Baltic Sea - the same venue where two of their

British PM May warns rebels Back me or risk no Brexit at all

British PM May warns rebels Back me or risk no Brexit at all

Reuters, London :British Prime Minister Theresa May warned her divided party on Sunday that there may be "no Brexit at all" if they wrecked her plan to forge a

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Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UNAFP, KabulThe number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months

More violence ahead of Pakistan polls feared

More violence ahead of Pakistan polls feared

Reuters, Islamabad :A week of bombings on political rallies has shattered the relative peace of Pakistan's general election campaign, culminating in a devastating suicide attack that killed at least 132

50 injured as Nawaz Sharif's supporters clash with police in Lahore

PTI, Lahore: Supporters of Nawaz Sharif clashed with police in Pakistan's Punjab province as they tried to reach the airport where the former prime minister and his daughter Maryam were

White House official who favored more refugee admissions is out

White House official who favored more refugee admissions is out

Reuters, Washington :A White House official who supported higher numbers of refugee admissions to the United States and clashed with immigration hard-liners in the Trump administration left her position on

Indictment of Russian officers puts pressure on Trump-Putin summit

Reuters, Glasgow  :If US President Donald Trump was inclined to be tentative when raising election meddling with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers

Donald Trump meets Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle

Donald Trump meets Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle

Reuters, Windsor  :Donald Trump met Britain's Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Friday but the 92-year-old monarch was forced at one point to walk around the US president after he

Hundreds stage anti-Trump protest in Scottish city

Hundreds stage anti-Trump protest in Scottish city

AP, London :Hundreds of people have protested in Scotland's largest city to protest against President Donald Trump's visit to the U.K.Pensioners, students, families and activists from a wide variety of

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South Korea summons Russian officials over air zone incursionReuters, Seoul South Korea summoned a Russian embassy official on Saturday to express "regrets" about the incursion of two Russian military aircraft