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Saudi Arabia’s Aramco to announce its IPO on Sunday

Reuters November 02, 2019 16:46:38

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has agreed to announce the initial public offering of state oil giant Aramco, five sources familiar with the matter said.. The world’s top...

Indian state leader to move migrant workers from Kashmir

-- November 02, 2019 15:03:02

More than 100 migrant workers from India’s Kashmir will be moved after a spate of killings by suspected separatist militants underlined the threat to outsiders in the restive region. Senior off...

China invests $10b in B&R countries in first three quarters

-- November 02, 2019 13:45:26

China's non-financial investment in countries along the Belt and Road (B&R) stood at 10.04 billion US dollars in the first three quarters, down 6.9 per cent year on year, according to the Ministry...

Militant attack kills 53 soldiers, one civilian: Mali

-- November 02, 2019 12:10:57

At least 53 soldiers and one civilian were killed in a militant attack on a military post in northern Mali on Friday, the government said. The attack is one of the deadliest strikes against the West...

Four shot dead at Halloween party in US

-- November 02, 2019 11:40:42

Four people were shot dead at a crowded Halloween costume party at a house in Orinda in Northern California in the US, the county sheriff’s office said on Friday. The shooting took place around...

US releases Baghdadi raid video

-- October 31, 2019 13:48:10

The Pentagon on Wednesday released its first images from last weekend’s commando raid in Syria that led to the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and warned the militant group ma...

BOJ sends clearer signal of rate cut chance; keeps policy steady

-- October 31, 2019 13:24:32

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday as expected but offered a stronger signal it may cut interest rates in future, underscoring its concern that overseas risks could derail the c...

Mongolia arrests 800 Chinese citizens in cybercrime probe

-- October 31, 2019 12:43:21

Police in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar have apprehended 800 Chinese citizens and confiscated hundreds of computers and mobile phone SIM cards as part of an investigation into a cybercrime ring...

Mexican economy shrinks 0.4pc in third quarter

-- October 31, 2019 12:08:06

Mexico's economy contracted 0.4 per cent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, according to a preliminary report. The contraction is smaller than the 0.8 per cent d...

Fire on moving train kills 73 in Pakistan

-- October 31, 2019 11:16:54

At least 73 people were killed on Thursday from a fire in three bogies of a Tezgam train near Liaqatpur city in Pakistan, Rahim Yar Khan district government confirmed.  Women and children a...

Australian gov’t pledges $685m for clean energy production

-- October 30, 2019 13:57:45

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a boost in funding for clean energy production in order to lower power prices and avoid blackouts. Morrison said on Wednesday that the CEFC woul...

India moves to divide Jammu and Kashmir state despite protests

-- October 30, 2019 13:03:36

India will formally split up disputed Jammu and Kashmir state into two federal territories on Thursday, aiming to tighten its grip on the restive region that has been in the grip of a harsh security c...

Criticism over Uighurs not ‘helpful’ for trade talks, China warns US

-- October 30, 2019 10:51:54

The United States and 22 other countries at the United Nations pushed China on Tuesday to stop detaining ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, prompting China’s UN envoy to warn it was not “he...

Tokyo inflation remains stagnant after sales tax hike

-- October 29, 2019 13:50:48

The core consumer prices in Japanese capital Tokyo, a leading indicator of nationwide inflation, rose 0.5 per cent in October from a year earlier, data showed on Tuesday. The data offered the first c...

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits southern Philippines

-- October 29, 2019 11:48:59

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 hit central Mindanao in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, shaking buildings and causing residents to rush from schools and offices. The quake struck 26 km (16...

Brexit: British MPs reject early election plan again

-- October 29, 2019 11:23:43

Boris Johnson is to try again for a 12 December general election on Tuesday - despite MPs rejecting his plan. The prime minister will publish a bill that would only need a simple majority to succeed...

EU agrees to Brexit extension to 31 January

BBC October 28, 2019 15:43:15

The EU has agreed to extend Brexit until 31 January 2020, according to a tweet from the European Council president. Donald Tusk said the bloc would allow for a so-called "flextension" - meaning the U...

Iran’s economy expected to shrink by 9.5pc

-- October 28, 2019 13:47:33

Iran’s economy is expected to shrink by 9.5 per cent this year, compared to a prior estimate of a 6.0 per cent contraction, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. However, the IMF sa...

South Korea offers talks to North Korea on Mount Kumgang issues

-- October 28, 2019 13:17:18

South Korea on Monday offered to hold working-level talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to discuss issues on the DPRK's scenic resort of Mount Kumgang. Seoul's unification min...

British MPs to vote on Johnson’s 12 December election call

-- October 28, 2019 12:46:03

British MPs are due to vote later on the government's call to have an election on 12 December. Boris Johnson said if the motion was approved, his Brexit bill would resume its progress through Parliam...

14 hostages freed in attacks on Rakhine rebels: Myanmar

-- October 28, 2019 11:30:50

Myanmar’s army said it had rescued 14 people seized by insurgents in restive Rakhine state after Arakan Army rebels reported many dead in military attacks on boats carrying soldiers and police s...

Over 40 skulls found in den of Mexico cartel suspects

-- October 28, 2019 11:04:36

Police found more than 40 skulls, dozens of bones and a fetus in a glass jar next to an altar in the den of suspected drug traffickers in Mexico City during a raid this week, authorities said on Sunda...

Iraq deploys counter-terrorism forces to protect Baghdad buildings

Reuters October 27, 2019 14:08:30

Iraq’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service said on Sunday it had deployed in the streets of Baghdad upon Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s orders to protect important state buildings while sec...

Chile president dismisses whole cabinet after protests

-- October 27, 2019 10:54:23

Chile's President Sebastian Piñera has dismissed his whole cabinet in order to form a new government and introduce social reforms demanded by protesters. "I have put all my ministers on notice...

Storms ravage eastern Japan, killing 10

-- October 26, 2019 14:55:53

The death toll from torrential rains that caused flooding and mudslides in Japan climbed to 10 on Saturday, with three others missing, public broadcaster NHK reported, just two weeks after the region...

WB offers $150m to improve Ghana’s education

-- October 26, 2019 14:11:18

The World Bank announced Friday a package of 150 million US dollars to support the Ghanaian government's project for improving the quality of education. The Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes...

US federal deficit reaches $984b in FY2019

-- October 26, 2019 13:32:03

The US federal budget deficit reached 984 billion US dollars in the fiscal year 2019, up by 26 per cent year-on-year, and is the highest since 2012, the Treasury Department has said. The federal defi...

Mexican forest fires leave three dead

-- October 26, 2019 11:54:09

Three people were killed and hundreds evacuated from their homes as fires spread through forests in northern Mexico near the US border on Friday, officials said. A fire near the town of Tecate, about...

PBOC injects 30b yuan into market

-- October 25, 2019 13:53:33

The People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank of the country, pumped 30 billion yuan (about 4.24 billion US dollars) into the financial system Friday. The PBOC injected 30 billion yuan into the...

European shares fall on Brexit woes

-- October 25, 2019 13:52:56

European shares fell slightly on Friday, as Brexit woes and Anheuser-Busch InBev’s forecast of moderate annual profit growth offset strong sales from luxury goods makers. The UK Prime Minister...