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Putin my best, most intimate friend: Xi Jinping

Putin my best, most intimate friend: Xi Jinping

-- 2018-06-09 21:08:33

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said Russian President Vladimir Putin is his best, most intimate friend. Xi Jinping awarded Putin China’s first ever friendship medal on Friday, on a large gold...

Pervez Musharraf to run for parliament

Pervez Musharraf to run for parliament

-- 2018-06-09 16:21:54

The party of Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf announced Saturday that he will run for a seat in parliament in July 25 national elections, reports AP. The move comes after the coun...

Iran seeks more talks with Russia over US exit from nuclear deal

Iran seeks more talks with Russia over US exit from nuclear deal

-- 2018-06-09 15:08:26

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday he wanted more talks with Russia about what he called the ‘illegal’ US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.   Trump said last mont...

'China hacked US Navy undersea warfare plans'

'China hacked US Navy undersea warfare plans'

-- 2018-06-09 10:47:30

Chinese government hackers compromised the computers of a US Navy contractor and stole a large amount of highly sensitive data on undersea warfare, including plans for a supersonic anti-ship missile f...

Afghan Taliban declare three-day Eid ceasefire

Afghan Taliban declare three-day Eid ceasefire

-- 2018-06-09 10:35:12

The Afghan Taliban on Saturday announced a three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday at the end of this week, their first offer of its kind, following a ceasefire announced by the government on Thursda...

Iran slams US for seeking  Saudi oil output hike

Iran slams US for seeking Saudi oil output hike

-- 2018-06-08 22:20:16

Iran criticized a US request that Saudi Arabia pump more oil to cover a drop in Iranian exports and predicted OPEC would not heed the appeal, setting the stage for a tough meeting of the producer grou...

Singapore police arrest two South Koreans

Singapore police arrest two South Koreans

-- 2018-06-08 17:35:03

Singapore police arrested two South Korean media staff for trespassing the home of the North Korean ambassador in the city-state. “Two South Korean men, aged 42 and 45, who were representing th...

Airstrike kills 35 in Syrian village

Airstrike kills 35 in Syrian village

-- 2018-06-08 14:39:25

At least thirty five people were killed and dozens injured in an airstrike on a rebel-held northwestern village of Syria, a war monitor and paramedics said. The opposition's Syrian Civil Defence, als...

Baghdad explosion leaves 18 dead

Baghdad explosion leaves 18 dead

-- 2018-06-07 11:04:51

An explosion in Baghdad’s Sadr City district killed at least 18 people and wounded over 90 on Wednesday, an Iraqi police source said. Photos from the scene showed a destroyed car and building a...

Restriction on Singapore airspace during US-North Korea summit

Restriction on Singapore airspace during US-North Korea summit

-- 2018-06-06 20:30:32

Singapore airspace will be restricted during the planned US-North Korea summit next week, according to a notice to airmen posted by aviation authorities on Wednesday, reports Reuters. The Southeast...

Abducted Pak journalist Gul Bukhari freed

Abducted Pak journalist Gul Bukhari freed

-- 2018-06-06 19:42:12

A Pakistani journalist who has openly criticised the military was briefly kidnapped by masked men in Lahore. Gul Bukhari was freed several hours after being abducted, her family said. There had been...

Taliban attack kills six Afghan soldiers

Taliban attack kills six Afghan soldiers

-- 2018-06-06 14:58:38

An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked an army post in the western Badghis province in Afghanistan, killing six soldiers and wounding seven. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council,...

Preparation for Tump-Kim meeting going well, says US

Preparation for Tump-Kim meeting going well, says US

-- 2018-06-05 17:52:26

The US has said preparations for the 12 June meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore are going well. The White House said the two men would first meet...

10 KSA women receive  first-ever driving licences amid crackdown

10 KSA women receive first-ever driving licences amid crackdown

-- 2018-06-05 17:12:04

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) issued its first driver’s licences to 10 women on Monday as the kingdom prepared to lift the world’s only ban on women driving in three weeks, but some wh...

'Myanmar targeted the educated in genocide'  

'Myanmar targeted the educated in genocide'  

-- 2018-06-05 13:12:40

The last time Mohammed Hashim saw his brother alive, he begged for his life, his arms bound behind his back as soldiers marched the 35-year-old teacher away. It was August 26, the day after R...

Afghan president backs fatwa outlawing suicide bombings

Afghan president backs fatwa outlawing suicide bombings

-- 2018-06-05 12:51:52

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned Monday’s suicide bomb attack outside a peace tent gathering of Muslim clerics in Kabul and backed their fatwa against suicide attacks, saying they violate...

Najib’s legal advisors walk out on him

Najib’s legal advisors walk out on him

-- 2018-06-05 11:05:46

Lawyers representing Malaysia’s ex-premier Najib Razak said on Tuesday they had quit as Najib’s wife prepared to make a statement to anti-graft agents as part of an investigation into a fo...

Jordan PM quits amid protest over tax rise, austerity

Jordan PM quits amid protest over tax rise, austerity

-- 2018-06-04 19:24:23

Jordan's Prime Minister Hani Mulki has resigned on Monday after days of protests against tax rises and austerity measures. The recent demonstrations in the country, which is a key Western ally, are t...

US urges China to come clean on Tiananmen anniversary

US urges China to come clean on Tiananmen anniversary

-- 2018-06-04 11:49:43

The United States urges China to make a full public account of those killed, detained or who went missing during a crackdown on student-led pro-democracy protests in and around Beijing’s Tiananm...

Syria's Assad may visit North Korea

Syria's Assad may visit North Korea

-- 2018-06-04 11:19:40

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he plans to visit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, North Korean state media reported on Sunday, potentially the first meeting between Kim and another head of stat...

Stand up to Trump, Iran urges world

Stand up to Trump, Iran urges world

-- 2018-06-04 10:12:33

The world should stand up to Washington’s bullying behavior, Iran’s foreign minister was quoted as saying on Sunday by state media in a letter to counterparts, as the top diplomat intensif...

35 dead after refugee boat sinks off Tunisian coast

35 dead after refugee boat sinks off Tunisian coast

-- 2018-06-03 19:44:49

At least 35 migrants were killed when their boat sank off Tunisia’s southern coast on Sunday. Tunisia's defence ministry said 67 others were rescued by the coast guard, reports Reuters. The re...

Modi’s popularity on the wane

Modi’s popularity on the wane

Reuters 2018-06-03 12:10:04

Indian farmers voted overwhelmingly for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2014 general election that swept him to power. He cannot count on them doing so again, as a crash in commodity prices and su...

China is intimidating neighbours: US

China is intimidating neighbours: US

-- 2018-06-02 16:41:46

China is deploying missiles in the disputed South China Sea to intimidate and coerce its neighbours, US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said. Speaking in Singapore, General Mattis said Beijing's a...

US vetoes UN resolution on Palestine

US vetoes UN resolution on Palestine

-- 2018-06-02 14:30:25

The United States vetoed on Friday a Kuwaiti-drafted UN Security Council resolution that condemned Israel’s use of force against Palestinian civilians, underlining Washington’s differences...

Thunderstorms claim 21 lives in India

Thunderstorms claim 21 lives in India

-- 2018-06-01 16:33:02

At least 21 people were killed and around a dozen others injured due to thunderstorms that hit twin Indian states of Bihar and Andhra Pradesh, officials said Friday. According to officials the thunde...

Malaysia detains 15 suspected militants

Malaysia detains 15 suspected militants

-- 2018-06-01 15:05:53

Malaysia has detained 15 suspected Islamist militants including a teenager and a housewife accused of plotting separate “lone wolf” attacks on places of worship around the capital, Kuala L...

North Korea's Kim writes to Trump

North Korea's Kim writes to Trump

-- 2018-06-01 11:49:38

A senior North Korean official will hand over a letter from the country’s leader Kim Jong Un to US President Donald Trump in a rare visit to the White House on Friday as the two sides try to put...

Saudi prince plans city with robotics

Saudi prince plans city with robotics

-- 2018-05-31 19:38:16

Saudi Arabia's crown prince wants to build a mega-city with the latest robotics under his grand plan to reform the kingdom.  Civil servant Amer al-Ghamdi has a simpler dream: to buy an affordabl...

India Nipah virus death toll mounts to 15

India Nipah virus death toll mounts to 15

-- 2018-05-31 14:32:42

Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday...