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Saudis 'declared war' on Lebanon

Saudis 'declared war' on Lebanon

BBC 2017-11-11 12:00:00

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah has accused Saudi Arabia of declaring war on his country, days after Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri announced his resignation in the Saudi capital. Hassan Nasrallah said...

Vetter expands its footprint in Asia Pacific region

Vetter expands its footprint in Asia Pacific region

-- 2017-11-11 12:00:00

 Vetter, one of the global leaders in prefilled drug-delivery systems,  announced the official opening of a new branch office in South Korea on Friday. The new office in Songdo located wit...

Israel shoots down drone over Golan Heights

Israel shoots down drone over Golan Heights

-- 2017-11-11 08:32:31

The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft that attempted to infiltrate Israeli airspace from neighboring Syria. In a statement on Saturday, the military said it intercepted the...

Hydrabad removes beggars to welcome Ivanka

Hydrabad removes beggars to welcome Ivanka

-- 2017-11-10 12:00:00

Ahead of Ivanka Trump’s visit to Hyderabad to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the city Police has launched a massive drive to remove beggars from the streets. Hundreds of foreign del...

Gulf states advise citizens to leave Lebanon

Gulf states advise citizens to leave Lebanon

Reuters 2017-11-10 10:20:15

Three Gulf states advised their citizens against traveling to Lebanon on Thursday and asked those already there to leave as soon as possible, amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran over Le...

Saudi questions 208 in $100b graft inquiry

Saudi questions 208 in $100b graft inquiry

Reuters 2017-11-10 10:01:19

Saudi authorities have questioned 208 people in an anti-corruption investigation and estimate at least $100 billion (76.42 billion pounds) has been stolen through graft, a top official said on Thursda...

Trump, Putin exchange words at APEC summit

Trump, Putin exchange words at APEC summit

-- 2017-11-10 08:32:58

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin greeted each other at an APEC summit in Vietnam on Friday. The two leaders also shook hands and exchanged a few words, reports Reuters q...

Six Filipino soldiers die in militant attack

Six Filipino soldiers die in militant attack

-- 2017-11-10 01:08:27

Pro-Islamic State militants killed six soldiers and wounded four others on a southern Philippine island, the military spokesman said on Friday, as the army focused on the remaining rebel groups after...

Australian senator faces racial abuse at pub

Australian senator faces racial abuse at pub

-- 2017-11-09 12:06:13

An Australian senator has criticised "the rise of the radical right" after he was racially abused by a group of men at a pub in Melbourne. Senator Sam Dastyari, who was born in Iran, was harassed wit...

Trump, Xi begin talks in China

Trump, Xi begin talks in China

BBC 2017-11-09 12:00:00

US President Donald Trump has begun talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing, following his lavish welcome to the Chinese capital. Mr Trump is expected to raise how China can rein in North Kor...

New Delhi residents offered masks

New Delhi residents offered masks

-- 2017-11-09 11:32:10

Volunteers have taken to the streets of India's capital and fitted green pollution masks over the mouths of willing residents to make a statement about the city's choking smog. Not everybody wanted t...

UN warns of largest Yemen famine

UN warns of largest Yemen famine

-- 2017-11-09 09:55:00

Yemen faces the world's largest famine in decades "with millions of victims" if aid deliveries are not resumed, a senior UN official has warned. Mark Lowcock, the UN under-secretary general for human...

Saudi anti-corruption probe finds $100b was embezzled

Saudi anti-corruption probe finds $100b was embezzled

-- 2017-11-09 09:46:03

Saudi Arabia's attorney general says at least $100 billion has been misused through systemic corruption and embezzlement in recent decades. Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said 199 people were being held for qu...

Trump strikes warmer tone with China

Trump strikes warmer tone with China

-- 2017-11-09 03:16:02

US President Donald Trump has lavished praise on Chinese leader Xi Jinping, a marked contrast to his previous criticism of China on the flashpoint issues of North Korea and trade. But he also urged M...

UN move may scuttle Rohingya talks: Myanmar

UN move may scuttle Rohingya talks: Myanmar

-- 2017-11-08 12:00:00

Myanmar said on Wednesday that the UN Security Council’s statement on the Rohingya refugee crisis could “seriously harm” its talks with Bangladesh over repatriating more than 0.60 mi...

Malaysia for extraditing Zakir Naik

Malaysia for extraditing Zakir Naik

FE Online Desk 2017-11-08 12:00:00

Malaysia has said it will send back controversial televangelist Zakir Naik upon the request from Indian government. Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said this on Wednesday amid reports that...

Myanmar seems in early repatriation stage: US

Myanmar seems in early repatriation stage: US

-- 2017-11-08 12:00:00

The Myanmar government appears committed to starting a repatriation programme but it is still in its early stages, the US State Department said. The department’s Population, Refugees and Migrat...

China rolls out lavish Trump reception

China rolls out lavish Trump reception

-- 2017-11-08 12:00:00

With lavish pageantry and an uncharacteristic personal flourish, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday rolled out a red carpet welcome for US President Donald Trump at the Forbidden City, the anci...

Four die as copter crashes in Japan

Four die as copter crashes in Japan

-- 2017-11-08 02:34:45

Four people were killed when a helicopter crashed in Gunma Prefecture in the northwest corner of Japan's Kanto region, Xinhua reported on Wednesday citing local media reports. According to local poli...

IndiGo issues apology for passenger altercation

IndiGo issues apology for passenger altercation

-- 2017-11-08 01:04:43

India's biggest airline IndiGo apologised to a passenger after video emerged of him being tackled by staff. The video released on Monday allegedly shows IndiGo staff manhandling the passenger on the...

Stop excessive military force: UNSC to Myanmar

Stop excessive military force: UNSC to Myanmar

-- 2017-11-07 12:00:00

The United Nations Security Council urged the Myanmar government on Monday to “ensure no further excessive use of military force in Rakhine state,” where violence has forced more than 0.60...

'Casualties' as gunmen storm Kabul TV station

'Casualties' as gunmen storm Kabul TV station

-- 2017-11-07 12:00:00

A private television station in the Afghan capital came under attack on Tuesday by a number of gunmen who broke into the building after an explosion, officials said. A tweet from the station’s...

Car crashes into Sydney classroom, killing two

Car crashes into Sydney classroom, killing two

-- 2017-11-07 10:55:36

Two eight-year-old boys were killed and another three children badly hurt after a car crashed into a classroom in Sydney on Tuesday, Australian police said. A sports utility vehicle smashed through t...

Iran’s action ‘act of war’: Saudi  

Iran’s action ‘act of war’: Saudi  

-- 2017-11-07 07:33:15

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has accused Iran of an act of "direct military aggression" by supplying missiles to rebels in Yemen. This "may be considered an act of war", state medi...

Vietnam typhoon death toll nears 50

Vietnam typhoon death toll nears 50

-- 2017-11-06 12:49:21

The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday. After Typhoon Damrey’s winds tore off roofs, felled trees and ripped...

Saudi prince dies in chopper crash

Saudi prince dies in chopper crash

BBC 2017-11-06 12:00:00

A Saudi prince has been killed when the helicopter he was travelling in crashed near the border with Yemen, state television reported. Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province,...

Saudi princes held in anti-graft sweep

Saudi princes held in anti-graft sweep

BBC 2017-11-05 12:00:00

A new Saudi anti-corruption body has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers, media reports say. The detentions came hours after the new committee, headed by Crown...

Saudi forces intercept missile targeting airport

Saudi forces intercept missile targeting airport

-- 2017-11-05 11:29:27

Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired Saturday by rebels in from Yemen toward one of the kingdom’s major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riya...

Typhoon Damrey strikes Vietnam, killing 20

Typhoon Damrey strikes Vietnam, killing 20

Xinhua 2017-11-05 10:42:39

Typhoon Damrey has claimed 20 human lives and left 17 people missing after hitting Vietnam's central region on Saturday morning, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Cont...

Trump in Japan as Asia tour begins

Trump in Japan as Asia tour begins

-- 2017-11-05 10:09:27

US President Donald Trump arrived in Japan on Sunday at the start of a 12-day trip to Asia with South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines also on his itinerary. It will be the longest tour of A...