'Historic' deal :Macedonia gets new name

Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name. Under the agreement, Greece's neighbour will be known as North Macedonia, reports BBC....

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Latest suicide bombing in Afghanistan kill 14

A suicide bombing near the governor's office in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar has killed at least 14 people, officials say -- the second such bombing in the province in as many days, report agencies .   Attaullah Khogyani, spokesperson for the provincial governor, told RFE/RL that the June 17 attack took place in the province’s capital, Jalalabad.  ...

S Korea, US to suspend of major military drills

SEOUL: South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of “large-scale” military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearize, news agency Yonhap said on Sunday. Citing an unnamed government source, the South Korean news agency said the suspension was likely to affect only...

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17 die in Venezuela stampede

At least seventeen people died at a Caracas club early on Saturday morning when a person activated a tear gas grenade inside, Venezuela's interior minister Nestor Reverol said. Over 500 people were at a party at the Los Cotorros club in the middle-class El Paraiso neighbourhood when the device went off at about 3am during...

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Suicide blasts in Nigeria kill at least 31

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and militia leader on Sunday. Two blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening targeting people returning from celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, in an attack bearing all the hallmarks of...

S Sudan rebel leader agrees to hold talks with president

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has accepted an invitation from the Ethiopian Prime Minister to talks with South Sudanese president Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa next week, a spokesman for Machar said on Wednesday. “The Movement welcomes this invitation ... it will go a long way in building confidence in the peace process,” the spokesman said in an emailed...