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Saudi crown prince arrives in China

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Beijing Thursday as the monarch aims to seal partnerships on a high-profile Asia tour following a diplomatic crisis over a journalist’s brutal murder. Mohammed is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on his two-day trip to the Chinese capital following visits to Pakistan and India. The […]

Inferno kills at least 70 in Dhaka apartment blocks

At least 70 people were killed when fire tore through crumbling apartment blocks in a historic part of Dhaka, setting off a chain of explosions and a wall of flames down nearby streets, officials said Thursday. It started in one building where chemicals for deodorants and other household uses were illegally stored and spread at […]

Civilians evacuated from last IS enclave

Lorries have been evacuating civilians from the last village in Syria still held by the Islamic State (IS) group. Journalists on the front line saw at least 15 vehicles carrying men, women and children leaving Baghuz. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance, which is besieging the area, said it did not yet know if […]

Britain’s May in Brussels for Brexit talks Wednesday

The president of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker will host British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday for talks on the Brexit crisis. Juncker’s spokesman Margaritis Schinas told reporters that the pair would meet at the European Union’s headquarters at 6:30pm (1730 GMT). The news Tuesday came a day after Britain’s minister for Brexit talks […]

Bernie Sanders announces second US presidential bid

US Senator Bernie Sanders says he will run again for president in 2020, making a second attempt to win the Democratic Party’s nomination. The 77-year-old Vermont senator became a progressive political star in 2016 although he lost his candidacy bid. In an email to supporters, he said it was time to complete the “political revolution” […]

Pakistan warns India against military action

Pakistan has warned it will retaliate if India takes military action against it after a militant attack on Indian forces in Indian-administered Kashmir. Prime Minister Imran Khan went on television to call on India to provide evidence to support its claims that Pakistan was involved. More than 40 members of India’s security forces died in […]

Skopje notifies UN of name change

The Macedonian government said Wednesday it had officially informed the United Nations of the country’s new name following its historic agreement with neighbouring Greece. Skopje and Athens buried a 27-year dispute in agreeing in June last year to rename Macedonia as North Macedonia. The new name came into force on Tuesday after constitutional changes were […]

Thai election commission moves to dissolve party linked to princess

Thailand’s election commission on Wednesday asked the constitutional court to dissolve a party that proposed a princess as candidate for prime minister, a potentially serious blow to the political aspirations of the kingdom’s powerful Shinawatra clan. Junta-ruled Thailand has sunk into political chaos since Friday, when Princess Ubolratana’s name was submitted by Thai Raksa Chart, […]

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