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India, China agree to disengage thousands of border troops

India, China agree to disengage thousands of border troops

September 12,2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian and Chinese foreign ministers have agreed that their troops should disengage from a tense border standoff, maintain proper distance and ease tensions ...

France tries forcing change on Lebanon’s politicians

France tries forcing change on  Lebanon’s politicians

September 12,2020

BEIRUT (AP) — During his visit this month, French President Emmanuel Macron gave Lebanon’s politicians a road ...

Thousands sleep in open after Greek refugee camp burns down

Thousands sleep in open after Greek refugee camp burns down

September 12,2020

MYTILENE, Greece (AP) — Thousands of refugees and migrants have spent a third night in the open on the Greek island of Lesbos after two consecutive nights of fires in the notoriously...

EU demands UK rewrite new Brexit bill, threatens legal action as tensions escalate

EU demands UK rewrite new Brexit bill, threatens legal action as tensions escalate

September 12,2020

The European Union on Thursday demanded that the United Kingdom immediately rewrite a new Brexit bill that would change parts of a divorce agreement it signed with the E.U. last year ...

Former Mali President Keita Leaves Country Amid Transition Talks

Former Mali President Keita Leaves  Country Amid Transition Talks

September 07,2020

BAMAKO - Mali's overthrown President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has left the country seeking medical treatment in the United Arab Emirates, officials have said, as talks over a transition ...

‘No Sign of Life’ After Days of Search for Beirut Blast Survivors

‘No Sign of Life’ After Days of Search  for Beirut Blast Survivors

September 07,2020

BEIRUT - Rescue workers digging through the rubble of a Beirut building for the third day have said there is no longer hope of finding someone alive more than ...

Typhoon Haishen Brings Strong Winds, Power Outages to Japan

Typhoon Haishen Brings Strong Winds,  Power Outages to Japan

September 07,2020

TOKYO - Typhoon Haishen has drawn closer to Japan's southern mainland, prompting authorities to recommend evacuations and warn of potentially record rainfall....

Hong Kong Police Arrest Dozens at Protests Over Delayed Election

Hong Kong Police Arrest Dozens at  Protests Over Delayed Election

September 07,2020

HONG KONG - More than 30 people have been arrested by Hong Kong police as riot officers swoop in on pro-democracy protesters - opposed to the postponement of the local legislative election - with rounds of pepper balls...

India, China Defence Ministers Meet Amid Rising Border Tensions

India, China Defence Ministers Meet  Amid Rising Border Tensions

September 06,2020

NEW DELHI - Defence ministers of India and China have met in the Russian capital as the two Asian nuclear powers try to resolve rising tensions along their disputed border in the eastern ...

Supertanker Fire Off Sri Lanka Under Control as Navy Tows It Away

Supertanker Fire Off Sri Lanka  Under Control as Navy Tows It Away

September 06,2020

COLOMBO - A fire-stricken oil tanker has been pushed away from Sri Lanka's coast and into deeper waters on Saturday, rescuers said, after successfully containing the blaze during ...

Many Killed in Bangladesh Mosque Gas Pipeline Blast

Many Killed in Bangladesh Mosque  Gas Pipeline Blast

September 06,2020

DHAKA - A gas pipeline explosion near a mosque in Bangladesh has killed 16 people and injured dozens with critical burns as worshippers were about to end their prayers ...

Sudan Declares 3-Month State of Emergency Over Deadly Floods

Sudan Declares 3-Month State of  Emergency Over Deadly Floods

September 05,2020

KHARTOUM - Sudan's Security and Defence Council has declared a national state of emergency for three months because of floods that have killed 99 people this year...

India Army Chief Says Talks Can Resolve Border Row with China

India Army Chief Says Talks Can  Resolve Border Row with China

September 05,2020

NEW DELHI - India's army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane says he is confident the continuing border standoff with China can be resolved through talks, even as thousands ...

‘Signs of Life’ Under Beirut Rubble One Month After Explosion

‘Signs of Life’ Under Beirut Rubble  One Month After Explosion

September 05,2020

BEIRUT, Lebanon - A Chilean rescue team said it detected signs of life underneath the rubble of a building that collapsed in the massive explosion that tore through Beirut one month ago...

Greek, Turkish Politicians Reignite Clash Over Eastern Med Talks

Greek, Turkish Politicians Reignite  Clash Over Eastern Med Talks

September 05,2020

ANKARA - Tensions between Greece and Turkey over maritime boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean have been reignited as political leaders of both countries traded insults amid efforts ...

Daniel Prude: Officers Involved in Black Man’s Death Suspended

Daniel Prude: Officers Involved  in Black Man’s Death Suspended

September 05,2020

WASHINGTON - The police officers involved in the arrest and asphyxiation death of a Black man in New York state have been suspended, the mayor of Rochester said on Thursday ...

Sudan Signs Peace Deal with Rebel Groups from Darfur

Sudan Signs Peace Deal with Rebel  Groups from Darfur

September 01,2020

KHARTOUM - Sudan's government and the main rebel alliance agreed on a peace deal on Monday to end 17 years of conflict.
The Sudan Revolutionary Front ...

‘Heavy Price’: China Threatens Czech Official Over Taiwan Visit

‘Heavy Price’: China Threatens Czech  Official Over Taiwan Visit

September 01,2020

BEIJING - Top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said Czech senate speaker Milos Vystrcil would "pay a heavy price" for violating the so-called "One China" principle ...

Typhoon Maysak: Japan Warns of ‘Major Disaster’ in Okinawa Region

Typhoon Maysak: Japan Warns of  ‘Major Disaster’ in Okinawa Region

September 01,2020

TOKYO - A powerful typhoon is barrelling towards Japan's southern islands, bearing dangerous winds, as weather authorities warn of a "major disaster" in the region....

African Migrants Locked Up in Saudi Coronavirus Centres

African Migrants Locked Up in Saudi Coronavirus Centres

September 01,2020

CONGO - An investigation by the British newspaper Sunday Telegraph has revealed hundreds of African migrants locked up in Saudi Arabia's coronavirus detention facilities under terrible ...

Xi Says China to Step Up Efforts to Fight ‘Splittism’ In Tibet

Xi Says China to Step Up Efforts to  Fight ‘Splittism’ In Tibet

August 31,2020

BEIJING - China must build an "impregnable fortress" to maintain stability in Tibet, protect national unity and educate the masses in the struggle against ...

Almost 400 Migrants Stranded in Med Despite Louise Michel Rescue

Almost 400 Migrants Stranded in Med  Despite Louise Michel Rescue

August 31,2020

Nearly 400 refugees and migrants remained stranded in the central Mediterranean after an overcrowded rescue vessel was emptied of all the rescued people on Saturday...

Hamas, Israel Trade Fire as Gaza Flareup Shows no Sign of Abating

Hamas, Israel Trade Fire as Gaza Flareup Shows no Sign of Abating

August 29,2020

JERUSALEM - Israeli tanks and warplanes bombed Hamas positions in Gaza on Friday and the group retaliated with rockets as a three-week flareup showed no sign of ending despite international ...

Japan’s Abe Leaves Office with Legacy of Longevity, Security

Japan’s Abe Leaves Office with Legacy  of Longevity, Security

August 29,2020

TOKYO - Shinzo Abe, the man who promised to restore Japan's dignity and revive its economy with his signature policy of "Abenomics", has resigned after ...

ADB Approves Grant to Support Kazakhstan in COVID-19 Battle

ADB Approves Grant to Support Kazakhstan  in COVID-19 Battle

August 29,2020

NUR-SULTAN - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $3 million grant from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) to support Kazakhstan’s response to COVID-19 pandemic ...

Mexican President Forges Crucible for Corruption Fight, Eyeing Key Vote

Mexican President Forges Crucible for  Corruption Fight, Eyeing Key Vote

August 29,2020

MEXICO CITY - Gearing up for a key election next year, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has wielded corruption as both a stick with which to beat political adversaries ...

Survivors, Families Describe Loss, Rage After New Zealand Attacks

Survivors, Families Describe Loss, Rage  After New Zealand Attacks

August 26,2020

WELLINGTON - Survivors and relatives of victims from a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques described in court on Tuesday how more than a year after the attack, they are still ...

Hamas: Gaza Will Not ‘Remain Silent’ As Israel Escalates Siege

Hamas: Gaza Will Not ‘Remain Silent’  As Israel Escalates Siege

August 26,2020

GAZA CITY - The threat of a new Gaza war continues to rise as Palestinians demand an end to the devastating 13-year-long blockade and Israel tightens the screws on Gaza's economy ...

Anti-Tank Missile Hits Joint Russian-Turkish Convoy in Syria’s Idlib, 2 Troops Injured

Anti-Tank Missile Hits Joint Russian-Turkish  Convoy in Syria’s Idlib, 2 Troops Injured

August 26,2020

MOSCOW - A Russian armored vehicle has come under fire while patrolling a strategic highway in Idlib province along with allied Turkish forces, prompting commanders ...

Ireland’s Department of Health Office in Dublin Evacuated After Suspicious Package Discovered

Ireland’s Department of Health Office  in Dublin Evacuated After Suspicious Package Discovered

August 26,2020

DUBLIN - The building housing Ireland’s Department of Health has been evacuated after law enforcement were made aware of a suspicious parcel found on the premises...

Beijing Backs Tiktok Lawsuit Against Trump Administration’s Sell Order

Beijing Backs Tiktok Lawsuit Against  Trump Administration’s Sell Order

August 25,2020

BEIJING - The Chinese government has expressed its support for a lawsuit against the Trump administration, which challenges his executive order to sell or spin-off TikTok’s operations ...

Top Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway Leaving White House Job

Top Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway  Leaving White House Job

August 25,2020

WASHINGTON - White House adviser Kellyanne Conway has announced that she will be leaving the administration of US President Donald Trump at the end of August, citing the need ...

Haftar Rejects GNA’s Call for Libya Ceasefire

Haftar Rejects GNA’s Call for  Libya Ceasefire

August 25,2020

TRIPOLI - Renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar's forces have dismissed a ceasefire announcement by Libya's internationally recognised government as ...

US Vows to Ensure Israel’s ‘Qualitative Military Advantage’

US Vows to Ensure Israel’s ‘Qualitative Military Advantage’

August 25,2020

WASHINGTON - The United States will ensure Israel retains a military advantage in the Middle East under any future US arms deals ...

Lukashenko ‘Will Have to Step Away’: Belarus Opposition Leader

Lukashenko ‘Will Have to Step Away’:  Belarus Opposition Leader

August 24,2020

MINSK - Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has said her country's people have changed and will no longer accept President Alexander Lukashenko, whose controversial re-election ...