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Saudi Princes Detentions Sent a Message: Don’t Block My Path to The Throne

Saudi Princes Detentions Sent a  Message: Don’t Block My  Path to The Throne

March 10,2020

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia’s crown prince meant to send a strong message to critics within the royal family by detaining senior princes this weekend: Don’t you dare oppose my succession ...

U.N. Calls for Immediate Freeze of Military Operations in Yemen

U.N. Calls for Immediate Freeze of  Military Operations in Yemen

March 08,2020

MARIB, Yemen - U.N. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths on Saturday called for an immediate end to military action by Yemen’s warring parties as renewed violence between ...

Polish President Oks $510M for Public Media amid Campaign

Polish President Oks $510M for  Public Media amid Campaign

March 08,2020

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s president has signed a bill earmarking nearly 2 billion zlotys ($510 million) to fund public television and radio, broadcast outlets that have ...

India’s Beleaguered Health System Braces for Virus Surge

India’s Beleaguered Health System  Braces for Virus Surge

March 08,2020

NEW DELHI — India is bracing for a potential explosion of coronavirus cases as authorities rush to trace, test and quarantine contacts of 31 people confirmed to have ...

Tear Gas Shot Two Ways Over Migrants at Turkey-Greece Border

Tear Gas Shot Two Ways Over Migrants at Turkey-Greece Border

March 08,2020

EDIRNE, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to be in Brussels next week for a one-day working visit, his office said amid a charged conflict between Turkey ...

Starting a Nuclear Conflict Now ‘a Political Option’ for Washington, Moscow Believes

Starting a Nuclear Conflict Now ‘a Political Option’ for Washington, Moscow Believes

March 07,2020

MOSCOW - The US is expanding its nuclear capability with new types of low-yield weapons, and Moscow believes US strategists now consider launching a nuclear strike as a viable option ...

Brexit Planning Cost Britain 4.4 Billion Pounds

Brexit Planning Cost Britain 4.4 Billion Pounds

March 07,2020

LONDON - The British government has spent about 70% of the funds allocated to cover the cost of Brexit preparations. The money mostly went to cover staff costs, new infrastructure ...

As Virus Cases near 100,000, Fear of ‘Devastation’ for Poor

As Virus Cases near 100,000, Fear of ‘Devastation’ for Poor

March 07,2020

BANGKOK - The number of people infected with the new virus charged toward 100,000 Friday, with the global scare upending routines, threatening livelihoods and prompting quarantines ...

Russia, Turkey Reach Cease-Fire Deal in Northwestern Syria

Russia, Turkey Reach Cease-Fire Deal in Northwestern Syria

March 07,2020

MOSCOW - The presidents of Russia and Turkey said they reached agreement on a cease-fire to begin at midnight Thursday in northwestern Syria, where escalating fighting had threatened ...

Jack Welch, Iconic General Electric CEO, Dead at 84

Jack Welch, Iconic General Electric  CEO, Dead at 84

March 04,2020

WASHINGTON - Jack Welch, who built General Electric into a global industrial flagship and became one of America's best-known businessmen, died on Monday aged 84, the company said....

Australia’s Newswire Axed Amid Pressure from Digital Giants

Australia’s Newswire Axed Amid  Pressure from Digital Giants

March 04,2020

CANBERRA - Australia's only national newswire will be shuttered after 85 years of operation, with around 180 staff told Tuesday their jobs will end in June...

US Votes in Crucial Primaries After Ex-Rivals Back Biden

US Votes in Crucial Primaries After  Ex-Rivals Back Biden

March 04,2020

WASHINGTON - Americans vote Tuesday in primaries that play a major role in who will challenge Donald Trump for the presidency, a day after key endorsements dramatically boosted Joe Biden's hopes against

EU Diplomats Head to Turkey and Greece Amid Migrant Crisis

EU Diplomats Head to Turkey and Greece Amid Migrant Crisis

March 04,2020

ATHENS - The EU dispatched its highest officials to Turkey and Greece on Tuesday amid concern over a fresh migrant crisis and allegations that Ankara was trying to "blackmail" the bloc ...

EU and UK Begin Talks on Post-Brexit Relationship

EU and UK Begin Talks on  Post-Brexit Relationship

March 03,2020

LONDON - British trade negotiators begin a marathon of talks on Monday in Brussels aimed at forging a new post-Brexit relationship with the EU, but the two camps have drawn red lines ...

North Korea Fires ‘Short-Range Ballistic Missiles’

North Korea Fires ‘Short-Range  Ballistic Missiles’

March 03,2020

PYONGYANG - North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles on Monday, the South's military said, weeks after Pyongyang threatened to demonstrate a "new strategic ...

Polls Open in Israel’s Third Election in Less Than a Year

Polls Open in Israel’s Third Election  in Less Than a Year

March 03,2020

JERUSALEM - Israelis are heading to polling stations to cast their ballots in their third general election in less than a year after the two largest parties failed to achieve a power-sharing ...

Erdogan Says He Hopes for Idlib Ceasefire Deal in Putin Talks

Erdogan Says He Hopes for Idlib Ceasefire Deal in Putin Talks

March 03,2020

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that he hopes to reach a deal on a ceasefire in Syria's northwest when he meets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin later ...

Biden Revives White House Hopes with Big South Carolina Win

Biden Revives White House Hopes with  Big South Carolina Win

March 02,2020

WASHINGTON - Former vice president Joe Biden notched up a resounding win in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, reviving his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination ...

Almost 10,000 Migrants ‘Stopped at Greek Border

Almost 10,000 Migrants ‘Stopped at  Greek Border

March 02,2020

ATHENS - The Greek government said almost 10,000 people were prevented from crossing into the country from Turkey on Saturday. Though stopped at the gate, the migrants are . . .

Anti-Graft Party Wins Slovakia Vote Haunted by Journalist Murder

Anti-Graft Party Wins Slovakia Vote  Haunted by Journalist Murder

March 02,2020

BRATISLAVA - Slovak voters handed a resounding victory to the centre-right, anti-graft OLaNO opposition party in Saturday's general election, dominated by an angry backlash ...

Lebanon Asks Schools and Universities to Close Over Coronavirus

Lebanon Asks Schools and Universities  to Close Over Coronavirus

March 02,2020

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon has asked all schools, universities and nurseries to close until March 8 as a precautionary measure against the new coronavirus ...

Eastern Afghans Gather for Peace Celebration

Eastern Afghans Gather for Peace Celebration

March 01,2020

NANGARHAR - Residents in the eastern provinces of Nangarhar, Laghman and Nuristan on Thursday night gathered in Jalalabad, the center of Nangarhar province, to celebrate the recent ...

Putin, Erdogan Discuss Idlib Over Phone - Lavrov

Putin, Erdogan Discuss Idlib Over Phone - Lavrov

February 29,2020

MOSCOW - The presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussed the progress of settlement in Idlib in a phone call on Friday, Russian Foreign Minister ...

Pro-Gov’t Yemeni Exchange Prisoners with Houthis in Hodeidah: Official

Pro-Gov’t Yemeni Exchange Prisoners with Houthis in Hodeidah: Official

February 29,2020

ADEN, Yemen - A prisoner swap between pro-government Yemeni forces and Houthi militia took place on Thursday in the country's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, a military official told ...

Saudi Arabia Suspends Visas Issuance to Kazakh Citizens Amid Coronavirus Spread

Saudi Arabia Suspends Visas Issuance to Kazakh Citizens Amid Coronavirus Spread

February 29,2020

NUR SULTAN - Saudi Arabia suspends issuing of tourist visas to Kazakh citizens in order to prevent coronavirus spreading, Trend reports with reference to Kazakh media...

NATO to Hold Emergency Meeting at Turkey’s Request to Discuss Escalation in Idlib – Secretary General

NATO to Hold Emergency Meeting at Turkey’s Request to Discuss Escalation  in Idlib – Secretary General

February 29,2020

ANKARA - Representatives of NATO members will hold an emergency meeting after Turkey called for consultations following the deaths of its soldiers in Idlib province, alliance ...

Thousands Caught in Floods in Indonesia’s Sinking Capital

Thousands Caught in Floods in Indonesia’s  Sinking Capital

February 26,2020

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Floods that have crippled much of Indonesia's capital worsened Tuesday, inundating thousands of homes and buildings, including the presidential palace ...

France, Greece Discuss Bilateral Defense Cooperation

France, Greece Discuss Bilateral  Defense Cooperation

February 26,2020

ATHENS - French Defense Minister Florence Parly said here on Monday that she has discussed the content of a new deal to strengthen bilateral defense cooperation with the Greek ...

German Prosecutors Urge Security Review for Carnival Parades

German Prosecutors Urge Security  Review for Carnival Parades

February 26,2020

VOLKMARSEN, Germany - German prosecutors urged carnival organizers to review their security arrangements on Tuesday after a local man plowed his car into a parade in the western German ...

Erdogan Says Two Turkish Troops Killed in Libya

Erdogan Says Two Turkish Troops  Killed in Libya

February 26,2020

ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said two Turkish troops have been killed in Libya where they back the UN-recognised government in the North African state's conflict. . .

Indian Authorities Scramble to Give Trump a Mega-Rally

Indian Authorities Scramble to Give  Trump a Mega-Rally

February 24,2020

AHMEDABAD, India — The sun-baked city of Ahmedabad was jostling with activity Sunday as workers cleaned roads, planted flowers and hoisted hundreds of billboards featuring President Donald ...

South Sudan’s Rival Leaders Form Coalition Government

South Sudan’s Rival Leaders Form  Coalition Government

February 24,2020

JUBA - Rival leaders in South Sudan have formed a transitional coalition government, in an attempt to end years of ruinous conflict that has killed almost 400,000 and forced ...

Three Things We Learned from France’s Win Over Wales

Three Things We Learned from  France’s Win Over Wales

February 24,2020

PARIS - France carried on their Six Nations momentum with a nail-biting 27-23 victory over Wales on Saturday that kept alive their Grand Slam hopes...

Sanders Wins Big in Nevada, Stretching Lead in Democratic Race

Sanders Wins Big in Nevada, Stretching Lead in Democratic Race

February 24,2020

CARSON CITY - Progressive firebrand Bernie Sanders earned a decisive victory Saturday in the Nevada caucuses, solidifying his frontrunner status in the race to choose the Democratic nominee ...

Sanders Warns Russia to Stay Out of US Presidential Campaign

Sanders Warns Russia to Stay Out of US  Presidential Campaign

February 23,2020

MOSCOW - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has warned Russia to stay out of the 2020 presidential elections after US officials had told...