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Iranian foreign minister challenges Trump to return to nuclear deal

DUBAI: Seizing on Donald Trump’s conciliatory tone after Tehran released an American Navy veteran, Iran’s foreign minister challenged the U.S. president yesterday to return...

Amnesty Int’l Australia calls for protest to go ahead

By SJA Jafri (Bureau Chief Australia) MELBOURNE: Amnesty International Australia has said peaceful protest is a fundamental human right and NSW Police should work with...

Nigerian campaigners stage protest over sexual violence

ABUJA: Nigerian rights campaigners took to the streets of the capital Abuja yesterday to raise awareness about sexual violence in the West African country...

US forces conduct airstrikes on Taliban in Afghanistan

KABUL: American forces conducted two airstrikes on Taliban fighters to foil the militant group’s plan to launch attacks on Afghan security forces, a U.S....

Airbus warns it may sue airlines

PARIS: A stand-off between airplane manufacturers and airlines over the coronavirus crisis is intensifying after Airbus signalled it would sue airlines that refuse to...

Haftar, his backers biggest obstacle to peace in Libya: Erdogan

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pledged increased support for Libya's internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) fighting Khalifa Haftar's forces, calling the...

Police pepper spray Hong Kongers defying ban to mark Tiananmen

HONG KONG: Police pepper-sprayed some Hong Kong protesters yesterday who defied a ban to stage candlelight rallies in memory of China’s bloody 1989 Tiananmen...

‘Near impunity’ for drug war killings in Philippines, UN says

GENEVA: Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines may have been killed in the war on drugs since mid-2016 amid “near impunity” for...

Russia sends second batch of fighter jets to Syria: embassy

MOSCOW: Russia flew a batch of advanced MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria, Moscow’s embassy in Damascus said, with Syrian pilots already using the planes...

Trump says it’s ‘common sense’ to include Russia in G7

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday said it was “common sense” to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to rejoin the Group of Seven, saying...
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