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Thailand says ‘good feeling’ over China-backed trade pact

Thailand has a “good feeling” that a China-backed free trade pact for countries with nearly half the world’s population will be agreed this...

Pakistani gov’t approves $650m to uplift young population

The Pakistani government has allocated about 650 million dollars (a sum of 100 billion rupees) to uplift the young population to provide resources...

White House says ceasefire will ‘take time’ at Syria-Turkey border

Implementing a ceasefire will take time, a White House spokeswoman on Friday said as machine-gun fire, shelling and smoke were observed at the...

German government rebuffs Greek request for talks on world war II...

The German government on Friday rejected a request by Greece to negotiate over reparations for damage caused by Germany during the two...

4.6m people in Germany would have liked to work more in...

Around 4.6 million people in Germany would have liked to work more last year than they did, according to new data released...

Zimbabwe’s parliamentary watchdog urges investment in agriculture to fight hunger

(Xinhua/NAN) The Zimbabwean government has been urged to fully invest in agriculture, revamp its outdated technology and farming methods to curb hunger and...

British royal couple lands in Islamabad after storm trouble

Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Pakistani capital Islamabad on Friday after a strong storm forced their plane to...

EU leaders confirm Christine Lagarde as next European Central Bank president

European Union (EU) leaders have confirmed the appointment of France’s Christine Lagarde as the next head of the European Central Bank, thus...

Indonesia beefs up security ahead of Sunday’s presidential inauguration

Indonesian authorities have beefed up security ahead of the inauguration ceremony of President Joko Widodo and his vice president-elect Ma’ruf Amin on...

Italian opposition leader Salvini taken ill, hospitalised

Italian opposition leader Matteo Salvini was briefly hospitalised on Wednesday after suffering stomach cramps, his far-right League party said. Salvini was taken ill...

UN Syria envoy calls for ceasefire in northeast border area

The UN Special Envoy for Syria on Wednesday called for an immediate end to hostilities along its border with Turkey, where Ankara launched...

One killed during vote counting in Mozambique, civic body says

Police have shot dead one person and injured four at a polling station in Mozambique, where votes were being counted following national...

UK minister: PM will abide by pledge to write Brexit delay...

British Brexit Minister, Stephen Barclay, said the government would comply with assurances given to a Scottish court that Prime Minister Boris Johnson would...

New recruits of Cameroun army conclude anti-terror drill

(Xinhua/NAN) More than 1,000 new recruits of the Cameroun army on Tuesday concluded an anti-terror drill in the country’s South Region. The drill enhanced...

U.S. Secretary of State’s ex-aide to testify in Trump impeachment inquiry

U.S. Democratic lawmakers pursuing an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump are due to hear testimony on Wednesday from a former senior diplomat,...

Erdogan calls U.S. charges against Turkey’s Halkbank ‘unlawful, ugly’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday described a U.S. indictment against Turkey’s state-run Halkbank as “unlawful” and “ugly.” “This is just another sign...

Police in Greece arrest 12 migrants over violence in Samos camp

The police in Greece said on Wednesday they had arrested 12 migrants suspected of starting a mass brawl in a camp on...

Zimbabwe CSO calls for review of laws restricting adolescents from accessing...

(Xinhua/NAN) Civil Society Organisations (CSO) have called on the Parliament of Zimbabwe to remove age restrictions in accessing reproductive health services among adolescents...

Eastern German state premier says country facing right-wing terrorism

Recent murderous attacks carried out by right-wing radicals should not be dismissed as isolated criminal acts, the premier of the eastern German...

German police see number of potentially dangerous Islamists falling

The number of people in Germany seen as being potentially dangerous Islamists has fallen considerably, the government said in response to an...

Kuwait emir returns home after U.S. hospital admission

Kuwait’s ruler, Sabah al-Ahmed Al Sabah, returned home on Wednesday after a trip to the U.S. where a meeting with President Donald...

Philippines official wants animated film’s South China Sea scene cut

The Philippines’ foreign affairs chief on Wednesday said he wanted a scene in the animated film “Abominable” removed because it depicts China’s...

Japan typhoon death toll climbs to 74, rescuers search for missing...

Rescue workers in Japan searched for the missing on Wednesday as the death toll from one of the worst typhoons to hit the...

Jordan denies extending land deal from peace treaty with Israel

Jordan will not extend parts of its peace treaty with Israel that focused on agricultural land use rights, Jordan’s Foreign Ministry said...