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US unleashes US unleashes "toughest ever" sanctions on Iran

The Trump administration is reinstating all sanctions removed under the 2015 nuclear deal, targeting both Iran and states that trade with it


S.African minister in leaked sex video rejects calls to quit S.African minister in leaked sex video rejects calls to quit

The court case hinged on whether Gigaba had approved a private terminal at Johannesburg airport for the Oppenheimers


Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life in prison Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life in prison

The ruling comes just months after the Bahraini High Court of First Tier acquitted Salman of the charge of "colluding" with the rival state


French territory New Caledonia rejects independence French territory New Caledonia rejects independence

Final results showed that 56.4% chose to remain part of France while 43.6% voted to leave - a tighter result than some polls had predicted


Pakistan arrests 150 over violence at blasphemy protests Pakistan arrests 150 over violence at blasphemy protests

Insulting Islam is punishable by death in Pakistan, and the mere rumor of doing so can incite lynchings


Indonesia extends search for Lion Air victims, debris Indonesia extends search for Lion Air victims

The Lion Air jet crashed just minutes after takeoff from Jakarta on Monday, killing all 189 people on board


Iranians rally to mark anniversary of US Embassy takeover Iranians rally to mark anniversary of US Embassy takeover

Iranian students stormed the embassy shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, taking 52 Americans hostage for 444 days


UK and EU close to Brexit deal over Irish border: Report UK and EU close to Brexit deal over Irish border: Report

This would avoid the EU’s “backstop” solution that would have treated Northern Ireland differently from the rest of Britain


5.1-magnitude quake hits Xinjiang, no casualties reported 5.1-magnitude quake hits Xinjiang

The epicenter was monitored at 40.24 degrees north latitude and 77.63 degrees east longitude


US soldier killed in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Kabul: NATO US soldier killed in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Kabul: NATO

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the third so-called “green-on-blue” attack in less than three weeks


18 IS militants killed in Afghanistan 18 IS militants killed in Afghanistan

The mountainous province, 120 km east of Kabul, has been the scene of clashes between security forces and IS militants from time to time


WWI centenary to be marked in London and Paris, not Berlin WWI centenary to be marked in London and Paris, not Berlin

In Germany, even though the end of World War I is now viewed through the prism of Hitler and the Holocaust


New Caledonia: French Pacific territory votes on independence French territory votes on independence

The vote was promised as part of a deal two decades ago after a violent campaign by separatists from the indigenous Kanak people


Assam will burn if citizenship bill is passed, warns ULFA’s Anup Chetia after Tinsukia killings Assam will burn if citizenship bill is passed: Anup Chetia

  Assam will burn if the Centre continues to push the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Anup Chetia,…


Patricia Fox: Philippines expels Australian nun and Duterte critic Philippines expels anti-Duterte nun

Sister Patricia Fox, 72, has angered President Rodrigo Duterte by repeatedly denouncing his administration's violent campaign against the drugs trade


Syria war: UN convoy reaches Rukban desert camp Aid reaches Syrians stranded in desert

A cluster of about 10,800 makeshift tents and mud huts, the camp has been called "one of the most desperate places in Syria"


Asia Bibi blasphemy case: Husband pleads for asylum Blasphemy case husband pleads for asylum

The Supreme Court overturned Asia Bibi's conviction on Wednesday, saying the case against her was based on flimsy evidence


Leicester City players fly to owner's funeral in Thailand Leicester City players fly to owner's funeral in Thailand

Players will be attending services on Sunday and Monday after beating Cardiff 1-0 in the first game since his death


At least 14 killed in China highway accident At least 14 killed in China highway accident

The accident happens after a heavy truck lost control and crashed into a line of vehicles waiting at a toll station of Gansu


Erdogan, Trump discuss Turkish bank, joint patrols in Syria Erdogan, Trump discuss Turkish bank, joint patrols in Syria

Erdogan says he raised the issue of the state-owned Halkbank


Pakistani Christian woman in limbo despite acquittal by top court Pakistani Christian woman in limbo despite acquittal by top court

Asia Bibi's lawyer who saved her from the gallows left the country early Saturday after threats to his life


UN agency urges open access for aid to Yemen UN agency urges open access for aid to Yemen

Cappelaere says he can't bring the best nutrition experts to the country because of delays in granting visas


Ethnic Tamil party pledges vote against Sri Lankan strongman Ethnic Tamil party pledges vote against Sri Lankan strongman

The party says in its statement that Rajapaksa's appointment and President Maithripala Sirisena's suspension of Parliament is undemocratic


Pakistan buries 'Father of Taliban' as PM orders probe of killing Pakistan buries 'Father of Taliban'

Maulana Sami Ul-Haq, dubbed the "Father of the Taliban", was stabbed to death by unknown intruders at his residence Friday night


Trump has 'disgraced' US prestige: Iran's Khamenei Trump has 'disgraced' US prestige: Iran's Khamenei

A defiant Khamenei dismissed the renewed US sanctions -- including an oil embargo -- that take effect on Monday


Russia to host Afghanistan talks on November 9 Russia to host Afghanistan talks on November 9

Moscow says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the Taliban have agreed to send delegations to the conference


Australian nun who angered Duterte set to leave Philippines Australian nun who angered Duterte set to leave Philippines

Immigration authorities earlier this week refused to extend her tourist visa and ordered the 71-year-old out by Saturday


Florida yoga studio shooting: Two killed and four injured Gunman kills two at Florida yoga studio

Scott Paul Beierle killed Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21, after entering the studio in Tallahassee


Indonesian diver dies while recovering body parts after Lion Air Crash Indonesian diver dies while recovering body parts after Lion Air Crash

Syachrul Anto, 48, who died on Friday, was part of the team searching for body parts and debris from the jet in the Java Sea


Delhi’s pollution level dips slightly, but air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category Delhi’s pollution level dips slightly

The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 346, which falls in the ‘very poor’ category


China says willing to help Pakistan over fiscal crisis China says willing to help Pakistan over fiscal crisis

China has pledged more than $60 billion to Pakistan in the form of loans and investments for roads, ports, power plants and industrial parks


N Korea threatens to resume nuke development over sanctions N Korea threatens to resume nuke development over sanctions

Following a series of provocative nuclear and missile tests last year, Kim shifted to diplomacy when he met with Trump between three summits


Myanmar by-elections a test for Suu Kyi's ruling party Myanmar by-elections a test for Suu Kyi's ruling party

The 13 parliamentary seats at stake Saturday represent a tiny fraction of the 1,171 national, regional and state assembly seats nationwide


Trump pushes economic hope, immigrant fear in election final run

Trump pushes economic hope

Trump says his Republicans are in a good position ahead of Tuesday’s midterm congressional elections


Trump postpones trip to Colombia Trump postpones trip to Colombia

The American leader was supposed to arrive in Bogota after the November 30-December 1 G20 meeting in Buenos Aires


US restores Iran sanctions lifted under Obama nuclear deal US restores Iran sanctions

The sanctions take effect Monday and cover Iran's shipping, financial and energy sectors


Asia Bibi: Deal to end Pakistan protests over blasphemy case

Pakistan deal to end blasphemy case unrest

As part of the deal, Asia Bibi will be barred from leaving the country, though it is unclear for how long


Amnesty activists rename London street for Khashoggi Amnesty activists rename London street for Khashoggi

He says Khashoggi’s close friends and family had urged activists to protest “in key states that are close to the Saudi regime


UN chief calls for halt to Yemen violence UN chief calls for halt to Yemen violence

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for a halt to violence in Yemen to pull the country back from a “precipice”

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