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Lubna Al Olayan appointed as first woman Saudi bank head First woman appointed to run Saudi bank

The move comes amid a liberalisation of women's roles in a traditionally conservative society


Romania marriage poll: One man, one woman definition up for vote Romanians vote to redefine marriage

The vote on changing constitution has been portrayed by supporters of the referendum as a way of protecting the status of the "traditional" family


Indonesia quake-tsunami: Death toll rises to 1,558 Indonesia quake-tsunami: Death toll rises to 1,558

Aftershocks are still being felt in the region as rescue missions vigorously continue


Brett Kavanaugh: Key senators back embattled Supreme Court choice Key senators back embattled Kavanaugh

Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation would tilt America's highest court in favour of conservatives


EU warns Myanmar of losing trade privileges EU warns Myanmar of losing trade privileges

The EBA deal gave Myanmar duty-free and tariff-free access to the EU market for all products except weapons and ammunition


India signs $5 billion deal for Russian air defense systems India signs $5 billion deal for Russian air defense systems

The US did not spare China from sanctions last month for purchasing its own Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and fighter jets


Interpol president reported missing after trip to China Interpol president reported missing after trip to China

The 64-year-old Meng Hongwei was elected president of Interpol in November 2016


Pakistan anti-graft agents arrest opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif Pakistan anti-graft agents arrest opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif

PML-N president and former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz is the younger brother of ousted prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif


Gunmen kill 2 Kashmir activists from pro-India party Gunmen kill 2 Kashmir activists from pro-India party

Police say the shootings outside a meat shop in Srinagar also wounded another activist


Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

They win the prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict


Suhaib Ilyasi: India TV crime host acquitted of wife's murder India TV crime host acquitted of wife's murder

Mr Ilyasi was jailed for life in 2017 and appealed against his conviction


Jailed film director stops hunger strike after 144 days Jailed film director stops hunger strike after 144 days

Oleg Sentsov opposed Russia's annexation of his native Crimea in 2014


Israeli police question PM Netanyahu again on corruption allegations Netanyahu being questioned on corruption allegations

Netanyahu is to be questioned concerning two corruptions cases in which police have already recommended indictments


More than 300 injured in South African train collision Over 300 injured in S African train collision

The crash occurs late Thursday on the outskirts of Johannesburg when one train hit another that was stationary


Modi, Putin begin talks at India-Russia summit Modi, Putin begin talks at India-Russia summit

The two countries are expected to sign 20 bilateral agreements including a $5 billion contract for the S-400 air defence missile systems to New Delhi


Saudi Arabia in discussions on oil refinery in Pakistan S Arabia in discussions on oil refinery in Pakistan

The development comes just weeks after Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Saudi Arabia on his first official overseas trip


South Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for corruption S Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for corruption

The Seoul Central District Court issues the sentence on Friday after convicting Lee of bribery, embezzlement and other charges


Melania Trump visits Kenyan national park, plans safari Melania Trump visits Kenyan national park

Egypt is the final stop on a four-nation tour of the continent to highlight child welfare, education and tourism and conservation


Putin talks arms, nuclear deals in India Putin talks arms, nuclear deals in India

Putin is set to discuss with Indian Prime Minister Modi further agreements worth some $3 billion for Russian naval ships and military helicopters


India under fire as it deports Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar India under fire over Rohingya expulsions

The seven men deported on Thursday had been interred in a detention centre in India's Assam state


Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to be announced today Nobel Peace Prize to be announced today

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which will announce this year's prize on Friday, has received nominations for 216 individuals and 115 organizations



Aid charities ActionAid and Plan 'to be turfed out' of Pakistan Aid charities 'ordered to leave' Pakistan

Eighteen charities have been expelled from the country


Brett Kavanaugh: Hundreds arrested in Supreme Court protest Hundreds arrested in Supreme Court protest

Republicans declared that an FBI report had exonerated Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault allegations


US, UK and Netherlands allege Russia for cyber-plots US, UK and Netherlands allege Russia for cyber-plots

The US justice department said targets included the global chemical weapons watchdog, anti-doping agencies and a US nuclear company


7 Turkish soldiers killed in blast blamed on Kurdish rebels 7 Turkish soldiers killed in blast blamed on Kurdish rebels

The explosion occurred on a road near the town of Gercus in the majority-Kurdish province of Batman


South Koreans visiting North Korea for summit anniversary S Koreans visiting N Korea for summit anniv

The visit is an opportunity to strengthen "reconciliation, cooperation and peace" between the rivals


United Airlines flight lands safely after mayday call Pacific flight lands after mayday call

Flight UA839, carrying 194 people, had been on a 15-hour flight to the city from Los Angeles


Six rescue divers drown trying to save teen in Malaysia Six rescue divers drown in Malaysia

They were searching for a 17-year-old boy who is thought to have fallen into the body of water while fishing with his friends on Wednesday


Germany's Merkel tours Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum Merkel tours Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum

Merkel toured the museum and participated in a memorial ceremony Thursday


Indonesia  quake and tsunami toll climbs to 1,424 Indonesia quake and tsunami toll climbs to 1,424

Indonesian police say 92 people have been arrested for looting goods in areas devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi province


Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman dies at 96 Nobel Prize-winner Leon Lederman dies

Lederman directed the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago from 1978 to 1989


US, China look on as Putin seeks India arms deals US, China look on as Putin seeks India arms deals

Washington and New Delhi announced plans last month for joint military drills in 2019, and agreed on the exchange of sensitive military information


Malaysia ex-PM Najjib Razak's wife pleads not guilty to money laundering Najjib's wife pleads not guilty to money laundering

Rosmah, who had smiled and waved at reporters as she arrived at the court building, claimed trial and will be released on bail


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension

Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension

The visit comes as the US administration is accusing China of trying to undermine President Donald Trump


India to begin deportations of Rohingyas to Myanmar

India to begin deportations of Rohingyas to Myanmar

An estimated 40,000 Rohingya have taken refuge in various parts of India


UK accuses Russia's GRU military intelligence of cyber attacks UK accuses Russian spies of cyber attacks

The National Cyber Security Centre says targets included firms in Russia and Ukraine; the US Democratic Party; and a small TV network in the UK


Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser Republicans deplore Trump mocking accuser

Senators Jeff Flake and Susan Collins, both key votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, called Mr Trump's remarks "appalling" and "just plain wrong"


South Carolina: Seven officers shot, suspect in custody Seven US police shot in deadly stand-off

Over 15,000 people have been killed by guns in the United States in 2017, according to a list compiled by tracking website Gun Violence Archive


US to end Treaty of Amity with Iran after ICJ ruling

US 'to terminate' 1955 treaty with Iran

Iran took the US to court after it re-imposed sanctions on the back of abandoning a nuclear deal in May

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