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US, Taliban resume push for peace at Doha talks By AFP | Last Updated: 25th August, 2019, 00:44

Washington is hoping to strike an agreement with the Taliban by September 1

US, Taliban resume push for peace at Doha talks

South Africa's Buthelezi, 90, steps down as Inkatha Freedom Party leader S. Africa's Buthelezi steps down as Inkatha Freedom Party leader

Buthelezi was a minister in the ANC-led government between 1994 and 2004


Britain sends another warship to Gulf Britain sends another warship to Gulf

A third British warship is heading to the Gulf, the Royal Navy announced Saturday, amid heightened tensions in the region


Yemen govt takes control of city after separatist clashes Yemen govt takes control of city after separatist clashes

The two have sent reinforcements to the area, the rival sides said on Saturday


Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as Amazon outrage grows Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as Amazon outrage grows

The fires in the world's largest rainforest have triggered a global outcry and are dominating the G7 meeting in Biarritz in southern France


Rahul Gandhi, other opposition leaders sent back on arrival at Srinagar airport Rahul Gandhi sent back on arrival at Srinagar airport

The Jammu And Kashmir Information and Public Relations Department on Friday tweeted political leaders should not "not visit Srinagar as they would be putting other people to inconvenience"


Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters

The clash followed a protest march earlier in the afternoon to Kowloon Bay, an area across the harbor from Hong Kong Island


Trump heads to G7 with potshot at French hosts over taxes Trump heads to G7 summit in France

G7s always used to be cozy affairs, giving the leaders of like-minded, capitalist democracies a chance to relax and talk frankly in the context of largely shared values


Indian Prime Minister Modi awarded UAE medal amid Kashmir crackdown Modi awarded UAE medal amid Kashmir crackdown

India is home to a rapidly growing consumer market and labor pool that the UAE relies on for its own economy


Explosion in Iraq near Shiite mosque kills 3, wounds dozens 3 killed, 34 injured in Iraq explosion

The Islamic State group claims responsibility for the attack, saying it targeted "gatherings of Shiites" near a Shiite mosque


Gunmen on motorcycles attack police in NW Pakistan, 2 killed 2 policemen killed in Pakistan gun attack

Pakistan claims to have driven out the Taliban, al-Qaida and other militant groups in a series of military operations in recent years


Indian PM Narendra Modi reaches UAE, set to strengthen strategic ties Indian PM Modi reaches UAE

The two sides will also jointly release a stamp to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi


5 Maoists killed in encounter in India’s Chhattisgarh 5 Maoists killed in encounter in India

An automatic rifle and other weapons have been seized from the site of the encounter, about 250 km south of Raipur


Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passes away at 66 India's ex-Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dies

During the Narendra Modi government's first term in office, Arun Jaitley was seen as the prime minister's 'go-to' man


Indonesian rescuers search for 34 missing after ferry fire, 3 dead 3 dead, 34 missing in Indonesia ferry fire

The vessel was carrying 277 people from Tanjung Perak port in East Java's Surabaya when it caught fire late Thursday


Rahul Gandhi, opposition leaders to visit Kashmir today Rahul Gandhi, oppn leaders to visit Kashmir today

This will be Rahul Gandhi’s first visit to Srinagar since the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh


Boris Johnson: UK will not retreat from global community Johnson and Trump speak ahead of G7 meeting

The prime minister speaks ahead of this weekend's G7 in France, his first international summit as leader


China releases British consulate worker detained at border China releases British consulate worker

Simon Cheng went missing on 8 August during a business trip to Shenzhen


Amazon fires: Brazil sends army to help tackle blazes
Brazil sends army to tackle Amazon fires

A decree has been issued by President Jair Bolsonaro authorises the deployment of soldiers in nature reserves, indigenous lands and border areas in the region


Protests to greet G7 leaders as they discuss Amazon fires, trade Protests to greet G7 leaders as they discuss Amazon fires

Thousands are set to march around 30 kilometres (20 miles) down the coast from Biarritz to denounce leaders over poverty and environmental damage


N. Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills end N. Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills end

South Korea's National Security Council expressed strong concern about the launches and urged North Korea to stop acts that raise military tensions


'Mum, don't die': Murder of Turkish woman ignites anger 'Mum, don't die': Murder of Turkish woman ignites anger

Officials, including Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul, are quick to condemn the murder after the video is published, along with celebrities and football clubs such as Besiktas


N. Korea says it will remain 'threat' to US N. Korea says it will remain 'threat' to US

Pyongyang also vowed to remain the United States's "biggest 'threat'" and said annual US-South Korea joint military drills had "complicated" nuclear talks between the two countries


Man held for 82 days for bringing honey into US Man held for 82 days for bringing honey into US

Laboratory results from Maryland took more than two weeks to arrive: they were negative. Haughton thought that was the end of it. He was wrong


Japan leader says S. Korea ending intel deal damages trust Japan leader says S. Korea ending intel deal damages trust

Abe also accused South Korea of not keeping past promises. The intelligence agreement started in 2016


Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings

Nuclear agency Rosatom says the reactor is a simpler alternative to building a conventional plant


22 missing after Indonesia ferry fire 22 missing after Indonesia ferry fire

Nearly two dozen people are missing from the carcass of a ferry that went up in flames off Indonesia’s Java island, a port 


India says soldier killed in Kashmir border clash India says soldier killed in Kashmir border clash

The death was the fourth claimed by the Indian side since the August 5 decision to strip the region's special constitutional status


China to impose new tariffs on $75 bn of US imports: govt China to impose new tariffs on $75 bn of US imports: govt

The punitive tariffs will range from 5 percent to 10 percent on 5,078 items from the US, China's state council tariff office says


Pakistan put on ‘enhanced blacklist’ by terror watchdog FATF’s Asia Pacific Group Pakistan put on ‘enhanced blacklist’ by FATF’s sub group

The Financial Action Task Force's Asia-Pacific Group has also found Pakistan non-compliant on 32 of the 40 compliance parameters on money-laundering and terror financing

 


Indian PM Modi in France on first leg of 3-nation trip; Macron against ‘third party’ interference in Kashmir

Modi in France on first leg of 3-nation trip

From France, Modi will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain before returning to France to attend the G7 Summit from August 25-26


Sri Lanka ends emergency rule imposed after Easter bombings Easter bombings: Sri Lanka ends emergency rule

The emergency laws gave the military and police sweeping powers to arrest and detain suspects


France's Macron, soccer stars unite against Amazon fires Macron, soccer stars unite against Amazon fires

Five-time world player of the year Ronaldo beat Macron to the punch with his tweet urging action on the Amazon


Soldier killed in Pakistan shelling along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri Indian Soldier killed in Pak shelling along LoC in J-K

Pakistani army troops have been regularly violating the ceasefire along the LoC since the Indian government effectively revoked Article 370,


Tamil Nadu on alert after midnight intel warning of six Lashkar terrorists entering state Tamil Nadu on alert due to enter of 6 Lashkar terrorists

A general alert was sounded in India following the scrapping of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, on August 5


Soolking: Stampede at Algeria rap concert 'kills at least five' 'At least five killed' in Algeria rap concert stampede

Twenty-one people have been injured in the stampede and taken to hospital


US officials confirm Israeli strike in Iraq US officials confirm Israeli strike in Iraq

The confirmation comes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is strongly hinting that his country is behind recent airstrikes in Iraq


Kashmir restrictions back as separatists call for march to UN office Kashmir restrictions back as separatists call for march to UN office

Restrictions are eased in most areas of Kashmir this week, with barricades being lifted and the movement of people and traffic increasing gradually


Pakistan will no longer seek talks with India: Imran Khan Pakistan will no longer seek talks with India: Imran

Stepping up his criticism of India after it revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status early this month, Imran Khan told The New York Times that he fears the threat of a military escalation between the nuclear-armed neighbours


Amazon fires: 'Our house is burning', Macron warns ahead of G7 Amazon fires a global crisis, says Macron

The largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon is a vital carbon store that slows down the pace of global warming

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