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Palestinians to suspend US ties if PLO office closed

Palestinian officials have warned that they will freeze all communication with the US, following steps by the Trump administration to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation's...

Russian bombers pound Daesh positions near Syria’s Bukamal again

Six Tupolev-22M3 bombers left an airbase in Russia, crossed over the Iranian and Iraqi airspaces and carried out a massive air strike against Daesh...

China: Booing national anthem a criminal offence

China's parliament has made disrespecting the national anthem a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in jail. Members of China's Communist Party-controlled legislature,...

Saudi Arabia princes detained, ministers dismissed

Saudi Arabia dismissed a number of senior ministers, detained nearly a dozen princes and created a new anti-corruption committee as part of a series...

Japan PM: ‘All options on the table’ with N Korea

TOKYO: As US President Donald Trump arrives in Tokyo on Sunday, he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to act in lockstep in terms of their...

IOM reports nearly 5,000 refugee deaths in 2017

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), a subsidiary UN agency, says nearly 5,000 refugees, or 16 people a day, have died this year amid...

Eight dead as truck rams into New York crowd

At least eight people in New York City have been killed and 11 injured after a driver rammed into cyclists and pedestrians before being...

Hamas hands over Gaza border crossings to PA

The Palestinian Hamas movement has handed over administrative control of Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings on the Israeli border, and Rafah crossing on the Egyptian border to...

Seven Palestinians killed as Israel strikes Gaza tunnel

At least seven Palestinians have been killed after Israeli forces destroyed a tunnel in a southern town of the Gaza Strip, in an attack described...

Iraq bans two major Kurdish TV channels over inciting hatred, violence

The Baghdad-based Communication and Media Commission on Sunday imposed the ban the two channels, both of which are close to regional president Massoud Barzani’s...

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