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Iranian oil tanker hit off Saudi coast

An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if confirmed will...

US outlines ‘Phase 1’ trade deal with China, suspends October tariff hike

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday outlined the first phase of a deal to end a trade war with China and suspended a threatened tariff hike, but officials...

Ethiopia’s Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize for resolving conflict with Eritrea

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peacemaking efforts which ended two decades of hostility with longtime enemy Eritrea. Though Africa's youngest...

“Border on fire” as Turkey intensifies Syria campaign

Turkey stepped up its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive that has drawn warnings of humanitarian...

Livestreamed killings test social media measures to block extremist content

Social media companies scrambled on Wednesday to scrub footage of a shooting outside a German synagogue from their platforms, in the first major test...

Iranian women attend first soccer match in 40 years

Iranian women watched the country's national soccer team for the first time in 40 years on Thursday, celebrating their long-awaited access to the national...

India halved its poverty rate since 1990s: World Bank

India has halved its poverty rate since the 1990s and achieved a seven plus growth rate over the last 15 years, the World Bank...

Madrid takes firm line as pro-independence groups march in Catalonia

Pro-independence groups began protest marches in Catalonia on Wednesday against the jailing of nine separatist leaders, despite a new warning by the Spanish government...

Jeers force Hong Kong leader to abandon annual policy speech

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam had to abandon her policy speech because of jeering lawmakers on Wednesday but later offered no direct olive branch...

Trump downplays Turkey’s assault in Syria, says sanctions better than fighting

President Donald Trump on Wednesday played down the crisis in Syria touched off by Turkey's incursion against US-allied Kurdish forces, saying the conflict was...