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Hong Kong braces for new mass protests against planned extraditions to China

Hong Kong braced for strikes, transport go-slows and another mass demonstration in protest against a proposed extradition law that would allow people to be...

PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi in Bishkek

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit here and discussed...

Tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman stoke security and oil fears

Two oil tankers were attacked and left adrift on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a...

Israeli PM thanks Modi for India’s vote against Palestinian group

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for voting in favour of a decision introduced by the Jewish state...

Hong Kong suspends extradition bill in dramatic backdown

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has delayed indefinitely a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after widespread...

UAE says tanker attacks likely the work of a state actor

The United Arab Emirates told United Nations Security Council members on Thursday that attacks on four tankers off its coast on May 12 bore...

Silence, US tensions mark Tiananmen 30th anniversary in China

Beijing marked 30 years since the deadly Tiananmen crackdown on Tuesday with a wall of silence and extra security, as the anniversary turned into...

Muslims celebrate Eid, ending Ramadan holy month

Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid-al-Fitr religious holiday on Tuesday, marking the end of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. Like the start of Ramadan,...

US seeks Russian support on Iran at key Israel meeting

The United States believes Russia may be more amenable than in the past to addressing US and Israeli concerns about Iran's influence, including in Syria,...

G20 agrees to push ahead with digital tax

Group of 20 finance ministers agreed on Saturday to push ahead on compiling common rules that will close loopholes that global technology giants such...