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U.S. imposes more sanctions on Iran for missile attacks

The United States imposed more sanctions on Iran on Friday in retaliation for its missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq this week and vowed to...

Sri Lanka’s half million mines will take a decade to clear

POST-WAR Sri Lanka will need another decade to clear the half million landmines which lie buried under swathes of agricultural and forest land and...

Nepal to provide free COVID-19 tests and treatment as cases surge

Nepal will provide free COVID-19 tests and treatment, an aide to the prime minister said on Tuesday, as the total number of infections was...

EU’s new boss signals pragmatic approach in tackling Europe’s big challenges

The European Union's new boss has pledged major policy changes to address some of the bloc's biggest problems, from migration to climate change, but...

Dismay as US formally starts pullout from Paris climate accord

The United States has formally notified the United Nations that it is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, triggering expressions of concern and regret...

Pakistan sentences former dictator Musharraf to death

A Pakistani court sentenced former military dictator Pervez Musharraf to death in absentia on Tuesday on treason charges stemming from his imposition of a state of emergency...

Iran promises to avenge US killing of top commander

Iran threatened on Friday to hit back hard after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad on Friday killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran's elite Quds force...

Iraqi forces shoot three dead in southern city as protests flare

Iraqi forces shot three anti-government protesters dead in the southern city of Nassiriya on Sunday, police and medics said, adding to scores killed in...

No let-up in French strikes as fresh turmoil hits weekend

The most serious nationwide strike to hit France in years caused new weekend travel turmoil on Saturday, with unions warning the walkouts would last...

Suu Kyi’s party wins absolute majority in Myanmar polls

Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party secured an absolute majority in Myanmar's election, official results showed Friday, in a poll disputed by the military-aligned...