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Israel closes Gaza border crossings after Palestinian rocket strikes

Agencies, Jerusalem Israel announced the closure of its Gaza border crossings on Thursday in response to daily rocket fire from the enclave over the past week after U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital...

Putin must nudge Syria into UN peace deal, mediator says

Agencies, Geneva U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura urged Russia on Wednesday to convince its ally the Syrian government of the need to clinch a peace deal to end the nearly seven-year-old war. De Mistura, speaking on Swiss television...

Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, face official secrets charges

Agencies, Yangon Myanmar’s government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine...

Muslim leaders call on world to recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Agencies, Istanbul Muslim leaders on Wednesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called on the world to respond by recognising East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. Turkish...

FBI officials said Clinton “has to win” race to White House

Agencies, New York Senior FBI officials who helped probe Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign told a colleague that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had to win the race to the White House, the New York Times reported...

US ready for talks with NKorea without precondition: Tillerson

Washington, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that the country is ready to begin talks with North Korea ‘without preconditions’.Addressing the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington on Tuesday, Mr Tillerson said, “We’re...

Pakistan tells ICJ Kulbhushan Jadhav a spy

Islamabad, Pakistan has told the International Court of Justice that Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav had entered the country with the intent of spying and carrying out sabotage activities, reports Geo News. Pakistan has also said that Jadhav...

Mallya reaches London court, evades question on extradition case

Agencies, London Liqour baron Vijay Mallya on Tuesday evaded media’s question while arriving at London’s Westminster Magistrates Court on fifth day of hearing in connection with extradition case against him. On being questioned about the...