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US top court weighs baker’s refusal to make cake for gay couple

Agencies, Washington The US Supreme Court on Tuesday is set to hear arguments in a major case on whether certain businesses can refuse service to gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds in a dispute involving a conservative...

UN political chief in rare visit to North Korea

Agencies, United Nations The United Nations political affairs chief has begun a rare four-day visit to Pyongyang on Tuesday. The trip by Jeffrey Feltman is the first by a senior UN official in six years, the BBC News has reported. North Korea...

Slain Yemen ex-leader’s son calls for revenge -Saudi-owned TV

Agencies, Aden/Dubai The son of Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed by the armed Houthi movement after switching sides in the civil war, called for revenge against the Iran-aligned group on Tuesday, Saudi-owned al-Ekbariya...

Jordan asks US not to recognise Jerusalem as Israel capital

Agencies, Amman Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi has warned the US of “dangerous consequences” if it recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the BBC reported on Monday. Ayman Safadi said he had told US Secretary of State...

Trump still weighing whether to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: Kushner

Agencies, Washington U.S. President Donald Trump has not yet made a decision on whether to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, his adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner said on Sunday, a move that would break with decades of...

U.S. defence chief arrives in Pakistan but few signs of progress for Trump strategy

Agencies, Islamabad US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Islamabad on Monday to ask Pakistan’s civilian and military leadership to do more to rein in militants accused of using the country as a base to carry out attacks in neighbouring...

‘Progress on deal’ ahead of May-Juncker Brexit talks

Agencies, London British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to meet key EU figures for talks on Brexit which could determine whether the UK is able to move on to negotiations on trade, the agency news reported on Monday. According to a agency...

UN chief calls for end to armed clashes in Yemen

Agencies, United Nations United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the parties to the conflict in Yemen to cease all air and ground assaults, expressing deep concern about the “sharp escalation” of armed clashes and...