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North Korea says open to talks with US but condemns sanctions

Agencies, Seoul Senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea on Sunday said North Korea was open to talks with the United States, according to the South’s presidency, hours after the North accused Washington of trying to stir up conflict...

Militants attack Afghan army post killing 18 soldiers

Agencies, Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan Taliban militants have attacked an Afghan army post and killed 18 government soldiers, the defence ministry said on Saturday, while a suicide bomber in the capital killed one person and wounded six. Violence...

U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May

Agencies, Washington The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected. U.S. President...

US imposes ‘heaviest sanctions’ on DPRK

Agencies, Washington US President Donald Trump has announced what he called the “heaviest sanctions” on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), a move that came amid signs of a growing rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula. “We...

Trump’s Israel-Palestine peace plan nearly ready, says Nikki Haley

Washington, US President Donald Trump’s plan for peace between Israel and Palestine is nearly ready, the country’s ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has said, indicating that Washington would push for a Palestinian state. “They’re...

Biggest Indonesian party backs President Widodo for new term

JAKARTA, Indonesia’s biggest political party in parliament on Friday endorsed President Joko Widodo as its candidate for elections in 2019, joining four other parties backing him for a second term. The presidential election is widely expected...

US, no more a nation of immigrants, toughens H1B visa rule

Washington, The Trump administration in a tough policy measure that would affect skilled Indian technology workers has said that those to be employed at one or more third-party work sites will now have to prove they are employed in a specialty...

Syria’s Ghouta residents “wait to die” as bombs fall

Agencies, Beirut Residents of Syria’s eastern Ghouta said they were “waiting their turn to die” early on Wednesday, after more pro-government rockets and barrel bombs fell on the besieged rebel enclave. Five died and over 200 were injured...