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Saudi-led coalition to give $1.5 billion in Yemen aid, expand port capacity

Agencies, Riyadh A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia said on Monday it would commit $1.5 billion in new humanitarian aid for Yemen where it is supporting the internationally recognised government against Iran-aligned Houthis in a three-year-old...

Modi meets global CEOs, talks about business opportunities in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday late evening hosted a meeting of top business tycoons and CEOs amd said that India means business and presents exciting opportunities for the investment and businesses at global scale. Over 40 CEOs from...

PM Modi arrives in Davos for WEF meet

Agencies, Davos Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Monday in this Swiss Alpine resort to attend the annual meeting of 48th World Economic Forum. Mr Modi is the first Prime Minister in the last two decades to attend the meet. In 1997,...

As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

Agencies, Washington Many thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women’s March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in...

While political prisoners released, Myanmar’s judicial reforms stall

Agencies, Yangon Hundreds of political prisoners have been released from Myanmar’s jails in amnesties in recent years, including dozens freed in January 2016, days before democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi’s party took power for the first...

Clashes continue over disputed Honduras election result

Agencies, Tegucigalpa Riot police in Honduras have clashed with demonstrators who dispute the result of the presidential election in November, according to a BBC News report on Sunday. Police fired tear gas at protesters and cleared roadblocks...

Kabul Intercontinental Hotel siege ends, all gunmen killed-govt

Agencies, Kabul Afghan Special Forces ended an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday, killing the last gunman from a group of three attackers who stormed the hotel, taking hostages and battling security forces for hours. Two...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child

Agencies, Wellington New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday she was pregnant with her first child, prompting an outpouring of support from women’s rights groups and labour activists as she declared “I’ll be a prime minister...