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Sudan’s Bashir first Arab leader to visit Syria since war began

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has become the first Arab League leader to visit Damascus since the war in Syria began nearly eight years ago.

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Rivals China and India count down to joint military drill

China and India will launch a two-week joint military drill on Tuesday, the first exercise of its kind since the two Asian giants were locked in a tense border stand-off in the Himalayas 18 months ago.

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France ‘yellow vest’ protests: timeline of unrest

Here is a timeline of the “yellow vest” movement in France, from the first online rumblings against a fuel tax hike to nationwide protests that led to the worst Paris riots in decades.

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ASEAN Summit: Is India serious about regional trade pact?

If you were here in Singapore for the first time on a brief visit last week, you could be excused for wondering if it’s normal for thousands of police officers to be patrolling the streets and for scores of Special Operations Command and other police vehicles to be parked all over the city. You may also be wondering if traffic is always really this bad.

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British top diplomat to visit Iran – what will be on the agenda?

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will visit Tehran on Monday to become the first Western top diplomat to visit the country after the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal. Discussing the future of the nuclear deal, as well as regional and international issues will be on the agenda of his talks with the Iranian officials.

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Outflanking China, Western allies pledge to provide electricity to PNG

The United States and three of its allies on Sunday unveiled a $1.7 billion plan to provide electricity and internet to much of Papua New Guinea (PNG), the first step of a plan that will counter China’s Belt and Road spending in the region.

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US expands illegal, unilateral sanctions against Iran

Intensifying its aggressive “America First” global agenda, the Trump administration yesterday confirmed that it will impose new sanctions on Iran that are designed to cripple its economy, starve its people into submission and overturn its government in order to impose a subservient pro-US regime.

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Myanmar To Repatriate First Round Of Rohingya From Bangladesh

Myanmar will soon accept the first batch of over 2,000 Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh as part of a repatriation deal signed with Dhaka last year.

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Bosnia struggles with return of ISIS widows

Like all proud grandparents, the first thing Lejla does when we meet for coffee, at a chain café in a northern suburb of Sarajevo, is pull out her phone to show me photos of her grandchildren.

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Xi Calls on World States to Resist Trade Protectionism Together

Chinese President Xi Jinping called on the international community on Monday at the opening ceremony of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) to resist trade protectionism and policy of unilateral actions together, avoiding confrontation.

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Iran begins oil sales on energy exchange in bid to counter US sanctions

Iran sold oil to private buyers through its energy exchange for the first time on Sunday as part of its efforts to counter the imminent return of US sanctions.

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Reporter’s Notebook: In Eastern Germany, The Far-Right Has Found A Foothold

This past week is hardly the first time I’ve seen far-right groups marching on eastern German streets using forbidden Nazi imagery or slogans.

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Get ready for an EU-style ‘brokered convention’

The appearance of the first formal candidate in the EU top jobs derby on Friday clarified little about who will run the place a year from now.

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Spanish prime minister promises to back dialogue in Venezuela

Pedro Sanchez, speaking on his first tour of Latin America since becoming Spain’s prime minister in June, promised to support any effort to use dialogue in Venezuela to end an economic and political crisis that he said had deeply worried him.

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US Democrats Limit Superdelegates Powers to Vote on Presidential Nominees

The US Democratic party voted on Saturday to strip superdelegates of the power to vote in the first round of the party’s presidential nominee elections, media reported.

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