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Angela Merkel says don’t expect much from meeting with Vladimir Putin

Merkel and Putin last met in Sochi in May, when they struggled to overcome differences during the German chancellor's first visit to Russia since...

New Nepal criminal code raises fears of curbs on free press

Although the new Constitution promulgated in 2015 guarantees press freedom and right to information, the new code introduced by the government has raised suspicion...

US blacklists Russian, Chinese companie

WASHINGTON: The US Treasury announced sanctions on Russian and Chinese companies on Wednesday for violating the economic embargo on North Korea as Washington seeks...

Russia backs use of national currencies for bilateral trade: Kremlin

Asked about Erdogan's proposal, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia had been pushing for such an arrangement with all countries. He said the issue...

Yemen buries children killed by air strike, Saudi Arabia insists raid ‘legitimate’

Amid outrage from international human rights groups and UN officials, Saudi Arabia continued to defend the raid as a "legitimate military action" intended to...

US reimposes sanctions on Iran, Hassan Rouhani accuses Trump of launching ‘psychological warfare’

Trump's Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani dismissed the idea of talks while crippling sanctions were in effect. "If you're an enemy and you stab the...

Italy: One dead, at least 70 injured in tanker explosion near Bologna airport

Videos posted on social media showed a giant fireball and smoke emanating towards the sky, as police deployed firefighters to the spot. The explosion...

Ex-Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia gets six-month bail in Cumilla bus arson case

Eight people were killed and 20 others were injured when unidentified assailants hurled a petrol bomb at the bus in Comilla's Chouddagram upazila on...

Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after 7.0 quake hits Lombok and Bali island, three dead

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.0 quake struck early Sunday evening at a depth of 10.5 kilometers (6 miles). Its epicentre was...

Troops clear streets of Zimbabwe’s capital, election result ‘very soon’

Nearly all shops in downtown Harare were shuttered and the normally bustling pavements eerily quiet. Several streets remained littered with the rubble and embers...