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Venezuelans plan duelling marches as deadly crisis continues

Maduro's opponents expressed confidence that the march on Caracas's main motorway will surpass that of April 19.

Syrian rebels begin to leave last opposition-held Homs district

Syrian rebels started leaving the last opposition-held district of Homs city on Saturday in the final phase of an evacuation deal that will bring an early centre of the uprising back under government control in the conflict`s seventh year.

US, Saudi agree arms deals worth almost $110 billion: White House
US, Saudi agree arms deals worth almost $110 billion: White House

Washington has agreed arms deals with Saudi Arabia worth almost $110 billion, a White House official said Saturday, the first day of President Donald Trump's visit to the traditional US ally.

Islamic State in Syria 'executes' 19 civilians: Monitor
Islamic State in Syria 'executes' 19 civilians: Monitor

Members of the Islamic State group have 'executed' 19 civilians including two children in a village held by anti-jihadists in eastern Syria.

Pakistan lawyers give 7-day deadline to PM Nawaz Sharif to quit
Pakistan lawyers give 7-day deadline to PM Nawaz Sharif to quit

Pakistani lawyers on Saturday gave a seven-day deadline to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign on the Panama Papers scandal otherwise they will launch a nationwide movement against him.

Under fire at home, Donald Trump wins warm welcome in Saudi Arabia
Under fire at home, Donald Trump wins warm welcome in Saudi Arabia

Donald Trump won a warm reception in Saudi Arabia on Saturday but struggled to shift attention from the political firestorm over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

From bridesmaid to bride for Prince William's sis-in-law Pippa
From bridesmaid to bride for Prince William's sis-in-law Pippa

The 33-year-old married financier James Matthews, 41, at a ceremony attended by the royal couple and tennis star Roger Federer, as she wore a couture dress by British designer Giles Deacon.

Assad vows to continue working with Iran after Rouhani win

The Syrian president stressed the need to "continue working and cooperating with the Islamic Republic of Iran to strengthen the security and stability of both countries, the region and the world".

GE signs USD 15 bn of Saudi deals, MoUs during Trump visit

The Boston-headquartered firm said the agreements were inked in the presence of King Salman and Trump, who has chosen Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since taking office in January.

Iran strikes back at US with more reciprocal sanctions

Iran's Foreign Ministry published a new sanctions list on its website on Saturday, which added nine targets.

Severe weather creates havoc across Germany

The German news agency dpa reported today that a regional train derailed near Stadtroda in eastern Germany after the tracks were covered by a mudslide late yesterday. 

Qatar claims it is victim of terror smear 'campaign'

Doha has long faced accusations that it is a state sponsor of terror.

Iran's Hassan Rouhani sweeps to second term
Iran's Hassan Rouhani sweeps to second term

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding re-election victory on Saturday as voters overwhelmingly backed his efforts to reach out to the world and rebuild the struggling economy.

Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia
Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia

US first lady Melania Trump on Saturday stepped off of Air Force One conservatively dressed in long sleeves and pants to conform to the strict dress code that Saudi Arabia enforces for its female citizens.

 

Vladimir Putin congratulates Iran's Hassan Rouhani on re-election
Vladimir Putin congratulates Iran's Hassan Rouhani on re-election

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on his re-election Saturday, calling for deeper ties between Moscow and Tehran. 

Donald Trump visit enhances global security, stability: Saudi King
Donald Trump visit enhances global security, stability: Saudi King

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz said on Saturday the visit of US President Donald Trump to the kingdom would strengthen cooperation between the two countries and help enhance global security.

Afghan vice president Dostum departs for Turkey amid rape probe
Afghan vice president Dostum departs for Turkey amid rape probe

Afghanistan's embattled vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum has left for Turkey.

ISIS-claimed suicide bombings kill 35 in Iraq: Officials

Suicide bombings at checkpoints in Baghdad and south Iraq claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 35 people, officials said today. 

Melania Trump forgoes headscarf in Saudi Arabia

US First lady Melania Trump stepped off Air Force One at King Khalid International Airport here on Saturday without a headscarf.

Indian Navy to hold exercises with Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia

INS Jyoti and Shivalik completed their naval exercise with the Royal Malaysian Navy and will join INS Sahyadri and Kamorta.

At least 141 including civilians killed in south Libya airbase attack: Military source

At least 141 people including civilians were killed in an attack on Brak al-Shati airbase used by Libya's Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar`s self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA).

Nawaz Sharif to attend Arab Nato in Riyadh tomorrow, likely to meet Donald Trump

 Donald Trump is the only American president to make Saudi Arabia or any majority Muslim country.

US President Donald Trump lands in Saudi Arabia for first foreign trip
US President Donald Trump lands in Saudi Arabia for first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, President Donald Trump opened a nine-day foreign trip on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, looking to shift attention from a spiraling political firestorm over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey last week.

UN, US double dealing in criticising missile tests: North Korea
UN, US double dealing in criticising missile tests: North Korea

North Korea has accused the UN and the US of "double dealing" for condemning Pyongyang`s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) tests, a media report said on Sunday.

Twin suicide blasts rock Iraq's Baghdad; 18 killed, 20 wounded

At least 18 persons were killed and 20 wounded in two suicide car bombings that targeted the Iraqi police in Baghdad, an official said on Saturday.

Iran state TV congratulates President Hassan Rouhani's re-election
Iran state TV congratulates President Hassan Rouhani's re-election

Iran's state television congratulated President Hassan Rouhani for winning a re-election by handing an emphatic defeat to his hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi.

Missing Indian-origin Cornell University student found dead in New York state
Missing Indian-origin Cornell University student found dead in New York state

A 20-year-old Indian-origin Cornell University student was found dead here after going missing this week.

Nawaz Sharif to attend ''Arab Nato'' in Riyadh

Saudi King Salman invited Sharif to attend the "Arab Nato" summit being held to develop a security partnership against growing threat of violent extremism.

US President Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia
US President Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia

Saudi and pan-Arab news channels showed Air Force One on the tarmac in Riyadh in front of a red carpet flanked by Saudi soldiers.

Roadside bomb kills 11 members of Afghan family

A family destroyed in seconds - this horror is just one of too many incidents documented at the onset of this fighting season.