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Russia slams US strike on pro-Syrian government forces
Russia slams US strike on pro-Syrian government forces

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday slammed the recent 'illegitimate' US-led coalition's strike against pro-Syrian government forces.

'UK polls may marginally increase number of Indian-origin MPs'

The number of Indian-origin MPs in the British Parliament is likely to increase marginally following the next month's snap general election, according to a think tank.

Roadside bomb kills 11; Afghan policeman kills 5 colleagues

A roadside bombing killed 11 people in eastern Afghanistan on Friday as they were traveling to a wedding in the country's east.

Sri Lanka to demolish 10,000 buildings after collapse

Sri Lanka said Friday it will demolish an estimated 10,000 illegally built homes and offices in Colombo, a day after a seven-storey wedding hall collapsed, killing one and wounding 23.

Sudan president will not attend Saudi summit with Donald Trump
Sudan president will not attend Saudi summit with Donald Trump

Washington had shunned al-Bashir, who has been Sudan's leader since 1989, and is wanted by the ICC on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Sudan's Darfur region.

Iranian self-immolates outside embassy in election protest

Thai police say an Iranian man set himself on fire in front of the Iranian Embassy in Bangkok to protest his country's presidential election.

Syria calls US air strike "terrorism", Russia says "unacceptable"

A US military strike in Syria on Thursday was "government terrorism" and caused a massacre, Syrian government negotiator Bashar al-Ja`afari said on Friday.

Nearly 23,500 cholera cases, 242 deaths in Yemen in three weeks : WHO

A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen has killed 242 people, and left nearly 23,500 others sick in the past three weeks alone, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Over 30,000 Somalis return from conflict-hit Yemen: UNHCR

Some 30,600 Somalis have returned to their country from Yemen since the beginning of war in Yemen in 2015, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.

Philippine`s Rodrigo Duterte imposes public smoking ban

Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order that will impose a ban on singing karaoke at night and a 2:00 am curfew on drinking alcohol in public.

Let's shut down PIA, says Pakistan government

The Pakistan government sought support from lawmakers across party lines to declare the loss-making flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) "bankrupt" and eventually shut it down, the media reported.

Sweden drops Assange investigation, UK police says he still faces arrest
Sweden drops Assange investigation, UK police says he still faces arrest

Julian Assange has lived in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012, after taking refuge there to avoid extradition to Sweden over the allegation of rape.

Joe Lieberman one of the top picks for Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) job

 Joe Lieberman is a devout follower of Orthodox Judaism.

Donald Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director

President Donald Trump says he is "very close" to naming a new FBI director.

Brazilian President's situation fragile after report of corruption

Brazilian President accused of taking bribes and endorsing bribes to silence a witness in a corruption case.

Moscow says US coalition strikes on Syrian forces `unacceptable`: Report

Russia on Friday condemned strikes by the US-led coalition against Syrian forces as "unacceptable".

US Navy moves second aircraft carrier near Pyongyang

The 1,092-foot Reagan carries a crew of 4,539 and is equipped with roughly 60 aircraft and costs about $8.5 billion.

China says willing to put South Korea ties back on track, urges THAAD resolution

China wants to put ties with South Korea back on a "normal track", President Xi Jinping said on Friday.

'Pervez Musharraf wants to appear in person in Benazir Bhutto murder case'
'Pervez Musharraf wants to appear in person in Benazir Bhutto murder case'

Pervez Musharraf has been charged with involvement in the murder of the former two-time prime minister in 2007.

Syria Army retakes villages after deadly Islamic State attack: Monitor

The Syrian Army has regained full control of two central villages from the Islamic State group after an attack that killed dozens of people, a monitor said on Friday.

Japan scrambles jets after China allegedly flies drone

Japan lodged a "strong protest", after accusing China of "unilaterally escalating" tensions.

Saudi Arabia looks to assert regional role with Trump summit

Saudi leaders regularly accuse Iran of stirring regional conflicts by supporting Shiite movements in Syria, Iraq and Bahrain as well as in Yemen.

Donald Trump denies asking James​ Comey to drop probe, decries 'witch hunt'

Russia has denied US intelligence agencies` conclusion that it interfered in the election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump`s favour. 

Sebastian Kurz: Austria`s own Macron or `mini-dictator`?

News website Politico has named Sebastian Kurz one of this year`s most influential Europeans.

China's Xi Jinping willing to put South Korea ties back on track

The US has 28,500 troops in South Korea to guard against the North Korean threat. A major conflict is possible with North, says Trump and Moon.

Japan scrambles jets over China drone flight near disputed islets

Japan scrambled fighter jets on after four Chinese coastguard vessels entered in its territorial waters.

Venezuela Supreme Court judges hit with U.S. sanctions

Venezuela`s latest wave of anti-government unrest has left at least 45 people dead in the last six weeks.

Spain`s deeply divided Socialists to elect new leader on Sunday

Nearly 190,000 card-carrying members of the 138-year-old Spanish Socialist Workers` Party (PSOE) are eligible to vote in the leadership primary.

Swedish prosecutors to decide on lifting Julian Assange's warrant

Marianne Ny accuses Julian Assange of having unprotected sex with her despite repeatedly having denied him.

Donald Trump says Venezuela crisis a `disgrace to humanity`

Venezuelan people suffering from a collapsing economy brought about by their government`s mismanagement.