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Yemen warring parties agree to swap hundreds of prisoners

Yemen warring parties agree to swap hundreds of prisoners Tue, 04 Dec, 2018

Yemen's Saudi-backed government and the Huthi rebels have agreed to exchange hundreds of prisoners ahead of planned peace talks in Sweden.
Iran's Rouhani threatens to cut off Gulf oil

Iran's Rouhani threatens to cut off Gulf oil Tue, 04 Dec, 2018

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani struck a defiant stance against US sanctions on Tuesday, renewing his threat to cut off international oil sales from the Gulf.
Britain can revoke Brexit unilaterally, EU court adviser says

Britain can revoke Brexit unilaterally, EU court adviser says Tue, 04 Dec, 2018

Britain should be allowed to unilaterally revoke its departure notice from the European Union, an adviser to the bloc's highest court said on Tuesday, before a landmark ruling in the coming weeks.
Filipino banned from China eSports tournament over alleged racism

Filipino banned from China eSports tournament over alleged racism Tue, 04 Dec, 2018

A professional Philippine eSports player was banned on Tuesday from a million-dollar tournament in China, embroiling the world of competitive gaming in controversy as it faces threats of a boycott.
Number of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops to 25

Number of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops to 25 Tue, 04 Dec, 2018

The number of people listed as missing after California's deadliest wildfire has dropped again to 25, down from a high of more than 1,200 about two weeks ago, officials said.
MBS mingles with G20 leaders as Trump fuels summit tensions

MBS mingles with G20 leaders as Trump fuels summit tensions Sat, 01 Dec, 2018

Fissures on trade, climate change and Ukraine divided world leaders Friday as US President Donald Trump came under sustained fire and Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler came in from the cold at G20 talks.

North Korean soldier defects to South across border

North Korean soldier defects to South across border Sat, 01 Dec, 2018

A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea on Saturday across their heavily fortified land border, which the two sides have begun to demilitarise as relations between the Cold War-era foes warm, the South's military said.
Former US president George H.W. Bush dead at 94

Former US president George H.W. Bush dead at 94 Sat, 01 Dec, 2018

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who presided over the end of the Cold War and routed Saddam Hussein's Iraqi army but lost a chance for a second term after breaking a no-new-taxes pledge, died on Friday at the age of 94.
China, US showdown looms on trade at fractious G20

China, US showdown looms on trade at fractious G20 Sat, 01 Dec, 2018

The United States and China, the world's two largest economies, will see Saturday if they can find a breakthrough to exit a spiraling trade war as their presidents meet at a tense G20 summit.
85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen

85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen Thu, 22 Nov, 2018

A leading international aid group said Wednesday that an estimated 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of the country's civil war in 2015.
Deadly Israeli Gaza operation threatens to derail truce efforts

Deadly Israeli Gaza operation threatens to derail truce efforts Mon, 12 Nov, 2018

A clash that erupted during an Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip and killed eight people threatened Monday to derail efforts to restore calm to the Palestinian enclave after months of unrest.

New border crossings open in divided Cyprus, first in 8 years

New border crossings open in divided Cyprus, first in 8 years Mon, 12 Nov, 2018

Cypriot officials opened two new border crossings Monday for the first time in eight years, the latest push for peace by the two sides after UN-backed talks collapsed last year.

Separatist areas elect leaders as Ukraine and Moscow trade barbs

Separatist areas elect leaders as Ukraine and Moscow trade barbs Mon, 12 Nov, 2018

Two separatist-controlled regions of eastern Ukraine announced the winners of leadership elections on Monday that were dismissed by Kiev and its international allies as a sham exercise engineered by Russia to install puppet regimes.
Rohingya flee refugee camps in Bangladesh, as Myanmar prepares for first returnees

Rohingya flee refugee camps in Bangladesh, as Myanmar prepares for first returnees Mon, 12 Nov, 2018

Dozens of Rohingya Muslim families on a list of refugees set to be repatriated to Myanmar later this week have fled from camps in Bangladesh where they were living, a Rohingya leader said on Monday, even as Myanmar prepares to begin receiving them.
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