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Qatar says Saudi blocking hajj access to its citizens

Qatar says Saudi blocking hajj access to its citizens Sun, 19 Aug, 2018

Qatar on Sunday said its citizens were unable to take part in the annual hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia as the two countries remain bitterly locked in a diplomatic dispute.
Rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala, fears of disease in camps

Rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala, fears of disease in camps Sun, 19 Aug, 2018

A deluge in India's flood-stricken southwestern state of Kerala finally let up on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, while authorities feared an outbreak of disease among two million people crammed into relief camps.
Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80

Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80 Sat, 18 Aug, 2018

Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday after a short illness at the age of 80, his foundation announced.
Russia denounces new U.S. sanctions as illegal, mulls retaliation

Russia denounces new U.S. sanctions as illegal, mulls retaliation Thu, 09 Aug, 2018

Russia condemned a new round of U.S. sanctions as illegal on Thursday and said it had begun working on retaliatory measures after news of the curbs pushed the rouble to two-year lows over fears Moscow was locked in a spiral of never-ending sanctions.
Syrian army urges people in Idlib to agree return of state rule

Syrian army urges people in Idlib to agree return of state rule Thu, 09 Aug, 2018

The Syrian army dropped leaflets over Idlib province on Thursday, urging people in part of the last big swathe of territory still held by rebels to agree to a return of state rule, telling them the seven year war was nearing its end.
At least 29 children killed in strike on Yemen bus

At least 29 children killed in strike on Yemen bus Thu, 09 Aug, 2018

 A strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen killed at least 29 children Thursday, the Red Cross said, as the Saudi-led coalition faced a growing outcry over the attack.
Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion

Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion Thu, 09 Aug, 2018

Argentina's senators on Thursday voted against legalizing abortion in the homeland of Pope Francis, dashing the hopes of women's rights groups after the bill was approved by the legislature's lower house months earlier.
Gaza rocket hits near southern Israeli city in show of defiance

Gaza rocket hits near southern Israeli city in show of defiance Thu, 09 Aug, 2018

A long-range rocket fired from Gaza struck an uninhabited area outside the largest city in southern Israel on Thursday, Israeli police said, hours after a Palestinian official said an end to a surge in cross-border fighting could be near.
Syrian government retakes Golan Heights frontier with Israel

Syrian government retakes Golan Heights frontier with Israel Mon, 30 Jul, 2018

The Syrian government regained control of the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights for the first time in seven years on Monday, after Islamic State-linked militants gave up their last pocket of territory in the area.

Counting begins in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election

Counting begins in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election Mon, 30 Jul, 2018

Counting was underway in Zimbabwe's first election since Robert Mugabe was ousted after 37 years in power as observers warned of possible shortcomings in Monday's landmark poll.
Trump says willing to meet with Iran leaders 'any time'

Trump says willing to meet with Iran leaders 'any time' Mon, 30 Jul, 2018

US President Donald Trump said Monday he is happy to meet with Iran's leaders "any time" and without preconditions, one week after tensions soared between Washington and Tehran.
Georgia legalises personal use of marijuana

Georgia legalises personal use of marijuana Mon, 30 Jul, 2018

The Georgian Constitutional Court on Monday abolished fines for using marijuana but stipulated that growing and selling the drug would remain an offence.
Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people

Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people Sun, 29 Jul, 2018

Rising floodwaters have killed at least five people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar. Dramatic images showed vast areas of farmland completely submerged in muddy waters stretching to the horizon, with only the rooftops of some houses visible.
Hamilton wins in Hungary to build championship lead

Hamilton wins in Hungary to build championship lead Sun, 29 Jul, 2018

Lewis Hamilton strengthened his push for a fifth world title by increasing his championship lead to 24 points on Sunday as he claimed a convincing victory for Mercedes in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
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