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China to spend over $1 trillion on planes over next 20 years: Boeing

China to spend over $1 trillion on planes over next 20 years: Boeing

Chinese airlines are likely to buy more than 7,000 planes worth 1.1 trillion dollars over the next 20 years, as they grow their fleets...
Putin calls tougher North Korea sanctions senseless, warns of 'global catastrophe'

Putin calls tougher North Korea sanctions senseless, warns of ‘global catastrophe’

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, said on Tuesday that imposing tougher sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear missile programme would be counter-productive. The Russian leader...
Dozens of children die at another Indian hospital

Dozens of children die at another Indian hospital

Not less than 49 children died at a state-run hospital in Northern India allegedly due to lack of medicine or oxygen, Police Chief Dayanand...
Russia supports unification of 3 Syrian opposition groups – Lavrov

Russia supports unification of 3 Syrian opposition groups – Lavrov

Moscow supports Saudi Arabia’s initiative to unite the three Syrian opposition platforms, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday. Lavrov told reporters in Abu Dhabi:...
Eid celebration: UAE president pardons 803 prisoners

Eid celebration: UAE president pardons 803 prisoners

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) president has ordered the release of 803 prisoners on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, the Islamic feast of sacrifice. UAE...
Islamic state claims responsibility for Kabul mosque attack

Islamic state claims responsibility for Kabul mosque attack

Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for Friday’s attack on a Shi’ite Muslim mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul that killed 20 people, the...
Court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years in prison for bribery

Court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years in prison for bribery

A court on Friday sentenced the billionaire head of South Korea’s Samsung Group, Jay Lee, to five years in prison for bribery. After a six-month...
Rouhani’s defence nominee vows to bolster Iran’s missile programme

Rouhani’s defence nominee vows to bolster Iran’s missile programme

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s nominee for defence minister said Thursday that he would further enhance Iran’s ballistic missile capabilities if he takes the post,...

Lebanon abolishes law allowing rapists to marry victims

Lebanon on Wednesday abolished a law that allows rapists escape punishment if they marry their victims in a move applauded by women’s rights campaigners. On...
Taliban warns of deteriorating health of U.S. hostage

Taliban writes Trump warning against U.S. troop increase

The Taliban leadership in a letter on Tuesday warned President Donald Trump against increasing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is said to...