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Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Seize Saudi Arabian Ship in Red Sea


RIYADH – Yemeni Houthi rebels captured a Saudi Arabia tugboat on Sunday, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency SPA. Saudi military spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki told a news conference that the ship was towing a South Korean drilling rig in the south of the Red Sea when it “went …

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US ‘strongly supports’ Release of Taliban Prisoners: Bass

US ‘Strongly Supports’ Release of Taliban Prisoners, Bass

KABUL – The United States government welcomes and “strongly supports” President Ashraf Ghani’s “courageous decision” to release three Taliban prisoners, the US Ambassador to Kabul, John Bass, told TOLOnews on Tuesday. President Ghani at a news conference on Tuesday confirmed that Anas Haqqani, Haji Mali Khan and Hafiz Rashid, three …

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Summit of BRICS Countries to Start in Brazilian Capital


BRASILIA – The two-day 11th BRICS member-state summit-Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa-will start in Brasilia on Wednesday and will put together the members of the international organization aimed at promoting global multipolarity. The event is being held in Brazil as it holds this year’s rotating BRICS presidency. Together …

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China Urges US to Stop Pushing for Hong Kong-Related Bill


BEIJING – China had already lodged “stern representations” with the United States about the Hong Kong-related bill and urged that it not be passed into law, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a press briefing on Wednesday. “China will take vigorous measures to firmly respond, to staunchly safeguard …

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Russia to Sue EU over Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2

MOSCOW – Nord Stream 2 AG – the operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, intending to connect Germany and Russia, bypassing some West-Central European States, particularly Poland and Ukraine – has turned to the UN’s arbitrary court to assert its rights allegedly ensured by an EU treaty, the …

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US Troops to Stay in Afghanistan for More Years: Milley

Gen Milley

KABUL – US Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has predicted that American troops, already in Afghanistan for 18 years, would remain in the country “for several more years”. During an Exclusive Interview with ABC broadcast on November 10, Milley noted that, after the September …

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