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Putin declares victory in embattled Donbas region of Luhansk

Putin declares victory in embattled Donbas region of Luhansk

Pokrovsk (Ukraine):  Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday declared victory in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, one day after Ukrainian forces withdrew from their last remaining bulwark of resistance in the province. Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Putin in a televised meeting Monday that Russian forces had taken control of Luhansk, which […]

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China’s top diplomat visits Myanmar amid opposition protest

China’s top diplomat visits Myanmar amid opposition protest

Bangkok: China’s top diplomat on Saturday arrived on his first visit to Myanmar since the military seized power last year to attend a regional meeting that the government said was a recognition of its legitimacy and opponents protested as a violation of peace efforts. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will join counterparts from Myanmar, Laos, […]

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China’s top diplomat visits Myanmar amid opposition protest

China’s top diplomat visits Myanmar amid opposition protest

Bangkok:  China’s top diplomat on Saturday arrived on his first visit to Myanmar since the military seized power last year to attend a regional meeting that the government said was a recognition of its legitimacy and opponents protested as a violation of peace efforts. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will join counterparts from Myanmar, Laos, […]

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Turkey blocks access to Deutsche Welle and Voice of America

Turkey blocks access to Deutsche Welle and Voice of America

Istanbul: Turkey’s media watchdog has banned access to the Turkish services of US public service broadcaster Voice of America and German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, prompting criticism of censorship. The Supreme Board of Radio and Television enforced a February decision requiring international media that air television content in Turkish online to apply for a broadcast license. […]

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Thousands rally in Sudan day after 9 killed during protests

Thousands rally in Sudan day after 9 killed during protests

Cairo: Thousands took to the streets Friday in Sudan’s capital, a day after nine people were killed in demonstrations against the country’s ruling generals. The United States and others in the international community condemned the violence in this East African nation, which has been rocked by near-weekly protests since an Oct. 25 coup upended its […]

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Afghan Taliban hold 1st major clerical meetup since takeover

Afghan Taliban hold 1st major clerical meetup since takeover

Islamabad: Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Thursday held their first major gathering of Islamic clerics and tribal elders since they seized power in August, with over 3,000 coming to the capital for the event. Held in the Loya Jirga Hall of Kabul’s Polytechnic University, the meeting aimed to address grievances and a variety of issues, although […]

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NATO calls Russia its ”most significant and direct threat”

NATO calls Russia its ”most significant and direct threat”

Madrid: NATO declared Russia the “most significant and direct threat” to its members’ peace and security, as the military alliance met Wednesday to confront what NATO’s chief called the biggest security crisis since World War II. It also promised to “step up political and practical support” to Ukraine as it fights off Russia’s invasion. But […]

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G-7 leaders end summit pledging to hurt Russia economically

G-7 leaders end summit pledging to hurt Russia economically

Elmau (Germany):  Leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies struck a united stance to support Ukraine for “as long as it takes” as Russia’s invasion grinds on, and said they would explore far-reaching steps to cap Kremlin income from oil sales that are financing the war. The final statement Tuesday from the Group of Seven summit […]

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UN: More than 300,000 civilians killed in Syria’s conflict

UN: More than 300,000 civilians killed in Syria’s conflict

Geneva: The first 10 years of Syria’s conflict, which began in 2011, killed more than 300,000 civilians, the United Nations said Tuesday — the highest official estimate to date of conflict-related civilian deaths in the country. Syria’s conflict began with anti-government protests that broke out in March 2011 in different parts of the country, demanding […]

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Modi holds talks with German Chancellor Scholz; discusses bilateral strategic partnership

Modi holds talks with German Chancellor Scholz; discusses bilateral strategic partnership

Elmau (Germany): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met German Chancellor Olaf Scholz here and the two leaders agreed to continue the momentum in the India-Germany Strategic Partnership besides further diversifying the bilateral friendship for the benefit of their people and the entire planet. Prime Minister Modi, who is in Germany on a two-day visit […]

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