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03/20/2018 07:54 PM
Saudi crown prince to meet with Trump amid marathon US tour
​​Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is opening a marathon tour of the US with a stop in Washington, where he'll meet President Donald Trump. He'll hold separate meetings with a long roster of influential US officials, including the secretaries of defense, treasury and commerce and the CIA chief.

03/20/2018 07:23 PM
Iran denies Saudi allegations of harbouring Osama bin Laden's son
Prince Mohammed told CBS in an interview that Iran was protecting al Qaeda operatives, including some of bin Laden's relatives.

03/20/2018 07:12 PM
Several people shot at US school in Maryland
​​Multiple people were shot and their condition was not yet clear, ABC News reported, citing the St. Mary's County sheriff. The shooting took place at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, about 70 miles (110 km) south of Washington.

03/20/2018 06:07 PM
Donald Trump to boost exports of lethal drones to more US allies
Trump is expected to ease rules for such foreign sales under a long-delayed new policy on unmanned military aircraft due to be rolled out as early as this month, the first phase of a broader overhaul of arms export regulations.

03/20/2018 05:25 PM
In Syria's Ghouta, hard-hit but home again
They were among hundreds of residents who returned on Monday to the town's rubble-strewn streets, days after Syrian government troops rolled through the area as part of a month-old assault on rebels in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus.

03/20/2018 02:58 PM
Russian chemist says worked on Novichok, despite official denial

03/20/2018 01:35 PM
Norway justice minister resigns to prevent minority govt collapse
Listhaug provoked anger and dismay earlier this month when she accused the opposition Labour Party of putting "terrorists' rights" before national security, a particularly sensitive topic for Labour which was hit in 2011 by a mass shooting by far right militant Anders Behring Breivik.

03/20/2018 01:16 PM
Islamic State takes Damascus area after rebels pull out: reports

03/20/2018 09:48 AM
US-South Korea military exercises to resume next month
The Foal Eagle field exercise is scheduled to begin on April 1 and go on for a month, while the computer-simulated Key Resolve will be held for two weeks starting in mid-April, a South Korean military official told reporters in Seoul on Tuesday.

03/20/2018 09:15 AM
Envoy says Maldives will not extend state of emergency

03/20/2018 09:10 AM
China will guard its sovereignty, not concede an inch of land: Xi
"We should safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country and achieve full unification of the motherland. This is the aspiration of all Chinese people. This is also in line with fundamentals of the Chinese nation," he said in an apparent reference to Taiwan.

03/20/2018 08:44 AM
Palestinian president attacks Hamas, calls US ambassador 'son of a dog'
Abbas, speaking at a Palestinian leadership gathering, also blamed Hamas for a bomb attack last week on the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza, remarks that threatened reconciliation efforts with the Islamist group.

03/20/2018 08:08 AM
Xi Jinping: Any effort to split China 'doomed to fail'
Chinese President Xi Jinping told the nearly 3,000 delegates to the National People's Congress on Tuesday that "not one inch" of Chinese territory would ever be separated from the nation.

03/20/2018 07:18 AM
Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona
A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle - a crash that could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology. The fatality Sunday night in Tempe was the event many in the auto and technology industries were dreading but knew was inevitable.

03/20/2018 12:48 AM
China unveils new cabinet under Xi Jinping
China on Monday revealed a new lineup in its state council, nominated by Prime Minister Li Keqiang, as part of its efforts to stabilise the world’s second largest economy and appointed a missile expert as the defence minister amidst regional tensions with its neighbours over territorial disputes.

03/19/2018 09:45 PM
Bomb hoax emails sent to hundreds of schools in England
Over 400 schools in England were on Monday targeted with bomb hoax emails that claimed a device would be detonated on the grounds unless online payments were made to an address.

03/19/2018 09:14 PM
Britain, EU agree Brexit transition deal
Britain and the European Union on Monday reached a landmark deal on a transition phase that will see London follow the bloc's rules for nearly two years after the Brexit divorce.

03/19/2018 08:26 PM
How the world reacted to Putin's re-election
China was the first world power to react Monday to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin's re-election, vowing to push ties to a "higher level", but Germany questioned the fairness of the vote and warned that Moscow would remain "difficult".

03/19/2018 05:19 PM
Saudi women should have choice whether to wear abaya robe: Crown prince
Women in Saudi Arabia need not wear headcover or the black abaya - the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of Islamic piety - as long as their attire is "decent and respectful", the kingdom's reform-minded crown prince said.

03/19/2018 09:37 AM
North Korea 'in talks to free US detainees' as diplomacy escalates
The release of the three Korean-Americans — all held in the North after being separately charged with unspecified "hostile acts" against the regime — is under discussion through multiple channels almost two weeks after President Donald Trump agreed to meet the North's Kim Jong Un, reports said.