Iraqi forces push Islamic State further back in Mosul - Military

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January 17, 2017 11:17 pm

Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Islamic State-held districts in eastern Mosul and army units fought the insurgents inside a military base in the city's north, offici...

US, EU make final plea for free trade deal

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January 17, 2017 10:33 pm

With the anti-globalization wave impacting major elections, including that of US President-elect Donal Trump, the United States and European Union made a final pleaon Tuesday to...

Iran opposes US presence at Syria talks in Astana

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January 17, 2017 10:08 pm

Iran's foreign minister said on Tuesday Tehran opposed a U.S. presence at peace talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital next week, after a decision by Russia and Turkey to invi...

May's Brexit speech 'more realistic': EU's Tusk

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January 17, 2017 09:30 pm

European Union president Donald Tusk said Tuesday that British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on her plans for Brexit provided a “more realistic” picture of...

Saudi Arabia sees China rise as stabilising

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January 17, 2017 09:08 pm

The rise of China will be a source of global stability not conflict, major oil supplier Saudi Arabia said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday. “As gets...

India's Modi urges Chinese restraint as Trump handover nears

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January 17, 2017 08:35 pm

Growing military ambitions in the Asia-Pacific are creating security risks, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday in a coded message to China to exercise strategic...

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: underwater search called off

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January 17, 2017 01:08 pm

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has come to an end with passengers’ families being informed that the effort to find the plane has been susp...

Three police killed in Turkey roadside bomb attack: official

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January 16, 2017 10:55 pm

Three police officers were killed and three others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded Monday as a police vehicle passed by in Kurdish-majority southeastern Turkey, the local ...

EU, NATO nations concerned by Trump's NATO remarks

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January 16, 2017 10:17 pm

Foreign ministers from NATO and European Union nations are concerned about comments on NATO that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump made in a newspaper interview published on Mon...

Obama warns Trump not to drop Iran nuclear deal

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January 16, 2017 10:02 pm

US President Barack Obama on Monday marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasizing its “significant and concrete results” and warning the ...

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The Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017 opened on the evening of Wednesday, January 11 with invitees and partic...

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