US to arm Syrian rebels, Russia objects

Russia has called a US decision to ease restrictions on arming Syrian opposition groups a “hostile act” that would directly threaten Russian military forces in Syria. Maria Zakharova, Russian foreign ministry spokesperson, said on Tuesday […]

Obama to punish Russia for election interference

The Obama administration is close to announcing a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election, including economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, according to U.S. officials. An announcement on […]

Toxic liquor kills 39 on Christmas

At least 39 people, most of them Christians celebrating Christmas, have died and dozens have fallen ill after drinking toxic alcohol in Pakistan, according to officials. Police in eastern Punjab province took all alcohol sellers […]

Afghanistan left out of meeting over its future

Government officials in Kabul have reacted with dismay to a trilateral meeting in Moscow involving Pakistan, China and Russia to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The gathering in the Russian capital – the third in […]

UN approves $3.5m for Haiti

The UN fund aimed at rapid humanitarian response for people affected by natural disasters and armed conflict has approved 3.5 million U.S. dollars for restoring safe education services for schools and other relief activities in […]

Ruling party splits over Park Geun-hye scandal

Dozens of politicians have split from South Korea’s ruling Saenuri party over the corruption scandal involving impeached president Park Geun-hye. The 29 anti-Park MPs who left the Saenuri Party plan to create a new conservative […]

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