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Singapore reiterates support for Israel-Palestine talks after Paris summit

SINGAPORE: Singapore has reiterated its support for talks to resume between Israel and Palestine and for a two-state solution to the conflict, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Tuesday (Jan 17). The MFA statement came after the conclusion of the Conference for Peace in the Middle East in Paris on Sunday. “Singapore reiterates… Read More »

French baby dies after taking product to treat Vitamin D deficiency

PARIS: A 10-day-old French baby died on Dec. 21 after getting a dose of a product used to treat Vitamin D deficiencies, said a French medical safety watchdog body late on Monday. The French body said it had not yet established the links between the death of the child – who suffered a cardio-respiratory attack… Read More »

Nepali girl suffocates to death after being banished for menstruating

KATHMANDU, Nepal: A 15-year-old girl in western Nepal suffocated to death after being forced to stay in a poorly ventilated shed because she was menstruating in an age-old Hindu practice banned over a decade ago, police said on Tuesday. Roshani Tiruwa’s body was discovered by her father early on Sunday in mud-and-stone hut in Gajra… Read More »

Norway and China restart diplomatic relations after row over Nobel peace prize

OSLO: Norway and China announced a normalisation of diplomatic and political relations on Monday, which had been frozen since the 2010 award of the Nobel Peace Prize to dissident Liu Xiaobo, the Norwegian foreign ministry said in a statement. The two countries will immediately resume negotiations on a free-trade deal, Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende… Read More »

Aleppo evacuation set to begin after new ceasefire deal

ALEPPO: The evacuation of the last rebel-held areas of Syria’s Aleppo was set to begin on Thursday (Dec 15), with opposition fighters and civilians preparing to leave the city after years of fighting. The rebel withdrawal will pave the way for President Bashar al-Assad’s forces to reclaim complete control of Syria’s second city, handing the… Read More »

Iran to build nuclear marine propulsion after US 'violation' of deal

BEIRUT: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani ordered on Tuesday the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to start planning the development of nuclear marine propulsion in reaction to what he called the United States’ violation of the nuclear deal. Such propulsion would to be in marine transportation,” he said in a letter published on state… Read More »

Turkey vows vengeance after Kurdish militants blamed for attack that killed 38

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Sunday vowed vengeance against Kurdish militants it said were likely behind twin bombings that killed 38 people and wounded 155 in what appeared to be a coordinated attack on police outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul. The blasts on Saturday night – a car bomb outside the Vodafone Arena, home to Istanbul’s… Read More »

Cook elated at Liverpool redemption after Gunners gaffe

REUTERS: Bournemouth’s Steve Cook believes he has redeemed himself with a stellar performance in Sunday’s seven-goal thriller against Liverpool following his error against Arsenal last week. Bournemouth came from behind twice and scored four second-half goals to edge past Liverpool 4-3 in the Premier League contest against the Reds. Cook’s right-footed volley from the centre… Read More »

White House reaffirms 'One China' policy after Trump calls Taiwan leader

WASHINGTON: The White House reaffirmed Friday its backing for the policy that recognises Beijing as the sole government of “One China” after President-elect Donald Trump risked Chinese ire by calling the leader of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, in a break with US norms. “There is no change to our longstanding policy on cross-Strait issues,” National Security… Read More »