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Yemen rebels call on UN to investigate bombings, dismiss peace envoy

SANAA: Rebels controlling Yemen’s capital called on the United Nations on Friday to take action to end violence that has destroyed large parts of the country and to investigate bombings carried out by a Saudi-led coalition. In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the Houthi movement urged the U.N. to investigate a Saudi-led airstrike… Read More »

Trump backs “One China” policy in call with China's Xi

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to honour the longstanding “One China” policy during a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, taking steps to improve ties after angering Beijing by talking to the leader of Taiwan. Trump further unnerved Beijing over the self-ruled island in December saying the United States did not necessarily have… Read More »

Southern EU nations call for growth, burden-sharing on migration

ATHENS: Southern EU leaders on Friday (Sep 9) called for revised asylum rules to fight the ongoing migration crisis, and appealed for unity ahead of a showdown on the post-Brexit future of the bloc. A joint declaration signed by France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta and host Greece said the European Union should double the… Read More »

Biden expresses concerns about developments in Bahrain in call to king

WASHINGTON: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, in a phone call with Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, expressed “strong concerns regarding recent negative developments in Bahrain,” the White House said in a statement on Friday. Biden spoke to al-Khalifa on Thursday and “emphasized the importance of reducing ongoing tensions through dialogue and reconciliation with the… Read More »