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Pope Francis Scandals overshadow Pontiff’s meetings in Chile

Pope Francis will hold a closely watched meeting with members of Chile’s under-fire clergy on Tuesday, the first full day of his visit to a country whose Church...

In Hong Kong Democracy activists appeal jail terms

Hong Kong’s leading democracy activists were in court Tuesday to appeal against their jail terms in a case seen as a litmus test for the independence of the...

Myanmar, Bangladesh Countries aim to repatriate refugees ‘within two years’

Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to repatriate Rohingya displaced by an army crackdown “within two years”, Dhaka said Tuesday, outlining the first clear...

In US Government revamps travel warning system, ranks countries

The United States unveiled a way to warn its citizens about the dangers of foreign travel Wednesday, with a four-point safety ranking system for countries and an...

In Libya At least 20 dead as clashes shut airport in Tripoli

At least 20 people have been killed following fierce clashes in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, January 15, 2018. In a report by Reuters, the clashes also saw the...

In US Tillerson backs Trump as book casts mental health doubts

Washington’s chief diplomat Rex Tillerson found himself obliged to defend President Donald Trump’s fitness for office Friday after a bombshell new book...

Saudi Arabia Country intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border

Saudi Arabia on Friday intercepted a ballistic missile over the kingdom’s south near the border with Yemen, state media reported, hours after Yemeni rebels said...

Russia Country says US ‘looking for reasons’ to pressure Iran

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Friday said Washington is “looking for reasons” to pressure Iran on its nuclear programme. Ryabkov...

In Turkey Outrage over ‘child marriage green light’

Turkey’s religious affairs state agency came under heavy criticism on Thursday from the main opposition party after it reportedly said girls as young as nine could...

Erdogan Turkey’s President holds out olive branch to Germany, EU

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed hope for a better relationship with Germany and the EU after a fractious 2017, saying Ankara needs to reduce its enemies and...

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