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China to US: Taiwan is a ‘red line that should not be crossed’

dpa Beijing China’s understanding of its relationship to self-ruled Taiwan, known as the “One China” policy, is a “red line that should not be crossed” by the United States, Beijing’s top diplomat said on Sunday. The Chinese ..

Pope prays for victims in former bastion of IS in Iraq

dpa Baghdad Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for victims of Islamic State in the terrorist group’s one-time stronghold in northern Iraq, during the pontiff’s first-ever trip to the country. Sunday is the third day of the 84-year-old’s ..

British-Iranian woman released from Tehran jail after five years

dpa Tehran A British-Iranian citizen serving a prison sentence for espionage was released after completing five years in prison and can now rejoin her family, her lawyer said. Lawyer Hojjat Kermani told the ISNA news agency on ..

dpa Sana’a A Saudi-led coalition on Sunday mounted a series of airstrikes on Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sana’a amid an increase in attacks by the Houthi rebels against neighbouring Saudi Arabia, residents said. Yemen has been ..

dpa Gaza City Three fishermen were killed in an explosion off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday. The chairman of the Fishermen’s Association in Gaza, Nizar Ayyash, told reporters that the three fishermen had died but he ..

dpa Tripoli Libya’s divided parliament is scheduled to meet on Monday for a confidence vote on an interim unity government to lead the conflict-torn country to long-delayed elections, lawmakers said. The meeting is to be held in the ..

dpa London The Queen will “ignore” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey, it has been reported. Harry and Meghan’s televised conversation with the famous talk show host, which has fuelled ..

dpa Yangon Hundreds of thousands of people turned out to demonstrate in Yangon, Mandalay and cities and towns across Myanmar on Sunday, in one of the biggest days of protest since the military coup. Tens of thousands of protesters in ..

dpa Seoul The armed forces of the United States and South Korea plan to organize a summer manoeuvre on a reduced scale due to the coronavirus pandemic, South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff (JCS) said on Sunday. The joint exercise is set ..

dpa Washington The Senate passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package on Saturday, scaling back unemployment benefits approved by the House and narrowing the number of Americans who receive $1,400 payments in an effort to ..

dpa London Britain has become the first country to infect healthy volunteers with the coronavirus as part of a so-called human challenge study, the Health Ministry confirmed to dpa on Sunday. The first tests in the study, which ..

dpa Geneva Switzerland will ban the wearing in public of burqas, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women, and other full-face coverings, after a referendum showed a majority in favour of it. More than 52 percent of voters ..