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The Saudi public prosecutor’s office said on 12 feb it will recruit women as investigators for the first time, as the kingdom seeks to boost fem

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Prime Minister Modi and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed al Nahyan held bilateral talks after a ceremonial welcome at the Presidential Palace in

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Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on 6 Feb that there was a plan to reduce U.S. forces in the country gradually, but that they were neede

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Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from India after a form of bird flu that is highly lethal for poul

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As Frank Sinatra asks Lady Luck to stick around, the neon red lights of one of Las Vegas' most famous towering signs appear to dance under the nig

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An estimated 60,000 children face potential starvation in North Korea, where international sanctions are exacerbating the situation by slowing aid del

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India and Sri Lanka signed four agreements for collaboration in the Information and communication technology (ICT) sector, setting up of an e-office s

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The Indo-US joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ will be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Seattle in the third week of January

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US President Donald Trump's recent outburst on Pakistan will further boost economic and defence ties between Beijing and Islamabad, including Chin

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 They say bigger is better, but in the succulent world of cherry tomatoes, one Israeli company is going smaller than ever before. The "drop

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 Newly-released videos give a glimpse into the dramatic and severe weather recorded at the peak of New Hampshire's Mount Washington over the

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Saudi Arabia's attorney general confirmed that 11 princes had been arrested after protesting the kingdom's austerity measures and would face t

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The United States of America placed Pakistan along with ten other nations in the list of countries designated as the worst offenders against

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The Union Cabinet approved the signing of MoU between India and Israel on cooperation in the Oil and Gas Sector. The cooperation envisaged under the a

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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced value-added tax (VAT). These are the first two countries in the Gulf which have introduced

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Nepal banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents. The new safety regulations also prohibit

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Israel filed notice to withdraw from the UNESCO alongside the United States. Israel has blasted UNESCO in recent years over the organization's cri

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A loan agreement has been signed between India and Germany for providing additional funding of EUR 20 million for the Pare Hydroelectric Plant project

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The United Kingdom topped Forbes' rankings of best countries in the world for business in 2018 for the first time, up from fifth last year. The li

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  India and Myanmar signed MoU on Rakhine State Development Programme and on Government to Government agreement on long-term socio-economic deve

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The World Bank committed $125 million (around Rs800 crore) loan to India for the STRIVE project for skill development. The main objective of the opera

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France's parliament has approved a law banning all exploration and production of oil and natural gas by 2040 within the country and its overseas t

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The International Migrants Day is organized across the world on 18th December. The theme for IMD 2017 is 'Safe Migration in a World on the Move.&#

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When the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un celebrated the launch of a powerful new missile recently, he was surrounded by a group of top scientists and

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Advanced technologies have made the newly-constructed subway Yanfang (YF) line smart, which had a trial run without passengers in the Fangshan Distric

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Saudi Arabian women will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, officials have said three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision to

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) said on Friday that it is concerned about a Russian missile system that could carry nuclear warheads, and wh

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Prime Minister Theresa May's government was defeated on 13dec when lawmakers forced through changes to its Brexit blueprint that ministers said co

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India and Morocco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector in New Delhi. Union Minister of Health &am

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Scientists say they've figured out why an Austrian who became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound fell faster than the drag of his body

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Kim Jong-Un has vowed to make North Korea the "world's strongest nuclear power," state media reported today, as the reclusive nation sho

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US President Donald Trump on 11 Dec signed a new space policy which directs NASA to send Americans to the Moon for the first time in decades, a step h

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Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said 11 Dec, as President Donald Trump's ordered ban

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Saudi Arabia said on 11Dec that public cinemas would be allowed in the conservative kingdom and the first cinemas were likely to open early next year.

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As the world continued to react to Donald Trump's fiercely controversial decision to move the US embassy to Israel's Holy City, I received my

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The leader of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the group that won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, on 11Dec urged nuclear

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Iraq has been completely liberated from the ISIS, the Iraqi armed forces claimed in a statement. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the end

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Sri Lanka on 9 Dec formally handed over the southern sea port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease. Two Chinese firms, namely Hambantota Interna

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Researchers from California Institute of Technology in the US developed an inexpensive method by which DNA origami self-assembles into large arrays wi

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    With Australia ratifying the treaty it has got the status of inter-governmental organisation. It aims to increase solar energy deploym

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Task management app Dunzo has raised $12.3 million in an investment round led by Google. Existing investors Aspada Advisors and Blume Ventures, who h

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The Palestinians and the Israelis have contrasting reactions to the possible move by the united states to recognise Jerusalem as the capital city of I

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The US Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim coun

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The first phase of the strategically located Chabahar port was inaugurated on 3 Dec. by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. India, Iran and Afghanistan

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Three bodies and a dilapidated wooden boat believed to have come from North Korea washed ashore in northern Japan on Monday, coast guard officials sai

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The world's oldest complete Latin Bible in existence is set to return to the UK after over 1,300 years for display in an exhibition by the British

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India has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation under a category that represents nations with the largest interest

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The great game in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), where both India and China are jostling for the same strategic space, is unfolding at a rapid clip.

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Britain on 28 Nov appointed Karen Pierce as its new Ambassador to the UN, replacing incumbent Matthew Rycroft under whom it suffered a humiliating def

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Residents of mountain villages and foothill towns voted on 26Nov in Nepal's first provincial polls, with the hope of bringing government closer to

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A Zimbabwe High Court has ruled that the military takeover that led to Robert Mugabe's ousting was legal, raising immediate concerns about judicia

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Members of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) will likely approve a renewed coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives if party lea

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Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed on 23 Nov walked from house arrest as a free man and moments after the release he

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A museum has restored the longest painting in North America so it can share the story of American whaling with the public. The quarter-mile-long (0.4

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Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing on 23Nov for his new role as president after a triumphant return home following the

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India's success in knocking UK off its perch at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) involved probably the most concerted and assiduous diplom

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US President Trump's assertion of America First+ and Indian Prime Minister Modi's call to ''Make in India'' are not mutually e

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China on 21Nov said Pakistan will be a "priority" in its neighbourhood diplomacy as the two countries are all-weather strategic partners and

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China launched world’s first fully electric cargo ship in Guangzhou, capital city of Guangdong province. It is the first ship in the world to us

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A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450.3 million in New York on 15 Nov, smashing a new world record for the most

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Zimbabwe was on a knife's edge on Thursday after the military seized power+ in what it dubbed a targeted operation against "criminals"

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The richest 1 per cent of people in the world now own half of the planet's wealth, according to a new report that highlights breathtaking levels o

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India is a natural ally of the US due to their shared commitment to democracy and counter-terrorism, according to a senior White House official who sa

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The 'Free Balochistan' campaign has now found its way to London, with more than a 100 buses carrying advertisements that say "Free Baloch

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The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit was held in Da Nang, Vietnam.  The theme of summit was ‘Creating New Dynamism, Fosterin

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 13 Nov made a strong pitch for greater cooperation between India and the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asia Nations)

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Donald Trump shook hands on 13 Nov with a smiling Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a man who boasts about personally killing people and who is wa

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With China's controversial military buildup likely to be a major issue at the ASEAN summit, Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday clearly reiterated Beijin

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Vijay Upadhayaya, the first Indian to compose classical western music on Chinese cultural themes, will be presenting his 60-member orchestra at a Beij

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President Donald Trump stood before a summit of Asian leaders keen on regional trade pacts and delivered a roaring "America first" message F

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Behind a glass door inside Al Madina Mosque, Ashfaq Siddique stands at ramrod attention, his eyes darting. He is the mosque's guiding spirit. He

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The first hint that something was amiss came in a letter. On Saturday November 4, guests at Riyadh's are restored." The purge was already un

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to deepen cooperation between the two countries on North Korea, Abe sa

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India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today got an unexpected and huge thumbs up from Donald Trump in his trademark hyperbolic style. China, on the o

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Saudi Arabia arrested 11 princes, including a prominent billionaire, and dozens of current and former ministers, reports said, in a sweeping crackdown

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US President Donald Trump's official Twitter handle was on 2 Nov.temporarily deactivated for 11 minutes by an employee of the microblogging site,

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Scientists have found a full 20 new planets that could support life, suggesting there are more habitable worlds out there than we'd thought. The n

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The US will not tolerate Pakistan providing safe havens to terrorists, America's envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has said and backed the creation of a

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A US trade advocacy group focused on India has sought a "truly fair and bilateral" trade between the two countries, days after India and the

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The amount of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere grew at record rate in 2016 to a level not seen for millions of years, potentially fuelling

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