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USA and Saudi Arabia Sign $110 billion Deal

The US and Saudi Arabia signed arms deals worth almost $110bn on the first trip of President Donald Trump's visit to this nation. The deal came...

Germany Approves Partial Ban on Burqa

The German parliament has approved a partial ban on face coverings including the burqa and niqab. Lawmakers approved a law that would prevent civil servants,...

Taliban’s Operation ‘Spring Offensive’ in News

The Taliban announced the start of its “spring offensive” and named it after Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, the previous emir who was killed by...

Russian Ship Sinks in Black Sea

A Russian Navy spy ship sank in the Black Sea off the coast of Turkey after hitting another vessel. Named as 'The Liman' — a...

WHO Classified ‘Chagas’ as Most Neglected Disease

Chagas disease, affecting millions of people in Central and South America, is classified as one of the 17 most important neglected diseases by the...

Mozambique Declares End to Cholera Epidemic

Mozambique has declared an end to a cholera epidemic that infected more than 2,000 people. Four of Mozambique's 13 provinces were affected since the infection...

China and Myanmar Sign Oil Pipeline Deal

China and Myanmar agreed a deal on a crude oil pipeline between the neighbouring countries. The countries signed an agreement on a partially-completed crude oil...

Bill to Allow Japan Emperor to Abdicate

Japan's cabinet has approved a bill that would allow Emperor Akihito to step down. Abdication is not possible under current law and the last time...

Framework for South China Sea Code of Conduct

ASEAN member-nations and China have completed a draft framework for a code of conduct (COC) in the South China Sea. A COC has been in...

Plan to Create Safe Zones in Syria Signed

An agreement to set up "de-escalation zones" in Syria came into effect. The plan was agreed by Russia, Turkey, and Iran during Syria talks...

North Korea Ballistic Missile Tests

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile, defying warnings from the United States and international community. The missile was probably a medium-range weapon known as a KN-17...

UAE Signs Multilateral Convention in Tax Matters

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed an international tax agreement – Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters(MAC). With this UAE has...

Australia Abolishes ‘457 VISA Programme’

To tackle the growing unemployment in the country, Australia abolished a visa programme known as '457 visa'. This programme allowed business to employ foreign workers for...

First Global Islamic Bonds Launched

Saudi Arabia raised $9 billion in its first global Islamic bond issue. The sale of Islamic bonds, known as sukuks, comes after the kingdom...