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  • Yemen’s air strikes ‘kill 31 civilians’ after Saudi jet crash

    Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement accuses the Saudi-led coalition of carrying out retaliatory air strikes that killed at least 30 people including civilians, in the latest flare-up of a five-year war.

  • Israeli attack on Damascus kills 7

    Israeli strikes on Damascus airport killed seven fighters, a war monitor said yesterday, the latest in a string of attacks targeting Iran’s military presence in Syria.

  • Philippines lifts virus travel ban on Taiwan

    The Philippines yesterday lifted a coronavirus travel ban on Taiwan after Taipei threatened retaliation.

  • Erdogan acquitted in terror trial

    A Turkish court yesterday acquitted renowned novelist Asli Erdogan on charges of membership of an armed terror organisation.

  • Where’s the love?

    Indonesia wasn’t feeling the love for Valentine’s Day on Friday as authorities arrested couples in one city, scolded stores over condom displays and warned students they would be reprimanded for amorous activities.

  • Taliban, Afghan forces clash again

    Afghan government forces and Taliban insurgents waged war against each other in the past 24 hours despite US officials saying there had been a breakthrough in recent days in peace talks to end the 18-year-old conflict.

  • Defence spending soaring

    Global spending on defence rose by four percent in 2019, the largest growth in 10 years, led by big increases in the US and China, a study said yesterday.

  • Syria-Turkey tensions boil

    Tensions escalated yesterday between Syria’s regime and rebel-backer Turkey as a Syrian military helicopter was shot down and Ankara warned of a “heavy price” for any attacks on its forces.

  • The deal of the century will die before Trump dies: Khamenei

    US President Donald Trump’s peace plan to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, dubbed the “Deal of the Century”, will die before Trump dies, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says in a tweet from his official account.

  • Road accident

    4 Bangladeshis killed in Oman road accident

    Four Bangladeshis are killed when a bus rams into their bicycles on a road in Oman.