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Jordan’s king freezes hikes on fuel, electricity prices

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AMMAN, June 1 (Xinhua) — King Abdullah II of Jordan on Friday ordered a freeze of hikes on prices of electricity and fuel following protests by Jordanians across the country . Prime Minister Hani Mulki said he sent a letter to concerned ministries to suspend the hikes in prices upon directives by the king for […]

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Koreas hold high-level talks ahead of Trump-Kim summit

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SEOUL: North and South Korea held high-level talks Friday to discuss their ongoing efforts to improve ties ahead of a landmark meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. The North-South discussions were scheduled for earlier this month but were abruptly called off by Pyongyang in response to a joint US-South Korea air […]

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Burkina Faso abolishes death penalty

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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso abolished the death penalty adopting a new penal code. Justice Minister Rene Bagoro said on late Thursday the revised law is an important step in transition to a credible justice system. He added: “In addition to lifting capital punishment, amendments have been made to sections on organized criminal bodies, terrorism, corruption, […]

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Malaysia: 15 suspected of planning attacks, smuggling arms

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police said Friday they have detained another 15 suspected militants, including several foreigners, for smuggling firearms and plotting attacks on places of worship. National police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun said six Malaysians, six Filipinos, a Bangladeshi restaurant owner and a couple from a north African country were detained between March and May. […]

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Socialist leader Sanchez ousts Rajoy as Spain PM

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MADRID: Opposition Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez has won a vote to replace Mariano Rajoy as prime minister, in the first ouster of a serving Spanish leader by parliament in four decades of democracy. Sanchez won the no-confidence vote with 180 votes, a slim majority in the 350-seat lower house. There were 169 no votes and […]

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Belgium charges Abdeslam accomplice over 2016 bombings

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BRUSSELS: A Belgian judge has charged an accomplice of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam with a terror offense linked to the Brussels suicide bombings, prosecutors said Friday. Tunisian Sofiane Ayari is the ninth person to be charged over the March 22, 2016 bombings at Brussels airport and a metro station that killed 32 people and […]

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Nearly 700 get Ebola vaccine in Congo; more cases possible

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DAKAR, Senegal: Congo’s health ministry says more than 680 people have received Ebola vaccinations in three health zones where cases of the deadly virus have been confirmed. Health experts are pushing to find contacts of those infected. The World Health Organization this week estimated there could be up to 300 cases in the coming months. […]

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Red Cross to send medical teams, supplies to Gaza

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RAMALLAH, May 31 (Xinhua) — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Thursday that it will send two surgical teams and medical supplies to the Gaza Strip to assist residents affected by the recent violence. “This six-month boost in assistance will help Gaza’s health system respond to longer-term needs after thousands of residents […]

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2018 China products fair opens in Istanbul

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ISTANBUL, May 31 (Xinhua) — The fifth edition of China Homelife Turkey trade show kicked off in Istanbul on Thursday, bringing some 400 Chinese producers face to face with potential traders and buyers from Turkey and other countries. According to the organizer, the fair covers an area of 14,000 square meters at the Istanbul Expo […]

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Palestinians in Gaza prepare for marches after recent escalation with Israel

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GAZA, June 1 (Xinhua) — The Palestinians are preparing Friday to march towards the borders between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel as part of the rallies and protests they have been organizing since March 30, known as “the Great March of Return.” It is the 10th Friday since March 30. The organizers called it “the […]

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