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  • Israel admits 2007 Syrian 'nuclear reactor' strike for first time
    on March 21, 2018 at 3:31 am

    relevant declassified material includes footage of the strike, video of a speech by military chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot on the operation and pictures of secret army intelligence communiques about the site. It has long been widely assumed that Israel carried out the strike. Syria has meanwhile denied it was building a nuclear reactor. […]

  • Trump calls Putin to congratulate him on re-election
    on March 21, 2018 at 2:52 am

    Trump's overture to Putin was criticized by top senators in his own Republican party, who called Sunday's election a sham. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there was a "lack of credibility in tallying the result." […]

  • Saudi crown prince to meet with Trump amid marathon US tour
    on March 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    ​​Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is opening a marathon tour of the US with a stop in Washington, where he'll meet President Donald Trump. He'll hold separate meetings with a long roster of influential US officials, including the secretaries of defense, treasury and commerce and the CIA chief. […]

  • Iran denies Saudi allegations of harbouring Osama bin Laden's son
    on March 20, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Prince Mohammed told CBS in an interview that Iran was protecting al Qaeda operatives, including some of bin Laden's relatives. […]

  • Several people shot at US school in Maryland
    on March 20, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    ​​Multiple people were shot and their condition was not yet clear, ABC News reported, citing the St. Mary's County sheriff. The shooting took place at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, about 70 miles (110 km) south of Washington. […]

  • Donald Trump to boost exports of lethal drones to more US allies
    on March 20, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Trump is expected to ease rules for such foreign sales under a long-delayed new policy on unmanned military aircraft due to be rolled out as early as this month, the first phase of a broader overhaul of arms export regulations. […]

  • In Syria's Ghouta, hard-hit but home again
    on March 20, 2018 at 11:55 am

    They were among hundreds of residents who returned on Monday to the town's rubble-strewn streets, days after Syrian government troops rolled through the area as part of a month-old assault on rebels in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus. […]

  • Russian chemist says worked on Novichok, despite official denial
    on March 20, 2018 at 9:28 am


  • Norway justice minister resigns to prevent minority govt collapse
    on March 20, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Listhaug provoked anger and dismay earlier this month when she accused the opposition Labour Party of putting "terrorists' rights" before national security, a particularly sensitive topic for Labour which was hit in 2011 by a mass shooting by far right militant Anders Behring Breivik. […]

  • Islamic State takes Damascus area after rebels pull out: reports
    on March 20, 2018 at 7:46 am


  • US-South Korea military exercises to resume next month
    on March 20, 2018 at 4:18 am

    The Foal Eagle field exercise is scheduled to begin on April 1 and go on for a month, while the computer-simulated Key Resolve will be held for two weeks starting in mid-April, a South Korean military official told reporters in Seoul on Tuesday. […]

  • Envoy says Maldives will not extend state of emergency
    on March 20, 2018 at 3:45 am


  • China will guard its sovereignty, not concede an inch of land: Xi
    on March 20, 2018 at 3:40 am

    "We should safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country and achieve full unification of the motherland. This is the aspiration of all Chinese people. This is also in line with fundamentals of the Chinese nation," he said in an apparent reference to Taiwan. […]

  • Palestinian president attacks Hamas, calls US ambassador 'son of a dog'
    on March 20, 2018 at 3:14 am

    Abbas, speaking at a Palestinian leadership gathering, also blamed Hamas for a bomb attack last week on the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza, remarks that threatened reconciliation efforts with the Islamist group. […]

  • Xi Jinping: Any effort to split China 'doomed to fail'
    on March 20, 2018 at 2:38 am

    Chinese President Xi Jinping told the nearly 3,000 delegates to the National People's Congress on Tuesday that "not one inch" of Chinese territory would ever be separated from the nation. […]

  • Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona
    on March 20, 2018 at 1:48 am

    A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle - a crash that could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology. The fatality Sunday night in Tempe was the event many in the auto and technology industries were dreading but knew was inevitable. […]

  • China unveils new cabinet under Xi Jinping
    on March 19, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    China on Monday revealed a new lineup in its state council, nominated by Prime Minister Li Keqiang, as part of its efforts to stabilise the world’s second largest economy and appointed a missile expert as the defence minister amidst regional tensions with its neighbours over territorial disputes. […]

  • Bomb hoax emails sent to hundreds of schools in England
    on March 19, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Over 400 schools in England were on Monday targeted with bomb hoax emails that claimed a device would be detonated on the grounds unless online payments were made to an address. […]

  • Britain, EU agree Brexit transition deal
    on March 19, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Britain and the European Union on Monday reached a landmark deal on a transition phase that will see London follow the bloc's rules for nearly two years after the Brexit divorce. […]

  • How the world reacted to Putin's re-election
    on March 19, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    China was the first world power to react Monday to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin's re-election, vowing to push ties to a "higher level", but Germany questioned the fairness of the vote and warned that Moscow would remain "difficult". […]

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