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Syria rebels hand over arms in new deal with regime

Syria rebels hand over arms in new deal with regime

Syrian rebels on Friday were surrendering their heavy weapons after reaching a new deal with the government for a central swathe of territory, a war monitor said.

Head of Iran Guards announces 'end of the sedition'

Head of Iran Guards announces 'end of the sedition'

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Wednesday that the unrest that had rocked Iran over several days was at an end, and that a maximum of 15,000 people had taken part nationwide.

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North

South Korea Tuesday proposed holding high-level talks with Pyongyang on January 9, after the North's leader Kim Jong-Un called for a breakthrough in relations and said Pyongyang might attend the Winter Olympics.

Jay-Z’s The Story of O.J. is the top song of last year

Jay-Z’s The Story of O.J. is the top song of last year

Considering how tumultuous times inspire great art, it should be no surprise that 2017 was a banner year for great songs. Here’s a look at some of the best:

Fighting in northwestern Syria kills 66

Fighting in northwestern Syria kills 66

Clashes pitting mainly jihadist and rebel fighters against regime forces backed by Russian warplanes killed at 66 people on the edge of Syria's northwestern Idlib province, a monitor said Friday.

Mother thanks Pakistan govt for permitting Jadhav meeting

Mother thanks Pakistan govt for permitting Jadhav meeting

Pakistan yesterday arranged a meeting between Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav, and his mother and wife for about 40 minutes at the foreign office here but did not allow a private discussion between them.

Afghan refugee charged with Australia attack

Afghan refugee charged with Australia attack

An Afghan refugee accused of ploughing his car into pedestrians in Melbourne was charged with 18 counts of attempted murder yesterday, as police vowed a boosted presence over the Christmas period.

Blackhawks defeat Panthers 3-2 in overtime

Blackhawks defeat Panthers 3-2 in overtime

After playing a whirlwind five games of hockey in seven days, the NHL schedule makers handed the Hawks a deserved break.

Philippines halts sale of Sanofi's dengue vaccine

Philippines halts sale of Sanofi's dengue vaccine

The Philippines has suspended the sale and distribution of Sanofi's dengue vaccine, after the French pharmaceutical giant last week warned it could worsen symptoms for people who had not previously been infected.

Istanbul anglers keep up tradition despite fewer fish

Istanbul anglers keep up tradition despite fewer fish

After half a century of fishing, 65-year-old Fuat, a retired Turkish civil servant, is nostalgic for the good old days when the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul teemed with fish.

Govt quits efforts to include Dam in CPEC

Govt quits efforts to include Dam in CPEC

Pakistan has withdrawn its request to include the $14bn Diamer-Bhasha Dam in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework after Beijing placed strict conditions including ownership of the project, said Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Muzammil Hussain yesterday.

EU nations sign defence pact

EU nations sign defence pact

The EU took a step towards closer defence ties yesterday, with 23 states signing a landmark pact aiming to boost co-operation after Brexit and as Russia flexes its muscles to the east.