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Al-Kuwari stresses importance of cultural diplomacy in global peace

Al-Kuwari stresses importance of cultural diplomacy in global peace

HE the Minister of State Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari, has stressed the importance of cultural diplomacy in the dialogue of civilisations and cultures, noting that global harmony is achieved ...

India exits China-backed trade deal as 15 nations ready to sign

India exits China-backed trade deal as 15 nations ready to sign

India pulled out of a trade pact covering much of Asia, paving the way for 15 other countries to sign the China-backed regional trade deal next year.

US officials 'optimistic' Syria cease-fire holding

US officials 'optimistic' Syria cease-fire holding

Top US officials expressed confidence Sunday that a cease-fire in northern Syria was holding despite skirmishes between Kurdish and Turkish forces.

Animated film 'Abominable' pulled in Vietnam over South China Sea map

Animated film 'Abominable' pulled in Vietnam over South China Sea map

Vietnam has pulled the animated film ‘Abominable’ from theatres over a scene featuring a map of the South China Sea showing Beijing's claims in the flashpoint waterway, state media reported Monday.

Trump to meet China envoy, lifting hopes for trade talks

Trump to meet China envoy, lifting hopes for trade talks

President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will meet with China's top trade envoy as the two sides pursue fraught negotiations that this week appeared headed for a dead end.

Trump eyes 'magnificent' post-Brexit trade deal with Britain

Trump eyes 'magnificent' post-Brexit trade deal with Britain

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wanted to strike a ‘magnificent trade deal’ with Britain, which has been pitched into crisis over its planned exit from the European Union.

Philippines halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into drug war

Philippines halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has ordered the suspension of all loan and grant talks with foreign governments that backed a United Nations resolution to review human rights abuses ...

No breakthrough in Brexit talks as Johnson dodges reporters

No breakthrough in Brexit talks as Johnson dodges reporters

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to convince EU leaders on Monday he has a serious plan for a Brexit deal, then ducked out of a planned news conference under a chorus of abuse from protesters.

Pompeo in Brussels to talk Afghanistan with NATO

Pompeo in Brussels to talk Afghanistan with NATO

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed to Brussels on Monday to discuss a proposed Afghan peace deal with the NATO chief and seek fresh engagement with new EU leaders after months of tensions.

Russia, Iran blame US for regional tensions

Russia, Iran blame US for regional tensions

Moscow and Tehran on Monday blamed US policies for tensions in the Middle East while Russia said it welcomed French efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal.

Trump backs Johnson as 'right man' for Brexit

Trump backs Johnson as 'right man' for Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday held his first face-to-face talks with Donald Trump since taking office, with the US President backing him as the ‘right man’ to deliver Brexit for Britain.

Japan, US reach broad agreement on trade deal: reports

Japan, US reach broad agreement on trade deal: reports

Japan and the United States have reached a broad agreement in trade negotiations, reports said Sunday, with the leaders of both countries expected to hold talks on the sidelines of the G7 summit.