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To defuse palm row, Davos diplomacy likely between India, Malaysia

To defuse palm row, Davos diplomacy likely between India, Malaysia

Trade ministers from India and Malaysia are likely to meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos next week amid a palm oil spat between the two countries ...

Ethiopia's Abiy meets Eritrean leader for first time since winning Nobel

Ethiopia's Abiy meets Eritrean leader for first time since winning Nobel

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki flew to Addis Ababa Wednesday for his first meeting with the Ethiopian prime minister since Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for initiating a thaw between the sparring neighbours.

China hosts Japan, South Korea with eyes on nuclear North

China hosts Japan, South Korea with eyes on nuclear North

China hosted the leaders of squabbling neighbours South Korea and Japan for their first meeting in over a year on Tuesday, flexing its diplomatic muscle with America's two key military allies in Asia ...

UN targets electrifying all of world's refugee camps

UN targets electrifying all of world's refugee camps

The UN set itself a daunting challenge this week aimed at improving the lives of displaced people, reining in climate change and even preventing conflict: to bring electric power to all refugee camps by 2030.

Sanctions-hit Huawei plans components plant in Europe

Sanctions-hit Huawei plans components plant in Europe

Chinese telecommunications group Huawei is working on a plan to build its own components at a site in Europe, its chairman told AFP, as the 5G leader strives to overcome US sanctions.

Qatari diplomacy has won respect of many countries

Qatari diplomacy has won respect of many countries

HE the Chairman of Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) Abdullah bin Nasser Turki al-Subaie, stressed that the occasion of the National Day is precious in the hearts of all who live in Qatar ...

New EU chief in Ethiopia for first trip outside bloc

New EU chief in Ethiopia for first trip outside bloc

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen arrived in Ethiopia on Saturday, her first trip outside Europe since assuming her post ...

UN launches $29 bn emergency funding appeal

UN launches $29 bn emergency funding appeal

The UN launched a humanitarian appeal for nearly $29 billion on Wednesday as climate change and increasingly protracted conflicts put tens of millions of people in urgent need of aid.

Trump launches NATO summit with attack on 'nasty' France

Trump launches NATO summit with attack on 'nasty' France

US President Donald Trump launched a two-day NATO meeting Tuesday with a blistering attack on France's criticism of the alliance and on ‘delinquent’ members that do not pay their way.

South Korea, Japan seek summit after intel pact thaw

South Korea, Japan seek summit after intel pact thaw

Japan and South Korean foreign ministers agreed Saturday to arrange a summit between their leaders next month, seeking to build on a lowering of tensions after Seoul stuck to a key military pact.

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.