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Heightened trade tension to continue affecting global financial market: QNB

Heightened trade tension to continue affecting global financial market: QNB

Heightened trade tension will continue to affect sentiment and tighten global financial market conditions such as increasing the overall stress level in money, bond and equity markets ...

North, South Korea check work to ease tension in 'milestone' step

North, South Korea check work to ease tension in 'milestone' step

North and South Korean officials inspected work to ease tension on their militarised border on Wednesday, checking on the demolition of bunkers and probing for secret tunnels ...

Khamenei urges Iran's military to "scare off" enemy

Khamenei urges Iran's military to "scare off" enemy

State televison showed Ayatollah Ali Khamenei watching drills by navy cadets and contacting the commander of naval forces Iran has sent to the Gulf of Aden.

International Yoga Day stretches around the world

International Yoga Day stretches around the world

Downward-facing dogs, cobras and warriors sprouted all over Asia on Thursday, as the fourth annual International Yoga Day got under way.

US diplomat involved in fatal traffic accident leaves Pakistan

US diplomat involved in fatal traffic accident leaves Pakistan

The diplomat -- described as the defence attache in an earlier report -- departed Islamabad late on Monday, a senior Pakistani government official said.

Athens to modernize 85 fighter planes amid tension with Turkey

Athens to modernize 85 fighter planes amid tension with Turkey

Greece plans to modernize a total of 85 outdated F-16 fighter aircraft amid tensions with neighbouring Turkey, the government said.

China navy drills in Pacific as tension with Taiwan rises

China navy drills in Pacific as tension with Taiwan rises

Chinese naval forces have passed through waters south of Taiwan and carried out military exercises in the western Pacific, the latest in a series of military drills that self-ruled Taiwan ...

Qatar informs UN council of UAE airspace violation

Qatar informs UN council of UAE airspace violation

The message described the incident as a severe violation of international law, highlighting the UAE's continued violation of Qatari sovereignty that could escalate tension in the region.

France's Le Drian to visit Qatar, Gulf states to ease tension

France's Le Drian to visit Qatar, Gulf states to ease tension

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on July 15-16 as part of efforts to ease tension in the region, his office said in a statement.

Turkey's Erdogan holds talks with leaders on lowering Qatar tension

Turkey's Erdogan holds talks with leaders on lowering Qatar tension

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with the leaders of Qatar, Russia, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia on lowering tension, presidential sources said, after Arab powers cut ties with Qatar.

Israeli missiles down rockets fired from Syria: army

Israeli missiles down rockets fired from Syria: army

Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system destroyed two rockets fired from Syria at the Israeli-held zone of the Golan Heights Saturday in an apparent rise in tension between the uneasy neighbours.

Two women lynched, set on fire in Congo as ethnic tensions flare

Two women lynched, set on fire in Congo as ethnic tensions flare

Two Hutu women were dragged out of a minibus, lynched and their bodies set on fire by a crowd in eastern Congo, the local mayor said on Wednesday, as inter-ethnic tensions in the region surge in the wake of massacres that have killed hundreds of civilians.