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Don’t extinguish migrants’ hopes, says Pope Francis

Don’t extinguish migrants’ hopes, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis has described migrants and refugees as the world’s “weakest and most needy”, using his traditional New Year’s address to “give voice” to people that he has urged leaders to do more to help.

Houthis threaten to attack warships, oil tankers if ports stay closed

Houthis threaten to attack warships, oil tankers if ports stay closed

Saudi Arabia has blamed the Iran-allied Houthis for firing a ballistic missile towards Riyadh airport on November 4. Two days later, the Saudi-led coalition responded by closing access to Yemeni ports.

Houthis 'could target Saudi oil tankers if Hodeidah attacked'

Houthis 'could target Saudi oil tankers if Hodeidah attacked'

In a televised speech, Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said his group's ballistic missiles were capable of reaching the United Arab Emirates' capital of Abu Dhabi and anywhere inside Saudi Arabia.

Maduro wants direct talks with US president

Maduro wants direct talks with US president

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has said that he wants a one-to-one talk with US President Donald Trump, who has slapped him with sanctions, but stood defiant against “imperialist aggression”.

South Carolina terminal evacuated after "potential threat"

South Carolina terminal evacuated after "potential threat"

Federal and local authorities evacuated a terminal at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina on Wednesday to investigate a "potential threat" in a container ship, the US Coast Guard said.

Abu Dhabi port eases restrictions on oil tankers

Abu Dhabi port eases restrictions on oil tankers

Abu Dhabi port authorities have eased restrictions on oil tankers going to and from Qatar, according to industry sources and shipping circulars seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Tunisians get jail terms for eating during Ramadan

Tunisians get jail terms for eating during Ramadan

A court in northern Tunisia handed one-month jail terms on Thursday to four men for eating in public during the fasting month of Ramadan, a spokesman said.

Libya seizes oil tankers and crew after shootout at sea

Libya seizes oil tankers and crew after shootout at sea

Libya has seized two foreign-flagged oil tankers and detained their crews for allegedly smuggling fuel after an hours-long gunbattle off the west coast, authorities said.

Iran’s Rouhani seeks deals in warming ties with Russia

Iran’s Rouhani seeks deals in warming ties with Russia

Iran’s president met Russia’s prime minister yesterday in a bid to develop a warming relationship that has been greatly strengthened by both sides’ involvement on the same side of the war in Syria.

Air strike destroys 168 IS oil trucks in Syria

Air strike destroys 168 IS oil trucks in Syria

A US-led coalition air strike destroyed a fleet of 168 oil tankers being used by the Islamic State group to ferry illicit fuel in Syria, the coalition said Friday.

Qatari relief ship Hope docks in Aden

Qatari relief ship Hope docks in Aden

The relief ship ‘Hope’ has arrived in Yemen’s port of Aden. The relief is funded by Qatari philanthropists through Eid Charity Foundation and Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF).

World’s first quantum satellite is launched

World’s first quantum satellite is launched

China has launched the world’s first quantum satellite, state media reported, in an effort to harness the power of particle physics to build an “unhackable” system of encrypted communications.