DR Congo to hold next presidential polls in December 2023

  • KINSHASA: The Democratic Republic of Congo will hold its next presidential polls on Dec. 20, 2023, the country’s electoral commission said on Saturday. The announcement comes as rebels have advanced in the restive east of the African country, displacing tens of thousands of people from their h...
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March for Freedom for Afghan Women and Girls to take place in London

  • LONDON: Thousands of marchers will descend on London on Sunday to demand that the UK government create a safe asylum route for Afghan women and girls at risk, The Guardian reported on Saturday. Organized by the campaign group Action for Afghanistan, Sunday’s March for Freedom for Afghan Women ...
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Pakistan’s former PM Khan says his party to quit all assemblies

  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former premier Imran Khan said Saturday his party was quitting the country’s regional and national assemblies, as he made his first public appearance since being wounded in a gun attack earlier this month. Khan, a former cricket star turned politician, was ousted in a no-...
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All eyes on Malaysia’s king to resolve election stalemate as uncertainty drags out

  • KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s next prime minister will be chosen by the monarch, the nation’s king said on Tuesday, after an election held last weekend failed to produce a clear winner and the ruler’s proposal for the leading contenders to work together was turned down. Malaysia is facing a hung p...
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Ukraine urges limiting electricity use and readies voluntary Kherson evacuation

  • KYIV: Ukraine urged residents of Kyiv and several other areas to limit electricity use as it seeks to recover from Russian strikes on the power grid while the elderly and vulnerable were preparing for a voluntary evacuation of war-ravaged Kherson. Citizens in the recently liberated southern ci...
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North Korea expresses ‘strong regret’ over UN rebuke of ICBM launch: KCNA

  • SEOUL: North Korea’s foreign minister on Sunday expressed “strong regret” over UN chief Antonio Guterres’ condemnation of the country’s intercontinental ballistic missile launch, a statement in state-run outlet KCNA said. The North fired an intercontinental ballistic missile Friday in one of i...
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APEC summit host Thailand urges leaders to put aside differences

  • BANGKOK: Thailand, the host of the APEC summit, urged leaders of the group meeting in Bangkok on Friday and Saturday to “rise above differences” and focus on resolving pressing global economic issues in areas such as trade and inflation. Established to promote economic integration, the Asia-Pa...
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After G20 summit success, Bali eyes post-pandemic tourism recovery

  • DENPASAR, Indonesia: The G20 Summit may impart new momentum to the recovery of tourism in Bali now that the island has returned to the international limelight by hosting the leaders of the world’s most powerful countries. With tourism accounting for almost 60 percent of the Balinese economy, ...
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Italy arrests drug trafficker captured in Syria

  • ROME: A Naples drug trafficker on Europol’s most wanted list and on the run since 2003 was extradited from Syria and arrested in Rome on Tuesday. Bruno Carbone, 45, a major drug supplier to Naples’ Camorra mafia who fled an Italian court’s sentence of 20 years in prison for international drug ...
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US offers $10m rewards for Somalia’s Al-Shabab

  • NAIROBI: The United States said Monday it was increasing its reward for information about key leaders of Somalia’s Al-Shabab to $10 million apiece, a move that follows a spate of deadly attacks by the extremist group. The US State Department also said it was for the first time offering a rewar...
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