World

Nigerian Air Force 'dropped two bombs' on town: aid worker

Bodies covered with blankets are pictured on January 17, 2017 after a Nigerian air force jet accidentally bombed a camp for displaced people Rann, in northeast Nigeria.Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) / AFP / File
 
19 Jan 2017
The Nigerian Air Force dropped two bombs on the centre of a town where tens of thousands of people were seeking refuge from Boko Haram, according to an aid worker who witnessed the attack. At least 70 people were killed on Tuesday when the...
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Obama's final hours in the White House

US President Barack Obama, his daughter Sasha (L) and wife Michelle celebrate on stage, 7 November 2012 in Chicago. Obama swept to re-election, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney.
19 Jan 2017
Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end. The president is spending his last full day at the White House on Thursday before becoming an ex-president....
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Malaysian PM tells Myanmar to 'stop killing' of Muslim minority, as OIC meet

19 Jan 2017
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Myanmar Thursday to stop all discrimination and attacks against Rohingya Muslims, and urged the world's Islamic countries to act to end an unfolding "humanitarian tragedy"....
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Xi portrays China as global leader as Trump era looms

19 Jan 2017
China will build a "new model" of relations with the United States, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday in a speech that portrayed China as the leader of a globalized world where only international cooperation could solve the...
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Iran does not want U.S. at Syria talks in Astana

18 Jan 2017
Iran's foreign minister said on Tuesday Tehran opposed a U.S. presence at peace talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital next week, after a decision by Russia and Turkey to invite Washington. "We have not invited them, and we are...
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White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all

18 Jan 2017
The White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled. Administration officials had long...
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World needs China, U.S. to have stable relationship: Xi

18 Jan 2017
The world needs China and the United States to have a stable and cooperative relationship, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, just days before new uncertainty looms with Donald Trump taking office as president...
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Egyptian-American Dina Habib Powell joins Trump's administration in senior role

Goldman Sachs Foundation and global head of corporate engagement, Dina Powell attends the CEO Roundtable on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 20, 2016 in New York.
 
17 Jan 2017
Egyptian-born Dina Habib Powell is joining the Trump administration in a senior role focused on entrepreneurship, economic growth and the empowerment of women. Currently a Goldman Sachs executive, Powell was born in Cairo, emigrating with...
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Germany says NATO concerned about Trump 'obsolete' remark

17 Jan 2017
Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, speaking after a meeting with alliance...
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China will 'take off the gloves' if Trump continues on Taiwan: state media warns

16 Jan 2017
China will "take off the gloves" and take strong action if the US president-elect Donald Trump continues to provoke Beijing over Taiwan once he assumes office, two leading state-run newspapers said on Monday. In an interview with...
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