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‘Blatant suppression’: Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai arrested

Hong Kong publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing, and two other pro-democracy activists have been arrested on charges of illegal assembly, local media reported. Lai, a self-made multi-millionaire who has been a major financial patr...

Coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates

China's National Health Commission reported on Friday at least 44 new deaths from the coronavirus infection as of the end of Thursday, bringing to 2,788 the number of fatalities nationwide.The agency also reported 327 new confirmed cases during the sam...

33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian air raid in Idlib

At least 33 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air raid by Syrian government forces in the northwestern Idlib province, the governor in the southeastern province of Hatay said early on Friday, raising an earlier death toll, while also threate...

Hosni Mubarak’s legacy is Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

In 2003, then-president Hosni Mubarak collapsed while delivering a televised address before the Egyptian parliament. The 75-year-old was revived shortly afterwards and he managed to complete the speech to rapturous applause. Later, Egyptians would...

New Delhi hit by worst violence in decades: What you need to know

New Delhi is reeling from days of violence, described as some of the worst the Indian capital has suffered in decades.Dozens of people have been killed and more than 200 were wounded since the unrest began on Sunday in largely Muslim-populated areas in...

Iran VP infected; Saudi halts pilgrimage: All the latest updates

The coronavirus is spreading more quickly in Europe, the Middle East and other parts of the world than in China where the virus first emerged in the central city of Wuhan at the end of last year.The number of new infections inside China was for the fir...

New Tunisian government wins confidence vote in parliament

Tunisia's new coalition government won a vote of confidence in the Parliament early on Thursday, ending a months-long political crisis and avoiding early elections, while paving the way for long-delayed economic reforms.Members of Parliament voted 129 ...

At least 25 killed in India violence: Latest updates

The death toll in the worst religious violence to hit India's capital in decades has risen to at least 25, according to a health official.The violence was triggered after Muslims protesting against a discriminatory citizenship law were attacked. M...

Mosque set on fire as violent protests continue across New Delhi

A mosque has been set on fire in the Indian capital New Delhi as violent protests continue across the city with the death toll rising to 18.Indian website The Wire reported that a mob shouting "Jai Shri Ram", translated to "hail Lord Ram", paraded arou...

Coronavirus spreads in Middle East and beyond: Live updates

The coronavirus is spreading in the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world, as Brazil confirmed its first case in Latin America, while parts of China begin to lower their emergency response level as the number of new cases repo...

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