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Kuwait ( Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, dissolved the parliament Sunday, paving the way for holding early election. In a decree published by the official KUNA news agency, the emir cited “regional developments” and “security challenges” for d...
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New Delhi, India (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – At least 24 people were killed and dozens injured Saturday during stampede at a religious gathering in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials said. The stampede took place at Maliviya bridge, locally called Rajghat bridge, over river Ganga in...
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Benaulim, India (AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Chinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday a rising tide of protectionism and anti-globalisation was endangering the world economy’s still fragile recovery as BRICS leaders vowed to forge closer business and trade ties. At a summit in the Indian tourist...
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Bangkok, Thailand ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Thailand’s government has named a former prime minister as regent, who will act as caretaker of the monarchy while the country mourns the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. There was no official statement on Saturday about the appointment of Pr...
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Bangkok, Thailand (SMH + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The coronation of Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will be delayed more than a year as Thais mourn the death of their long-reigning king, Bhumibol Adulyadej. The 64-year-old Crown Prince will ascend to the throne after funeral rites for h...
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Oct 14th, 2016
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Washington ( Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Turkish forces entered Iraq with Baghdad’s consent, a senior State Department official said Thursday. The Turkish military “began to train some of these forces on the ground at the invitation of the Iraqi government”, according to the official ...
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Washington (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – WikiLeaks on Thursday released nearly 2,000 emails it says hacked from the campaign of U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, bringing the total number of the hacked emails released in the past week to roughly 9,000. The Thursday release is the...
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Bangui, Central African Republic ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Thirty people were killed and 57 others wounded during an attack on refugees by largely Muslim Seleka militia in the north of Central African Republic on Wednesday, U.N. peacekeepers said on Thursday. Avenging what they said was the re...
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Bangkok, Thailand ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — A white-and-blue van carrying Buddhist monks and the remains of King Bhumibol Adulyadej led a royal convoy Friday from a hospital to the Grand Palace, where the body will remain to allow people pay respects to the monarch who many Thais revered as their father ...
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Oct 13th, 2016
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Tokyo, Japan (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Japan will lease additional land next year to expand a military base in Djibouti, eastern Africa, as a counterweight to what it sees as growing Chinese influence in the region, three Japanese government sources said. China is seeking closer ties with Afric...