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Qatar reports first case of coronavirus - state news agency

1 hour 3 min ago
Qatar's health ministry reported on Saturday the first case of coronavirus infection in the country, the state-run Qatar News Agency said.

Greek police fire teargas on migrants at Turkish border

1 hour 28 min ago
Greek police fired teargas towards migrants gathered on its border with Turkey on Saturday, as a crisis over Syria shifted onto the European Union's doorstep.

Taiwan accuses China of waging cyber 'war' to disrupt virus fight

1 hour 29 min ago
Taiwan's foreign minister on Saturday accused giant neighbor China of waging cyber "war" on the island to disrupt its fight against the coronavirus by using fake news, as the island Beijing claims as its own reported a jump in new cases

U.S.-Taliban set to sign troop withdrawal deal as Pompeo lands in Doha

1 hour 36 min ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Qatar's capital city, Doha on Saturday to witness the signing of a historic deal with Taliban insurgents in an effort to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan.

Pentagon chief lands in Afghanistan ahead of U.S., Taliban deal

1 hour 36 min ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Kabul on Saturday, in a move officials and experts said was aimed at reassuring the Afghan government about the United States' commitment to the country ahead of an expected accord signing between Washington and the Taliban.

Top British home office mandarin quits in minister bullying row

1 hour 41 min ago
Britain's top government official in the ministry responsible for policing and counter-terrorism resigned on Saturday, saying there had been an orchestrated campaign to remove him.

Italian regional chief sorry for saying Chinese eat 'live mice'

1 hour 43 min ago
The governor of Veneto, one of the regions worst hit by an outbreak in Italy of coronavirus, apologized on Saturday for criticizing China over the contagion and saying Chinese people "eat live mice".

Pentagon chief lands in Afghanistan ahead of Taliban accord signing

1 hour 57 min ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Kabul on Saturday, in a move officials and experts said was aimed at reassuring the Afghan government about the United States' commitment to the country ahead of an expected accord signing between Washington and the Taliban in Qatar.

PM Abe vows Japan's utmost efforts to coronavirus; Xi visit, Olympics on track

1 hour 58 min ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised his government's utmost efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, while acknowledging the authorities alone could not tackle the threat.

Malaysia's Mahathir out as former interior minister is named PM

2 hours 12 sec ago
Malaysia's 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad lost out in the battle to become prime minister on Saturday as the king named former interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin after a week of political turmoil sparked by Mahathir's resignation.

Factbox: 'Malay first' - Malaysia's Muhyiddin allies with nationalists to become PM

2 hours 34 sec ago
Former Malaysian interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin will be sworn in as the country's next prime minister on Sunday, after he secured support from a Malay nationalist party that sacked him in 2015.

Iran's coronavirus death toll rises to 43, with 593 people infected

2 hours 3 min ago
Iran's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has reached 43, a health official told state TV on Saturday, adding that the number of infected people across the country has reached 593.

Turkey's Erdogan asks Russia's Putin to step aside in Syria

2 hours 7 min ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he had asked President Vladimir Putin for Russia to step aside in Syria and leave Turkey to deal with Syrian government forces alone, after 34 Turkish soldiers were killed this week.

Turkish strike in Syria kills nine Hezbollah members, wounds 30: source

2 hours 7 min ago
Turkish strikes on northwest Syria late on Friday killed nine members of Iran-backed Hezbollah and wounded 30 others, a commander in the regional alliance backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said.

Greek police fire teargas on migrants at border with Turkey

2 hours 9 min ago
Greek police fired teargas toward migrants who were gathered on its border with Turkey and demanding entry on Saturday, as a crisis over Syria abruptly moved onto the European Union's doorstep.

Greek police fire teargas on migrants at border with Turkey

2 hours 22 min ago
Greek police fired teargas toward migrants who were gathered on its border with Turkey and demanding entry on Saturday, as a crisis over Syria abruptly moved onto the European Union's doorstep.

Pope resumes individual official audiences, cancels group meetings

2 hours 35 min ago
Pope Francis, who has been suffering from what the Vatican says is a "slight indisposition," resumed official audiences with individuals in his residence on Saturday but three with groups were canceled.

Turkish strikes in northwest Syria kill 48 pro-Damascus troops: Observatory

2 hours 48 min ago
Turkish ground and air strikes on Syrian government forces and their allies in northwest Syria's Idlib have killed 48 pro-Damascus soldiers in the past 24 hours, the Syrian Observatory, a war monitor, reported on Saturday.

Greece says it is determined to protect its borders

2 hours 51 min ago
Greece said on Saturday that it was determined to protect its borders after migrants attempted to cross into the country from Turkey.

PM designate Muhyiddin asks Malaysians to accept decision on his appointment

2 hours 53 min ago
Malaysia's Prime Minister Designate Muhyiddin Yassin on Saturday asked Malaysians to accept the decision made by the palace to appoint him as premier.

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