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Can’t we all just get along? That’s what South Korea is trying to say as it proposed holding military talks with North Korea, after weeks of heightened tension following Pyongyang’s long range missile test. If they are to go ahead, these would be the first high-level talks since 2015. A senior official said talks should […]

Well turns out crime doesn’t pay. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to nine and a half years in prison. The judge ruled he could remain free pending an appeal. Lula has rejected claims that he received an apartment as a bribe in a corruption […]

Tick Tock, the clock is ticking. Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states have extended the deadline by 48 hours for Qatar to accept a list of demands or face further sanctions. The initial deadline for Qatar to agree to the group’s 13 demands, including the shutting down of the Al Jazeera news network, expired […]

The situation is not improving for Qatar as Egypt is closing its airspace to Qatari planes in a growing diplomatic row, with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain expected to do the same on Tuesday. Several countries have cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism in the Gulf region. Airlines affected will include Qatar Airways, […]

Drama is unfolding in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilizing the region. The countries say Qatar is supporting terrorist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic State.   The Saudi state news agency said Riyadh had closed its […]


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