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US-NKorea crisis tests Cold War’s nuclear deterrence doctrine

The doctrine of nuclear deterrence, put to the test in the standoff between Washington and Pyongyang, dates to the Cold War

Rising Dubai property sales boost Emaar’s H1 profits

Dubai developer Emaar Properties on Monday announced 15 percent profit growth to $772 million in the first half of 2017, with

312 dead as mudslides, flooding sweep through Sierra Leone capital

At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone’s capital

Egypt train collision kills at least 37: ministry

At least 37 people were killed as two trains collided Friday outside the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, in one of the

Philippines declares first ever H5 bird flu outbreak

The Philippines declared its first ever outbreak of the H5 strain of bird flu on Friday, but said there had been

North Korea hones Guam strike plans, mocks Trump


Nuclear-armed North Korea announced a detailed plan Thursday to send a salvo of four missiles over Japan and

Hurricane weakens after striking Mexico


A category-one hurricane weakened into a tropical storm early Thursday after slamming into Mexico’s eastern coast with powerful

6 dead, 13 missing as smugglers throw 180 migrants into Yemen sea


Six migrants drowned and 13 went missing Thursday when smugglers forced 180 Ethiopian migrants off a boat bound

Nearly 60,000 evacuated after China quake kills 19

China on Wednesday evacuated nearly 60,000 people in its mountainous southwest after a strong earthquake killed at least 19, rattling a

Qatar offers visa-free entry to 80 nationalities

Qatar, isolated by its neighbours in a diplomatic crisis, on Wednesday introduced a visa-free entry programme for 80 nationalities to stimulate