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International


Xi declares “complete victory” in eradicating absolute poverty in China

BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday that China has secured a “complete victory” in its fight against ...

Shots, tear gas as police in Myanmar intensify use of force

 MYANMAR – Security forces in Myanmar made mass arrests and appeared to use lethal force on Sunday as they intensified ...

Bangladesh police fire rubber bullets, tear gas at new opposition protests

DHAKA – Dozens were injured on Sunday as Bangladeshi police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at opposition activists to ...

Pakistani PM embarks on two-day Sri Lanka visit

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan left for Sri Lanka on Tuesday on a two-day official visit on the ...

Huawei unveils flagship foldable smartphone for China market

BEIJING – Struggling under U.S. sanctions, Huawei unveiled a folding smartphone with an 8-inch (20-centimeter) -wide screen Monday to show off ...

Police officer killed, 15 wounded in Afghan bomb attack: official

AFGHANISTAN – At least one police officer was killed and 15 people wounded after an explosion rocked a crowded road ...

UN condemns Myanmar junta after two killed in anti-coup unrest

YANGON – The deaths of two anti-coup protesters in Myanmar sparked fresh UN condemnation of the country’s new military regime ...

WHO gives global green light for AstraZeneca Covid shot

GENEVA – The World Health Organization gave emergency use approval to AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccines on Monday, meaning distribution can start ...

Afghan gov’t forces kill 7 militants in eastern Nangarhar province

JALALABAD – Afghan government forces during a special operation have killed seven armed insurgents affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) ...

Israeli strikes on Syria kill 9 militia fighters: monitor

BEIRUT – sraeli missile strikes against several targets near Syria’s capital Damascus killed at least nine pro-regime militia fighters early ...