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Iranian arms used in Saudi attack: Riyadh

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that the attack on its oil facilities was carried out with Iranian weapons, according to a preliminary investigation, but stopped short of directly blaming regional...

  Asia / South Asia

US has no right to arbitrarily convict Iran

Saudi Arabia's oil facilities were attacked by drones on Saturday. According to The Economist, Saudi Arabia's oil output was cut in half because of the attacks. Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility. However, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly criticised Iran, saying "Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia." Iran flatly denied US accusations and believes that...

China, Russia pledge to bolster strategic partnership

China and Russia on Monday pledged to bolster relations and further develop their comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era. Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov made the pledge in Moscow when co-chairing the 23rd session of the committee for regular meetings between Chinese and Russian heads of government ahead of the...

  Americas

UN calls for end of child immigration detention

The UN Network on Migration has reiterated its call to end the detention of children for immigration purposes in every region of the world. Detention of children for immigration purposes, whether they are traveling alone or with their families, has been recognised as a child rights violation and can be highly damaging to their physical...

  Europe

  Europe

Dozens feared dead in DR Congo boat accident

At least 34 people are feared drowned after a boat sank on the River Congo. Police said 76 passengers were rescued from the whaleboat - a flat-bottomed vessel used to transport people on lakes and rivers. It was travelling to DR Congo's capital Kinshasa from Mai Ndombe province, north of the city. The cause of the accident is not yet...

Up to 50 dead in Congo train derailment

Up to 50 people were killed when a cargo train derailed in Congo’s southeastern province of Tanganyika in the early hours of Thursday, government officials said, though reports on casualties differed widely. The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Steve Mbikayi, said the derailment happened at around 3:00am local time (0100 GMT), near the town of Mayibaridi, and gave a provisional death...