Joko Widodo takes over as Indonesia’s president for the second time

Joko Widodo takes over as Indonesia’s president for the second time

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo has won another term as president of the world´s third-biggest democracy. According to sources, Joko — known as Jokowi — won 55.5% of the vote in last month’s general election while his longtime rival Prabowo Subianto took 44.5%, according to the General Elections Commission. Jokowi, 57, outperformed his...

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Narendra Modi set to be back as Indian PM according to exit polls

Narendra Modi set to be back as Indian PM according to exit polls

Exit polls indicate Narendra Modi of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on course to become PM once again. According to sources, exit polls from India’s month-long parliamentary elections suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies are set to form the government again. Political consultancy Eurasia Group, however, said that...

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Indian atrocities lead to complete shutdown in Kashmir

Indian atrocities lead to complete shutdown in Kashmir

A complete shutdown is observed in Indian occupied Kashmir to protest against the Indian atrocities in the held territory. Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership. All shops and business establishments are closed in Srinagar and all other major cities and towns of the occupied...

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U.S. pulls most personnel out of Iraq amid tensions with Iran

U.S. pulls most personnel out of Iraq amid tensions with Iran

 The U.S. Department of State has ordered its personnel and their families to leave Iraq, a neighboring region of Iran as tensions grow between Iran and the United States.  According to sources, tensions grew stronger four weeks after the White House notified of what it described as potential targeting of...

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Alabama lawmakers pass bill to ban abortion

Alabama lawmakers pass bill to ban abortion

According to sources, The Alabama Senate approved a measure on Tuesday that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state, setting up a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, the case that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to end a pregnancy. The strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban allows an exception only when the...

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US, China trade dispute: Tensions grow after China hits US with new tariffs

US, China trade dispute: Tensions grow after China hits US with new tariffs

The United States and China intensified their trade dispute on Monday, as Beijing said it would increase tariffs on nearly $60 billion worth of American goods and the Trump administration detailed plans to tax nearly every sneaker, computer, dress and handbag that China exports to the United States. The U.S. Trade Representative’s...

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Two Saudi oil tankers attacked near UAE

Two Saudi oil tankers attacked near UAE

According to media reports, Saudi Arabia has said that two of its oil tankers were attacked in a ‘sabotage attack’  off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. The incident near Fujairah port caused “significant damage” to the vessels, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih said in a statement....

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How Sudan is becoming the battlefield between Saudi Arabia and Turkey

How Sudan is becoming the battlefield between Saudi Arabia and Turkey

Sudan, amid the interests of Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Since the emergence of the so-called “Arab Spring” in the Middle East eight years ago, this region has undergone a profound change. In many cases, authoritarian governments did not suffer any major challenge. Elsewhere, they managed to regain power quickly, as happened...

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Trump awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods

Trump awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods, fresh off his epic comeback victory in the Masters, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. Presenting the golfing great with the nation´s highest honour, Trump praised Woods´ “relentless will to win, win, win.” “These qualities embody the...

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Moscow: at least 41 people die after the emergency landing and fire of an Aeroflot plane

Moscow: at least 41 people die after the emergency landing and fire of an Aeroflot plane

According to local press reports, the emergency landing occurred shortly after the ship had taken off. The accident of a passenger plane in Moscow caused the death of at least 41 people on Sunday, as announced by Russian authorities. The Sukhoi Superjet-100 aircraft, belonging to the Aeroflot line, had to...

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