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Washington says president-elect overestimating inauguration crowd

US President-elect Donald Trump announced that the amount of people attending his upcoming inauguration on Friday will be record-breaking. However,...

Gambia: Military threat looms as Jammeh clings to power

Adama Barrow is expected to be inaugurated as president of Gambia on Thursday, but Yahyah Jammeh, who lost the election last month, is clinging on...

Myanmar's Rohingya: 'We are living in a cage'

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is holding an emergency meeting in Malaysia to discuss the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. The...

Hong Kong's Localist Revolutionaries - People & Power

They call themselves localists - a movement that wants semi-autonomous Hong Kong to split from China, amid concerns that Beijing is cracking down...

Born to be free

Hitting the open road, grabbing a saxophone and making a living on talent and wits is the start of many a novel. But for a 47-year-old Chinese man...

Nigeria Muslims protest govt.’s disobedience of court order

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has demanded the Nigerian government release its leader Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky in accordance with the procedures...

"EU concerned about irrationalism from Trump"

Political scientist, Kaveh Afrasiabi, has told us that the EU's recent statement on the Iran nuclear deal should serve as a wake-up call to the US...

US urged against rash move on Israel & Palestine

Outgoing US President Barack Obama has warned his successor Donald Trump against any sudden and unilateral moves on the Israeli-Palestinian...

Asian-American band 'The Slants' fights to register name

An Asian-American rock band has appeared before the US Supreme Court to defend its name. They call themselves "The Slants" as a way of attacking...

Uncertainty looms over Trump's foreign policy

With Donald Trump's inauguration just a day away, there is growing uncertainty and anxiety both at home and abroad about the president elect’s...

South Korea: Court drops Samsung heir arrest warrant

A South Korean court has dismissed an arrest warrant for the chief of technology giant Samsung. Lee Jae-yong was released after police questioning...

At least 50 killed in suicide bombing at Mali military camp

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a military camp in Mali. A vehicle packed with explosives was driven into a crowd of...

President Xi’s speech at the UN Office at Geneva

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech on Wednesday at the United Nations Office at Geneva, in which he noted that the world is...

Rallies amid reports regime executed 2 more men in Bahrain

Protesters have taken to the streets of Bahrain amid reports that the regime is set to execute two more citizens. Amnesty international has also...

US Vice President Joe Biden worried about globalization

In his final official function, US Vice President Joe Biden has told the World Economic Forum that he thinks globalization has “deepened the rift”...

Footage: Five dead after truck crashes into homes in northwest China

Five people were killed and three others injured after a truck plowed into residential buildings in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region...

Obama will take a break from politics after leaving office

Barack Obama said during his final news conference as president of the United States that he will take a break from politics after leaving the...

China's Xi eyes development for shared global prosperity

Chinese President Xi Jinping said during a speech at the United Nations office in Geneva on Wednesday that China is committed to economic...

Syrian troops pound Nusrah in Wadi Barada

Syrian troops and allied forces have targeted terrorists in the Wada Barada valley, as they consolidate their gains close to the capital Damascus....

Seoul court blocks arrest of Samsung heir on bribery charge

A South Korean court on Thursday rejected a request from prosecutors to detain the heir apparent of Samsung Group, the country's biggest...

Myanmar's Rohingya: 'We are living in a cage'

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is holding an emergency meeting in Malaysia to discuss the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. The...

'Silk Road' train from China reaches London

A train full of Chinese goods has arrived in London after making a trip halfway across the world. This is the first freight train from China's...

Fears for undocumented immigrants as Trump takes office

Fear and uncertainty remain for an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US. Many are anxious to see how Donald Trump’s campaign...

News in Brief -- January 19th -- 03:30 GMT

The United Nations Security Council confirms that Iran has been in compliance with the nuclear deal that Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries in...

Trump's cabinet nominees face tough questioning

Donald Trump’s choices for the secretaries of commerce and health and human services, as well as the UN ambassador and head of the environmental...

Obama: Moment may be passing for two-state solution

US President Barack Obama is on the brink of handing over power to Donald Trump. In his last press conference as president, Obama said the...

Foreign powers seek common ground at Syria talks

One of the main groups fighting in Syria, Ahrar al-Sham, has announced that it will not be taking part in peace talks on Monday in Kazakhstan. But...

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