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Uganda, Rwanda leaders sign pact to end months-long standoff

Uganda, Rwanda leaders sign pact to end months-long standoff

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Wednesday signed an agreement in Angola to ease months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling.

Iran tanker in limbo off Gibraltar as US issues warrant

Iran tanker in limbo off Gibraltar as US issues warrant

A last-minute US warrant to seize an Iranian tanker preparing to leave Gibraltar after weeks of detention cast doubt over its departure on Saturday, prolonging a diplomatic spat between Tehran, London and Washington.

North Korea says latest test was 'new weapon'

North Korea says latest test was 'new weapon'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a ‘new weapon’ test, state media reported Sunday, the latest in a series of launches that US President Donald Trump has played down as Washington ...

Pakistan downgrades ties with India as Kashmir row deepens

Pakistan downgrades ties with India as Kashmir row deepens

Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic ties with India on Wednesday, announcing that it will expel the Indian envoy and suspend trade in a deepening row over New Delhi's move to tighten its grip on Kashmir.

QRCS pursues stronger humanitarian diplomacy in Africa

QRCS pursues stronger humanitarian diplomacy in Africa

A high-profile delegation from Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has recently completed a tour to enhance humanitarian diplomacy in Africa.

US-China trade talks resume after Trump tweetstorm

US-China trade talks resume after Trump tweetstorm

Chinese and US negotiators held talks in Shanghai Wednesday in a bid to bring an end to a year-long trade war, with the meeting overshadowed by a Twitter tirade from President Donald Trump.

UK warship arrives in Gulf to escort tankers

UK warship arrives in Gulf to escort tankers

A British warship dispatched to the Gulf to escort UK-flagged ships amid heightened tensions with Iran has arrived in the region, the defence ministry said.

Iran says European naval mission in Gulf would be 'provocative'

Iran says European naval mission in Gulf would be 'provocative'

Iran on Sunday slammed as ‘provocative’ a British proposal for a European-led naval mission to escort tankers in the Gulf, amid soaring tensions over the seizure of ships.

Swedish owner of tanker seized by Iran says crew 'safe'

Swedish owner of tanker seized by Iran says crew 'safe'

The Swedish company that owns the UK-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran said Wednesday it had finally been able to contact its crew being held on board and they declared themselves ‘safe’.

Philippines refloats tourism plans for disputed South China Sea island

Philippines refloats tourism plans for disputed South China Sea island

The Philippines is aiming to strengthen its claims in the South China Sea by potentially building hotels for tourists on its biggest island in the disputed waterway, officials said Tuesday.

Beijing confirms Chinese trawler hit Philippine boat

Beijing confirms Chinese trawler hit Philippine boat

Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims it was a ‘hit and run’.

Japan PM on Tehran mission to ease Iran-US tensions

Japan PM on Tehran mission to ease Iran-US tensions

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected in Tehran on Wednesday for a rare diplomatic mission, hoping to ease tensions between the Islamic republic and Tokyo's key ally Washington.