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Shifting sands: What is changing in Saudi Arabia?

(Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered a crackdown on corruption, the latest in a wave of frenetic changes in the kingdom over the past 2-1/2 years. Prince Mohammed says he is [...]

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UK queen embroiled in tax haven leak

Millions of pounds from the private estate of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II have been invested in offshore tax haven funds, a huge new leak of financial documents revealed on Sunday. Around £10 million ($13 million, EUR11.3 [...]

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Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash

A Saudi prince has been killed when the helicopter he was travelling in crashed near the border with Yemen, according to BBC. Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province, was travelling with several [...]

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Japan would shoot N Korean missiles ‘out of sky’ if it bought US weaponry: Trump

US president Donald Trump said on Monday that Japan would shoot North Korean missiles “out of the sky” if it bought the US weaponry needed for doing so, suggesting Tokyo take a stance it has avoided [...]

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UNSC weakens response to Myanmar after China objection

The UN Security Council on Monday dropped plans to adopt a resolution demanding an end to the violence in Myanmar in the face of strong opposition from China and instead opted for a statement, diplomats said. [...]

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Writers urge Trump to seek release of Nobel laureate’s wife

BEIJING (AP) — Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, literary luminaries such as Margaret Atwood and Philip Roth are calling on China to free the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. A [...]

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Saudi-led forces close air, sea and land access to Yemen

DUBAI (Reuters) – A Saudi-led military coalition said it will temporarily close all air, land and sea ports to Yemen to stem the flow of arms to Houthi rebels from Iran, said a statement on Monday [...]

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Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) – The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday. After Typhoon Damrey’s winds tore off roofs, felled trees [...]