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Military cadets killed in Kabul minibus suicide bombing

Military cadets killed in Kabul minibus suicide bombing

Image copyright Nasir Behzad, BBC Afghan Service Image caption Saturday’s suicide bomb came as Afghans were grieving multiple deaths in two attacks on mosques At least 15 military cadets have been killed in a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghan officials say, bringing the death toll of a week of attacks by various militant groups to […]

CIA chief: North Korea ‘on cusp’ of nuclear capability

CIA chief: North Korea ‘on cusp’ of nuclear capability

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea has ramped up its missile testing in recent months CIA director Mike Pompeo has warned that North Korea is on the cusp of being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile. He stressed Washington still preferred diplomacy and sanctions but said military force remained an option. […]

North Korea crisis: How to talk to the world’s most secretive country

North Korea crisis: How to talk to the world’s most secretive country

As tensions escalate between the US and North Korea, unofficial talks between the two sides continue – but what does this kind of backchannel discussion look like? It is 25 September 2013 in the German capital of Berlin. High-level North Korean officials and their former US counterparts stroll into a restaurant specialising in local cuisine. […]

Top Chinese officials ‘plotted to overthrow Xi Jinping’

Top Chinese officials ‘plotted to overthrow Xi Jinping’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former top politician Sun Zhengcai (right) was among several named as having plotted against Xi Jinping (left) A top Chinese official has claimed several high-ranking members of the Communist Party had plotted to seize power from President Xi Jinping. These party members have since been arrested or jailed in […]

MH370: Malaysia in talks with US firm to restart plane search

MH370: Malaysia in talks with US firm to restart plane search

Image copyright EPA Image caption The search for the Malaysia Airlines plane was suspended in January Malaysia is negotiating a “no find-no fee” deal with a US company to renew the search for downed flight MH370. The government announced in a statement that it was in talks with Texas-based salvage firm Ocean Infinity. If the […]

Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill scores of worshippers

Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill scores of worshippers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Security forces guarded the scene after Friday’s Kabul attack Some 60 people have been killed in two separate attacks on mosques in Afghanistan, officials say. A gunman entered a Shia Muslim mosque in Kabul before opening fire and detonating an explosive, killing at least 39 worshippers. An attack on a […]

Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill dozens of worshippers

Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill dozens of worshippers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The attack comes just days after police in Kabul said they had averted a major suicide incident At least 40 people have been killed in two separate attacks on Shia Muslim mosques in Afghanistan, officials say. A gunman entered the Imam Zaman mosque in the capital Kabul before opening […]

Top Chinese officials ‘plotted to overthrow Xi Jinping’

Top Chinese officials ‘plotted to overthrow Xi Jinping’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former top politician Sun Zhengcai (right) was among several named as having plotted against Xi Jinping (left) A top Chinese official has claimed several high-ranking members of the Communist Party had plotted to seize power from President Xi Jinping. These party members have since been arrested or jailed in […]

China’s Xi Jinping consolidates power with new ideology

China’s Xi Jinping consolidates power with new ideology

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Some say Mr Xi (R) is creating a Mao-like cult of personality China’s President Xi Jinping has created his own political ideology, in a step towards entrenching his position at the top of the Communist Party. Top officials have made multiple mentions of “Xi Jinping Thought” at the Communist […]

CIA chief: North Korea ‘on cusp’ of nuclear capability

CIA chief: North Korea ‘on cusp’ of nuclear capability

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea has ramped up its missile testing in recent months CIA director Mike Pompeo has warned that North Korea is on the cusp of being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile. He stressed Washington still preferred diplomacy and sanctions but said military force remained an option. […]

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