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An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman, Jun 13, 2019. REUTERS
Saudi seeks oil supply protection

US and Iran face off as two tankers come under attack a month after four others

Strait of Hormuz and the risk of uncontrolled escalation

Iran has periodically threatened to close the strait to enemy shipping, while the US and its allies have pledged to keep it open, by force if necessary

FILE PHOTO: 2019 Billboard Music Awards- Show - Las Vegas, Nevada, US, May 1, 2019 - Madonna performs with Maluma not shown. REUTERS

Madonna tackles 'frightening world' in new album

The iconic popstar addresses gun control, poverty and the marginalised in ‘Madame X’

Ancient Afghan citadel collapses

It raises concerns about the vulnerability of the country's cultural heritage and the government's ability to protect them

Momen, Jaishankar meet in Tajikistan

They discuss Teesta water sharing and other issues during the meeting in Tajikistan

List Sundarbans as World Heritage in danger: IUCN

The World Heritage Committee will decide on the recommendation in its June 30-July 10 annual meeting

FILE PHOTO: A staff member shows the new Huawei Mate X smartphone with 5G network provided by China Unicom and Huawei at the media centre for the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China March 1, 2019. Reuters

Huawei delays foldable phone launch

Its much-touted 5G Mate X smartphone was originally slated for a June launch

Putin gets ice cream for Xi

They celebrate the Chinese president's 66th birthday in Tajikistan

Bangladesh earns ECOSOC membership

It will represent the Asia-Pacific region for a term of three years

FILE PHOTO: A view shows Notre-Dame Cathedral after a massive fire devastated large parts of the gothic structure in Paris, France, May 10, 2019. REUTERS

Notre-Dame set for
first post-blaze mass

It will be the first service to be held since fire devastated the Gothic landmark two months ago

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FILE PHOTO: A man holds the flags of India and the US while people take part in the 35th India Day Parade in New York August 16, 2015. Reuters

India to impose tariffs on 28 US goods

New Delhi retaliates after Washington's withdrawal of key trade privileges

An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman, Jun 13, 2019. REUTERS

Saudi seeks oil supply protection

US and Iran face off as two tankers come under attack a month after four others

FILE PHOTO: 2019 Billboard Music Awards- Show - Las Vegas, Nevada, US, May 1, 2019 - Madonna performs with Maluma not shown. REUTERS

Madonna tackles 'frightening world' in new album

The iconic popstar addresses gun control, poverty and the marginalised in ‘Madame X’