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North Korean exports to China more than double to near pre-pandemic levels

September spike could signal DPRK’s willingness to expand trade for first time since the pandemic began, expert says The total value of China-North Korea trade more than doubled between August and September, reaching its highest value in more than a year, newly released data shows. According to the Chinese General Administration of Customs (GAC), China […]

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North Korean exports to China more than double to near pre-pandemic levels

September spike could signal DPRK’s willingness to expand trade for first time since the pandemic began, expert says The total value of China-North Korea trade more than doubled between August and September, reaching its highest value in more than a year, newly released data shows. According to the Chinese General Administration of Customs (GAC), China […]

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Houthis advance in Shabwa and Marib as fighting intensifies in Yemen

Iran-backed Houthis were now in control of the Assilan, Bayhan and Ain districts in Shabwa as well as the Abdiya and Harib districts in Marib, said local officials and residents. A fighter loyal to Yemen’s Saudi-backed government mans a position near the frontline facing Iran-backed Houthi rebels in the country’s northeastern province of Marib, on […]

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Pro-military protesters rally for second day in Sudan capital

The protesters converged on the presidential palace in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, shouting “One army, one people” and demanding “a military government”. The latest demonstrations, left undisturbed by security forces, have been organised by a splinter faction of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC). (Ashraf Shazly / AFP) Hundreds of pro-military Sudanese protesters rallied […]

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Australia’s Melbourne to ease world’s longest lockdown

Covid-19 has infected more than 241M people and killed nearly 4.9M globally. Here are the virus-related developments for October 17: People cross a street in Melbourne on October 11, 2021 during a lockdown against Covid-19 coronavirus. (AFP) Sunday, October 17, 2021 Melbourne to ease world’s longest lockdown Australia’s Melbourne, which has spent more time under […]