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Allies claim Tillerson backing for political solution in Syria

US allies won assurances Friday from new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Washington backed a UN-brokered political solution to the

Bird-flu deaths rise in China, shutting poultry markets


China is experiencing its deadliest outbreak of the H7N9 bird-flu strain since it first appeared in humans in 2013, killing

Cyclone downgraded after wreaking havoc in Mozambique


Mozambique was battered by high winds, flooding and sea surges when cyclone Dineo made landfall late Wednesday but the storm

Malaysia pledges to return Kim half-brother’s body after autopsy


Malaysia will return the body of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, the country’s deputy prime minister said Thursday, as

Iran says Israel ‘biggest threat’ to world peace


Iran said Thursday that Israel’s atomic arsenal is the biggest danger to world peace, a day after US President Donald

Syria rebels head to Astana talks: spokesman

Syrian rebel figures were en route to the Kazakh capital on Wednesday for fresh talks on reinforcing a faltering six-week truce,

Iran’s Rouhani in Kuwait to soothe Gulf ties

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday visited Kuwait as part of a lightning two-nation tour aimed at mending ties with Gulf

Toyota recalls all fuel-cell Mirai vehicles

Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling all the Mirai fuel-cell vehicles it has sold globally due to a software glitch that

Syria jihadist infighting kills nearly 70: monitor

Nearly 70 fighters from two formerly allied jihadist groups have been killed during infighting over the past 24 hours in northern

Saudi royals host Erdogan ahead of Syria talks

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Saudi Arabia’s top leadership on Tuesday during a visit to further strengthen ties as part