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Turkey says US will be invited to fresh Syria talks

Washington will be invited to fresh Syria peace talks being organised by Moscow and Ankara this month, Turkey’s foreign minister said,

WhatsApp vulnerable to snooping: report

The Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp is vulnerable to interception, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday, sparking concern over an app

Taiwan microchip giant to boost US jobs: company


Microchip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) says it will create more jobs in the United States as the firm

Philippines’ Duterte launches birth control push


Women’s rights groups on Thursday applauded Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s vow to deliver free contraceptives to six million women in

Kerry back in Vietnam on last diplomatic tour


US Secretary of State John Kerry returned to Vietnam on Thursday for an emotional first stop on his final tour

Stranded Bali tourists to head home after flights axed


Hundreds of tourists stranded on the resort island of Bali following the suspension of Tigerair Australia flights this week were

Iraq forces have retaken 80% of east Mosul: spokesman

Iraqi forces have retaken at least 80 percent of east Mosul from the Islamic State jihadist group, the spokesman of the

Somalia speaker election narrows field for presidency

Somalia’s newly-installed lawmakers chose a speaker of parliament on Wednesday in a vote that, according to the country’s clan-based politics, rules

Human rights in Hong Kong at worst level for 20 years: Amnesty

Human rights in Hong Kong are at their worst since it was handed back to China by Britain 20 years ago,

Blasts in three Afghan cities kill around 50, wound 100

Bombings across three Afghan cities including Kabul killed around 50 people and wounded 100 others Tuesday, in a day of carnage