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Iran protests against Tillerson ‘transition’ remarks

Iran has called in the Swiss charge d’affaires, who looks after US interests, to protest against comments by Secretary of State

Joel Joffe, lawyer who defended Mandela, dies aged 85

Tributes were paid Tuesday to Joel Joffe, the lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela in the trial that saw the anti-apartheid icon

China, Russia to hold joint naval drills in Baltic Sea

A Chinese naval fleet is steaming towards the Baltic Sea to participate in joint exercises with Russia, with the show of

Iran sends a message with missile strike in Syria

Iran has targeted jihadists in Syria with missiles in retaliation for deadly attacks in Tehran, but the strike was also a

Joint US-Qatar navy exercise wraps up

The US and Qatari navies on Friday ended a three-day joint exercise involving nine vessels that took place at a time

Amazon’s Bezos asks for philanthropic ideas, gets plenty

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is asking for ideas to help the world through philanthropy — and is getting an earful.


Putin talks grandchildren, offers Comey asylum in phone-in

Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a little of the secrecy Thursday around his grandchildren and mockingly offered ex-FBI chief James Comey

Facebook seeks to become ‘hostile place’ for extremists

Facebook on Thursday said it is ramping up the use of artificial intelligence in a push to make the social network

Less than 30% of pledged Yemen aid delivered: UN

Less than 30 percent of pledged international aid has been delivered to Yemen this year, a UN official said Wednesday, as

Rights group warns US-led force on white phosphorus use

The Human Rights Watch organisation on Wednesday urged the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq to