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Israel has ‘right’ to its land: Crown Prince Salman

AFP | The crown prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia said Israel has a "right" to a homeland, a notable shift in the...

From oil to solar power: Saudi Arabia plans a shift to...

AFP | Saudi engineers whip up a simulated sandstorm to test a solar panel's durability at a research lab, the heart of the oil-rich kingdom's...

Pakistan’s win against West Indies: “Come to Pakistan and play”

AFP | Pakistan thrashed a depleted West Indies side by 143 runs in the first Twenty20 on Sunday at the National Stadium in Karachi, the...

Cricket legends ‘blown away’ by Pakistani child bowlers

AFP | Two six-year-olds have become social media sensations in cricket-mad Pakistan with videos of their bowling "blowing away" the likes of Shane Warne and...

Can we live in Space?

AFP | A newly created Space Colony Research centre led by Japan's first female astronaut is bringing cutting-edge technology to bear on one of mankind's...

Will the WTO survive Trump?

AFP | An international organisation that Donald Trump demeans, undermines and then embraces when it suits his interests: probably sounds familiar within NATO, or the...

Switzerland at epicenter of cryptocurrency revolution

AFP | Switzerland has become a global hub for cryptocurrencies and the block chain technology they are built on, with investors flocking to the wealthy...

Indian charged over Commonwealth Games ‘fake media contingent’

AFP | An Indian man has been charged with people smuggling after arriving at Australia's Brisbane airport with eight other travelers as part of a...

Kim Jong Un in 10 dates

AFP | With an unannounced visit to Beijing, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally taken his place on the global stage. The youngest son...

BMW sued over “defeat devices”

AFP | German luxury carmaker BMW has been sued in the United States over "defeat devices" installed in tens of thousands of vehicles in order...

Why did Kim Jong Un pay a surprise visit to Beijing?

AFP | Beijing was under tight security Tuesday with speculation rife that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was making a surprise visit, after the...

Spy expulsions damage Trump-Putin courtship

AFP | Donald Trump has ordered an unprecedented expulsion of Russian officials and warned the Kremlin needs to change, a setback for his courtship of...

‘Cruel betrayal’: Cricket’s heart broken in Australia

AFP | Being Australia's cricket captain is widely seen as the second most important job in the country behind prime minister. Many would argue it...

Afghan mum cradling baby during university exam goes viral

AFP | Afghan farmer Jahantab Ahmadi sits on the ground, her baby resting in her lap, as she focuses on the university entrance exam she...

Technology going to dogs! Really?

Technology fairs demonstrate how high end technology can improve the lives of pet animals and their human friends or masters

Israel took out Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007: Benjamin Netanyahu

AFP | Israel's military admitted for the first time Wednesday it was responsible for a 2007 air raid against a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor, a...

Investigations begin for Facebook data scandal

AFP | The US Federal Trade Commission, a consumer and competition watchdog, is investigating Facebook after a major data scandal that affected 50 million users,...

Shocking: ‘France-sized’ glacier melting in Antarctica

AFP | More of a giant France-sized glacier in Antarctica is floating on the ocean than previously thought, scientists said Tuesday, raising fears it could...

There’s no difference between men and women: Crown Prince Salman

News Desk | Saudi Arabia's crown prince Muhammad Bin Salman in his latest interview to CBS's news program ‘60 minutes' remarked that he considers women...

Political calligraphy in Taiwan challenges status quo

AFP | Deep in the high-ceilinged corridors of Taiwan's presidential office, calligraphers craft messages on behalf of the island's leaders as they seek to keep...

‘Iron fist punches’ of Saudi women

AFP | Throwing punches in a gym tucked away from prying eyes, a Saudi female boxing trainer asserts a right long denied too many women...

Liverpool star Salah is “indescribable” says Gomez

AFP | Mohamed Salah has been hailed as "indescribable" by Liverpool team-mate Joe Gomez after the Egypt winger maintained his incredible debut season with a...

Latin America’s ‘magic tree’ slowly coming back to life

AFP | The guaimaro, a highly prized tree bearing nutritious fruit, once abundant throughout South America, is slowly being coaxed back from near extinction in...

Baby Donald Trump causes a stir in Afghanistan

AFP | Donald Trump flops over his pink and white baby walker and rolls it around his family's modest home in Kabul, blissfully unaware of...

Philippines tells UN it will quit ICC

AFP | The Philippines said on Friday it had given official notice to exit the treaty that created the International Criminal Court, which is examining...

Japan’s isolated older ‘hikikomori’ shun society for years

AFP | Ikeida leaves the house once every three days to buy food, shuns deliveries to avoid human interaction and has not seen his parents...

The Cold War between Iran and Saudi Arabia

AFP | Relations between Middle East heavyweights Iran and Saudi Arabia have been fraught for decades as they spar over regional influence and religion. Each...

Woman who shot boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt jailed 6 months

AFP | A judge in the US state of Minnesota sentenced a YouTube prankster to six months in prison Wednesday for fatally shooting her boyfriend...

Putin hails Crimea annexation in speech ahead of vote

AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday thanked residents of Crimea for voting to annex the peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, calling the move...

Saudi women will drive but face bumpy road to empowerment

AFP | Mervat Bukhari, a force of nature draped head-to-toe in Islamic niqab, braved insults and taunts to become the first Saudi woman to work...

UN tested with elusive Syria truce

AFP | A ceasefire resolution for Syria has failed to take hold as Syrian forces, backed by Russia, make gains in Eastern Ghouta. The question...

Right-wing parties opposed to FARC peace deal lead Colombia vote

AFP | Right-wing parties opposed to a peace deal with the FARC won historic elections in Colombia Sunday but fell short of a majority in...

Austria marks 80 years since annexation by Hitler

AFP | Austria on Monday marks the 80th anniversary of its annexation by Nazi Germany, with the country's President Alexander Van der Bellen urging young...

China sidelined in US-North Korea talks?

AFP | When China called on the United States to engage in direct talks with North Korea, it probably never imagined it would be absent...

Putin: Russia’s post-Soviet Tsar

AFP | Vladimir Putin, who is set to extend his long rule to 2024 in Russia's presidential election on Sunday, has stamped his total authority...

Chinese drones adding to the North Korean arsenal

AFP | Wang Dewen's daughter-in-law says the Chinese businessman could be dead. His wife claims he is travelling. But they are sure of one thing:...

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