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Harry and Meghan to head Down Under later this year: palace

AFP | Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan will visit Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand later this year for their first overseas tour...

Taliban launch attacks as Afghan government ceasefire starts

AFP | Taliban fighters killed a governor and took control of his district as clashes broke out across Afghanistan despite the start of a government...

A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

AFP | Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and...

Saudi women rev up motorbikes as end to driving ban nears

AFP | Even a year ago, it would have been hard to imagine -- Saudi women clad in skinny jeans and Harley-Davidson T-shirts, revving motorbikes...

Erdogan opens new pipeline to pump Azerbaijan gas to Europe

AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday opened a new gas pipeline that will pump Caspian gas from energy-rich Azerbaijan across Anatolia to...

Six things we learned from historic US-N.Korea summit

AFP | US President Donald Trump hailed his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un as a "very great day in the history of the...

Erdogan opens new pipeline to pump Azerbaijan gas to Europe

AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday opened a new gas pipeline that will pump Caspian gas from energy-rich Azerbaijan across Anatolia to...

Taliban launch attacks as Afghan government ceasefire starts

AFP | Taliban fighters killed a governor and took control of his district as clashes broke out across Afghanistan despite the start of a government...

Six things we learned from historic US-N.Korea summit

AFP | US President Donald Trump hailed his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un as a "very great day in the history of the...

Iraq accuses other oil producers of exceeding quotas

News Desk | Iraq on Monday accused other oil-producing countries of extracting more barrels of crude than agreed by OPEC and its partners, ahead of...

‘Incredibles 2’ set to break more records for Disney

AFP | After a glut of lucrative box office juggernauts from its Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney is looking to break more records with "Incredibles 2,"...

Warm words from North Korea on Cold War frontier

AFP | On the world's last Cold War frontier, where troops have long faced off at the truce village that divides the two Koreas, propaganda...

N. Korea media herald Kim’s Singapore stroll

AFP | North Korea's state media lauded Singapore Tuesday as they highlighted Kim Jong Un's visit to some of its top tourist attractions. A few hours...

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas spotted together at JFK airport

News Analysis | Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ rumoured affair has grabbed the headlines and has left their fans extremely excited. Even though the two...

Mercedes needs a wake-up call, says team boss

AFP | Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team need a ‘wake-up call’ after a weekend of mistakes at the Canadian Grand Prix, according to team chief Toto...

Bollywood star Chopra apologises over ‘Quantico’ Hindu terror plot

AFP | Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra apologised Sunday after a furore over a US TV series that showed her uncovering a terror plot hatched by...

Waking up the neighbours: Indonesia’s Ramadan alarm clocks

AFP | Most of Jakarta is fast asleep at 2:00 am, but for Fajar Ramadan and his pint-sized comrades it's time to wake up the...

Years after IS, Syrian Kurds rebuild Kobane alone

AFP | After giving up on getting help from Syrian Kurdish authorities, Ahmed Saleh relied on relatives abroad to repair his home in Kobane after...

Xi Jinping and Putin meet as US tensions brings them closer

AFP | Chinese President Xi Jinping treated Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to a state visit on Friday as the neighbouring giants forge closer ties in...

Who’s getting this? North Korea’s summit bill

AFP | North Korea has a habit of making others pick up its overseas travel tabs, and experts say either Singapore or South Korea is...

Iran defiant as it holds day of anti-Israel protests

AFP | Iran held its annual day of protest against Israel on Friday, determined to show defiance at a time of mounting pressure from the...

Trump-Kim creations on the menu as Singapore chefs mark summit

AFP | From "El Trumpo" and "Rocket Man" tacos to the "Bromance" cocktail, restaurants and bars in food-crazy Singapore are rolling out weird and wonderful...

China’s ZTE vows to clean up its act following US deal

AFP | China's ZTE has pledged to dish out internal punishments and address flaws in its corporate culture after Washington and Beijing reached a deal...

Trump’s brash diplomacy faces summit tests

AFP | President Donald Trump embarks Friday on four days of summitry that could tip the world toward trade war or nuclear peace, and perhaps...

Google faces EU anti-trust fines over Android: sources

AFP | The EU's powerful antitrust authority is set to decide in the coming weeks that Google unfairly punishes rivals of its Android mobile phone...

Trump says letter from Kim was ‘warm’

AFP | US President Donald Trump said Thursday that a letter he received last week from Kim Jong Un was "warm," and added that he...

Israel says medic killed in Gaza was ‘human shield’

AFP | Israel on Thursday said that a Palestinian medical volunteer shot dead during violence along the Gaza border had agreed to serve as a...

Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban for Eid

AFP | Afghanistan announced Thursday an apparently unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though operations against other groups...

Facebook admits privacy settings ‘bug’ affecting 14 million users

AFP | Facebook acknowledged Thursday a software glitch that changed the settings of some 14 million users, potentially making some posts public even if they...

New BlackBerry phone aims to revive faded brand

AFP | BlackBerry is a line of smartphones, tablets, and services originally designed and marketed by Canadian company BlackBerry Limited. There's a new BlackBerry smartphone,...

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