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The United Nations said Wednesday that representatives of Libyan leaders had been invited for talks next week in Algeria as part of efforts to resolve their country's conflict. "The United Nations Support Mission in Libya announces that a...
Qatar's economy is predicted to grow by seven percent in 2015, as it forges ahead with huge infrastructure investment despite the slump in oil prices, leading economists said Wednesday.   The figure compares with estimated growth of 6.5...
With a smartphone that slots together piece by piece like Lego, US Internet giant Google is trying to reinvent the mobile as most phone makers are honing sleeker handsets. The company aims to challenge its rival Apple's thin iPhones with the...
Australia will send more troops to Iraq to help train local security forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Tuesday.   The deployment of 300 Australian troops to the Taji military base...
Madonna wants to "sit down and have a drink" with France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen to hear out the woman she once demonised on stage by showing a picture of her with a swastika on her forehead. The American singer -- who only...
One of the men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that shocked the world has said he blames the victim for "roaming around at night".   The comments are made in a documentary to be screened on International...
India’s top diplomat visits Pakistan on Tuesday for the first meeting with his counterpart since New Delhi called off talks last year aimed at easing the rivals’ many disputes.   Tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours have...
More than a third of French voters believe the country’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen “embodies French republican values”, according to a shock poll for left-leaning newspaper Libération published just weeks before key regional...
A solar-powered plane made a third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates on Monday ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy.   Organizers hope that Solar Impulse 2 may head off around the globe as early...
Greece will speed up its reform proposals to its international creditors to unlock vital loans, its finance minister said Tuesday.   "[On 9 March] I will submit a folder of six proposals and discuss with our peers which ones can be...