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New role for wife of North Korea’s Kim: First Lady

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given his young, stylish wife the title of First Lady in what analysts say is a major boost to her status ahead of back-to-back summits with South Korea and the United States.

Morocco’s child maids suffer like ‘slaves’

"Even a pet animal is better treated," sobs 17-year-old Fatima, one of thousands of young girls exploited and too often abused while working as housemaids for unscrupulous employers in Morocco.

Trump allies praise Syria strikes as Moscow seethes

US President Donald Trump and his allies in Britain and France on Saturday hailed their joint surgical strikes in Syria over the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons, and warned Damascus that another such attack would be met with…

Trump, May not invited to royal wedding

US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May have not been invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle, British media reported on Tuesday.

China enforces ban on online Bible sales

Bibles have been pulled from Chinese online retailers in "recent days", merchants told AFP on Friday, as Communist authorities ramp up control over religious worship.

Duterte appoints Wesmincom head as AFP chief

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointrd Western Mindanao Command chief Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez as the next chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Malacañang said Thursday (April 5).

Massive crystal meth seizure on Thai border

Thai authorities have seized two massive hauls of crystal methamphetamine near border regions this week, officials said Tuesday, highlighting the kingdom's role as a pipeline for drugs flooding through Southeast Asia.

AFP to stay alert on Holy Week despite absence of threats

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will continue implementing appropriate security measures to fully secure the country during the Holy Week despite the absence of major security threats against the annual religious observation.

Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

Russians were voting Sunday in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth Kremlin term but slammed by the opposition as a sham as tensions with Britain escalated over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent.