The World Trade Organization says Taiwan and Thailand have joined an agreement reached last week to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products.
The European Union has moved to recognize halloumi, or hellim in Turkish, as a protected cheese from both sides of the Greek-Turkish divided island of Cyprus and lauds it as a symbolic step toward further reunification.
The Middle East's biggest sea port is growing.
Egypt's Health Ministry says a fire at a furniture factory east of Cairo has killed 19 people and injured 22.
Iran's foreign minister says "high-level" talks will soon be launched with the European Union following a nuclear agreement reached with world powers earlier this month.