AMMAN, Aug 22 (Bernama) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday asked Muslim countries to increase cooperation with each other, Turkey's Anadolu Agency reported.

BANGKOK, Aug 22 (Bernama) -- The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is upgrading all close circuit televisions (CCTVs) installed in the capital to be automatically connected with its all control centres and police stations, the Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

SAN SALVADOR, Aug 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-UNNS) -- El Salvador is suffering a 'hidden tragedy' due to gang-related violence, an independent United Nations human rights expert said, urging national authorities to intensify efforts to help and protect people affected by gangs.

FUZHOU, Aug 22 (Bernama) -- Hato, the 13th typhoon this year, has forced the evacuation of more than 4,000 people, as it moves towards China's southeast coast, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

BAGHDAD, Aug 22 (Bernama) -- The United Nations urged better care for thousands of women and girls who survived sexual violence by Daesh group, China's Xinhua news agency reported citing Iraq state media.

SANTIAGO, Aug 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-EFE) -- The Chilean government has rejected plans for a $2.5 billion mining mega-project in the northern region of Coquimbo that would have had a negative environmental impact on an area that is home to 80 percent of the world's Humboldt penguins.

MONTEVIDEO, Aug 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR) -- Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez has reiterated his government's commitment to continue the legalized sale of recreational cannabis in pharmacies, despite protests by banks worried about running afoul of international regulations.