Vietnam, Australia issue sea statement

China called on joint efforts to safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea, after Australia and Vietnam issued a statement claiming their "concerns" over the situation in the sea.

Indonesia battles fake news as elections loom

Indonesia is battling a wave of fake news and online hate speech ahead of presidential elections in 2019, as a string of arrests underscore fears it could crack open social and religious fault lines in the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

In memory of the missing

A child is seen having a plane drawn on his face at the 4th Annual MH370 Remembrance event at Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malasyia, on Saturday. The purpose of the event is to gather the people to stand in solidarity and ...

Boeing's new 737 MAX 7 aircraft completes successful maiden flight

U.S. top aerospace manufacturer Boeing Company announced Friday the successful test flight of its new 737 MAX 7 airplane, which is put on track for delivery in 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 22:55:35

AU extraordinary summit kicks off with expectation of launching continental free trade area

Quartey Kwesi, deputy chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, speaks at a meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the AU in Kigali, Rwanda, on March 17, 2018. African leaders are expected to sign an agreement that will launch the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at an extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU) kicked off here on Saturday. The summit started Saturday with a meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the AU, a preparatory meeting of the heads of state and government summit.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 21:39:21

3 killed, 4 injured as suicide bombing rocks Kabul

At least three people have been confirmed dead and four others injured in a suicide bombing that rocked Despechari locality in 9th precinct of Kabul city, capital of Afghanistan, on Saturday, spokesman for Public Health Ministry Wahid Majroh said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 20:08:21

Death toll rises to 10 in plane crash in Philippines

Ten people were killed after a six-seater light plane crashed into a house in northern Philippines on Saturday, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 19:58:01

China hands over disaster risk reduction projects to Malawi communities

China has handed over projects to disaster-prone regions of Malawi to help them build resilience and reduce effects of the disasters.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 19:43:47

S. African ex-President Zuma to be prosecuted for corruption

South Africa's chief prosecutor said on Friday former President Jacob Zuma would face 16 charges which includes fraud, racketeering and corruption.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 7:35:39

China's aid helps improve living conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon: minister

Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Pierre Bou Assi on Friday commended China for helping improve the living conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon through providing humanitarian aid.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 16:37:53

Will Trump's recent firings prompt more hardline foreign policy?

With US President Donald Trump's recent sacking of several key administration officials, experts are asking whether this will result in a more hawkish US foreign policy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 14:29:49

US hosts meetings with ROK, Japan to prepare for Trump-Kim meeting

US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan on Friday met separately with South Korean and Japanese foreign ministers to coordinate stances in preparation for the upcoming Trump-Kim meeting.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 14:27:54

LatAm slams US steel, aluminum tariffs

Countries in Latin America this week have expressed deep concern about US President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports while seeking exemption ahead of the negotiation deadline on March 23.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 14:26:13

Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe fired shortly before retirement

Former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Andrew McCabe was fired by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday, shortly before his retirement, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 10:41:04

Abe, gov't in hot water as more evidence comes to light about state's influence in shady Moritomo deal

Along with the admission this week that the Finance Ministry knowingly tampered with government documents to distance itself from a cronyism scandal involving the cut-price sale of state land to a nationalist school operator, the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now under further scrutiny following the latest revelations from a contractor connected to the shady deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 9:04:52

Islam "not part of Germany": Interior Minister Seehofer

Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has reinvigorated a long-standing debate over the position of Muslims in German society with comments made during an interview with the newspaper "BILD" on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 9:03:34