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France's Macron tells Netanyahu 'to give chance' to peace

French President Emmanuel Macron told visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to give chance to peace process in the Middle East by taking "courageous gestures" toward Palestinians to end the deadlock.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/11 7:20:42

Egypt's Sisi invites Abbas for talks to tackle Jerusalem crisis

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi invited his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas for talks in Cairo on Monday over the issue of Jerusalem, the Egyptian presidential spokesman said in a statement on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/11 7:20:13

Ambassadors of Western countries concerned about Libya's human rights violations

The ambassadors of major Western countries to Libya on Sunday expressed deep concern about the human rights violations in the war-torn country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/11 7:15:38

UN political chief stresses urgency of reducing tensions on Korean Peninsula

The UN's political chief on Saturday stressed the urgency of reducing tensions on the Korean Peninsula after finishing his four-day visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/10 8:24:17

Iraq, Turkey keen to upgrade Iran's aging gas stations

Iraq and Turkey are in talks with Iran to improve and upgrade the latter's aging gas stations, Financial Tribune daily reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/10 7:28:33

Pilot, 2 Chinese trainees presumably dead after plane crash in Florida

One pilot and two Chinese trainees are thought to have died after their plane crashed into a lake in the US state of Florida Friday, reports have said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/10 7:27:39

UN Security Council condemns attack on peacekeepers in DRC

The Security Council on Friday condemned "in the strongest terms" an attack on UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that killed 15 Tanzanian blue helmets and five DRC soldiers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 10:19:19

Pakistan, Afghanistan to form joint working groups to boost cooperation

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said Friday that the country would form five joint working groups with Afghanistan to boost cooperation in different areas including security and intelligence sharing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 10:16:40

UK disapproves of US decision on Jerusalem, has no plans to move embassy

A British envoy said Friday that his country does not agree with the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and has no plans to move the British Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 8:11:55

Trump decision on Jerusalem contradicts int'l law and Security Council resolutions: Swedish envoy

US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital is against international law and Security Council resolutions, said a Swedish UN envoy on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 7:29:10

Russia welcomes "professional dialogue" with US on INF Treaty: Russian FM

Russia is ready to work with the United States on issues regarding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty via professional dialogue, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 7:28:35

Italy to maintain embassy to Israel in Tel Aviv: envoy

Italian envoy to the United Nations told the Security Council on Friday that Italy will maintain its embassy to Israel in Tel Aviv.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 7:27:57

Major powers call for respect of disassociation policy in Lebanon

Major powers gathered here on Friday and agreed on the necessity to respect the disassociation policy in Lebanon where they said a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran risks dragging the country and region into serious a political row.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 7:26:57

Erdogan, Putin to meet in Ankara next week

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Ankara on Dec. 11 on the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish presidential spokesman said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 7:21:29

EU, Japan finalize negotiations of economic partnership agreement

The European Union (EU) and Japan on Friday finalized the negotiations of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said via social media site.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 0:05:53

EU, Japan conclude world’s largest free trade agreement

The European Union and Japan concluded negotiations on a free trade deal to create the world's largest open economic area, signaling their rejection of the more protectionist stance of US President Donald Trump.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/8 23:08:40

Myanmar president to visit Japan

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw will pay an official visit to Japan soon to strengthen bilateral relations, said an official announcement Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/8 9:59:19

Erdogan, Putin say Trump's Jerusalem decision harms regional peace, stability

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed on Thursday the latest developments in Jerusalem over the phone, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/8 8:57:48