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Turkey rejects Russia's call for dialogue with Syria over Afrin issue

Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin rejected on Wednesday the possibility of any political dialogue between Ankara and Damascus, which is suggested by Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:35:26

Former Georgia's president banned from entering Ukraine: media

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been banned from entering Ukraine for three years, Interfax-Ukraine news agency said Wednesday, citing Saakashvili's lawyer Ruslan Chornolutsky.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:26:12

UN chief stresses importance of crisis prevention

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday underscored the importance of the proactive approach of prevention instead of responding to crises.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:25:37

Russia to counter unfair US competition in defense industry

Russia will hedge against the risks in the defense industry market caused by unfair competition of the United States, the Kremlin said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:23:32

Macron urges truce in Syria's Eastern Ghouta after bombardment escalation

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for a truce in Syria's eastern Ghouta district to facilitate evacuation of civilians and access to humanitarian aid in the rebel-held enclave.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:13:40

Cambodia PM warns to veto ASEAN-Australia joint statement if it interferes in country's internal affairs

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen warned on Wednesday to veto an upcoming ASEAN-Australia joint statement if there is any interference in Cambodia's internal affairs from Australia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 18:17:23

US says DPRK cancels meeting with Pence at Winter Olympics

US Vice President Mike Pence was set to meet with officials from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) during the Winter Olympics in South Korea but Pyongyang canceled the meeting, US media reported Tuesday, citing Pence's office.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 12:26:28

Russian bombers conduct air patrol over Sea of Japan

Two Russian strategic bombers conducted an air patrol over the Sea of Japan, local news reported Wednesday, quoting the Russian Defense Ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 12:26:03

US adds Ansarul Islam to terrorist list

The United States on Tuesday added Ansarul Islam, an alleged Burkina Faso-based terrorist group, to its list of global terrorists.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 7:11:31

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over killing of boy

Pakistan on Tuesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh and lodged formal protest over the recent ceasefire violations, resulting in the killing of an eight-year-old boy along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 18:56:58

DPRK official: Possible to co-host Asian Games with ROK

The DPRK is "possible" to jointly hold the 2021 Asian Winter Games with the Republic of Korea (ROK), a DPRK official said on Tuesday, according to ROK's Yonhap news agency.
Source: CGTN | 2018/2/20 13:46:10

US state of Pennsylvania's new electoral map sparks gerrymandering debate

The Supreme Court of the US State of Pennsylvania on Monday released a new congressional district map, which has generated a gerrymandering debate because it may sway results in the upcoming midterm elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 13:35:04

US fighter jet dumps fuel tanks into lake after engine fire in N. Japan

An F-16 fighter jet belonging to the US Misawa Airbase in northern Japan caught fire shortly after taking off on Tuesday morning, the Japanese Defense Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 12:29:25

Russia, Turkey to enhance cooperation in Syria under Astana format

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to strengthen cooperation under the Astana agreements to promote the Syrian peace process, the Kremlin said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 10:50:31

Bulgarian, Hungarian PMs call for infrastructural integration of Balkans into EU

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his visiting Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban on Monday said road and rail infrastructure of Balkan countries should be integrated into that of the European Union (EU).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 3:25:31

Iran, India sign major agreements to expand economic ties

Iran and India signed nine agreements on Saturday to expand bilateral economic ties, with focus on the development and utilization of Iran's strategic Chabahar Port.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 10:53:51

US Alaska state seeks more collaboration with China

The Chinese community in Alaska state in the US northwesternmost region is well prepared for an opportunity of marking the Chinese Lunar New Year with Alaska Governor Bill Walker, who is seeking more collaboration between his state and China, a leader of an overseas Chinese association said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 10:52:58

Multilateralism, cooperation the only way for sustainable security

As state leaders, officials and experts are discussing the world's major political issues at the ongoing Munich Security Conference (MSC), it is of great importance to stress the role of multilateralism in addressing security issues.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 9:51:57