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US, Qatar reach understandings on civil aviation

US State Department said Tuesday that the United States and Qatar Monday reached a set of understandings on civil aviation aimed at ensuring a level playing field in the global aviation sector.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 10:19:58

UN Security Council renews sanctions against Central African Republic

The UN Security Council on Tuesday extended sanctions against the Central African Republic (CAR) for another year till Jan. 31, 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 9:59:01

Kuwaiti, Yemeni FMs reiterate political solution to Yemen crisis

The Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and his visiting Yemeni counterpart Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi on Tuesday reiterated the importance of peaceful solution to the Yemen crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 9:57:27

Syrian talks in Sochi create committee to discuss revising constitution

A committee was formed at the Syrian peace talks held in Russia's Sochi on Tuesday, with an aim to discuss revision of the current Syrian constitution.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 9:15:41

Morocco hosts high-level meeting on boosting economic growth in Arab world

Morocco hosted a high-level conference on exploring efficient policies to spur economic growth and inclusiveness in the Arab world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 8:55:43

Putin says Moscow still ready to mend ties with US despite 'Kremlin list'

Russia is still ready to mend ties with the United States despite the prospect of new sanctions brought by Washington's newly released "Kremlin list," Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 8:46:04

CIA director expects Russia will try to target US midterm elections

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Russia will target US midterm elections later this year as part of the Kremlin's attempt to influence domestic politics across the West.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/30 23:18:40

Greek, Israeli leaders attend foundation ceremony for Holocaust museum

"Never again," said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and visiting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday during the foundation ceremony for the construction of a Holocaust Museum in the city of Thessaloniki in northern Greece.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 23:17:18

Putin says US 'oligarch list' is an unfriendly act

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the release of a US list of Russian businesspeople close to the Kremlin was an unfriendly act, but Moscow did not currently plan to retaliate.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/30 23:08:40

US releases 'Putin list' of Russians eligible for sanctions

The United States has published a long-awaited list of Russian officials and business leaders eligible for sanctions for alleged meddling in the US presidential elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 17:18:42

Washington says Russia's intercept of US navy plane 'unsafe'

The US State Department said Monday that a Russian SU-27 engaged in an "unsafe interaction" with a US EP-3 aircraft in the international airspace over the Black Sea earlier on the same day.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 14:28:48

US special envoy for DPRK to visit Japan, S. Korea

The US State Department Monday said its special envoy for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will visit Japan and South Korea from Feb. 1-6.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 14:18:36

African leaders dismiss French report of China 'spying' on AU headquarters

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Monday rejected a French media report that alleged China was spying on the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 11:27:09

State Department says Russian military plane engaged in 'unsafe interaction' with US aircraft

US State Department said Monday that a Russian SU-27 engaged in an "unsafe interaction" with a US EP-3 aircraft in the international airspace over the Black Sea earlier on the same day.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 11:09:24

France stays away from Syria talks in Sochi

As a new Russia-brokered negotiation to resolve the crisis in Syria kicked off in the Black Sea resort of Sochi Monday, France said it would not attend, stressing that the UN-led talks in Geneva are "the only legitimate framework for the settlement of the Syrian crisis."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 10:00:34

Turkey's expanded operation in Afrin risks clashes with US troops: expert

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed Sunday to clean the long border with Syria of "terrorists," a move that could increase the risk of a potential confrontation between Turkish and US troops in the war-torn country, said local experts.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 9:55:26

NAFTA 6th round talks conclude with progress

Canada, the United States and Mexico concluded Monday their sixth round of North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA) negotiations in Montreal with a chapter of anti-corruption but still at odds on other key issues.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 9:46:39

France calls for restraint in Yemen, urges dialogue

France expressed concerns on Monday over escalating violence in Yemen, calling rival factions to "engage in dialogue" so as to not "hinder the resolution of the crisis," the country's foreign ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 9:44:14