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Tunisian president to attend AU-EU Summit in Ivory Coast

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi will take part in the 5th edition of the African Union - EU summit, scheduled for November 29-30 in Abidjan, the Presidency of the Tunisian Republic announced Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/28 8:41:58

UN Security Council calls for progress in Geneva talks for Syria

The UN Security Council on Monday called for progress in the UN-brokered Geneva talks between the Syrian government and the opposition.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/28 8:39:57

Syrian gov't has not yet confirmed participation in Geneva peace talks: UN envoy

The United Nations (UN) special envoy for Syria, Staffan De Mistura, said Monday that the Syrian government had not committed to attending the next round of peace talks due to start Tuesday, where both sides are expected to be ready to negotiate.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/28 8:39:13

US airstrike kills IS terrorist in Somalia

A US airstrike killed one terrorist in northeastern Somalia on Monday, military officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/28 8:38:23

Macron to boost flagging influence on Africa tour as Mali leader urges 'reset' in ties

French President Emmanuel Macron will tour Africa this week to try to boost France's flagging influence on the continent and convince young people eyeing Europe's shores they have a future at home.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/27 23:03:39

China, US to drive higher oil demand in 2018: expert

Chinese and US demand for petrochemicals will drive the global demand for oil next year, expert said on Monday at the three-day Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association Forum.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 21:58:08

Russian bombers hit IS targets in eastern Syria

Six long-range TU-22M3 bombers on Sunday launched airstrikes on targets of Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the province of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 7:32:18

Turkey flies flags at half-mast to mourn 305 dead in Egypt mosque attack

Flags will fly at half-mast at Turkish representations in the country and abroad, the Prime Ministry declared in a written statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 2:58:03

Israel condemns deadly mosque attack in Egypt's North Sinai

Israel on Saturday strongly condemned the Friday deadly attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, which claimed the lives of at least 305 people.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/26 7:34:44

Kyrgyzstan to deepen relations with China, says new president

Kyrgyzstan will deepen relations with China in the spirit of good-neighborliness and strategic partnership, the new President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said here Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 16:48:45

US to send 6 stealth fighter jets to S. Korea for joint drill: media

The US military will send six stealth fighter jets to South Korea next month for a joint air force exercise, local broadcaster YTN reported Friday citing South Korea's Air Force.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 15:33:07

Experts seek more innovations to boost global healthcare

Healthcare experts on Thursday sought more innovations in healthcare delivery to address the most pressing global health challenges
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 8:12:50

Bright but bad future: light pollution rises on a global scale

Researchers said on Wednesday that satellite data showed that Earth's artificial lighting of the outdoor surface at night grew by about 2 percent annually in brightness and area from 2012 to 2016, underscoring concerns about the ecological effects of light pollution on people and animals.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/23 22:38:40

UN nuclear agency says inspectors given access to all Iranian sites

The UN nuclear agency Thursday said Tehran has given UN inspectors access to all the nuclear sites they needed to visit to implement the nuclear safeguard regime in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 20:24:41

Aussie experts call on gov't to set ambitious emissions target

Australian academics and business leaders have urged the nation's politicians to adopt an ambitious emissions reduction target (ERT).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 10:37:00

Access to energy must be expanded for LDCs to escape poverty trap: UN report

Expanding access to adequate, reliable and affordable sources of modern energy is essential if the world's poorest nations are to escape the poverty trap, a United Nations report said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 8:11:02

Only nearly half of world's 50 busiest airports completely prohibit smoking: study

Only 23 of the world's 50 busiest airports, including five of the 10 busiest airports, completely prohibit smoking indoors, a new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 8:07:57

Uber paid hackers $100,000 to cover up massive data breach: company

Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/22 22:38:41