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Turkey, Iraq agree on opening new border gate

Turkey and Iraq have reached an agreement on opening a new border gate, Turkish Customs and Trade Minister Bulent Tufenkci said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/27 9:04:32

UN concerned over humanitarian situation of S. Sudanese refugees in Khartoum

The United Nations on Thursday expressed concern over humanitarian situation of thousands of South Sudanese refugees who have recently been relocated from their camps in Khartoum.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/27 8:57:56

UN Security Council voices concern over tension in Iraq

The UN Security Council on Thursday voiced concern over "increased tensions and reports of violence" between Iraqi federal forces and Kurdish militants, and called for dialogue for the sake of Iraqi unity.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/27 8:57:02

UN's Syria envoy calls for stepped up efforts in solving Syrian crisis

The UN's top envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on Thursday called for stepped up political engagement among key players to support the Geneva process which aims at solving the Syrian crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/27 8:56:26

US imposes new sanctions on DPRK individuals, entities

The US Department of Treasury on Thursday issued new sanctions on seven individuals and three entities of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) over what it called human rights abuses.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/27 8:51:30

UN-Americas action plan seeks to strengthen protection of human rights defenders

The United Nations human rights office and its counterpart in the Americas have launched a new and deeper cooperation plan to address one of the most pressing problems in that region, the protection of human rights defenders.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/27 8:49:41

Singapore PM says 11 TPP members expect to "work something out"

The 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) members hope to still work out before an agreement becomes dead, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/26 11:13:21

EU deploys team to observe elections in Nepal

A 10-member team deployed by the European Union (EU) has arrived here on Wednesday to observe the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies scheduled for Nov. 26 and Dec. 7, the EU said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/26 9:59:08

China, Cuba sign agreements to expand economic, trade ties

China and Cuba on Wednesday signed five cooperation and legal agreements, which reaffirm the willingness of both nations to strengthen and expand their economic and trade relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/26 9:43:42

Islamic states gather in Morocco to outline sustainable growth goals

Ministers of the Islamic states gathered in the Moroccan capital Rabat on Wednesday to discuss cooperation on achieving sustainable development goals.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/26 9:20:41

Turkey, Iraq join forces against Kurdish independence bid

Turkey and Iraq declared on Wednesday their willingness to boost bilateral cooperation and join forces against northern Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), following last month independence referendum.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/26 9:18:53

B&R Initiative "positive" for Asian countries: Singapore PM

The China-proposed Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative is "positive" for Asian countries, said visiting Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/26 9:17:54

Putin, Steinmeier agree to improve Russian-German ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed readiness on Wednesday to improve bilateral relations amid divergences.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/26 9:16:45

China's Hainan Airlines launches direct flight from Shanghai to Brussels

China's carrier Hainan Airlines on Wednesday launched its first non-stop flight between Shanghai and Brussels.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/26 9:15:37

6 IS members killed by US airstrikes in central Yemen

US airstrikes have killed on Wednesday six Islamic State (IS) militants in Yemen's central province of al-Bayda, a military official told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/26 9:11:03

India defends ties with N.Korea

India's foreign minister defended the country's ties with North Korea and Iran during talks on Wednesday while the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson aimed to build robust relations between the two giant democracies.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/25 23:03:40

US, Singapore pledge closer ties on economy, defense, counter-terrorism

The United States and Singapore have pledged to continue strengthening cooperation on economy, defense and counter-terrorism, according to a joint statement released by the White House on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/25 13:55:01

Pakistan tells US to review its policies in Afghanistan

Foreign Minister of Pakistan Khwaja Muhammad Asif said that Pakistan has told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the United States should review its policies in Afghanistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/25 13:54:37