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Japan to withdraw SDF from S. Sudan in May

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that the country will withdraw its Self-Defense Force from a UN mission in South Sudan by the end of May.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/10 20:53:05

Strengthening relations

With Iran about to step into the Iranian New Year on March 21, the Global Times reporter Lu Wen'ao (GT) spoke to Iranian Ambassador to China Ali Asghar Khaji (Khaji) in an exclusive interview about developments in the China-Iran partnership in 2016 and what joint efforts the two sides can make in 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 22:18:39

Iran seeks boost of ties with France: FM

France is a major political and trade partner of Iran and Tehran seeks to boost ties with Paris in diverse areas, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/4 22:35:39

China voices concern over ROK-US joint military drill

China has expressed its serious concern to parties involved in the joint military drill by the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United States, which brought the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and other US strategic assets to the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/3 22:06:48

Afghan envoy hopes Pakistan to partially open border for sick, women, elder

Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal expressed Saturday his hope that Pakistan could partially open the two countries' border for Afghan sick, women, elders as well as Afghans who are stranded in Pakistan with valid visas later the day.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/25 18:16:22

Saudi FM arrives in Baghdad on official visit

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister arrived on Saturday in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on an official visit, an Iraqi foreign minister official told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/25 18:14:35

Abe, Trump to hold 1st summit meeting on Feb.10

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump on Saturday agreed to hold their first summit meeting in Washington on Feb.10, said Abe here after telephone talks with Trump on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/29 19:01:58

Rouhani criticizes Trump's plan to restrict immigration, travel to US

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday criticized new United States plan for visa ban on some nations and building wall in the border with Mexico.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/29 18:21:16

Putin, Trump express willingness to cooperate: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump agreed to stabilize and deepen bilateral cooperation during a phone conversation on Saturday, the Kremlin said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/29 9:08:53

US, Indian leaders pledge cooperation in fighting terrorism

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed Tuesday that the two countries will stand shoulder to shoulder in the global fight against terrorism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/25 10:33:48

Aussie diplomat backs calls for China to join Trans-Pacific Partnership

Australia's High Commissioner to Britain and former Foreign Minister Alexander Downer Wednesday backed calls for China to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal, following US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the agreement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/25 10:32:39

German Ambassador’s views on future world order

NATO is obsolete; Angela Merkel's open-door policy toward undocumented migrants is a "catastrophic mistake." Mr Donald Trump has never been diplomatic when he opines on Germany and EU. Now that he has been sworn in the president, right-wing politicians in Germany and Europ are much invigorated. Global Times reporter Zhang Xin (GT)spoke to German Ambassador to China Michael Clauss in an exclusive interview about how the China-German partnership will develop in a new situation and what joint efforts can the two sides make in 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 21:08:39

UN Security Council condemns destruction of cultural heritage in Syria

The United Nations (UN) Security Council on Friday condemned the destruction of cultural heritage in Syria by the Islamic State (IS) extremist group, "including targeted destruction of religious sites and objects."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/21 19:46:48

Japan's Abe stresses US alliance, calls for constitutional change in policy speech

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a policy speech on Friday at the opening of a 150-day ordinary session of the National Diet, in which he stressed the importance of US-Japan alliance while calling for changing the pacifist Constitution.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/21 0:05:58

Abbas delays Paris trip citing agenda full

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has postponed his visit to France ahead of the Sunday's international peace conference in Paris, a senior Palestinian diplomat told Xinhua on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/13 21:43:41

US envoy lauds China for efforts on advancing ties

Although China and the US have had leadership transitions and witnessed ups and downs, they have never given up their shared goal of creating a better future, said the US ambassador to China in an article published in People's Daily on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/12 22:23:39

Singapore condemns attack at nightclub in Istanbul: MFA

Singapore condemns the attack at a popular nightclub in Istanbul on the first day of 2017 which has resulted in the loss of many lives and injuries, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in a statement on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/1 15:27:25

Top DPRK leader says to further strengthen nuclear capabilities if US nuclear threat continues

Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un said Sunday in a televised New Year address that the DPRK will continue to strengthen national defense including nuclear capabilities as long as the nuclear threat from the United States exists.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/1 15:24:10