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Somalia seeks to end military pact with UAE amid diplomatic spat

The Somali government on Wednesday said it will end the United Arab Emirates (UAE) funding for its soldiers amid diplomatic spat after the seizure of millions of dollars from a plane chartered by Emirati diplomats to transport the cash to Mogadishu.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 9:25:42

Austria sets up consulate general in China's Chengdu

Austria has set up a consulate general in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen attending the opening ceremony Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 8:37:32

Moroccan king, French president pledge deepening of bilateral ties

The Moroccan King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the situation of the Middle East in Paris on Tuesday, according to a statement from the king's office
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/11 9:01:07

Trump talks with Britain's May on Syria

US President Donald Trump spoke over phone on Tuesday with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Syria, as the possibility of US military actions against Syria was looming large.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/11 8:45:13

US says DPRK ready to discuss denuclearization: report

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has told the United States that it was ready to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula at the planned meeting between the two countries' leaders, media reports said Sunday citing US officials.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/9 10:23:12

China, Austria agree to establish friendly strategic partnership

Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen agreed Sunday to establish a Sino-Austrian friendly strategic partnership and advance bilateral pragmatic cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/9 10:13:47

Indian Foreign Secretary visits Bangladesh to discuss ties, PM meeting

Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale arrived in here on Sunday to hold talks with senior Bangladeshi officials on a host of bilateral and regional issues.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/9 8:33:41

Pakistani PM expresses support for Afghan-led peace process

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi who paid a day-long visit to Afghan capital Kabul on Friday assured Islamabad's support for the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process to make the national reconciliation efforts succeed in the insurgency-plagued country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 22:58:48

Free trade talks between Indonesia, Australia expected to complete by August

Negotiation of free trade agreements between Indonesia and Australia is expected to be completed by August of this year, Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution said here on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 19:19:46

Nepali PM arrives in India for visit

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli arrived in New Delhi on Friday for a three-day visit.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 17:29:18

Pakistani PM visits Afghanistan to discuss peace process, bilateral ties

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived here on Friday and was warmly received at the Presidential Palace by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 15:45:28

Tripartite talks on Ethiopia's Nile dam suspended in Khartoum sans agreement

Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour on Friday announced suspension of the tripartite talks between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia without reaching a consensual solution regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 15:38:18

UN chief calls China pillar of multilateral system

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said here Thursday that China has been very active in global governance of all forms and a pillar of the multilateral system, ahead of his trip to China to attend the annual Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) conference.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 13:15:46

New Zealand PM to pay first official visit to Europe

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will travel to Europe next week for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London and meet with her counterparts in Paris and Berlin from April 16 to April 23, a statement said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 10:19:45

Trump talks with Saudi king over phone on Yemen, Syria

US President Donald Trump has talked by phone with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, discussing issues concerning Yemen, Syria and the Gulf disputes, said the White House on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/4 10:20:00

What to make of a China in a New Era

China is in a new era. The recent annual sessions of the National People's Congress(NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC) were in the lime lights of the world media. The election of new national leadership, adoption of Constitutional amendments, and a new round of national institutional reform have all combined to setting new milestones for the country on its way forward. One may wonder what are the implications to the rest, especially this part of the world?
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/3 19:14:22

S. Korea, DPRK agree to hold summit on April 27 in Panmunjom

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed to hold the third inter-Korean summit on April 27 in the truce village of Panmunjom, Seoul's unification ministry said Thursday after a high-level dialogue between the two sides.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/29 14:04:53

US experts say future of US-Iranian relations looks bleak

Mistrust between Washington and Tehran tends to reach a higher level under the current US administration, which will further raise the risk of miscalculation and the chances of escalation when an incident occurs, said US experts.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/29 11:11:15