‘We can do it’

Syrian student Moataz Ghannam believes many Germans misunderstood Chancellor Angela Merkel when she delivered her now-famous rallying cry at the height of the refugee influx, “We can do it.”

Life of a ‘decader’

Accused murderer Manuel Cerna has been languishing in a Philippine jail for 15 years without a verdict, one of the countless inmates enduring interminable trials that are expected to get longer as an unrelenting drug war overwhelms the courts.

Left leaderless

Thailand’s generals could hardly have planned it better. Ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reportedly fled to Dubai before being due to appear in court to hear a verdict for negligence, leaving the populist movement that has dominated Thai politics for ...

S.Korea to cooperate with US over peaceful resolution of Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

South Korea vowed to continue close cooperation with the United States to peacefully resolve the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issue after US President Donald Trump made a combative speech at the UN General Assembly about the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 16:05:26

Trump, Qatari emir discuss Qatar diplomatic dispute

US President Donald Trump and Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani discussed on Tuesday the importance of resolving Qatar's ongoing dispute with its neighbors and restoring unity in the region, the White House said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 15:21:35

Tripoli, UN mission discuss return of Libyan refugees

Libya's UN-backed deputy prime minister on Tuesday discussed with UN mission deputy head the state of refugees in the capital Tripoli.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 15:20:28

5 killed, several feared trapped in landslide in NE India

At least five people have been killed and several others feared trapped in a landslide in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, police said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 14:19:52

Death toll from Mexico's earthquake rises to 226

The death toll from a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday has risen to 226, according to the head of Mexico's civil protection agency, Luis Felipe Puente.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 14:14:11

Plane overshoots runway at India's Mumbai airport

An aeroplane carrying 183 passengers overshot runway while landing at Mumbai airport in India's western state of Maharashtra, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 13:39:50

Trump talks tough on DPRK, Iran in debut UN address

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday pressured the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to give up its nuclear weapons program and signaled a possible end of the Iran nuclear deal in his first speech at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 11:48:51

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes southwest coast of New Zealand

A magnitude-5.8 earthquake struck a few hundred kilometers off southern coast of New Zealand on Wednesday, causing moderate shaking near Invercargill, the southern-most city in the country's south island.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 10:19:40

Palestinian farmers harvest dates in West Bank City of Jericho

A Palestinian farmer harvests dates at a palm field in Marj Nageh village at the north of the West Bank City of Jericho, on Sept. 19, 2017. The harvesting season for dates usually starts at the beginning of October.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 9:57:18

Washington's unilateralism, isolationism no solution to world's problems

The world is facing a wide array of problems like rampant terrorism and sluggish global economic recovery, and it is certainly not a good time to celebrate unilateralism and isolationism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 9:46:55

Mid-Autumn festival lights shine at Singapore's Gardens by the Bay

Visitors view the Mid-Autumn festival lights at Singapore's Gardens by the Bay on Sep. 19, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 8:46:54

Parliamentary year opens in Hague, Netherlands

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima take the Glass Coach to the Hall of Knights in The Hague, the Netherlands, Sept. 19, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 8:44:28

UN General Assembly security speeds up VIPs, slows down other traffic

Orange traffic cones, huge whitewashed blocks of concrete labeled in blue "NYPD," men and a few women in civilian clothes, some wearing bullet-proof vests, directing traffic, backups of motorcades -- all normal sights Tuesday near UN headquarters.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 8:18:55