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Syrian army gains headway to fight IS in southern Damascus


The Syrian army is advancing in the battles against the Islamic State (IS) in southern Damascus, Syrian SANA news agency reported on Sunday.

Suicide bomber kills dozens at voter registration center

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 57 people and injuring more than 100, in the most serious attack yet on preparations for elections scheduled for ...

Suicide revives concerns about Japan's immigration removal centers

The suicide of an Indian man being held at an immigration detention center in Japan has sparked a hunger strike among detainees and revived concerns about conditions.


As Macron heads to US, 'strong relationship' with Trump under test

When France's ambassador to Washington told American officials in July 2017 that he was heading to Paris and would shortly see President Emmanuel Macron, one of them handed him a copy of the New York Times.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/19 22:28:40

Miguel Diaz-Canel elected Cuba's new president

Miguel Diaz-Canel was elected on Thursday as the new Cuban president, as the successor of the Army General Raul Castro, who concluded two consecutive five-year terms in office.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 21:35:03

Hotline of direct dialogue between leaders of Koreas to be connected on April 20: Blue House

A hotline of direct dialogue between leaders of the two Koreas will be connected from Friday, the Blue House of South Korea said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 18:08:47

5.9-magnitude quake hits southern Iran

An earthquake measuring 5.9 in magnitude shook Kaki region in Iran's southern Bushehr province at 11:05 a.m. local time (0635 GMT) on Thursday, Iran Seismological Center said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 17:04:37

Russia launches heavy rocket with military satellite

The Russian Defense Ministry said a military satellite has been sent into space early Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 16:24:20

S.Korean president says dramatic change going on in Korean Peninsula

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that a dramatic change is going on in the Korean Peninsula citing the successive summits between the two Koreas and between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 16:23:36

UN Security Council debates on new ex-Russian spy attack report

The United Nations (UN) Security Council Wednesday heatedly debated a new report on the alleged nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain, with some members asking to identify and apprehend the perpetrators and others urging restraint.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 14:40:53

Cambodian king to preside over 1st Senate session next week

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni will preside over the first Senate session in the fourth mandate on April 23, said a statement released by the Senate's Secretariat on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 14:40:03

500 Syrian refugees return from Lebanon

Over 500 Syrian refugees returned Wednesday from Lebanon to Syria as they are set to return to their homes in the southwestern countryside of Damascus, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 14:24:07

Myanmar state counselor leaves for Vietnam visit

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi left Nay Pyi Taw Thursday on an official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, according to official sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 13:48:12

Trump, Abe agree to intensify talks on trade deals, differences remain

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday agreed to intensify talks for "free, fair and reciprocal trade deals", but differences remained over the format of future trade deals.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 11:56:35

Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57, to succeed Raul Castro as Cuba's next president

Cuba moved a step closer to having a new president Wednesday with First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel nominated as President Raul Castro's successor in a historic generation change for the first time in almost six decades.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 11:56:02

Survey shows economic potentials for countries joining Belt and Road Initiative

Countries joining the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are likely to see their growth lifted over the next five years, according to a survey released here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 11:55:17