Strike a pose

Downward-facing dogs, cobras and warriors sprouted all over Asia on Thursday, including high in the Himalayas, up in the air and under the sea, for International Yoga Day.

Accepting challenge

This screenshot from a video posted on Twitter shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing Yoga following a fitness challenge in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Living in squalor

A woman picks up garbage on the shores of Manila Bay after a heavy downpour caused by Severe Tropical Storm Maliksi, east of the Philippines, on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Chinese Food Festival held in Tel Aviv

People learn to make Zongzi, a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, during the Chinese Food Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 20, ...

People enjoy leisure time at beach amid high temperatures in LA

People play in the water at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, the United States on June 20, 2018. High temperatures are returning to the Southern California, leading the National Weather ...

Pakistan issues anti-money laundering regulations

The apex regulator Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) issued the Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFR) Regulations 2018 on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 9:19:30

UAE to join 3rd Belt & Road Summit in Hong Kong

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will participate in the third Belt and Road Summit to be held on June 28 in Hong Kong, China, UAE state news agency WAM announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 9:14:10

Russia says to respond equally to NATO's bolstering combat forces

The Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday accused the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) of strengthening combat forces near Russia's border and warned that Moscow will take mirror-like actions against NATO's moves.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 8:56:38

Canadian PM criticizes US policy of separating children from immigrant parents

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that the US policy of separating children from their immigrant parents and detaining them at the US-Mexico border is "wrong".
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 8:43:48

Italian leaders spend World Refugee Day talking immigration curbs

Italy's leaders spent World Refugee Day discussing how to curb illegal immigration in meetings held Wednesday in the nation's capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 8:41:56

Trump, facing backlash, orders halt to family separations at border

US President Donald Trump, facing domestic and international backlash, signed an executive order Wednesday to end the administration's controversial practice of separating migrant children from parents crossing the US border illegally.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 8:35:19

Yoga shines

Various yoga positions are painted on the face of an Indian college student in Chennai on Wednesday, on the eve of International Yoga Day. Yoga, which means "union" in Sanskrit, is a family of ancient spiritual practices and a school of spiritual thought from South Asia, where it remains a vibrant living tradition and is seen as a means of enlightenment.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 23:03:41

Solidarity with refugees

Amnesty International activists in Venceslas Square in Prague on Wednesday protest the situation of refugees detained in Libyan detention centers.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 23:03:40

Kenyan leader vows to work for peace in South Sudan ahead of Kiir-Machar meeting

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed on Wednesday to continue spearheading search for peace in South Sudan as part of efforts to stabilize the East African region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 22:30:27

Cycle of violence

An explosion is seen in northern Gaza City after an airstrike by Israeli forces on Wednesday. Israeli fighter jets hit 25 targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, the army said.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 22:08:40

Pope criticizes US policy on migrant family separation

Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world's immigration problems.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/20 22:03:42

South Korea's Moon suggests Russian gas be piped to Koreas, Japan

New pipelines could be laid to bring Russian gas through North Korea to the South and even on to Japan following the diplomatic thaw with Pyongyang, Seoul's leader suggested Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 22:03:41

EU to impose duties on US imports Friday

The EU will begin charging import duties of 25 percent on a range of US products on Friday, in response to US tariffs imposed on EU steel and aluminium early this month, the European Commission said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 22:03:40