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Foreign involvement in Sri Lanka attacks: PM


Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday that authorities are making progress in identifying the culprits of the series of bombing attacks and evidence had been found on foreign links of the attacks.

Philippines offers low-cost solution to China's growing English teacher demand

The Philippines has become a fast-growing source for China's burgeoning English teaching market with many Chinese online platforms starting to look for language teachers in the country.

Is Singapore's upcoming leadership up to the challenge?

Lee Hsien Loong once said the PAP's new committee was a “major step forward in our political renewal.” As the potential leader and “a safe pair of hands,” Heng Swee Keat shoulders great responsibility.


Presidential selfie

Former Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev (second from right)and interim President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (first from right) pose for pictures with attendees during a congress of the ruling Nur Otan party in ...

Sea bed unveiled

This handout photo dated Tuesday and released by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on Monday shows an image from a drop camera onboard the CSIRO research vessel ...


Iran, Pakistan agree to boost cooperation, form joint border force

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here Monday that Iran and Pakistan have agreed to enhance security cooperation and to form a joint force for the security of common borders.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 9:27:13

Saudi Arabia reiterates pledges of maintaining oil market stability

Saudi Arabia reiterated on Monday its long-standing policy of working towards oil market stability, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 9:25:59

US won't reissue sanctions waivers for Iran oil purchase

US President Donald Trump has decided not to reissue the sanctions waivers allowing major importers to continue buying Iran's oil when they expire in early May, the White House said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 9:19:24

US Supreme Court to review workplace discrimination against LGBTQ community

The US Supreme Court said on Monday that it would hear three cases determining whether existing federal civil rights laws protect individuals from LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 9:15:23

Russia, Japan to form working group for cooperation on disputed islands

Russia and Japan have agreed to put together a working group on implementing joint projects on disputed Pacific islands, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 9:14:52

Trump sues House Oversight chairman to block subpoena for financial records

US President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization on Monday sued House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings in a bid to block a subpoena requesting the president's financial records.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 9:12:16

Philippines hosts Boao forum conference to advance regional cooperation

The Philippines hosted on Monday the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Manila Conference that aims to further strengthen regional cooperation in Asia through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 9:10:28

Syrian highlights efforts to return displaced people home

The Syrian government is exerting efforts to return displaced people home amid reports of rebels recruiting displaced people for further attacks, Syria's state news agency SANA said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 9:08:23

Ukraine's presidential election competitive, well-organized: int'l observers

Members of international election observation missions said Monday that the recent presidential election in Ukraine has been competitive and properly organized.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 8:59:41

Iranian defense minister to visit Moscow for security conference

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami will leave Tehran for Moscow on Tuesday to attend the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security, Tehran Times daily reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 8:59:11

UK PM to face unprecedented vote of no confidence from grassroots Conservatives

Prime Minister Theresa May is to face an unprecedented vote of no confidence in her leadership, another one since December, from her grassroots supporters within the Conservative Party in an attempt to oust her over her handling of Brexit, British media reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 8:54:34

Iran warns of "consequences" of ending US sanctions waivers

Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday warned against any "adverse consequences" of ending the US sanctions waivers on oil imports from Iran.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 8:53:00

UN envoy asks for humanitarian access to conflict zones in Tripoli

A UN envoy for Libya on Monday called for facilitating humanitarian workers' access to conflict zones in Tripoli, Libya's capital city.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 8:52:23