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.

Macron pledges more diplomatic efforts to resume Middle East peace negotiation

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas by phone that France would continue diplomatic action so that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resume peace negotiation and end the year-long deadlock.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/22 6:39:43

Two dead in small plane crash in central Greece

Two persons who were on board a single-engine aircraft which crashed in central Greece near the village Skaloma Fokidas, about 200 kilometers northwest of Athens on Saturday, died, Greek national news agency AMNA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/22 6:35:42

Iran prepared for possible collapse of nuclear deal: atomic chief

Iran's atomic chief said here Saturday that Tehran would give a surprising response if the United States decides to scrap the 2015 international nuclear deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/22 6:34:24

First bus library launched in Vietnam's HCM City

A "book bus", a mobile book service, was launched here on Saturday to mark Vietnam's Book Day (April 21) and its National Reunification Day (April 30).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/22 6:34:02

Russia asks US, S. Korea to reciprocate to DPRK decision to halt nuclear tests

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday hailed the decision of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to suspend nuclear tests and urged South Korea and the United States to act accordingly for a peaceful settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 22:34:16

EU hails DPRK decision to halt nuclear test

The European Union (EU) on Saturday hailed the decision by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 22:08:17

17 civilians killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in SW Yemen

Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition mistakenly hit two civilian vehicles in the southwestern province of Taiz on Friday, killing at least 17 people, a medical official told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 20:22:06

Kim Jong Un announces "discontinuance" of nuclear, missile tests

In yet another move to ease tension on the Korean Peninsula, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s top leader Kim Jong Un has announced that his country will "discontinue" nuclear and missile tests.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 19:07:27

Palestinians in Gaza fly kites over borders in defiance of Israel

As the fourth weekly protest along Gaza-Israel border began Friday, hundreds of Palestinians flew kites over the border fence into Israeli territory as a way to protest.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 16:47:01

China welcomes DPRK's decision to discontinue nuclear, ICBM tests

China on Saturday welcomed the decision made by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to discontinue nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 16:30:22

UN celebrates 9th Chinese Language Day

The United Nations marked its ninth Chinese Language Day on Friday at its headquarters in New
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 15:04:32

First freight train links Nanchang and Russia

East China's Jiangxi Province has launched a new freight train route to Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 13:51:02

It's the US' turn to show sincerity to peninsula process: analysts

North Korea has promised to suspend its nuclear and missile tests, with experts saying the US needs to show sincerity to safeguard the positive progress on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, and the UN Security Council should start rethinking its sanctions on North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/21 12:16:54