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.

US, Japan defense chiefs hold talks

US Defense Secretary James Mattis met Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera at the Pentagon on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 11:23:32

Trump calls DPRK's nuke test suspension 'very good news'

US President Donald Trump was upbeat on Pyongyang's announcement to suspend nuclear and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) tests.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 11:03:54

Belarus Foreign Ministry says European Parliament resolution ignores EU's diplomacy efforts

The Belarusian Foreign Ministry on Friday criticized the European Parliament resolution on Belarus.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 10:19:19

DPRK to suspend nuclear, ICBM tests from April 21

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will suspend its nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests from April 21, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 8:53:19

Cuban president faces pressing economic tasks, says expert

Cuba's newly-elected President Miguel Diaz-Canel must tackle pressing economic challenges, including raising wages, ending the dual currency system and spurring economic growth, according to Cuban economist Juan Triana.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 8:23:28

Indian PM in Berlin for exchange of views with Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday evening received Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his stopover in Berlin, but no details of meeting was revealed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 8:03:42

Netanyahu says Israeli army ready for any development with Iran

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday warned that the Israeli military is prepared for any development with Iran and will "exact a price" from anyone seeking to harm its people.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 7:23:07

Alaska reports fall in employment, seeks more investment from China

The US northwestern state of Alaska registered a slight fall in employment by 0.8 percent in March from the same month of 2017, with a loss of about 2,600 jobs, the local KSRM Radio reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 7:21:47

Austria to ban election campaigning by Turkish officials: chancellor

Election campaigning by Turkish officials in Austria is "not wanted" and will no longer be allowed in future, according to Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 7:21:28

EU extends anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel ropes, cables

The European Union has decided to extend anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese steel ropes and cables for a further five years, according to the EU official journal published Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 7:20:34

Russia advocates broader UN presence in Syria

Building up the presence of the United Nations (UN) in Syria deserves attention as it will help collect reliable information, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 7:19:41

Britain's Prince Charles to succeed Queen as Commonwealth head

Leaders of the Commonwealth have agreed that the Prince of Wales will succeed the Queen as head of the intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 7:19:15

Chopper down

This handout picture taken on Friday and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana, the accident mitigation agency, shows the site of a helicopter crash in Kendari, Central Sulawesi. One person was killed and six Chinese nationals were injured in the accident.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/20 23:58:42