Foreigners' contributions recognized

China's 40 years of reform and opening-up has improved the lives of billions of people in the country, and also influenced the world. The achievements were not only made by diligent Chinese people, but numerous foreigners also contributed their fair share. On Tuesday, 10 foreigners were honored with China Reform Friendship Medals at a grand gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up in Beijing.

Possibility for DPRK leader's visit to Seoul left open: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said that a possibility for the visit by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to Seoul was left open, local media reported Monday.

Malaysia's Anwar sworn in as member of parliament

Former Malaysian deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as a member of parliament on Monday after winning a by-election over the weekend.

Multi-purpose hole

South Koreans study an ancient special purpose building site – estimated to be a watchtower, a warehouse, a solid-state building, a blood transfusion building and a house balance – at ...

Happy end

Imelda Cortez (center) is accompanied by relatives after she was acquitted and released, outside the Judicial Center for Sentencing in Usulutan, 90 kilometers from San Salvador, on Monday. Cortez got ...

Fifth victim of Strasbourg assault dies: prosecutor's office

A fifth person wounded in the attack that targeted a Christmas market in Strasbourg, east France on Tuesday, succumbed to his injuries, the Paris prosecutor's office confirmed on Sunday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 10:02:21

Crocodile warning issued in Northern Australia after cyclone brings record rainfall

Having weathered extreme winds and rain from an ex-tropical storm, residents in the far north of Australia were warned on Monday to watch out for crocodiles which are lurking in the ensuing floodwaters.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 9:56:13

Protesters demonstrate against corruption in Lebanon

Tens of protesters held a demonstration Sunday in Riad El Solh, downtown Beirut, demanding the prosecution of the corrupt political authority in Lebanon, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 9:49:40

Thousands of demonstrators march in Brussels over UN migration pact

Thousands of protestors clashed with police during march against a UN migration pact here on Sunday, while a peaceful counter-protest in favour of the pact drew over 1,000 people on the same day.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 9:46:13

Hamas rallies in Gaza, marks 31st founding anniversary amid calls for anti-Israel attacks

Tens of thousands of Palestinians joined on Sunday a massive rally organized by Islamic Hamas movement in western Gaza City to mark 31 years for establishing the movement that has been ruling the Gaza Strip since 2007.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 9:08:52

Sudanese president visits Syrian capital Damascus

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday arrived in Syria's capital Damascus, the first Arab leader to do so since the Syrian crisis erupted in 2011, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 8:52:19

Over 13,500 Tunisian illegal immigrants reach Italy in four years

More than 13,500 Tunisian migrants reached Italian coasts illegally in the last four years, according to data published by the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 8:49:46

S. African president vows to foster true reconciliation

President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed on Sunday to foster true reconciliation in South Africa by decisively bringing an end to the era of arrogance, entitlement and privilege.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 8:47:25

Kenyan wildlife rangers vow to protect iconic species amid rising threat to safety

Harrison Kamande's meteoric rise from an ordinary constable to a sergeant at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has been an inspiration to his younger peers on the frontline of protecting iconic species like elephants and rhinos from human induced threats.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 8:46:31

Syria, Iran discuss formation of Syrian constitutional committee

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday met with a visiting Iranian official over the formation of the Syrian constitutional committee, said the presidential media office.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 8:44:59

Elderly Australians to benefit from 400 mln USD funding boost: PM

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a major funding boost for the aged care sector to help the elderly receive care at home.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 8:44:00

Salome Zurabishvili sworn in as Georgia's first female president

Salome Zurabishvili was sworn in on Sunday as Georgia's fifth president, also the country's first female president.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 8:22:20

Czech registers 182 cases of measles this year

A total of 182 cases of measles have been registered in the Czech Republic by Dec. 4 this year, up about one-fourth from the 142 cases in 2017, latest data published by the Czech Health Institute (SZU) showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 8:16:40