Imran Khan confirmed as new Pakistani PM

Pakistani lawmakers have endorsed Imran Khan as their next prime minister, ahead of a ceremony on Saturday that should see the cricket hero sworn in as leader of the nation.

Royal well-wishers

Well-wishers pray during a ceremony to celebrate the 86th birthday of Thai Queen Sirikit, widow of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in Narathiwat on Sunday. Photo: AFP

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Maid cafe waitresses sprinkle water during the Uchimizukko festival at the Kanda Myojin Shrine on Saturday, in Tokyo. Maid cafe waitresses attended the annual event, a Japanese summer tradition celebrated in Akihabara since 2003, to splash water on the hot ...

Giant on a string

A giant marionette of the French street theatre company Royal de Luxe parades through the streets in the European Capital of Culture 2018, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, on Friday. Royal de ...

Hajj begins Sunday

Hajj pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba, Islam's holiest site, located in the center of the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Friday. Hajj 2018 will commence on Sunday ...

US ginseng industry hurt in ongoing US-China trade frictions

Joe Heil has grown ginseng for more than 20 years. His Wisconsin-based farm with 50-acre ginseng was lucrative. Recently, however, the fear of loss looms large in his mind.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 18:31:37

Death toll of Indian state's rain-related incidents surpasses 80

With more deaths in the past 12 hours, the death toll in rain-related incidents since August 8 in India's Kerala state crossed 80, officials said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 14:29:47

S.Korean president's approval rating falls to lowest since taking office: poll

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating fell this week to the lowest since he took office in May last year, a weekly poll showed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 14:29:27

S.Korea earmarks 3.1 mln USD for operation of liaison office with DPRK

South Korea earmarked 3.47 billion won (3.1 million US dollars) to operate the liaison office with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) slated to open in the DPRK's border town of Kaesong later this month, Yonhap news agency reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 14:27:30

Persistent tariffs battle could dent US economic growth: economist

The US tariffs battles with its major trading partners, if persistent, could dent the growth momentum of the world's largest economy whose economic fundamentals remain "worrisome", a renowned US economist has warned.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 13:01:05

US expanding visa restrictions on Cambodia over election

The US State Department on Wednesday said the United States is expanding visa restrictions on Cambodia after the official results of the country's election on July 29 were confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 13:00:41

Trump revokes former CIA chief Brennan's security clearance

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan, a fierce critic of the president over Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 12:58:59

Life returns normal in Ghazni city as Afghan forces drive out militants

Peace and normalcy returned to Afghan eastern city of Ghazni after government forces launched a massive operation supported by war planes and helicopters, a statement said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 12:34:28

Poland should raise defense spending to 2.5 pct by 2024: Polish president

Polish Army should be modernized and better equipped and the country's defense spending should grow to 2.5 percent of GDP, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday during Polish Armed Forces Day celebrations in Warsaw.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 12:25:50

Italy declares state of emergency in northern region after bridge collapse: PM

The Italian government has declared the state of emergency in the Liguria region surrounding the northwest city of Genoa, a day after the dramatic collapse of a major motorway bridge that caused dozens of victims, the country's prime minister said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 12:23:17

Putin says Russia ready to strengthen ties with China

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that his country is willing to improve strategic communication with China and strengthen bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 12:21:47

12 tourists washed away at waterfall in central India

Around a dozen tourists were washed away and at least 30 others trapped inside a flooded waterfall in India's central state of Madhya Pradesh, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 10:28:02

White House says US not to lift tariffs on Turkey even Brunson released

The White House said on Wednesday that the United States will not lift sanctions on Turkish steel and aluminum products even if detained American pastor Andrew Brunson is released.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 9:26:26