A full house of senior diplomats and officials from China and Pakistan gathered at a new book launching ceremony at the Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing on Monday. The author of the book "Garlands of Love," China's veteran diplomat and former ambassador to Pakistan, was pleased to see his dream for a collection of his poems and articles had come true.
Protests erupted against police when an officer fatally shot a young black man after stopping his vehicle for a traffic violation on Sunday about 16 kilometers from where George Floyd was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis in May 2020.
Several states in the United States have temporarily shut down some vaccine sites after people suffered adverse reactions to the shot.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that his government has decided to discharge contaminated radioactive wastewater in Fukushima Prefecture into the sea amid domestic and international opposition.
A majority of residents of European cities support a Europe-wide phaseout of combustion engine car sales from 2030 to reduce planet-warming emissions, a YouGov poll conducted on behalf of environmental campaigners said on Monday.
Four in 10 European business travelers plan to fly less after COVID-19 travel restrictions are fully lifted, a survey showed Monday, with many intending to stick to video conferences.
Iran's foreign ministry said on Monday Israel was "of course" behind an attack on the Natanz uranium enrichment plant the previous day, and promised vengeance.
Britain took another tentative step toward the resumption of normal life on Monday as pubs and restaurants were allowed to partially reopen, in a major easing of coronavirus restrictions.
India on Monday overtook Brazil as the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections, as it reported a new daily record of more than 168,000 cases.
Venezuela hopes to produce 2 million doses per month of a Cuban coronavirus vaccine, President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday.
Former banker Guillermo Lasso won Ecuador's presidential election on Sunday after his opponent Andres Arauz conceded.
Russians on Monday celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first manned flight to space carried out by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin as the Soviet hero remains one of the most admired figures in the country.
Russia does not seek a war with Ukraine but is concerned for the Russian-speaking population in the country's eastern Donbass region, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Sunday.
Kenya's elephant population has gradually increased at an annual rate of approximately 2.8 percent over the last three decades amid declining poaching, a wildlife research institute said on Sunday.
An electrical power problem caused an incident at Iran's Natanz underground nuclear facility on Sunday, Iranian Press TV reported, a day after Tehran launched new advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges at the site.
A security guard was wounded in a bomb blast outside a military-owned bank in Myanmar's second-biggest city Sunday morning, as the civilian death toll from the junta's crackdown climbed at the weekend.
New COVID-19 cases in India surged to a record of 152,879 on Sunday as the country battled a second wave of infections by pushing for faster vaccinations, with some states considering tougher restrictions to slow the spread of the virus.
Voters in Kyrgyzstan went to polls Sunday for a constitutional referendum widely expected to see incumbent leader Sadyr Japarov's powers expanded while allowing him to run for office a second time.
Peruvians were preparing to head to the polls on Sunday in a presidential election marked by uncertainty due to widespread public apathy, following decades of graft and mismanagement and a possible low turnout because of COVID-19.
With less than six months to go until a general election and their poll ratings plummeting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives were meeting for crunch talks on Sunday as pressure builds to pick their chancellor candidate.
Several hundred people have already booked their tickets and begun training for a spectacular voyage: a few minutes or perhaps days, in the weightlessness of space.
Archaeologists near Luxor have unearthed a portion of the "largest" ancient city ever found in Egypt, officials said on Saturday.
Colombia's ongoing conflict with left-wing rebels has caused serious malnutrition problems amongst indigenous and black communities, according to a study led by Doctors of the World and published on Friday.
The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can "break through" Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is low and the research has not been peer reviewed.
Chief Minister of the northern Indian state of Punjab Amarinder Singh Saturday said they have only five days of COVID-19 vaccine doses left with them.
A Russian MiG-31 fighter intercepted a U.S. reconnaissance plane above the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
China on Friday expressed hope that the Japanese government will conduct a thorough assessment of the possible impact of the disposal plan for tritium-contaminated wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died at age of 99: Buckingham Palace
An article published by the China Society for Human Rights Studies on Friday lashed out at the US for severe humanitarian disasters caused by its aggressive wars against foreign countries since the end of World War II, stripping Washington of the human rights highland as the Biden administration tries to wield weapons of “human rights violations” to crack down on China.
The United States has always praised itself as "a city upon a hill" that is an example to others in the way it supports "natural human rights" and fulfills "natural responsibilities", and it has repeatedly waged foreign wars under the banner of "humanitarian intervention". During the past 240-plus years after it declared independence on July 4th, 1776, the United States was not involved in any war for merely less than 20 years.
The IMF and the US on Wednesday gave a boost to the international campaign to raise taxes on wealthy firms that have done well during the pandemic in order to finance recovery efforts.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that talks in Vienna on rescuing a troubled 2015 nuclear deal had opened a "new chapter."
Japan is thinking of prioritizing COVID-19 vaccines for Olympic athletes, Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday, sparking a furor on social media as the country's inoculation drive significantly lags behind other major economies.
The police officer accused of murdering George Floyd used inappropriate "deadly force" when kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, an expert told a court in Minneapolis on Wednesday.
The EU's medicines regulator said Wednesday that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca jab but the benefits continue to outweigh risks, as several countries battle fresh virus surges amid vaccine shortfalls.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in's ruling party suffered a devastating defeat in a special election for key mayoral posts amid political scandals and policy blunders, vote counts showed on Thursday.
Genetic sequencing of human remains dating back 45,000 years has revealed a previously unknown migration into Europe and showed intermixing with Neanderthals in that period was more common than previously thought.
As countries step up borrowing to fund COVID-19 stimulus spending, few governments are paying attention to how climate change could limit their ability to repay the debts, researchers warned on Wednesday.
The images capture drama billions of years ago in the early Universe - glinting galaxies, glowing with stars that have exploded into supernovas and blazing jets fired from black holes.
Sixty years after he became the first person in space, there are few figures more universally admired in Russia today than Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
At least 15 people were killed and 14 others injured early Wednesday when two commuter buses collided head-on in Kenya's coastal town of Malindi.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) confirmed on Wednesday that the occurrence of blood clots with low blood platelets are strongly associated with the administration of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, but should be still listed as very rare side effects.
Iran has increased its uranium enrichment capacity to 16,500 separative work units (SWUs), Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), announced on Wednesday, official Islamic Republic News agency reported.
The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called on Kiev and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to stop military preparations and other actions that could escalate tensions in eastern Ukraine.
The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will be held in a park in the city of Osaka instead of on public roads due to the worsening COVID-19 situation across Osaka prefecture.
Researchers from the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAN) have created a unique type of fabric for wound bandaging, dubbed "artificial skin".
The Russian Foreign Ministry's statement comes amid reported plans by the Pentagon to deploy intermediate-range missiles.
Voters in Seoul went to the polls Wednesday to pick a successor to the mayor of South Korea's capital, who took his own life following allegations of sexual abuse.
A health worker administers the CoronaVac vaccine, developed by China's Sinovac firm, to a woman from an at-risk group following a COVID-19 cluster traced to entertainment venues at a makeshift clinic, at Saeng Thip sports ground in Bangkok on Wednesday.
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been hospitalized for the second time in two weeks, a source within his Forza Italia party said on Wednesday.
Iran has made 55 kilograms of uranium enriched to up to 20 percent - the point at which it is highly enriched - indicating quicker production than the 10 kilograms a month rate required by an Iranian law that created the process in January, Iranian authorities said on Wednesday.
Restrictions on exporting its COVID-19 vaccines have left India's Serum Institute needing financial help from the government, its CEO said, with the world's largest jab manufacturer under pressure at home from soaring cases.
Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak has been served with a bankruptcy notice for failing to pay more than $400 million in unpaid taxes, a move that the ex-premier described as an attempt to destroy his political career.
Australia's prime minister on Wednesday blamed restricted vaccine supply from Europe for his country's halting coronavirus inoculation efforts, as he faced growing public frustration over the sluggish rollout.
One in three people who overcome COVID-19 suffer from a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis six months on, according to the largest study so far published on the mental toll that long-COVID-19 takes on survivors.
Tens of thousands of garment workers who were sacked as the pandemic hit factory orders are owed millions of dollars in severance pay, with many struggling to feed their families as they wait, labor rights advocates said on Tuesday.
Hungry polar bears are increasingly foraging on seabird eggs as climate change shrinks their Arctic hunting grounds, but research published Wednesday on the phenomenon highlights the struggle these apex predators have to adapt to their rapidly changing environment.
After being trafficked for sex as a girl of 16, Malika hoped that government compensation would get her back on her feet - but the young mother is now jobless, living on the streets and 200,000 Indian rupees ($2,727) in debt.
China Gezhouba Group Corp (CGGC), one of the world's largest construction and engineering firms, is willing to explore more opportunities for investment in Pakistan, said the company's chairman Chen Xiaohua when meeting with visiting Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province on Tuesday.
The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Cyclone Seroja in Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara rose to 117, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Tuesday.
A Palestinian man was killed and his wife was injured on Tuesday by Israeli soldiers' gunfire at an Israeli army checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Ramallah, medical sources said.
U.S. President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that all American adults will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine by April 19.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine made by Chinese producer Sinopharm on Tuesday, and said he felt good after the shot, China Central Television reported.
Lightning strikes inside the Arctic circle may double this century, sparking widespread tundra fires and increasing the risk of setting off the carbon time bomb held within permafrost, new research showed Monday.
Moves to bolster the IMF's emergency reserves could provide the $44 billion needed to vaccinate 70 percent of the population in lower- and middle-income countries by the end of 2022, at no added cost to rich countries, a new Rockefeller Foundation report finds.
Warming waters have driven thousands of ocean species poleward from the equator, threatening marine ecosystems and the livelihoods of people who depend on them, researchers reported Monday.
Many Indian state leaders have asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to open up vaccinations to most of the country's hundreds of millions of adults, following a second surge in infections that has eclipsed the first wave.
It has taken 117 years, but long-distance runner Albert Corey may finally be nearing home, bringing along with him, his two Olympic silver medals.
North Korea will not participate in the Tokyo Summer Olympics this July due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Sports in the North Korea on Tuesday, a website on sports affairs in the country.
Iran and the US held indirect talks in Vienna on Tuesday aimed at bringing both countries back into full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal that Washington abandoned three years ago.
A section of the grain silos that absorbed much of 2020's Beirut port blast must be demolished to avoid collapse, experts warned in a report published on Monday.
New Zealand has approved quarantine-free travel with Australia, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday, completing a two-way corridor for travel between the largely COVID-19-free neighbors.
The European Union's top two officials were expected on Tuesday to pay a rare visit to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aimed at testing his avowed commitment to improve uneasy ties.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a bill into law enabling the incumbent head of state to run for two more terms starting 2024.
North Korea will not attend the forthcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, Pyongyang's sports ministry said, citing the risks of coronavirus infection.
Jordan said on Sunday it had foiled a plot against the kingdom involving a half-brother of King Abdullah II, arresting at least 16 suspects it accused of “sedition” and alleging foreign complicity. Hamzah bin Hussein – a former crown prince stripped of that title by Abdullah in 2004 – and the others had worked with foreign parties to “undermine the security” of Jordan, Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi said. Washington, Gulf allies and the Arab League were quick to stress their support for Abdullah's pro-Western government, seen as an anchor of stability in the Middle East. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called the monarch to affirm Cairo's “full solidarity” with Jordan and express “complete support of the recent decisions [he] has taken to ensure the stability and security of the kingdom,” according to a presidency statement. Hamzah, 41, had Saturday released a video message via the BBC in which he accused Jordan's rulers of nepotism and corruption and charged that he had been placed under house arrest. He lashed out at Jordan's “ruling system,” saying several of his friends had been arrested, his security detail removed, no internet and phones cut. He denied being part of “any conspiracy or nefarious organization,” but said the country of 10 million people had “become stymied in corruption, in nepotism and in misrule” and that no one was allowed to criticize the authorities. Petra said among those arrested for “security reasons” were former close aide to the royal family Bassem Awadallah, chief of the royal court in 2007-08, and Sherif Hassan bin Zaid.
The man behind Vietnam's successful handling of the coronavirus pandemic, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, was formally sworn in as president in Hanoi on Monday.
The EU's top two officials head to Turkey on Tuesday to lay out to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the bloc's conditions for improved ties after a dip in tensions.
Eritrean forces have started withdrawing from the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry said, following mounting reports blaming the Eritreans for human rights abuses including rape, looting and killings of civilians.
Malaysia's Court of Appeal on Monday will begin hearing a bid by former prime minister Najib Razak to set aside his conviction on corruption charges in a case linked to a multi billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB.
Israel's legal and political dramas converge Monday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu due in court for his corruption trial and the president to launch talks to help form a government.
Caked in mud up to their knees, a small group of Indonesian youngsters plant mangrove saplings along a stretch of exposed coastline next to the Java Sea under the watchful eye of local environmentalist Samsudin.
Greenland votes Tuesday in legislative elections largely seen as a referendum on a controversial mining project that would help diversify the Arctic island's economy as it plans for a future altered by global warming.
Emergency crews in central Florida were working Sunday to prevent an environmental catastrophe at a leaking reservoir that risked sending millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater toward nearby homes and into the Tampa Bay.
Against the backdrop of hate crimes, especially the spa shootings in mid-March in Atlanta, which killed at least eight people, some Asian Americans shared their frustrations and concerns with the Global Times. Two New Yorkers think it high time to debunk the model minority myth. Both believe that it is vital to have their voices heard, which could be the hope for their next generations in the "melting pot" of the US.
Against the backdrop of hate crimes, especially the spa shootings in Mid-March, Asian Americans shared their frustrations and concerns with the Global Times. Two New Yorkers think it high time to debunk the model minority myth. Both believe that it is vital to have their voices heard, which could be the hope for the next generation in the US.
Countries in Europe are finding themselves caught between a rock and a hard place as they plan to reopen after the Easter holidays.
The death toll of security personnel in India's central state of Chhattisgarh rose to 22 in clashes with armed rebels Naxals that began on Saturday, confirmed a government official on Sunday.
Iran will not hold any direct or indirect talks with representatives of the United States in the meeting of the 2015 nuclear agreement participants scheduled for Tuesday in Vienna, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said Sunday.
Egypt moved on Saturday evening 22 Pharaonic mummies from the Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in a festive, remarkable parade known as "The Pharaoh's Golden Parade."
Georgia on Saturday received the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines purchased from China as the country's latest endeavor to curb the spread of the pandemic.
India's COVID-19 tally rose to 12,392,260 on Saturday as 89,129 new cases were reported from across the country, according to the latest figures released by the federal health ministry.
US employers added 916,000 jobs in March, with the unemployment rate edging down to 6.0 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday.
Israeli authorities believe it would be feasible to rely mainly on solar energy while several natural gas power plants will still be used as a backup in a few decades.
A Moscow court on Friday fined Twitter 8.9 million rubles (about 116,568 US dollars) for violating Russia's Internet legislation by failing to remove content banned in the country.
The lockdown at the US Capitol was lifted about two hours after a person rammed a car into barriers surrounding the complex on Friday afternoon, leaving one police officer dead and another injured.
One of the two police officers hit by a car ramming into barriers surrounding the U.S. Capitol complex on Friday afternoon was pronounced dead, Acting Chief of Capitol Police Yogananda Pittman said.
The Kremlin said on Friday extra steps will be taken if the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) strengthens forces around Ukraine amid the intensified Kiev-Donbas conflict.
US President Joe Biden will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at the White House on April 16, the White House said on Friday.
US Capitol has been on lockdown on Friday afternoon after two police officers were reportedly injured as a car crashed into barriers surrounding the complex.
Pakistan will allow limited imports of sugar, cotton, and wheat from India in a bid to rein in rampant inflation, signaling a further thaw in relations between the two arch-foes.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday slammed Europe's "unacceptably slow" vaccine rollout and said the region's surge in coronavirus infections was "worrying."