UAE's SFWG launches 'Principles for Sustainability-Related Disclosures for Reporting Entities'

The UAE Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG) launched the 'Principles for Sustainability-Related Disclosures for Reporting Entities' as part of the joint efforts of the UAE supervisory authorities to upgrade requirements for sustainability-related disclosures for the UAE financial institutions according to the best international practices, and in line with the announcement of 2024 as the 'Year of Sustainability'.

Israel's hostage rescue operation 'hardly a sign of success'

The death toll from an Israeli raid on the Nuseirat refugee camp has risen to 274 Palestinians and injured more than 400, Gaza's health officials said Sunday. On Saturday, the Israeli military launched a raid on the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, rescuing four hostages from two apartment buildings in the camp. Israel's actions have drawn condemnation from multiple parties, with even some US media outlets pointing up the death toll Gaza has suffered as a result of Israel's military operations.

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  • Modi sworn in as Indian PM

    Modi sworn in as Indian PM

    By Xinhua | 2024/6/9 22:08:42
  • Biden, Macron take aim at China amid growing fissures over Middle East conflict: experts

    US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron took aim at China during Biden's visit to France, as Biden called for "free navigation" in the Indo-Pacific while Macron called for "coordinated" action against so-called "overcapacity" in China. Chinese observers said the US aims to bring its allies into the Indo-Pacific region to support its own strategy and to expand its presence, while sound China-EU economic and trade cooperation would be impacted if the EU imposes tariffs on Chinese goods.

    By Ma Jingjing and Fan Anqi | 2024/6/9 21:07:06
  • Kenya launches marketing drive to attract more tourists

    Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), the country's marketing body, said Friday it has launched a strategic marketing campaign to boost tourism within the East African Community (EAC) market.

    By Xinhua | 2024/6/9 8:05:06
  • Serbia unveils Chinese-built high-speed train in Belgrade

    A new Chinese-built high-speed train was unveiled in Belgrade on Friday during a ceremony attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.

    By Xinhua | 2024/6/8 9:46:18
  • Our Oceans Now Face a 'Triple Threat' of Oxygen Loss, Extreme Heat and Acidification - Study

    The triple threat of extreme heat, deoxygenation and acidification can last for as long as 30 days. The study also found that these water column-compound extreme events tend to occur in high latitudes and the tropics and can reduce habitable space by as much as 75%.

    By Sputnik | 2024/6/6 19:28:20
  • Pakistan-China Friendship: Building a brighter future for upgraded version of CPEC in the new era

    Pakistan and China have an iron-clad friendship spanning 73 years, marked by shared sentiments of unparalleled strategic trust, camaraderie, and unflinching solidarity. Our "All Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership" has grown into a sturdy tree with deep roots in the hearts of our two peoples. We have stood by each other, through weal and woe, sharing good as well as challenging times together, in the true spirit of iron-clad friendship. Our special relationship is rooted in the mutual understanding of the people of both countries, and built on shared ideals, values, and aspirations. This has made China and Pakistan good neighbors, good friends, and good brothers who understand, trust, and support each other.

    By Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif | 2024/6/5 0:28:07
  • China's achievement in ecological conservation an inspiration to global efforts: UNEP executive director

    June 5 is World Environment Day. According to China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the theme for World Environment Day in 2024 is "Comprehensively Advancing the Construction of a Beautiful China." In the context of this important background, Inger Andersen, the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, was recently interviewed by the Global Times and other Chinese media outlets, discussing China's leadership role and contributions to global biodiversity conservation. In particular, the recent launch of the Kunming Biodiversity Fund marks China's significant support and investment in the global ecological protection cause.

    By Shan Jie and Bai Yunyi | 2024/6/4 19:59:16
  • UAE committed to development, sustainability of aviation industry, says Minister of Economy at IATA's AGA

    Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, has underscored the UAE's unwavering commitment to ensuring sustainable aviation growth while addressing climate challenge.

    By wam.ae | 2024/6/4 17:36:15
  • Deadly heat wave in India triggers debate on addressing extreme weather

    The recent heat wave that resulted in a rising death toll in India has sparked debate in China on how to deal with extreme weather, with analysts highlighting the crucial role of international cooperation in addressing climate change.

    By Zhang Yuying | 2024/6/3 22:18:57
  • Rostec Delivers New Components for Russia's First-Ever Communication Satellite

    The launch of the satellite into geostationary orbit is expected in 2026 with the help of Proton spacecraft.

    By sputnik | 2024/5/30 13:51:17
  • 'Make it in the Emirates Forum' discusses UAE's new sustainability regulation

    The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI), in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), hosted a panel discussion on the Federal Regulation for Energy Management in Industrial Facilities on the first day of the "Make it in the Emirates (MIITE) Forum".

    By wam | 2024/5/29 14:13:34
  • How do American campus protests show changes in US political ecology

    US campus protests expose ideological fault lines, show declined confidence

    By Fan Hongda | 2024/5/25 22:11:49
  • Israel-Hamas talks on hostage deal to resume soon: Israeli state-run TV

    Israel-Hamas talks on hostage deal to resume soon:Israeli state-run TV

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/25 20:42:12
  • Multiple explosions reported in Russian city of Belgorod

    Multiple explosions reported in Russian city of Belgorod

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/23 12:16:45
  • Russia to conduct military drills to test tactical nuclear weapons in due timeframe - Kremlin

    Military exercises for practicing the use of tactical (or non-strategic) nuclear weapons will be conducted at the appropriate time; the exact dates should be clarified with the Russian Ministry of Defense, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    By Sputnik | 2024/5/22 18:07:18
  • Spain joins Norway and Ireland in recognizing state of Palestine

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday that the country will recognize Palestinian statehood.

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/22 15:43:50
  • Ireland to recognize a Palestinian state: Irish PM

    Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris said on Wednesday that the country will recognize a Palestinian state.

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/22 15:37:04
  • Norway to recognize Palestinian state

    Norway will recognize a Palestinian state, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store said on Wednesday.

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/22 14:49:07
  • To Lam elected as Vietnam's new president: local media

    To Lam, a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam, was elected as Vietnam's new president on Wednesday, local media reported.

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/22 10:11:47
  • 1 died, several injured on London-Singapore flight after hitting severe turbulence

    Severe turbulence on Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 heading from London to Singapore killed one person and injured several others, prompting an emergency landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday, local media reported.

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/21 18:41:15
  • IMF expects UAE economy to grow by 4% in 2024

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the real gross domestic product (GDP) of the UAE to grow by 4 percent in 2024.

    By WAM | 2024/5/21 16:58:35
  • Iran's president Raisi, FM die in helicopter incident: state media

    Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian died in a helicopter incident, media reported Monday.

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/20 12:08:31
  • Iran state TV says "no sign" of life in president's helicopter

    Iran state TV says "no sign" of life in president's helicopter

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/20 11:08:58
  • Iran's IRGC confirmed heat source detected by Turkish drone believed to be wreckage of helicopter: media

    Iran's IRGC confirmed heat source detected by Turkish drone believed to be wreckage of helicopter: media

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/20 9:04:12
  • Fog, rain hamper search for Iran's president after helicopter crash

    A hard landing happened to a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other senior officials in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan on Sunday, Iran's state-run IRIB TV reported.

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/20 7:38:08
  • A new Euthemistidae fossil discovered

    Yesterday, researchers discovered a 165-million-year-old New Euthemistid Damsel–Dragonfly fossil from the Middle Jurassic in Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. This discovery provides a new scientific basis for studying the natural history and evolution of dragonflies.

    By Global Times | 2024/5/19 19:59:13
  • High-level visits from Pakistan highlight investment, bilateral ties

    Pakistan's newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Mohammad Ishaq Dar is visiting Beijing this week. He has a busy schedule of meetings with officials and business leaders in a bid to attract Chinese investment and further improve bilateral relations between China and Pakistan.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/5/15 22:11:01
  • Kremlin on Shoigu's New Post: This is High Government Post With Wide Range of Tasks

    The position of Secretary of the Russian Security Council, to which former Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has been appointed, is a high government post with a wide range of tasks and implies direct contacts with the head of state, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

    By sputnik | 2024/5/15 20:07:00
  • Pakistan's new government to enhance cooperation with China in second phase of CPEC, AI technologies: minister

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with visiting Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Pakistan Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Wednesday. Wang called on the two countries to further enhance and develop their all-weather strategic cooperative partnership during the meeting. Ahead of Dar's visit, Pakistan's Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal (Iqbal) kicked off a visit to Beijing on May 8. Iqbal's visit is the first high-level visit of a Pakistani official to China since the new government came to power in March. At a press conference on May 9 at the Pakistan Embassy in Beijing, Prof. Iqbal shared his opinions on the relationship and cooperation between China and Pakistan with Global Times reporters Leng Shumei and Xie Wenting (GT). He also shared the new government's expectations for the construction of the second phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

    By Leng Shumei and Xie Wenting | 2024/5/15 20:05:48
  • International Airport explores expanding economic, tourism ties with Chinese delegation

    Zayed International Airport today welcomed the visit of a senior Chinese delegation to officially inaugurate the launch of the "Meet Me in Shanghai" event. The interactive experience which is taking place from the 6th to 20th May, invites travellers to embark on an immersive journey into the heart of Shanghai's vibrant culture and cosmopolitan allure.

    By wam | 2024/5/14 18:29:46
  • Requesting India's troop withdrawal in line with Maldives' national security: expert

    India completed its troop withdrawal from the Maldives on Thursday, a move that experts said aligns with international law and norms. The call for India to withdraw its troops reflects the sentiment of the Maldivian people and fulfills the country's need for national security and dignity, according to experts.

    By Zhang Yuying | 2024/5/10 20:57:46
  • France: Gilles Caron photography retrospective exhibition held in Fujian

    On May 5, the opening ceremony of the “China-France Cultural Spring” in Southern China, alongside the Gilles Caron Photography retrospective exhibition, was held at the Guihu Art Museum in Fuzhou, East China's Fujian Province.

    By Global Times | 2024/5/8 21:45:20
  • First Manned Launch of Starliner Spacecraft to ISS Postponed - United Launch Alliance

    The first manned launch of Boeing's Starliner to the International Space Station (ISS) has been postponed by US aerospace manufacturer United Launch Alliance (ULA), which owns the Atlas V launch vehicle, the company said on Tuesday.

    By Sputnik | 2024/5/8 17:46:28
  • Boeing Struggles to Ramp Up Production of 787 Jets Due to US Sanctions on Russia - Reports

    US aerospace company Boeing is struggling to ramp up production of its 787 Dreamliner jet after a supplier's capability to provide parts for the aircraft was hampered by US sanctions against Russia, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

    By Sputnik | 2024/5/7 18:43:54
  • AIM Congress 2024 kicks off in Abu Dhabi

    AIM Congress 2024, a premier global investment platform, kicked off today in Abu Dhabi under the theme "Adapting to a Shifting Investment Landscape: Harnessing New Potential for Global Economic Development".

    By wam | 2024/5/7 18:39:41
  • Refugee Team demonstrates Olympic spirit, sends message of hope

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has unveiled its largest Refugee Olympic Team to date for the Paris Olympic Games and a new emblem for the team.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/5/7 4:14:04
  • Diplomatic Channel: Former French PM Raffarin signals high hopes for President Xi's visit, emphasizes respect for civilizations, frank dialogue

    Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing on Sunday morning for state visits to France, Serbia and Hungary at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron of the Republic of France, President Aleksandar Vucic of the Republic of Serbia, and President Tamás Sulyok and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary. Ahead of his visit to France, Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) interviewed former French prime minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin (Raffarin), talking about the significance of the state visit for China-France relations, reviewing the future development of bilateral ties, and discussing the role of China-France relations in China-EU relations.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2024/5/5 19:29:11
  • Uganda urges Britain to stop meddling in domestic affairs

    Uganda has asked Britain to stop meddling in the local politics of the East African country after London announced sanctions on three of Uganda's senior officials over allegations of corruption.

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/2 23:04:25
  • UCLA cancels all classes after overnight violence on campus

    The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), one of the top public universities in the United States, canceled all classes for Wednesday after a night of violent clashes on campus over the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict in Gaza.

    By Agencies | 2024/5/2 20:52:58
  • Suhail Al Mazrouei underscores UAE's commitment to balancing economic development, environmental protection at World Economic Forum

    Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, underscored that the UAE's approach to climate action is underpinned by striking balance between economic development and environmental protection through leveraging low-carbon energy solutions.

    By wam | 2024/4/29 20:47:26
  • Campus protests against US' Gaza policy spread beyond borders, expose country's hypocrisy on democracy

    Pro-Palestine protests spread to more countries as of Saturday amid arrests of more than 550 demonstrators on American campuses as the US' policy on the ongoing conflict in Middle East triggered boiling anger.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/4/27 21:07:17
  • Russia's Grain Supplies to China Reach $125Mln in January-March

    Russia's grain supplies to China reached a record high of $125 million in the first quarter of 2024, increasing revenues 1.7-fold, according to Sputnik's analysis of data published by China's General Administration of Customs.

    By Sputnik | 2024/4/24 17:30:12
  • UAE, Iraq, Turkey, Qatar sign MoU on 'Development Road Project'

    The United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Qatar and Turkey, have signed a quadrilateral Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on the Development Road project. Iraq's PM Muhammed S. Al-Sudani and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan witnessed the signing ceremony on Monday

    By Global Times | 2024/4/23 17:32:03
  • Australia should be bridge, rather than Western spear tip into Asia: historian

    In his recent visit to Australia, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China welcomes Australia, an ally of the US, also a partner of China, and more importantly, a sovereign nation, to make policies independently, based on its own fundamental interests. After Wang's visit, the two countries saw positive signs in the healthy development of bilateral ties. Given the importance of the relations between China and Australia, Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with John Queripel (Queripel), an Australian historian and author, on bilateral relations, Australia's foreign policy, how Australia views its role in Asia, as well as its relations with the US.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/21 23:22:24
  • We want peace, prosperity with China, not a war: former Philippine intelligence director

    Editor's Note: As the former director of the Center for Intelligence and National Security Studies in the Philippines, Rommel C. Banlaoi, the Chairman of the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence, and Terrorism Research, has a deep understanding of Philippine foreign policy and US-Philippine defense cooperation. He was assigned to help advise the president on security matters in 2022, as a deputy national security adviser, but his connections with China were questioned as posing a “security risk” to the Philippines. His nomination was later revoked, local media reported. His experience has seen the Philippine government shift from neutrality to a bias toward the US in diplomacy and defense. Recently, Banlaoi (Banlaoi) expressed strong dissatisfaction with the current diplomatic and military policies of the Philippines in an interview with Global Times (GT) reporters Hu Yuwei, Fan Wei and Zou Zhidong in Manila. In his view, the diplomatic policy pursued by the current Philippine government and its confrontational measures in the South China Sea not only loses important trading partners like China, but also risks marginalizing the Philippines in the ASEAN.

    By Hu Yuwei, Fan Wei and Zou Zhidong | 2024/4/21 23:03:12
  • Manila's maritime zones bill harms national interests, violates Constitution, says former Philippine presidential spokesman

    Harry Roque, a former Philippine congressman and former presidential spokesperson to president Rodrigo Duterte, recently expressed dissatisfaction at the series of legal maneuvers carried out by the current Philippine government regarding the South China Sea dispute in an interview with the Global Times in Manila.

    By Hu Yuwei, Zou Zhidong and Fan Wei | 2024/4/21 23:06:18
  • US' $95 billion aid package to escalate crises rather than cool them: experts

    The US House of Representatives on Saturday with broad bipartisan support passed a $95 billion legislative package providing security assistance to Ukraine, Israel and the island of Taiwan, over bitter objections from Republican hard-liners. Experts warned on Sunday that the increased aid will undoubtedly escalate the crises in the world rather than cool them, and that the US' policy of adding fuel to the fire will only create more conflicts in the world.

    By Xu Yelu | 2024/4/21 21:11:24
  • IOC launches Olympic AI Agenda

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) launched the Olympic AI Agenda here on Friday, setting out the envisioned impact that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can deliver for sport and how the IOC intends to lead on the global implementation of AI within sport.

    By Xinhua | 2024/4/20 12:36:58
  • Israeli missiles struck a site in Iran -- media

    Israeli missiles struck a site in Iran -- media

    By Xinhua | 2024/4/19 10:00:59
  • Russia and China Working on Sustainable Moon Bases: What Do We Know About Them?

    Establishing sustainable closed-loop research facilities capable of maintaining life on the Moon is an ambitious task only two countries have come close to so far.

    By Sputnik | 2024/4/18 8:57:59
  • US embassy denies election interference in Solomon Islands, experts skeptical

    The Solomon Islands is set to hold general elections on Wednesday, a significant event that follows the establishment of diplomatic ties with China in 2019 and the subsequent shift in regional dynamics. This election is not just a domestic affair but has attracted international attention, particularly due to the alleged interventions and influence exerted by foreign powers.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/16 21:12:31
  • World Bank raises forecast for UAE's real GDP growth to 3.9% in 2024; 4.1% in 2025

    The World Bank has raised its forecast for the UAE's real GDP growth to 3.9% in 2024, compared to its previous forecast in January of 3.7%.

    By WAM | 2024/4/16 18:17:06
  • ICRC welcomes support from China, to take cooperation in humanitarian areas to new level: ICRC vice president

    After seven months of conflict in Gaza, a cease-fire still seems distant. Meanwhile, the Palestine-Israel conflict is causing ripple effects across the region, and has led to major humanitarian crises. The international community, including China, is making efforts to alleviate the humanitarian crises.

    By Xie Wenting, Zhao Juecheng and Liu Caiyu | 2024/4/15 18:58:59
  • China urges restraint after Iran's strike against Israel; Israel's air defense system to face significant pressure: experts

    China expressed deep concern on Sunday over the current escalation following the Iran's military strike on Israeli territory and called on relevant parties to exercise calm and restraint to prevent further escalations.

    By Guo Yuandan | 2024/4/14 10:07:08
  • Retaliation from Iran could potentially complicate Gaza conflict: observers

    Retaliation from Iran would potentially complicate the Gaza conflict as the situation is at a critical juncture, with a choice between pursuing peace through political means or gearing up for potential armed conflict, Chinese observers said, following heightened tensions between Israel and Iran over the killings of Iranian generals in a blast at the Iranian consulate in Syria. But the likelihood of Iran directly engaging in the war is minimal, they said.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/4/11 23:19:08
  • AUKUS to Push Forward With Expansion Despite Quarrels Between Allies

    Earlier reports had indicated that the administration of US President Joe Biden was pushing hard to gain momentum on the AUKUS Pillar 2 stage before the US elections in November. It was also noted that Japan and Canada were in line to join the second - non-nuclear - pillar of the trilateral security partnership.

    By Sputnik | 2024/4/11 16:20:11
  • S. Korean prime minister submits resignation after parliamentary election defeat

    S. Korean prime minister submits resignation after parliamentary election defeat

    By Xinhua | 2024/4/11 10:02:06
  • Biden-Kishida summit faces backlash in Japan for potential defense cooperation upgrade

    At a time when the Kishida administration is facing a governance crisis, the Japanese Prime Minister stopped by the White House Tuesday evening ahead of Wednesday's official visit that is focused on a "historic" upgrade to the US-Japan defense ties to contain and suppress China. Analysts said that the upgrading of the US-Japan alliance during Kishida's term will be undoubtedly an important achievement, which will help his reelection as the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/4/10 23:08:59
  • Cameron invokes China during Washington lobbying mission, 'in move to cover own failure amid rising anxiety'

    British Foreign Secretary David Cameron repeated mentioned China during his US capital lobbying trip aiming to unblock a $60 billion aid package for Ukraine held up in the US Congress. Chinese analysts said on Tuesday this is a malicious move serving to scapegoat for his country's decision-making failures in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, signaling the UK's growing anxiety regarding the trajectory of the conflict.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2024/4/10 22:56:33
  • Germany's Scholz embraces TikTok, 'to connect with a younger audience'

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has become the latest Western political leader to open an account on TikTok, an ultra-popular video-sharing platform owned by Chinese company ByteDance that is undergoing attacks from some Western countries, especially the US, due to "national security concerns." Analysts said the growing numbers of Western politicians opening TikTok accounts not only proves the vitality and competitiveness of the platform, but also shows the accusation that the app is a "national security threat" is untenable. Attacking TikTok while using the platform will only show the hypocrisy of some politicians, whose real intention is to suppress the development of Chinese tech companies.

    By Wang Qi | 2024/4/9 22:16:47
  • Masdar to host 2nd Green Hydrogen Summit on April 16

    Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) will host the second annual Green Hydrogen Summit on 16th April 2024 at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi as part of the World Future Energy Summit.

    By WAM | 2024/4/9 10:48:59
  • Troop withdrawal from Gaza reflects severe challenges, complex dilemmas Israel is facing

    The reported withdrawal of Israeli troops from southern Gaza could reflect that Israel is facing severe challenges and a complex dilemma under immense internal and external pressures, especially with the mounting risks of conflict with Iran following the military's deadly attack on Iranian embassy compound in Syria, according to Chinese observers on Monday.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2024/4/8 22:27:43
  • NATO members likely to be more divided on supporting Ukraine as crisis drags on: expert

    As the Russia-Ukraine conflict drags on, NATO members appear to be more and more divided over military aid to Ukraine, as Chinese analysts said on Sunday that since the beginning of April, more and more European countries are calling for negotiations to solve the crisis. Extending support and aid to Ukraine was a contentious topic among NATO member countries during a two-day meeting on Wednesday and Thursday at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. One day earlier, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg had proposed a 100-billion-euro, five-year package of military aid to Ukraine, which was supported by only the UK, Poland and Latvia, media reported on Friday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/4/7 22:36:00
  • "Pictures on the wall were falling," New Yorkers rattled by earthquake

    An earthquake jolted New York City on Friday morning, followed by more than 10 aftershocks which shook New Jersey, sending tremors as far as Philadelphia to Boston and jolting buildings in Manhattan and throughout its five boroughs.

    By Sun Langchen | 2024/4/6 16:56:52
  • UAE Consul General in Shanghai hosts Iftar to celebrate Ramadan

    H.E. Muhannad Sulaiman Alnaqbi, Consul General of the UAE in Shanghai, hosted the Iftar at Xijiao State Guest Hotel in Shanghai on April 2, 2024, inviting the prominent guests to gather together to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, and extended his best wishes to them.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/3 18:55:32
  • Sanctions Empower Russia, 'Boomerang' on Europe and Undermine Dollar Hegemony – Experts

    Western economic aggression against Russia only sped up its economic growth, with Moscow bolstering ties with the Global South and becoming one of its key pillars.

    By Sputnik | 2024/4/2 20:40:21
  • UAE insurance sector continued to grow in Q4-23: CBUAE

    The UAE insurance sector continued to grow in Q4-2023, as reflected by increase in the gross written premiums. As of year-end, the number of licensed insurance companies in the UAE remained at 60, according to the Central Bank of the UAE's (CBUAE) Quarterly Economic Review (Q4-2023).

    By wam | 2024/4/2 20:29:16
  • China and the US have much more in common: historian Arne Westad

    The world in 2024 is not peaceful. From great power competition to regional conflicts, to numerous global challenges, the global landscape seems to be changing every day. Will the confrontation between Russia and the West lead to a "Cold War 2.0" and the return of the "Iron Curtain" ? Is the temporary stabilization of China-US relations a true departure from the downward spiral trend, or just a short and fragile period of stability?

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2024/4/2 17:39:59
  • Russia links recent terror attacks to Ukraine, 'combat intensity could escalate'

    Evidence has shown that multiple recent terror attacks in Russia, including the deadly attack at the Moscow concert hall, are linked to Ukraine, the Russian foreign ministry said on Sunday. Experts said this revelation could lead to an escalation of combat intensity on the Russia-Ukraine battlefield.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/4/1 21:33:03
  • OPEC Secretary General calls for increased investments in oil industry to meet global energy demands

    Haitham Al Ghais, Secretary General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), emphasised the need for increased investments in the oil industry to meet global energy demands and sustain economic growth.

    By WAM | 2024/3/26 17:20:46
  • Chinese companies diversify Azerbaijan's economy and can do more in country's green growth: top diplomat

    The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev was sworn in for a new term in February. How will President Aliyev develop relations with China during the new term? How does relations with China play in Azerbaijan's overall foreign policy? Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) recently talked to Assistant of President of Azerbaijan for Foreign Policy Affairs Hikmat Hajiyev (Hajiyev), who recently visited China to discuss bilateral cooperation. Hajiyev noted that the development of relations with China has been a top priority for Azerbaijan and the country fully supports the one-China policy. As Azerbaijan will host COP29 this year, the top diplomat said that the country seeks to build understanding and solidarity between the "Global North" and "Global South," and he praised China as a champion for green technology.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/3/25 20:51:57
  • Princess Kate's case shows UK royal family struggles to cope with society while staying mysterious

    The “where is Kate” saga has come to a temporary close when the Princess of Wales says she is in the early stages of treatment after a cancer diagnosis. Apart from messages of support pouring in for the Princess, Chinese netizens have engaged in a hot debate about maintaining credibility and reputation becoming a major challenge for the royal family in the “post- Queen Elizabeth” era.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/24 20:41:57
  • Death toll rises to over 60 in Moscow terror attack

    More than 60 people were killed in Friday's terrorist attack in Moscow's Crocus City Hall, according to the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR).

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/23 8:39:22
  • Cooperation among major countries important to AI devt as UNGA adopts landmark AI resolution: expert

    The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the first draft resolution on artificial intelligence (AI), which was submitted by the US with more than 120 member countries, including China, participating in the joint proposal. Analysts said China's co-signing of the draft highlights its responsible attitude toward actively participating in the global governance of AI and is another important manifestation of China's commitment to true multilateralism.

    By Liu Xin and Li Meng | 2024/3/22 16:43:20
  • China-Pakistan relationship remains a source of peace and stability in region and beyond: ambassador

    Pakistan takes "immense pride" in its unique and "time-tested friendship" with China. The two countries are not only connected by land, rivers, and mountains, but also by a heart corridor, founded on the shared values of mutual respect, trust, solidarity, and support, said Pakistani Ambassador to China Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi.

    By Xie Wenting and Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/20 22:11:00
  • Russia's SJ-100 and MC-21 Aircraft Have Become Flagships of Import Substitution

    Russia is testing 100-percent domestically-made МС-21-310 and upgraded SJ-100 aircraft, which will soon replace the Airbus and Boeing planes presently operated by the nation's airlines.

    By Sputnik | 2024/3/20 17:36:48
  • Dubai Press Club hosts ninth edition of Emirati Media Forum

    Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, Dubai Press Club (DPC) today organised the ninth edition of the Emirati Media Forum (EMF).

    By wam | 2024/3/20 16:56:23
  • 'Kate's disappearance' drama triggers hot discussions, speculations among Chinese netizens

    Where is Kate? The public absence of the Princess of Wales has grown beyond Kensington Palace and the UK from being simply a British royal tittle-tattle to an issue under international spotlight, as some Chinese observers put it, sparking Chinese netizens to wonder if she is facing the same fate of Princess Diana and question the bewildering maneuvering of the royal family.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/16 20:04:09
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    Trump secures enough delegates to become 2024 Republican presidential nominee, according to US media projections.

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    By Global Times | 2024/3/8 23:37:40
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    By Global Times | 2024/3/2 20:40:27
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    By WAM | 2024/2/29 11:39:47
  • Security cooperation among the US, Japan and South Korea will exacerbate regional divisions and lead to nuclear proliferation: experts

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    By Xu Yelu | 2024/2/25 23:00:17
  • First-ever moon landing by private firm inspires global peers to aim for the stars

    The historic moon landing of the Odysseus by a US firm, the first successful attempt ever made by a private enterprise, has set an inspiring example for all commercial spaceflight developers, stargazers from China said on Friday, while calling for cooperation between both countries in the field as there is great potential for complementarity in lunar data and technology.

    By Fan Anqi | 2024/2/23 22:27:02
  • Most Luminous Object in the Known Universe Eats a Sun's Worth of Material Every Day

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  • US imposes limited pressure on Israel while intl community increasingly calls for cease-fire

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    By Yang Sheng | 2024/2/20 19:41:42
  • Hypes of 'Japan's potential participation in AUKUS' merely feeble rehash for political gains of Canberra and Tokyo: experts

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    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/19 23:01:12
  • Australia tying itself closely to unstable and declining US is foolish: Australian author

    Recently, Australian historian author John John Queripel wrote an article titled “China: learning from Canute,” published on Pearls and Irritations, which gained widespread attention as the article provides a keen analysis of Western smears against China as well as Australia's relations with China and US influence therein. Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with John Queripel to further explore his opinions on China's development and US influence on Australia's foreign policy, among other topics.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/2/19 12:14:25
  • US ex-president Trump imposed with hefty fines in New York business fraud case

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    By Xinhua | 2024/2/17 11:00:02
  • Greek parliament passes bill on same-sex marriage

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    By Xinhua | 2024/2/16 8:36:15
  • Israel kills Hamas, Hezbollah commanders, vows to expand attacks

    Israel announced on Thursday that its forces killed two commanders from Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Hezbollah in Lebanon, while vowing to expand the attacks in Gaza and Lebanon.

    By Xinhua | 2024/2/16 8:26:46
  • European farmers stage new wave of protests

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    By Xinhua | 2024/2/16 8:22:16
  • Intl pressure mounts on Israel to agree to Gaza truce

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    By Xinhua | 2024/2/15 8:25:31
  • More than 1 mln tourists travel in Cambodia during Chinese New Year

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