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No force can shake China: Xi Jinping

Ismail Hossain from Beijing October 02, 2019 10:14:09

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that no force can stop China's development and shake the foundation of the nation. "There is no force that can shake the foundation of this great nation,"...

Iran court sentences Rouhani's brother for courruption

-- October 01, 2019 22:11:54

 An Iranian court sentenced the brother of President Hassan Rouhani to five years in prison, a judiciary spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official Fars news, reports Reuters....

70 years: China's contributions to the world

Wu Jinduo, Global Times October 01, 2019 17:18:04

China has spent 70 years exploring a suitable road for its development, and it has simultaneously spent those 70 years continuously contributing to global progress. Since China's reform and opening-up...

Founding of PRC completely changes China's fate: Xi

Xinhua October 01, 2019 17:13:56

The founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) completely changed China's miserable fate of being poor and weak and being bullied and humiliated in over 100 years since the advent of modern time...

China flexes military muscle to mark 70 years of Communist rule

-- October 01, 2019 14:59:40

China celebrated its growing power and confidence with a big display of military hardware and goose-stepping troops in Beijing on Tuesday, overseen by President Xi Jinping who pledged peaceful develop...

China celebrates 70th founding anniv today

Ismail Hossain from Beijing October 01, 2019 10:18:57

China is holding a grand celebration, followed by a military parade and mass pageantry at Tian'anmen Square in Beijing today (Tuesday) on its National Day, marking the 70th founding anniversary of the...

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat

Reuters September 30, 2019 20:41:45

Pakistan’s government on Monday summoned India’s top diplomat in the country over accusations of deadly shelling by India in its portion of the disputed region of Kashmir, as tensions run...

China to send its top trade negotiator to US for talks

AP September 30, 2019 16:46:33

China’s top trade negotiator will lead an upcoming 13th round of talks aimed at resolving a trade war with the United States, a senior Chinese official said. Vice Premier Liu He will travel to...

Floods kill 113 in north India

Reuters September 30, 2019 16:03:16

Heavy rains have killed at least 113 people in India’s Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states over the past three days, officials said on Monday, as flood waters swamped a major city, inundated hospital...

Indian workers in the Gulf face new test

-- September 30, 2019 15:32:58

As producer of a long-running television show that spotlights the problems faced by Indians working in the Gulf, Rafeek Ravunther is used to hearing their heart-rending stories of exploitation. But a...

Saudi crown prince warns of 'Iran threat' to global oil

Reuters September 30, 2019 11:03:28

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince warned in an interview broadcast on Sunday that oil prices could spike to “unimaginably high numbers” if the world does not come together to deter Iran, b...

Xi presents national medals, honorary titles

Xinhua September 29, 2019 18:59:10

President Xi Jinping is presenting national medals and honorary titles of the People's Republic of China to awardees in the Great Hall of the People on Sunday morning.Xi, also general secretary of the...

Syrian Constitutional Committee authorised to draft new constitution

-- September 29, 2019 15:53:29

The newly formed Constitutional Committee in Syria has been authorised to draft a new constitution for the war-torn country, according to its terms of reference, which have been agreed on by the gover...

Saudi king’s bodyguard shot dead in dispute: state TV

-- September 29, 2019 13:52:53

The personal bodyguard of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was shot dead in a personal dispute, state television al-Ekhbariya reported on Sunday. Major General Abdul Aziz al-Faghm was killed in the R...

China bus crash kills 36

-- September 29, 2019 11:02:09

A bus veered into the opposite lane in China on Saturday morning, hitting a truck and killing 36 people, according to an official police notice. The bus, which was driving north, broke through a barr...

Fire on oil tankers at South Korean port injures ten

Reuters September 28, 2019 18:03:49

A fire that spread across two oil tankers in a South Korean port injured 10 people on Saturday, coastguard and fire officials said, adding the blaze had largely been put out. An explosion occurred on...

White Paper expounds China’s relationship with the world

Global Times September 28, 2019 18:01:08

The State Council Information Office issued a white paper titled "China and the World in the New Era"on Friday. This is the first governmental white paper that has comprehensively expounded the relati...

Afghans vote for president defying threat of militant attack

Reuters September 28, 2019 16:01:35

Afghans braved the threat of militant attacks and delays at polling booths to vote in a presidential election on Saturday, a major test of the Western-backed Afghan government’s ability to prote...

Police impose restrictions in Indian Kashmir after Pakistan PM's speech

-- September 28, 2019 15:04:56

Authorities in Indian Kashmir tightened restrictions on people's movements on Saturday to prevent possible protests triggered by a speech by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Khan, in an address t...

Fire on oil tankers at S Korean port injures nine: Yonhap

-- September 28, 2019 12:55:35

A fire onboard two oil tankers that injured nine sailors at a South Korean port has been put out, the Yonhap news agency said on Saturday. An explosion occurred on the Stolt Groenland, a 25,000-tonne...

Despite French, British pleas, few signs of US-Iran detente

-- September 27, 2019 14:44:23

Britain and France all but begged Iran to jump into the waters of a negotiation with the United States this week. Neither antagonist, however, showed much desire to discuss the many issues dividing t...

Japan sees China as bigger threat than N Korea

Reuters September 27, 2019 11:17:01

China’s growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan, Tokyo’s annual defence review indicated on Thursday, despite signs that Pyongyan...

Beijing airport opens

Global Times September 26, 2019 17:32:52

President Xi Jinping on Wednesday inaugurated a state-of-art airport in Beijing, marking a monumental moment that highlighted both the country's prowess in building massive infrastructure and its ambi...

Anger, impatience mount in Pakistani Kashmir as Khan makes diplomatic push

-- September 26, 2019 17:01:19

As Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan prepares to deliver another appeal to the world to address the situation in Kashmir, he faces the risk that rising anger in his country's portion of the dispute...

UN suspends Sri Lankan troops from peacekeeping

-- September 26, 2019 13:49:01

The United Nations suspended Sri Lankan Army deployments in the world body's peacekeeping operations after the Indian Ocean island nation appointed a war veteran who has been accused of serious human...

Khashoggi murder 'happened under my watch': Saudi crown prince

Reuters September 26, 2019 13:34:46

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said he bears responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year by Saudi operatives “because it happened under my watch,” according t...

Malaysian police arrest 15 over alleged Islamic State links

Reuters September 26, 2019 13:20:18

Malaysia has arrested 15 people, mostly foreigners from neighbouring Indonesia, on suspicion of having links with the Islamic State militant group, police said on Thursday. Malaysia has been on high...

Strong quake rattles Indonesia’s Ambon, one dead

-- September 26, 2019 12:06:47

At least one person died on Thursday after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Indonesia’s eastern province of Maluku, damaging buildings and sending people fleeing to the hills, officials and witnes...

‘Economic superpower’ label doesn’t fit China

Global Times September 25, 2019 17:56:17

An analysis on the US media outlet CNBC website on Monday called China an "economic superpower." On the same day, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called China the "newly developed economy." I...

Mahathir slams UN, Myanmar govt over Rohingya crisis

-- September 25, 2019 15:32:41

The United Nations and Myanmar government came under fire on Tuesday for their inaction in resolving the Rohingya crisis which has displaced more than a million people in the country. The UN’s...