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Blast kills 24 at Afghan election rally, aide says president unhurt

-- September 17, 2019 16:21:33

An explosion near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed 24 people and injured 31 others, a health official said, but Ghani was unhurt according to an aide, reports Reuters...

China, Russia pledge to bolster strategic partnership

Xinhua September 17, 2019 16:10:07

China and Russia on Monday pledged to bolster relations and further develop their comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era. Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua and Russian Deputy...

15 die as truck falls off cliff in Philippines

-- September 17, 2019 14:22:01

Philippine police say at least 15 villagers were killed and several others injured when the truck they were riding in lost control and fell off a cliff in a remote mountain village in the country&rsqu...

Aramco attack a reciprocal response by Yemen, says Rouhani

Reuters September 17, 2019 11:29:12

An attack on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil facilities was a reciprocal measure by “Yemeni people” to assaults on this country, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday, hours afte...

Xi underlines security, openness in cyberspace

Xinhua September 16, 2019 18:15:02

President Xi Jinping has highlighted the necessity for a cyberspace environment that is safe and manageable as well as open and innovative. Efforts should be made to raise people's sense of fulfillme...

HK needs stronger common interests

Global Times September 16, 2019 17:50:29

The number of people participating in radical protests in Hong Kong has significantly dropped. However, few violent protesters still act rampantly. Because Hong Kong is at the crossroads of worsening...

Saudi oil attacks: Will fuel prices go up?

BBC September 16, 2019 17:29:12

Saudi Arabia's state-owned company Aramco is the world's biggest oil producer, generating 10 per cent of the world's oil, but it is also one of the world's most profitable businesses. For a drone att...

Restore normal life in Kashmir, India's top court asks government

-- September 16, 2019 17:01:47

India’s top court has asked the federal government of the country to restore normal life in Kashmir as soon as possible, as a partial shutdown of the disputed region entered its 42nd day. India...

There will be no Rouhani-Trump meeting at UN: Iran

-- September 16, 2019 13:20:20

Iran said on Monday there would be no meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his US counterpart Donald Trump at the United Nations, Iranian state television reported, after the White Hou...

Kim invites Trump to Pyongyang in new letter

-- September 16, 2019 12:52:14

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited US President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday, citing diplomatic sources. The letter, th...

CPC issues revised regulations on Party rules

Xinhua September 15, 2019 20:28:32

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has issued a set of revised and newly drafted regulations on the Party's rules and normative documents. The regulations include revised versions o...

Suu Kyi stripped off of honorary freedom award

-- September 15, 2019 18:18:37

The City of London Corporation in the United Kingdom has suspended its 2017 honorary freedom award bestowed on Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to Burmese local media. The Myanma...

US hawks’ ‘China threat’ paranoia knows no bounds

Global Times September 15, 2019 18:03:34

Hawks in the US have found a convenient pretext to push the "China threat" propaganda in the garb of the Hong Kong protests. By ramping up anti-China hysteria, they are trying to tar the country's nam...

Iran dismisses US allegations over Saudi oil attacks

Reuters September 15, 2019 17:44:21

Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that disrupted world oil production and warned on Sunday that US bases and aircraft carriers in the regio...

Kathmandu battles dengue as temperatures rise

Reuters September 15, 2019 16:45:12

For Prabina Maharjan, it started with a headache, which then turned into fever and body pain. When she finally turned up at the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital a week ago, tests sho...

Taliban revoke ban on Red Cross

-- September 15, 2019 12:48:19

The Taliban on Sunday revoked their ban on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan and gave a guarantee of security for its staff doing humanitarian work in areas under thei...

Attacks on Saudi oil facilities threaten price hikes

Reuters September 15, 2019 12:42:03

Saturday’s attacks on key Saudi Arabia processing plants will test the world’s ability to handle a supply crisis as it faces the temporary loss of more than 5 per cent of global supply fro...

Drone attacks knock out half of Saudi Arabia's oil supply

Reuters September 15, 2019 10:47:15

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom’s output, in a move exp...

China needs to remain steady to counter US conservatism

Global September 14, 2019 17:37:24

Bill Gertz, editor of US conservative political journalism website The Washington Free Beacon and columnist for The Washington Times, recently published his new book Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communis...

Fires from drone attacks on Aramco oil plants ‘under control’

-- September 14, 2019 12:07:46

Drone attacks on two Saudi Aramco factories in Abqaiq and Khurais provinces on Saturday sparked fires that the state oil company brought under control, the Saudi interior ministry spokesman said witho...

China to build warship for Thai navy

Global Times September 13, 2019 18:14:26

China and Thailand have signed a deal that will see a Chinese shipbuilding company build a Type 071E landing platform dock (LPD) warship for the Thai navy, a move which shows deepened arms trade coope...

Seven die in southeast Turkey blast

-- September 13, 2019 10:58:10

At least seven people were killed and 10 were wounded in southeast Turkey when an improvised explosive placed on a road went off as a vehicle carrying villagers was passing. According to a governor&r...

Aerospace, nuclear deal likely between China, Russia

Global Times September 12, 2019 17:53:44

China and Russia are expected to reach a number of deals when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Russia next week, Gao Feng, spokesperson of China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said on Thursday. Gao...

China, Kazakhstan lift ties

Global Times September 12, 2019 17:25:08

China and Kazakhstan agreed on Wednesday to forge a permanent comprehensive strategic partnership. The announcement came after Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev...

Car free day set for Bangkok to reduce traffic congestion, pollution

-- September 12, 2019 17:09:35

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Wednesday announced it will organise Bangkok Car Free Day 2019 to reduce traffic congestion, pollution and save energy on Sept 22. Deputy Bangkok Gove...

Israeli PM's threat to annex West Bank not helpful for peace: UN

-- September 12, 2019 00:11:57

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's promise on Tuesday that if re-elected he would annex much of the occupied West Bank would not be helpful in the Middle East peace process, a UN spokesman sa...

China announces tariff exemptions for US goods to show goodwill

Global Times September 11, 2019 18:03:44

China on Wednesday announced a plan for certain US imports and companies to file for exemptions from Chinese tariffs, in a goodwill gesture that will help ease the impact of the trade war on US compan...

Hundreds of school close in Malaysia after air quality deteriorates

Xinhua September 11, 2019 16:40:12

Hundreds of schools were closed in Malaysia's Sarawak state after air quality dropped due to the ongoing haze, the state Education Department has said. The closures include 347 primary and 62 seconda...

Japan to re-investigate Fukushima nuclear disaster

-- September 11, 2019 16:30:03

Japan's nuclear regulator plans to reinvestigate the Fukushima disaster, in which three reactors at an atomic power plant run by Tokyo Electric Power melted down after an earthquake and tsunami eight...

Indian police kill militant in Kashmir

-- September 11, 2019 16:26:32

Security forces in Indian Kashmir shot dead on Wednesday a suspected member of a Pakistan-based militant group who was accused of attacking the family of a fruit trader, the state police chief said, r...