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UN envoy urges de-escalation in“imploding” Gaza   UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations' Middle East peace coordinator on Thursday warned Gaza is "imploding" with its economic, humanitarian, security and political indicators continuing to deteriorate.   In a video briefing to the Security Council, UN Special Coordinator f... [2018-10-19 11:26:00]
3 top Afghan provincial officials killed in shooting, U.S. general unhurt   KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Three top Afghan provincial officials and a local journalist were killed in a shooting, after an Afghan-NATO security meeting attended by top U.S.-NATO commander in Afghanistan, in southern province of Kandahar on Thursday, a local source said.   ... [2018-10-19 11:25:00]
Putin says Abe rejects proposal of Russia-Japan peace treaty   MOSCOW, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tokyo could not sign a peace treaty with Russia without preconditions on territorial issues, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday in the Russian city of Sochi.   "Prime Minister Abe ... said that this approach is... [2018-10-19 11:24:00]
Pompeo says Saudis committed to complete probe into journalist’s disappearance   ANKARA - Saudi Arabia has committed to conducting a complete investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday before departing the kingdom for Turkey.   Pompeo said he would meet with President Tayyip Erdogan in the Tur... [2018-10-17 15:08:00]
President hails UK business leaders’ icebreaking trip   President Xi Jinping reaffirmed China's stance on supporting free trade and economic globalization while meeting with a British delegation on Tuesday.   Xi met with Stephen Perry, chairman of The 48 Group Club, a British organization composed of company leaders promoting Britain-China trad... [2018-10-17 15:02:00]
Russian presidential administration chief to visit China   BEIJING, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Anton Vaino, head of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, will visit China later this week, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced Monday.   Vaino will pay the visit from Oct. 16 to 17 at the invitation of Ding Xuexiang, membe... [2018-10-15 20:56:00]
Senior Chinese official to attend Valdai meeting   BEIJING, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Yang Jiechi, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, will attend the 15th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Russia, a Chinese spokesperson announced on Monday. ... [2018-10-15 20:55:00]
Kensington palace announces Meghan Markle pregnant   LONDON, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant and due to give birth next spring, Kensington Palace announced Monday.   Kensington Palace said the couple "appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May an... [2018-10-15 21:08:00]
70,000 still without electricity in Portugal after Hurricane Leslie   LISBON, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Some 70,000 people remained without electricity in the centre of Portugal on Monday, after Hurricane Leslie battered the country on Saturday night.   "Getting a normal electricity supply back is a matter of dramatic urgency for local people," said Portugal's pre... [2018-10-16 10:16:00]
UN chief saddened by cyclone Titli casualties in India   UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday expressed his sadness over reports of deaths and injuries caused by cyclone Titli in eastern India, said his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.   The UN chief extended his condolences to the families of the vi... [2018-10-16 10:15:00]
NATO requires Norway purchase two aerial refueling aircraft for F-35 jets   OSLO, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- NATO requires Norway buy two new purpose-built transport aircraft that will supply F-35 fighter jets with fuel while they are in the air, Norwegian media reported Friday.   According to newspaper Klassekampen that had access to a document containing so-called NATO... [2018-10-13 13:15:00]
Air India plane slams into wall, causing no casualty   MUMBAI, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Air India Express Boeing 737-800 flight crashed down the Trichy airport runway at 250 km per hour on Friday, struck the poles at the end of the runway, rammed into the perimeter wall but still managed to fly.   Surprisingly, none of the 136 passengers and crew o... [2018-10-13 13:14:00]
Scientists find snail in dinosaur-era amber   BEIJING, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- An international team of paleontologists announced Friday in Beijing their discovery of a fossilized snail in a piece of amber dating back around 100 million years.   While most of snail fossils retain only the shell, the new discovery is the oldest example of ... [2018-10-13 13:11:00]
Spotlight: Erdogan sets election in Syria as precondition for Turkey withdrawal   ANKARA, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country will not leave Syria until a general election is held in the war-torn country, signaling that Turkish military would continue to stay in its neighbor country for an undetermined amount of time.   "Whene... [2018-10-12 07:55:00]
Feature: Herbal medicine thrives in Iraq amid unrest   BAGHDAD, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- The historical use of herbal medicine, also known as Arab medicine in Iraq, has thrived in the past few decades due to unrest in the war-torn country.   In Iraq, using herbs in medicine dates back over 5,000 years to the Sumerians, who created clay tablets with... [2018-10-12 07:54:00]