Turkey may have to review its plans in Syria as its military operation against Kurdish militia in Afrin has been progressing more slowly than expected, analysts said.
The threat of the return of foreign fighters to the North African and Sahel regions after the defeat of Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, obsesses Algeria as neighboring countries like Libya, Niger and Mali are still suffering security instability, which could constitutes safe heaven to those foreign fighters.
President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Sir Craig Reedie Friday gave all thumbs up to China's anti-doping efforts in the past two decades.
China is about to embrace the Year of Dog, but this particular year is known as a Wuxu year, which only comes every 60 years.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese people with references to hard work and family values on Wednesday have struck a chord with overseas Chinese.
In an interview with the Indian media, former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed alleged that China was "grabbing land" from the Maldives by investing in 17 resort islands, a statement rebutted by Maldivian and Chinese officials and experts.
Palestinian deaf girls learn art of mosaic
Molten iron fireworks show performed to greet Chinese New Year
Open day of "2018 Happy Chinese New Year: Fantastic Art China" held in New York
Year of the Dog kicks off silently in Beijing under firework ban
7.2-magnitude quake hits 4 km South of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico
Florida school shooting suspect appears in court
Chinese celebrate Year of the Dog
Spotlight: Syria turns to be focus of military tussles by major powers
Britain's UKIP leader loses no-confidence vote
Israeli fighter jets strike six Hamas military targets in Gaza
FBI admits it fails to act on tip on Florida school shooter
Spring Festival 2018
Xinhua launches Japanese News Service