U.S. defense chief says to discuss regional security with allies, ASEAN nations

U.S. defense chief says to discuss regional security with allies, ASEAN nations

2017-10-23 22:29

U.S. defense chief James Mattis said Sunday en route to the Philippines that he will discuss regional security challenges with his counterparts of U.S. Asian allies and Southeast Asian nations there, the Defense Ministry said in a press release.

Divide remains wide as Kenya heads for repeat elections

Divide remains wide as Kenya heads for repeat elections

2017-10-23 21:20

Standoff between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga continued to divide Kenya as the Thursday repeat elections draw near.

Saudi, Iraq form coordination council to open era of new strategic ties

Saudi, Iraq form coordination council to open era of new strategic ties

2017-10-23 07:30

Saudi Arabia and Iraq signed on Sunday an agreement here in Riyadh to form a coordination council, Al Arabiya local news reported.

Tanzania's Zanzibar to refurbish historical building to boost tourism

Tanzania's Zanzibar to refurbish historical building to boost tourism

2017-10-23 07:30

Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar is set to refurbish the largest and tallest building in its world heritage site stone town to woo tourists.

Iran eyes more global market share through gas exports to Europe

Iran eyes more global market share through gas exports to Europe

2017-10-23 07:30

Iran continues to weigh options to transport its profuse natural gas resources to Europe and emerge from a marginal exporter merely in the region, Financial Tribune daily reported on Sunday.

Saudi-led airstrikes hit home village of Yemen's ex-president Saleh

Saudi-led airstrikes hit home village of Yemen's ex-president Saleh

2017-10-23 07:30

Saudi Arabia-led coalition launched Sunday a series of airstrikes targeting the home village of the Houthi-allied former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the southeast of the capital Sanaa, said a security official.

U.S.-backed forces claim capturing 1 of Syria's largest oil fields

U.S.-backed forces claim capturing 1 of Syria's largest oil fields

2017-10-22 21:17

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said Sunday that they have captured the al-Omar oil field, one of the largest energy fields in Syria.

Turkey's closer ties with China generate new craze in learning Chinese language among Turks

Turkey's closer ties with China generate new craze in learning Chinese language among Turks

2017-10-22 21:17

Turkey's growing ties with China have generated a keener interest among the Turks in learning the Chinese language and culture that has never been seen before.

Kenyan leader vows to enhance security ahead of repeat polls

Kenyan leader vows to enhance security ahead of repeat polls

2017-10-22 21:17

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to beef up security across the country to ensure next week's presidential election is peaceful.

Russia not to take part in talks to amend Iran nuclear deal

Russia not to take part in talks to amend Iran nuclear deal

2017-10-22 08:19

Russia has said it is confident that Iran is fulfilling all its obligations under a multilateral agreement on its nuclear program and will not take part in any talks on amending the deal.

President Trump to allow release of over 3,000 files related to Kennedy's assassination

President Trump to allow release of over 3,000 files related to Kennedy's assassination

2017-10-22 08:19

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he would allow the release of more than 3,000 previously classified files related to former President John F. Kennedy's assassination more than half a century ago.

U.S. could call back up to 1,000 retired military pilots to active duty

U.S. could call back up to 1,000 retired military pilots to active duty

2017-10-22 08:19

The U.S. Air Force could call back as many as 1,000 retired airmen to active duty amid an "acute shortage" of military combat pilots, local reports said Saturday.

Iran rules out Europe "meddling" with its staunch missile program

Iran rules out Europe "meddling" with its staunch missile program

2017-10-21 22:15

A senior Iranian army commander on Saturday discouraged the European states from what he called "meddling" with Iran's missile program, semi-official Fars news agency reported.

AU envoy urges Somalis to forge unity in fight against terrorism

AU envoy urges Somalis to forge unity in fight against terrorism

2017-10-21 21:18

The African Union top envoy in Somalia on Saturday called on Somalis to unite in the fight against terrorism which has seen several innocent lives being lost in the recent past.

Russia accuses U.S. of undermining global strategic stability

Russia accuses U.S. of undermining global strategic stability

2017-10-21 19:26

The United States and its allies attempted to gain military advantages and use force to reach "egoistic geopolitical goals," which will seriously undermine global strategic stability, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

Five feared dead as light aircraft crashes in Kenya's lake

Five feared dead as light aircraft crashes in Kenya's lake

2017-10-21 19:23

At least five people ware feared dead after a light aircraft crashed in Lake Nakuru in southwestern Kenya shortly after taking off from a hotel in the town early Saturday.

1 killed, 7 injured in stabbing incident in southeastern Poland

1 killed, 7 injured in stabbing incident in southeastern Poland

2017-10-21 08:27

Polish police said Friday that one person was killed and at least seven others were injured in a stabbing incident in Stalowa Wola in southeastern Poland.

China's after-school English lessons provider RISE debuts on Nasdaq

China's after-school English lessons provider RISE debuts on Nasdaq

2017-10-21 08:27

China's after-school English lessons provider RISE Education Cayman Ltd. made its debut on the Nasdaq Stock Market on Friday, trading under the ticker symbol of "REDU".

Spanish PM defends decision of suspending autonomy of Catalonia

Spanish PM defends decision of suspending autonomy of Catalonia

2017-10-21 08:27

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday defended the decision of his cabinet to temporarily suspend the autonomy of the Calalonian region and pass control of its government to Madrid.

Putin advocates "civilized" solution to Korean Peninsula impasse

Putin advocates "civilized" solution to Korean Peninsula impasse

2017-10-20 19:09

Russia has always favored a civilized way to settle all disputes, including the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, said President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

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