Turkey summons Swiss counselor over PKK rally in Bern

Turkey summons Swiss counselor over PKK rally in Bern

2017-03-26 09:06

Turkey's Foreign Ministry has summoned Swiss counselor in Ankara on Saturday over PKK sympathizers' rally targeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Bern, state-run Anadolu Agency cited an anonymous official.

EU leaders mark 60th anniversary of founding Treaty, sign declaration

EU leaders mark 60th anniversary of founding Treaty, sign declaration

2017-03-26 09:06

European Union (EU) leaders on Saturday marked the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome founding the integration process, with a major ceremony in the Italian capital.

U.S. banking sector safe enough for deregulation: former Morgan Stanley CEO

U.S. banking sector safe enough for deregulation: former Morgan Stanley CEO

2017-03-26 09:06

The United States banking industry is in a total safe state and it is ready for some deregulation to sustain development, former Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley John J. Mack has said here.

Africa urged to find durable solution for Somali refugees

Africa urged to find durable solution for Somali refugees

2017-03-25 22:07

A group of non-government organizations (NGOs) on Friday called on African leaders to find practical solutions to protect and assist Somali refugees and asylum seekers facing ongoing conflict and a humanitarian crisis in Somalia.

Zimbabwe's state-owned telecoms firm launches Chinese-funded world class data center

Zimbabwe's state-owned telecoms firm launches Chinese-funded world class data center

2017-03-25 22:07

Zimbabwe's state-owned fixed line telephone operator TelOne on Thursday launched a world class data center which is part of the national broadband project being funded by China Exim Bank.

Iraqi forces engage in street warfare in west Mosul to cut casualties

Iraqi forces engage in street warfare in west Mosul to cut casualties

2017-03-25 22:07

Iraqi forces will mainly pursue street-to-street battles to dislodge Islamic State (IS) militants from the heavily-populated western Mosul rather than by heavy shelling and airstrikes in order to minimize civilian casualties, state-run al-Sabah newspaper reported Saturday.

GOP health care bill pulled from House floor before vote at Trump's request

GOP health care bill pulled from House floor before vote at Trump's request

2017-03-25 09:27

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) made a fresh progress on Friday against the Islamic State (IS) group in the countryside of the northern city of Raqqa, a Kurdish official told Mayadeen TV.

UN refugee agency fears over 200 deaths following shipwrecks off Libyan coast

UN refugee agency fears over 200 deaths following shipwrecks off Libyan coast

2017-03-25 09:27

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is "deeply alarmed" at reports of at least two shipwrecks off the Libyan coast, fearing that more than 200 people could be killed in the incident, deputy UN spokesman Farhan Haq said here Friday.

Kurdish-led groups advance in IS de facto capital in northern Syria

Kurdish-led groups advance in IS de facto capital in northern Syria

2017-03-25 09:27

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) made a fresh progress on Friday against the Islamic State (IS) group in the countryside of the northern city of Raqqa, a Kurdish official told Mayadeen TV.

Interview: U.S. Golden State mounts charm offensive for Chinese visitors

Interview: U.S. Golden State mounts charm offensive for Chinese visitors

2017-03-25 09:27

California, the U.S. tourism-heavy state, is mounting a charm offensive for deep-pocketed Chinese tourists against the backdrop of a strong dollar and a travel ban that could shy away potential international tourists, said tourism professionals.

China automaker Geely to build electric black London taxi cabs

China automaker Geely to build electric black London taxi cabs

2017-03-24 22:40

Chinese automaker Geely has invested 300 million pounds (373.59 million U.S. dollars) in a new factory to build electric versions of the famous black London taxi cabs.

Chinese medical team donates more tele-medicine equipment to Zambian hospitals

Chinese medical team donates more tele-medicine equipment to Zambian hospitals

2017-03-24 22:40

Chinese Medical Team working in Zambia on Tuesday donated three sets of tele-medicine equipment aimed at improving health care services in Zambian hospitals.

Supermassive black hole found kicked out of galactic core: NASA

Supermassive black hole found kicked out of galactic core: NASA

2017-03-24 08:34

A supermassive black hole has been found kicked out of the center of a distant galaxy by what could be the power of gravitational waves, U.S. space agency NASA said Thursday.

UN Security Council strongly condemns DPRK's ballistic missile launch, engine test

UN Security Council strongly condemns DPRK's ballistic missile launch, engine test

2017-03-24 08:23

The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned the most recent ballistic missile launch conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on March 21 and a ballistic missile engine test on March 19.

Vote on health bill delayed in U.S. House after talks yield no results

Vote on health bill delayed in U.S. House after talks yield no results

2017-03-24 08:20

U.S. House Republican leaders on Thursday postponed a planned vote on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, as the White House failed to secure support of a group of conservative lawmakers.

Chinese contingent participates in Pakistan Day military parade

Chinese contingent participates in Pakistan Day military parade

2017-03-23 22:23

A contingent of the guard of honor of the three services of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) took part in a grand military parade held in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Thursday morning to mark the country's Republic Day.

Zambia to hold public hearings on ICC membership

Zambia to hold public hearings on ICC membership

2017-03-23 22:23

Zambia will hold public hearings to get views from citizens on the country's membership to the International Criminal Court (ICC), a senior government official said on Wednesday.

Japan school operator in land deal scandal says getting donation from Abe's wife

Japan school operator in land deal scandal says getting donation from Abe's wife

2017-03-23 22:23

Yasunori Kagoike, a school operator in a land deal scandal in Japan, testified under oath on Thursday that he received 1 million yen (8,900 U.S. dollars) from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife Akie.

U.S. airdrops forces in northern Syria to aid Kurdish groups against IS

U.S. airdrops forces in northern Syria to aid Kurdish groups against IS

2017-03-23 07:43

The U.S.-led anti-terror coalition has airdropped ground forces in northern Syria to aid the Kurdish-led Syria rebels in their offensive on Syria's northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State (IS) group, a monitor group reported on Wednesday.

Ukraine seeks to become major non-NATO ally of the U.S.

Ukraine seeks to become major non-NATO ally of the U.S.

2017-03-23 07:43

The Ukrainian parliament on Wednesday passed a resolution, calling on the government of the United States to grant the East European country the status of a major non-NATO ally (MNNA).

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