Pakistan celebrates Republic Day, vows to build welfare country

Pakistan celebrates Republic Day, vows to build welfare country

2019-03-24 10:21

Pakistan observed its 79th Republic Day on Saturday and vowed to achieve the goal of reforming the country into a welfare state, according to commemorating messages by the country's top leadership.

Feature: Silk shines at Tallinn Fashion Week 2019

Feature: Silk shines at Tallinn Fashion Week 2019

2019-03-24 10:22

Silk dress, robe and scarf at the ongoing Tallinn Fashion Week 2019 showed the growing popularity of the fabric in Estonia despite of the long winter and short summer in the northern Baltic country.

U.S.-backed Kurdish forces declare victory on IS in eastern Syria

U.S.-backed Kurdish forces declare victory on IS in eastern Syria

2019-03-23 21:51

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Saturday the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) militant group in eastern Syria, the SDF spokesman said.

Kazakhstan renames capital from Astana to Nur-sultan

Kazakhstan renames capital from Astana to Nur-sultan

2019-03-23 21:09

Kazakhstan's capital city Astana has been renamed Nur-sultan after the country's new President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree on the renaming in honor of his predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Iraq rejects Trump's recognition of Israel's sovereignty over Syria's Golan

Iraq rejects Trump's recognition of Israel's sovereignty over Syria's Golan

2019-03-23 20:42

Iraq rejected on Saturday the call of U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said.

Golan Heights will always remain Arab Syrian territory: envoy

Golan Heights will always remain Arab Syrian territory: envoy

2019-03-23 11:17

A Syrian envoy said Friday that the Syrian Golan will always remain an Arab Syrian territory, reacting to U.S. President Donald Trump's surprise tweet that the United States would recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

Interview: Boeing aircraft crashes reveal inadequate regulation: expert

Interview: Boeing aircraft crashes reveal inadequate regulation: expert

2019-03-22 22:15

The two air crashes involving the same Boeing 737 Max model in a span of five months revealed some problems with the industry regulation as well as pilot training, said an aviation expert Thursday.

Death toll from Cyclone Idai climbs to 139 in Zimbabwe

Death toll from Cyclone Idai climbs to 139 in Zimbabwe

2019-03-22 20:58

The death toll from Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe has risen to 139 with 189 still missing, the government said on Thursday.

Feature: Rehabilitation of canal irrigation system brings hope for Iraqi returnees affected by IS

Feature: Rehabilitation of canal irrigation system brings hope for Iraqi returnees affected by IS

2019-03-22 20:52

"My family and I are determined to work hard to regain our life on our old farm after the rehabilitation of the nearby canal," said Ismael Salih, a farmer from a village in the al-Namrud area to the southeast of Iraq's northern city of Mosul.

Iran vows to defeat U.S. in "economic war"

Iran vows to defeat U.S. in "economic war"

2019-03-22 07:59

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that his country will defeat the United States in the latter's anti-Iran "economic war."

Putin, Kazakh leaders agree to strengthen bilateral ties

Putin, Kazakh leaders agree to strengthen bilateral ties

2019-03-22 07:59

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kazakhstan's former and incumbent presidents on Thursday agreed to closely coordinate their actions to promote stronger bilateral ties.

At least 93 killed in ferry sinking in Iraq's Mosul

At least 93 killed in ferry sinking in Iraq's Mosul

2019-03-22 07:59

A ferryboat sank in Tigris River in Iraq's northern city of Mosul on Thursday, leaving at least 93 dead and sparking anger among Iraqis.

China donates 200,000 USD to cyclone victims in Zimbabwe

China donates 200,000 USD to cyclone victims in Zimbabwe

2019-03-21 22:31

The Chinese Embassy and Chinese community in Zimbabwe donated food, purified water and equipment worth 200,000 U.S. dollars to help the victims of Cyclone Idai in the country.

U.S. aviation authorities say Boeing's developing software fix for 737 MAX

U.S. aviation authorities say Boeing's developing software fix for 737 MAX

2019-03-21 22:31

The U.S. aviation authorities said Wednesday that Boeing is developing a software fix and a pilot training program to address issues with the aircraft manufacturer's 737 MAX fleet identified in last year's Lion Air crash.

Dariga Nazarbayeva elected Kazakh senate chair

Dariga Nazarbayeva elected Kazakh senate chair

2019-03-21 07:12

The Kazakh Senate on Wednesday elected Dariga Nazarbayeva, former head of its committee on foreign relations, defense and security, as the speaker of the parliament's upper house, Russian media reported.

Trump to host Israeli PM next week: White House

Trump to host Israeli PM next week: White House

2019-03-21 07:12

U.S. President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 25-26, the White House said on Wednesday.

Pompeo, Saudi crown prince talk over phone on Yemen, human rights, region

Pompeo, Saudi crown prince talk over phone on Yemen, human rights, region

2019-03-21 07:12

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had talked over phone with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday regarding the situation in Yemen, human rights and regional issues, the State Department said here on Wednesday.

Boeing CEO reaffirms commitment to aircraft safety following Ethiopian air crash

Boeing CEO reaffirms commitment to aircraft safety following Ethiopian air crash

2019-03-20 21:48

Boeing Company will remain committed to its core value of safety that it has upheld in the business of aviation for more than 100 years, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has said.

Spotlight: Trump, Bolsonaro look to reset ties

Spotlight: Trump, Bolsonaro look to reset ties

2019-03-20 21:47

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday met his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro at the White House, looking to reset bilateral ties with the country, a major regional player in South America.

Norwegian commentator warns Europe against following U.S. in boycotting Huawei

Norwegian commentator warns Europe against following U.S. in boycotting Huawei

2019-03-20 20:57

A commentator in Norway said Tuesday that Europe should not follow the United States in boycotting Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in its deployment of the next generation of wireless services.

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