Iran stages military parade to mark Defense Week

Iran stages military parade to mark Defense Week

2017-09-22 20:37

Iran's armed forces staged military parades on Friday to mark the start of the Week of Defense, commemorating Iranian sacrifices during the eight-year Iraq-Iran war in the 1980s.

Lithuania's equal opportunities watchdog to investigate police officers single patrolling

Lithuania's equal opportunities watchdog to investigate police officers single patrolling

2017-09-22 20:37

Lithuania's Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson started investigation on whether the male police officers should conduct single patrolling, announced the office on Thursday.

Spotlight: Germany faces security challenges for upcoming federal election

Spotlight: Germany faces security challenges for upcoming federal election

2017-09-22 20:37

The upcoming Sunday will see Germans cast their ballot for the next federal parliament at nearly 70,000 polling stations across the country. Amid strained security situation in Europe and reported loopholes in the election software, Germany faces challenges to keep sabotagers and hackers at bay.

Erdogan, Trump meet over Kurdish referendum in New York

Erdogan, Trump meet over Kurdish referendum in New York

2017-09-22 20:37

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump met over the independence referendum proposed by the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in New York, the Turkish presidency said on Friday.

Trump signs new order to ramp up sanctions on DPRK

Trump signs new order to ramp up sanctions on DPRK

2017-09-22 09:14

U.S. President Donald Trump signed on Thursday an executive order aimed at further cutting off the funding for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Gates optimistic about progress toward sustainable development goals

Gates optimistic about progress toward sustainable development goals

2017-09-22 09:13

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said here Wednesday that he is optimistic about the progress toward global health and the sustainable development goals.

Feature: Chinese bike-sharing service rides into Washington D.C.

Feature: Chinese bike-sharing service rides into Washington D.C.

2017-09-22 09:09

It is common to see commuters and visitors riding a black-and-red Capital Bikeshare bicycle shuttling on the streets in the U.S. capital of Washington D.C. -- now they have an orange-and-silver alternative provided by Chinese bike-sharing company Mobike.

Russia warns U.S. of retaliation against shelling Syrian troops

Russia warns U.S. of retaliation against shelling Syrian troops

2017-09-22 09:08

The Russian Defense Ministry warned on Thursday the U.S. Armed Forces Command that it would not tolerate shelling attacks against the Syrian government troops from areas controlled by U.S.-backed opposition.

Turkey, Iraq, Iran agree on "joint precautionary measures" over Kurdish referendum

Turkey, Iraq, Iran agree on "joint precautionary measures" over Kurdish referendum

2017-09-21 21:47

Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to take "joint precautionary measures" against the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government's (KRG) bid to hold a referendum of independence from Iraq, Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday.

Kenya calls for increased funding of science by African governments

Kenya calls for increased funding of science by African governments

2017-09-21 21:13

Kenya has called for an increase of funds towards science and technology development in Africa.

9 elephants electrocuted in northwestern Botswana

9 elephants electrocuted in northwestern Botswana

2017-09-21 20:36

At least nine stray elephants have been electrocuted after knocking down a power line in Botswana, the country's environment minister has confirmed.

Turkey hosts NATO naval drills amid strained alliance ties

Turkey hosts NATO naval drills amid strained alliance ties

2017-09-21 20:33

Turkey was holding naval exercises with fellow NATO members at a time of crisis in strained ties with alliance states, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Wednesday.

Alibaba-backed Chinese supply chain firm BEST debuts on NYSE

Alibaba-backed Chinese supply chain firm BEST debuts on NYSE

2017-09-21 07:48

Chinese supply chain firm BEST Inc., backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba, made its trading debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Wednesday.

Trump, Qatari emir discuss Qatar diplomatic dispute

Trump, Qatari emir discuss Qatar diplomatic dispute

2017-09-21 07:48

U.S. President Donald Trump and Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani discussed on Tuesday the importance of resolving Qatar's ongoing dispute with its neighbors and restoring unity in the region, the White House said.

News Analysis: Controversial referendum by Iraqi Kurds raises fears about opening Pandora's box of violence

News Analysis: Controversial referendum by Iraqi Kurds raises fears about opening Pandora's box of violence

2017-09-21 07:48

Tensions are flaring up as Iraqi Kurds are set to hold a controversial independence referendum next week, raising fears that it could open a Pandora's box of violence and conflicts.

U.S. Fed announces start of balance sheet reduction from October

U.S. Fed announces start of balance sheet reduction from October

2017-09-21 07:48

The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday kept the interest rate unchanged, but announced that it will start to unwind its 4.5-trillion-U.S. dollar balance sheet from October, a further step to end the loose monetary policy.

China to send ophthalmologists team to Madagascar

China to send ophthalmologists team to Madagascar

2017-09-20 21:46

A group of Chinese ophthalmologists will be sent in November to Madagascar's capital Antananarivo to perform 200 cataract surgeries for Malagasy patients, the Chinese ambassador to Madagascar Yang Xiaorong has said.

UN report reveals millions trapped in modern slavery, child labor

UN report reveals millions trapped in modern slavery, child labor

2017-09-20 21:36

An estimated 40 million people are today trapped in modern slavery, mostly women and girls, and 152 million children are subject to child labor, almost one in ten around the world, a latest UN report revealed on Tuesday.

Turkey's Erdogan warns of possible sanctions over Iraqi Kurdish referendum

Turkey's Erdogan warns of possible sanctions over Iraqi Kurdish referendum

2017-09-20 21:36

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan late Tuesday warned of sanctions against the independence referendum to be held by the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) next week, local media reported Wednesday.

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