Analysis: U.S. moves forward at full speed to ramp up pressure on Iran

Analysis: U.S. moves forward at full speed to ramp up pressure on Iran

2018-05-22 22:23

Monday saw U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threaten to slap the biggest sanctions in history on Iran, if Tehran fails to comply with U.S. demands. U.S. experts said their country is making a full-on effort to force Iran's hand.

Turkey mulls to review economic, trade embargo to Israel after elections

Turkey mulls to review economic, trade embargo to Israel after elections

2018-05-22 21:42

Turkey will review to impose embargo to Israel after June 24 general elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Israel says it is 1st country to use U.S.-made F-35 in combat

Israel says it is 1st country to use U.S.-made F-35 in combat

2018-05-22 21:42

Israel is the first country in the world to use the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, said Israel Air Force (IAF) Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin on Tuesday.

Amendments to Burundi's constitution approved: electoral commission

Amendments to Burundi's constitution approved: electoral commission

2018-05-22 19:34

The Burundian National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) on Monday evening said amendments to the constitution has been approved by a vote of 73.26 percent in a referendum.

Piracy incidents double off coast of East Africa in 2017: study

Piracy incidents double off coast of East Africa in 2017: study

2018-05-22 19:29

The number of piracy incidents doubled off the coast of East Africa in 2017 compared to 2016, an international maritime body said in its latest report released on Monday.

Washington escalates rhetoric, moves against Caracas after election

Washington escalates rhetoric, moves against Caracas after election

2018-05-22 08:09

The United States on Monday escalated its rhetoric and moves against Venezuela, right after Nicolas Maduro secured a second six-year term in the country's election.

Feature: An ingenious Turkish hairdresser going his own way

Feature: An ingenious Turkish hairdresser going his own way

2018-05-22 19:18

Tea was brewing in pot over a built-in stove while a washing machine was working quietly in the corner. Meeting the eye are cupboards and a vintage sunglass collection. Some antique pieces and a drum kit enhance the view of a large kitchen.

Spotlight: China taps Hollywood writers to create better films for Chinese market

Spotlight: China taps Hollywood writers to create better films for Chinese market

2018-05-22 08:09

A new trend is hitting Hollywood. Pundits have noticed the exodus of a growing number of screenwriters and directors heading East... far East. To China, in fact.

Night shift may swiftly alter proteins in blood, cause diseases: study

Night shift may swiftly alter proteins in blood, cause diseases: study

2018-05-22 08:09

New research published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that staying awake all night and sleeping all day for just a few days can disrupt levels and time of day patterns of more than 100 proteins in the blood.

Palestine slams Paraguay for moving embassy to Jerusalem

Palestine slams Paraguay for moving embassy to Jerusalem

2018-05-21 20:38

Member of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Hanan Ashrawi slammed on Monday the Paraguayan embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying this move is "a deliberate and flagrant violation of international law and legitimacy resolutions."

Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou receives Boston University honorary degree

Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou receives Boston University honorary degree

2018-05-21 10:06

Famed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou on Sunday was greeted with cheers and applause of an enthusiastic crowd after he received an honorary Doctor of Humanize Letters from the Boston University at its 145th Commencement.

Interview: Africans show growing interest in Chinese language studies

Interview: Africans show growing interest in Chinese language studies

2018-05-20 20:40

Since the first Confucius Institute was established in 2004 at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, more and more African students have picked up Chinese language studies amid ever strengthening China-Africa ties, said Ma Jianfei, Deputy Chief Executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters.

Alaska trade delegation leaves for China for more business opportunities

Alaska trade delegation leaves for China for more business opportunities

2018-05-20 07:33

An Alaskan trade delegation left Saturday for China on a 10-day trade mission to expand business opportunities in the world's second largest economies, an Alaskan media outlet reported.

Silicon Valley photographers to tell "China story" with pictures

Silicon Valley photographers to tell "China story" with pictures

2018-05-20 07:29

A group of American photographers will travel to Wuhan city in central China later this month to find their "China Story" about the country's tremendous achievements made in the past 40 years through the lens of their cameras, organizers said over the weekend.

2 policemen, 1 civilian killed in terror attack in Russia's Chechen Republic

2 policemen, 1 civilian killed in terror attack in Russia's Chechen Republic

2018-05-20 07:28

Two policemen and one civilian were killed in a terrorist attack at a church in downtown Grozny, the capital city of Russia's Chechen Republic in the North Caucasus, the Russian Investigative Committee said Saturday.

China donates emergency food aid worth 5 mln USD to Uganda

China donates emergency food aid worth 5 mln USD to Uganda

2018-05-19 22:27

China on Friday donated emergency food aid worth 5 million U.S. dollars to Uganda to support World Food Program (WFP) projects in the semi-arid northeastern region also known as Karamoja.

Interview: Ukrainian minister hails China-Ukraine cooperation in science, education

Interview: Ukrainian minister hails China-Ukraine cooperation in science, education

2018-05-19 22:26

Ukrainian Education and Science Minister Liliya Grynevych on Friday spoke highly of Ukraine's cooperation with China in science and education sector.

Iran nuclear deal not perfect but better than no agreement: Merkel

Iran nuclear deal not perfect but better than no agreement: Merkel

2018-05-19 08:54

The European Union (EU) has no intention to abandon the Iran nuclear deal after the U.S. withdrawal from it, visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday.

President Trump nominates Harris as U.S. ambassador to S. Korea

President Trump nominates Harris as U.S. ambassador to S. Korea

2018-05-19 08:54

U.S. President Donald Trump picked Admiral Harry Harris as the next U.S. ambassador to the South Korea, said the White House on Friday.

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