Chinese leader concludes Middle East trip

BEIJING, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing early Sunday morning after his state visits to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and...

Palestinians, France discuss peace conference

RAMALLAH, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced Saturday that Palestinian leadership is coordinating with France to convene an international peace conference...

Monster winter storm slams U.S. East Coast

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- A massive winter storm has been clobbering the eastern region of the United States, forcing more cities along the...

Abe seeks votes from lower income class

TOKYO, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sought to gain more votes from lower income class for the upcoming upper house...

Social media can help beat IS: Facebook COO

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- "Counter-speech" is the best answer to combating terrorist organizations like the Islamic State (IS or ISIS), Facebook's COO...

Death toll in Aegean sea over 41

ATHENS, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- At least 41 people lost their lives in two tragedies in the Aegean Sea on Friday, when boats carrying...

Xi offers remedies for Mideast development

CAIRO, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday prescribed his remedies to restore peace in the Middle East and promote...

IS attacks oil installations in Libya

TRIPOLI, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Islamic State (IS) militants on Thursday attacked Libya's oil storage tanks in eastern Ras Lanuf oil field, media reports...

Pakistan observes mourning for victims

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Thursday observed mourning for those killed in Wednesday's Taliban attack on a university in the country's northwest. Officials...

2015 earth’s hottest year

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Blistering heat blanketed the earth in 2015 like never before, making it by far the hottest year by the...

Democrats block refugee screening bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a bill that would block Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the United States...

China braces for 30-year freeze-out

BEIJING, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Schools have been suspended and emergency workers are on standby as Chinese provinces brace for a week of unusually...

19 killed, over 50 injured in Pakistan attack

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least 19 people were killed and over 50 others injured when an unknown number of gunmen stormed a...

IS confirms Jihadi John killed

DAMASCUS, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Islamic State (IS) group confirmed Tuesday the killing of its notorious executioner, known as Jihadi John, in a...

Pakistan tests cruise missile

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Tuesday tested a cruise missile, the military said. The''Ra'a" has a range of 350 kilometers, the army spokesman...

Israel, India to enhance cooperation

JERUSALEM, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Israel and India agreed Monday to intensify cooperation in a broad range of fields including security and cyber, following...

Americans not happy with nation’s security

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Americans' satisfaction with security from terrorism has dropped significantly in the wake of the recent terror attacks in France...

Xi optimistic about China’s economy

BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Despite downward growth pressure and recent financial market volatility, President Xi Jinping on Monday said that the country's long-term...

Cybercrime in Australia on the rise

CANBERRA, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Cybercrime in Australia continues to increase at an alarming rate, the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) said on...

Gunmen kidnapped 3 Americans in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Unidentified gunmen kidnapped three Americans in Baghdad, an Iraqi news agency reported on Sunday. The three Americans, who worked as...