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Death toll in Aegean sea over 41

Death toll in Aegean sea over 41

🕔07:26, 23.Jan 2016

ATHENS, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) — At least 41 people lost their lives in two tragedies in the Aegean Sea on Friday, when boats carrying refugees and migrants from the Turkish shores to the Greek islands capsized, Greek Coast Guard announced.

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Xi offers remedies for Mideast development

Xi offers remedies for Mideast development

🕔07:59, 22.Jan 2016

CAIRO, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) — Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday prescribed his remedies to restore peace in the Middle East and promote development in the Arab world. While delivering a speech at the headquarters of the Arab League,

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IS attacks oil installations in Libya

IS attacks oil installations in Libya

🕔07:56, 22.Jan 2016

TRIPOLI, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) — Islamic State (IS) militants on Thursday attacked Libya’s oil storage tanks in eastern Ras Lanuf oil field, media reports said. IS militants used dozens of vehicles in the attack, in which two army soldiers were

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Pakistan observes mourning for victims

Pakistan observes mourning for victims

🕔07:53, 22.Jan 2016

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 said death toll from the deadly attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda district has

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2015 earth’s hottest year

2015 earth’s hottest year

🕔08:59, 21.Jan 2016

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — Blistering heat blanketed the earth in 2015 like never before, making it by far the hottest year by the widest margin on record, and reflecting a continued long-term warming trend in global climate change. Last

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Democrats block refugee screening bill

Democrats block refugee screening bill

🕔08:54, 21.Jan 2016

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a bill that would block Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the United States unless they pass strict background checks. The 55-43 vote fell short of the 60 “yes” votes

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China braces for 30-year freeze-out

China braces for 30-year freeze-out

🕔08:50, 21.Jan 2016

BEIJING, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — Schools have been suspended and emergency workers are on standby as Chinese provinces brace for a week of unusually cold weather. China’s National Meteorological Center (NMC) announced a warning Wednesday morning for snowstorms in southern

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19 killed, over 50 injured in Pakistan attack

19 killed, over 50 injured in Pakistan attack

🕔15:46, 20.Jan 2016

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — At least 19 people were killed and over 50 others injured when an unknown number of gunmen stormed a university in Pakistan’s northwestern district of Charsadda on Wednesday morning, said hospital sources and officials. Medical

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IS confirms Jihadi John killed

IS confirms Jihadi John killed

🕔07:47, 20.Jan 2016

DAMASCUS, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) — The Islamic State (IS) group confirmed Tuesday the killing of its notorious executioner, known as Jihadi John, in a drone strike in northern Syria last year. In the latest issue of the IS official newspaper,

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Pakistan tests cruise missile

Pakistan tests cruise missile

🕔07:43, 20.Jan 2016

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 said. “Pakistan conducted a successful Flight Test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile

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Israel, India to enhance cooperation

Israel, India to enhance cooperation

🕔07:04, 19.Jan 2016

JERUSALEM, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) — Israel and India agreed Monday to intensify cooperation in a broad range of fields including security and cyber, following a meeting between top Indian and Israeli politicians. “India attaches the highest importance to the full

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Americans not happy with nation’s security

Americans not happy with nation’s security

🕔07:00, 19.Jan 2016

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) — Americans’ satisfaction with security from terrorism has dropped significantly in the wake of the recent terror attacks in France and California, found a Gallup poll released Monday. Only 43 percent of Americans now say they

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Xi optimistic about China’s economy

Xi optimistic about China’s economy

🕔06:55, 19.Jan 2016

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 economic fundamentals remain sound. Xi made the remarks at a symposium attended by ministers and provincial

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Cybercrime in Australia on the rise

Cybercrime in Australia on the rise

🕔08:19, 18.Jan 2016

CANBERRA, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) — Cybercrime in Australia continues to increase at an alarming rate, the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) said on Monday. The ACORN highlighted the danger of online activity and the increase in cybercrime in Australia

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Gunmen kidnapped 3 Americans in Iraq

Gunmen kidnapped 3 Americans in Iraq

🕔08:14, 18.Jan 2016

BAGHDAD, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — Unidentified gunmen kidnapped three Americans in Baghdad, an Iraqi news agency reported on Sunday. The three Americans, who worked as military trainers, were at the house of a translator in the southern district of Doura,

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China, Algeria to build mega sea port

China, Algeria to build mega sea port

🕔08:09, 18.Jan 2016

ALGIERS, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — Algeria and China on Sunday inked a 3.3-billion-U.S-dollar deal to build and exploit the new center transshipment port of Cherchell. The agreement was signed between Algeria’s Transport Ministry, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and China

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EU, U.S. announce lifting of sanctions on Iran

EU, U.S. announce lifting of sanctions on Iran

🕔08:56, 17.Jan 2016

VIENNA/WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — The European Union (EU) and the United States have announced their decision to lift nuclear-related sanctions on Iran after the UN nuclear watchdog confirmed Tehran’s commitments to the July deal. “Today, I released a report

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IS kills over 280 people in Syria’s Deir al-Zour

IS kills over 280 people in Syria’s Deir al-Zour

🕔08:54, 17.Jan 2016

DAMASCUS, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — The Islamic State (IS) militant group killed as many as 280 people when its militants stormed a town in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour on Saturday, pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported. “A horrific massacre” was

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UN chief slams attacks in Burkina Faso

UN chief slams attacks in Burkina Faso

🕔08:50, 17.Jan 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condemned the heinous terrorist attacks carried out on Friday in Burkina Faso’s capital which resulted in 23 deaths and many other people wounded, said a statement of Ban’s

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Oil prices plunge below 30 dollars

Oil prices plunge below 30 dollars

🕔08:16, 16.Jan 2016

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) — Oil prices on Friday plummeted to below 30 U.S. dollars a barrel as the expected increase in Iranian crude exports added to oversupply concerns. Global oil prices are hovering near 12-year lows as the

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