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Syrian government to insist all armed opposition groups are terrorists

The United Nations-brokered Syria peace talks are set to start in the Swiss city of Geneva. The new round of discussions on Thursday are being held...

China welcomes Syria peace talks, hopes for positive outcomes

China's Foreign Ministry says China is supportive of the Geneva peace talks on the Syrian conflict. Spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Thursday that...

Few dozen holdouts remain after Dakota pipeline protest camp eviction deadline passed

All but a few dozen of the last holdouts from a proposed oil pipeline protest have peacefully vacated their camp in US state of North Dakota, as an...

Israel upgrades Iron Dome missile defense system

Israel has successfully upgraded its Iron Dome missile defense system. The Israeli Defense Ministry said a series of tests in southern Israel...

Iranian heavy artillery fire on display as three-day drill ends

Iran wrapped up its latest military exercises dubbed the "Great Prophet 11" on Wednesday. Iranian state television said the nation's Islamic...

Yao Ming elected as Chairman of CBA

NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming has been elected as chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). As a top sporting icon, both at home and...

Foreign Ministry spokesperson: China supports Geneva peace talks

Spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Geng Shuang, told CGTN about China's expectations for the Syria peace talks in Geneva. Geng Shuang...

Chinese premier meets Italian president, vows to further cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has met with visiting Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Beijing. Premier Li said that Italy is an important...

Pakistan bomb attack kills eight people in Lahore

A bomb blast in a shopping center in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore has left at least eight people dead and 20 more wounded. It was the second...

NASA discovers 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star

NASA has announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets in the "habitable" zone of a nearby star, called TRAPPIST-1. This collection appears...

Kim Jong Nam death: Indonesia asks to provide suspect with legal support

The Indonesian government has requested access in Malaysia to one of its citizens, a suspect involved in the killing of Kim Jong Nam, in order to...

Iran set to sign contract to sell Russia 100,000 barrels of oil per day

Iran said that it will sign a deal with Russia to sell 100,000 barrels of oil per day within the next few days. The deal will see Iran receive half...

Australia and Israel to extend trade ties and cooperation

The Prime Ministers of Australia and Israel spoke to the media following their meeting in Sydney on Thursday. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm...

DPRK says Kim Jong Nam died of heart stroke, autopsy unnecessary

DPRK officials said the death of Kim Jong Nam at a Kuala Lumpur airport last week was part of an "anti-DPRK conspiratorial racket" by South Korea....

A Chinese designer in London: East meets West at fashion week

Chinese brands accounted for one tenth of all foreign brands at this year's London Fashion Week, which ran from February 17 to 21. Chinese...

US asylum seekers fleeing to Canada after Trump’s travel ban

Many refugees in the US are fleeing to Canada following expanded enforcement of US immigration laws and an anticipated new entry ban from the White...

FM spokesperson Geng Shuang: China welcomes and supports Geneva peace talks

The Special Envoy of the Chinese government on the Syrian issue, Xie Xiaoyan, is in Geneva for peace talks between the Syrian government and...

English teaching becomes big business in Vietnam

English language schools in Vietnam used to be where young people and backpackers could earn a bit of cash by teaching basic grammar. But rapid...

How will poor relations with the media affect the US administration?

US President Donald Trump recently went on the offensive once again against the media. At a conference, during which he rejected the media...

Chinese news giant acquires Flipagram app in Los Angeles

Newly developed Flipagram, a social media app to create and share compelling, visual stories with music, has been struggling to compete with tech...

Malaysia-DPRK Kim Jong Nam row: Will war of words harm bilateral ties?

Since Kim Jong Nam was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13, Malaysian police have so far identified a total of eight DPRK...

Ecuador's presidential election heads to a run-off vote

‍Ecuador's presidential election is facing a run-off between the two presidential contenders. Results released by the National Electoral Council...

Washington delays Trump's new entry ban until next week

The US is pushing back the unveiling of a new entry ban until next week. US President Donald Trump had previously said his new executive order...

Top samba school in Rio preparing to become ‘Carnival Champion’

Rio de Janeiro's top samba schools are putting finishing touches to costumes and floats for their famous annual parade. Only one of the city's 12...

UN envoy highlights China's role in peace process of Syria

The UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has highlighted China's role in the Syria peace process. He said that it is still unclear...

Russia open for talks with the US on Syria safety zones

A fresh round of intra-Syrian peace talks kicks off on Thursday in Geneva, with the US still silent over its policy towards the six-year conflict....

Basketball legend Yao Ming becomes CBA chairman

NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming has been elected as the chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association following the organization's ninth national...

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