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China, U.S. sign phase-one trade deal

The US on January 15 signed the first phase of a trade deal with China, which President Donald Trump described as historic, concluding more than a year of tough negotiations including several months of suspension of talks between the two largest economies of the world. The first phase of...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 3:51 PM

U.S. House sends Trump impeachment articles to Republican-led Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives officially sent impeachment articles against President Donald Trump to the Senate on Wednesday evening to allow a trial to get underway. After an engrossment ceremony, seven newly-appointed managers for the Trump impeachment trial walked across the Capitol to...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 3:39 PM

Sudanese gov't forces retake security buildings

Chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said Wednesday that government forces have retaken all buildings of the General Intelligence Service (GIS), which were seized Tuesday by a rebellious security force. "All headquarters of the GIS's Operations Authority are...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 4:06 PM

UN prosecutor warns against denial of war crimes in Rwanda

UNITED NATIONS – The prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals on Wednesday warned that the glorification of convicted war criminals and the denial of war atrocities will impede accountability and reconciliation in Rwanda and in the former Yugoslavia....

Friday, December 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Death toll in Delhi fire reaches 43

NEW DELHI, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- The death toll in a fire incident in Delhi on Sunday morning has reached 43, reported news agency Asian News International (ANI) quoting local police sources. The fire broke out inside a four-storey building in north Delhi's "Filmistan" area. Most of...

Monday, December 9, 2019, 8:50 AM

Uber loses licence in London over safety concerns

LONDON-- Transport for London (TfL), the regulator of taxi and private hire services in the UK capital, said on Monday that it will not grant Uber a new private hire operator's licence due to safety reason.  Uber's existing licence in London expires by the end of Monday. According...

Monday, November 25, 2019, 4:41 PM

Hong Kong residents say "no" to violence

HONG KONG, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Despite escalating violence in Hong Kong, many residents have stepped out to clear road barricades and mourn a cleaner killed by rioters in a bid to say "no" to violence. In multiple locations of Hong Kong in recent days, people, young and old, have...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 8:05 AM

UN airlifts relief food for Kenyans cut off by floods

NAIROBI – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) began on Saturday airlifting Kenyan government’s relief food and supplies to areas cut off by widespread flooding. As a response to a formal request by the government, WFP deployed a Mi-8 helicopter to deliver life-saving assistance to...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:06 AM

Somali forces kill 20 al-Shabab militants

Somali forces on Friday night killed 20 al-Shabab extremists in an operation in Jalalaqsi town in the country's central region of Hiran, an official confirmed on Saturday. Mohamed Nur Aga Jof, governor of Jalalaqsi town, said the militants were on a public vehicle and the forces got...

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 6:23 PM

British PM calls on lawmakers to back Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday carried out his persuasion campaign inside the parliament to call upon lawmakers to support his Brexit deal with the European Union (EU), voicing his hope that a historic sitting of the House of Commons will be "the moment" to "finally...

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 6:19 PM

Chinese medical team to provide healthcare in Rwanda

A handover ceremony between the 19th and 20th Chinese medical teams was held on Tuesday at the Chinese embassy in Kigali. The 19th China Medical Team based at Kigali's Masaka hospital and Kibungo hospital in the southeast has successfully completed a one-year mission in Rwanda after...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:40 AM

Iraq's PM urges calm amid deadly violent protests

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Friday urged protesters to calm after three days of violent protests over unemployment, government corruption and lack of basic services. In his televised speech in the early hours of the day, Abdul Mahdi said that "the escalation in the...

Friday, October 4, 2019, 4:47 PM

Nigerian army rescues 25 child soldiers from Boko Haram

Nigerian army on Thursday handed over 25 child soldiers recruited by the terror group Boko Haram to the government and an agency of the United Nations for rehabilitation. The child soldiers, aged between eight and 16 years, were rescued separately during recent operations by troops in the...

Friday, October 4, 2019, 1:19 PM

Over 1000 refugees have drowned in the Mediterranean in 2019

A recent spate of Mediterranean Sea tragedies along all three migratory routes has lifted the toll of confirmed fatalities in 2019 to 994 men, women and children, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) revealed on Tuesday. "An incident off Morocco this past weekend remains not...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 9:17 AM

China unveils most advanced Dongfeng-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missiles

China unveiled Dongfeng-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missiles, the country's most advanced and powerful deterrent, in a National Day military parade in central Beijing Tuesday. A formation consisting of 16 new-type strategic nuclear missile launchers carrying Dongfeng-41 passed...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 3:37 PM

China embraces new era of building strong military as grand parade staged

BEIJING -- A grand military parade, as part of the National Day celebrations, was staged in Beijing Tuesday to showcase China's achievements in building a modern and strong national defense and armed forces over the past decades. The parade marked the first overall public appearance of China...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 3:35 PM

South Sudan to host oil and gas conference to woo investors

South Sudan will host an international energy conference in October to woo global investors amid quest to boost the growth of the country’s economy.    Awow Daniel Chuang, South Sudan’s Petroleum Minister, said the third oil conference will affirm Juba’s commitment to...

Monday, September 23, 2019, 12:27 AM

Inside Alibaba’s undergraduate e-commerce programme for African students

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, on Wednesday, launched its first undergraduate cross-border e-commerce program for African students. The 22 students from Rwanda arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, where Alibaba is headquartered, Tuesday, the 20th anniversary of the tech...

Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Man charged with insulting Chinese flag, denied bail in Hong Kong

A man arrested for arson and burning a Chinese national flag during last weekend's protests near the Hong Kong International Airport appeared in court on Saturday and was denied bail. The 22-year-old man was arrested for setting a Chinese national flag, banners, water-filled barriers and...

Monday, September 9, 2019, 7:47 AM

Nigerian president to visit South Africa following xenophobic attacks

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will pay a state visit to South Africa next month following a wave of xenophobic attacks in both countries, the South African presidency announced Saturday. Buhari will meet with his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa "to reinforce the strong bonds...

Monday, September 9, 2019, 7:44 AM

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