Spotlight: S.Korea-U.S. war games to further escalate tension in Northeast Asia

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- The South Korean-U.S. annual joint war games that kicked off on Monday will further escalate tension on the Korean...

UN chief calls for eradicating weapons of mass destruction “once and...

UNITED NATIONS,  (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday stressed the need to seriously refocus attention on nuclear disarmament, and called for the eradication...

Humanitarian aid delivered in Syria, UN relief agency says

UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua) -- The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced that an inter-agency humanitarian convoy is delivering humanitarian assistance...

Japanese defense chief visits controversial helicopter-carrier, U.S. aircraft carrier

TOKYO,  (Xinhua) -- Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada on Tuesday inspected some controversial Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) hardware and urged troops to continue to...

No new car for owner of defeat-device Audi

A regional court in western Germany has ruled that an owner of an Audi A4 with emissions-cheating software is not entitled to give back...

Commentary: G20 summit in China a new launchpad for global economy

BEIJING,  (Xinhua) -- For a world economy mired in a prolonged downturn, the G20 summit next month could be the light at the end...

Iran’s speaker denies halt of Russia’s use of Iranian airbase

TEHRAN,  (Xinhua) -- Russia's fighter jets have not halted flights from an Iranian airbase into Syria to pound militants, Iran's Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali...

VW hopes for breakthrough in row with suppliers

German carmaker Volkswagen has confirmed it'll hold more talks with two suppliers of components. It's an attempt to defuse a crisis which has forced...

Iran says Russian use of air base for Syria strikes over...

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin | DUBAI DUBAI Russia has stopped using an Iranian air base for strikes in Syria, Iran's foreign ministry announced on Monday, bringing...

UN chief condemns wedding attack in southern Turkey

UNITED NATIONS,  (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned the deadly blast that hit an outdoor wedding celebration in southeastern Turkey and...