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Xinhua News Agency, Xinhuanet is an important central news service-oriented website, an important information organ of the central government, and an important platform for building up China's online international communication capacity. Established on November 7, 1997, as an online news provider of the Xinhua News Agency, it was officially named Xinhuanet on March 10, 2000 and began around-the-clock news release with leading online public opinion at home and setting a good image of China abroad as its main task.

Paris conference on Middle East peace reiterates necessity of two state...

Paris conference on Middle East peace reiterates necessity of two state solutionLeaders of major Western and Arab states gathered here reaffirmed on Sunday only a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine could end the Middle East conflict.

Iraqi forces free 2 neighborhoods from IS militants in Mosul

Iraqi forces on Sunday continued fighting the Islamic State (IS) group on the eastern side of the city of Mosul and retook control of two neighborhoods, as the troops are pushing towards the eastern bank of Tigris River in the northern part of the city, the Iraqi military said.

Philippines’ Duterte calls on ASEAN, dialogue partners to help strengthen community

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday called on members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN)and its dialogue partners including China, Japan and the United States to help strengthen the Southeast Asian community.

Sporadic battles erupt in water-rich valley near Damascus

Intense battles raged on Sunday in a water-rich valley northwest of Damascus, a day after a truce was breached by rebels' killing of a government envoy, a military source said on condition of anonymity.

Venezuela holds “anti-imperialist” defense drill

Venezuela holds "anti-imperialist" defense drillVenezuela on Friday started the two-day civil-military drill to strengthen its defenses against potential foreign threats.

Trump’s team raises record 90 million U.S. dollars for inauguration day...

The team of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has raised a record 90 million U.S. dollars for the events related to his inauguration on Jan. 20, local media revealed.

27th Africa-France summit to focus on security

27th Africa-France summit to focus on securityThe ministerial meeting of Foreign Affairs ministers of France and Africa kicked on Friday in Bamako, one day prior to the 27th Africa-France Summit which will focus on issues on security, peace and economic opportunities in Africa.

Water crisis close to end in Damascus with hopes pinned on...

The water crisis in the capital Damascus is drawing to an end, as negotiations between rebels, government succeeded to allow government to re-run main water spring feeding the capital on Friday.

Security for Turkish, Greek Cypriot central to future peace deal

Security for Turkish, Greek Cypriotes central to future peace deal: Turkish Cypriote leaderTurkish Cypriote leader Mustafa Akinci attends a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on Jan. 13, 2017.

Australia following Britain in parliamentary entitlement reform after scandals

Australia following Britain in parliamentary entitlement reform after scandalsAustralia will model their parliamentary entitlements reform on Britain following a payments scandal that has claimed a senior leader.
Security Council

Aug. 7 world news summary at 1530 GMT

UNITED NATIONS -- UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to set up a panel to identify the perpetrators of the deadly chlorine...

African countries assure support to Nigeria’s fight against terrorism

African countries on Thursday assured that they would continue to support Nigeria in its ongoing battle against terrorism. Oubi Bachir, the Ambassador of Saharawi...

4 killed in 2 separate incidents in Burundi’s capital

Two urban refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) were on Wednesday killed by policemen in Cibitoke in the Burundian capital Bujumbura,...

Southern Africa leaders’ summit to underline regional situation

The upcoming 35th Ordinary Summit for Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) heads of state and government will focus on social and political situation in...

Ghana university teachers strike over research fund

Public university lecturers across Ghana have declared a strike to protest against the government not paying their book and research allowances, a statement said...

Madagascar facilitates tourism investment procedures

Madagascar's Ministry of Tourism, Transport and Meteorology decided to facilitate works of tourism promoters by transferring its competency to the office of the Economic...
Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya urges donors to scale up support for joint programs

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday urged donors to enhance their support for the implementation of joint UN programmes to help spur growth. ...

Malnutrition blamed for 55 percent child mortality in Nigeria

The world's leading organization for children said on Thursday that 55 percent of child mortality in Nigeria was associated with malnutrition. ...

Congolese refugees in Rwanda commemorate massacres

Congolese refugees in Rwanda Wednesday commemorated the 12th anniversary of killing of their Tutsi relatives massacred by Rwanda's Interahamwe militia between 1996 and 2004....
Photo taken on July 11, 2015 shows farmlands submerged by flood water in Qiantan Village, Sanmen County of east China's Zhejiang Province. The approaching Typhoon Chan-Hom has brought gales and rainstorms to Zhejiang Province, east China, forcing hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to be closed, local authorities said Saturday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) (zwx)

Nigeria issues flood alert as Cameroon plans to release water from...

Nigeria issued a flood alert Thursday calling on some of its states linking the River Benue to prepare for excess flow of water which...