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Weekly oil prices extend gains amid supply risks, China’s incentive measures

Oil prices extended gains for the week ending Feb. 21 with the prices of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for April delivery up 2.03 percent...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (L) converses with opposition leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Jan. 15, 2020. South Sudan warring parties on Wednesday agreed to continue with further consultations on the contentious issue of the number of states after Salva Kiir and Riek Machar met in Juba. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

South Sudan leaders show unity as unity government formed

South Sudan leaders vowed to unite the country as the new transitional unity government was formed on Saturday. President Salva Kiir and...
Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan president calls for patience as border with Rwanda remains closed

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday called for patience as his country's border with Rwanda remains closed for nearly a year. Rwanda...

UK’s post-Brexit budget closely followed by industry, business leaders

In just three weeks, Britain's new Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will make one of the most anticipated speeches in the country's political...
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro slammed Donald Trump

U.S. blacklists Russian entity to further pressure Maduro government

U.S. government announced on Tuesday that it had imposed sanctions against a subsidiary of Russian oil producer Rosneft and the subsidiary's president due to...
Great Wall Motors (GWM)

Chinese automaker to take over Thai, Indian plants from General Motors

Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) will take over General Motor's (GM) manufacturing facilities in Thailand by the end of 2020, as the U.S....
world economy

Japan’s economy shrinks annualized 6.3 percent in October-December quarter

Japan's economy shrank an annualized 6.3 percent in the October-December quarter, the government said in a report on Monday. The Cabinet Office...
world economy

Impact of coronavirus on world economy to be temporary

by George Georgakopoulos The impact of the novel coronavirus epidemic on the global economy and trade will be temporary, experts have...
Real Madrid

Real Madrid drop two points as Barca make hard work of Getafe

Real Madrid dropped two points as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Celta Vigo in the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night. ...
Sonic the Hedgehog

“Sonic the Hedgehog” dominates North American box office in opening weekend

Paramount Pictures' family film "Sonic the Hedgehog" dominated the North American box office with 57 million U.S. dollars in its debut weekend. ...

Global campaigners urge protection of pangolins amid threat of extinction

There is a need for governments to enforce legislation and support public campaigns aimed at enhancing conservation of pangolins amid threat of extinction, campaigners...
reproductive System

Pan African forum resolves to promote reproductive health for slum women, girls

The ninth African conference on sexual health and rights (ACSHR2020) wrapped up on Friday with delegates adopting a communique to help rally governments and...

Tunisian PM-designate unveils lineup of new government

Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Elyes Fakhfakh announced on Saturday the lineup of his proposed government. The new cabinet is composed of 31 members,...
Lassa Fever

Nigeria to establish sixth special laboratory to battle Lassa fever

Nigeria is about to set up a special laboratory to boost the country's testing capacity amid the outbreak of Lassa fever since the beginning...
Israeli-occupied Palestinian

UN list of settlement-linked firms gets Palestinian praise, Israeli rejection

The Palestinians hailed on Wednesday the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) for releasing a list of companies that do business in Israeli...
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Somalia and UNESCO ink deal to preserve cultural heritage

Somalia and the United Nations culture and education agency on Tuesday signed an agreement aimed at strengthening efforts to preserve the country's cultural heritage...
Xi’s inspection to anti-epidemic

International community sees Xi’s inspection to anti-epidemic frontline a boost in confidence

The international community have spoke highly of Chinese President Xi Jinping's inspection visit to the anti-epidemic frontline in Beijing, saying it has injected enormous...
novel coronavirus

WHO says vaccines against novel coronavirus 18 months away, pushes global research

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday announced a new name of the deadly novel coronavirus disease and said the vaccines to the novel...

465 petroleum companies participate in Egypt Petroleum Show “EGYPS 2020”

The fourth edition of the Egypt Petroleum Show "EGYPS 2020" kicked off on Tuesday in Cairo, with the participation of some 465 petroleum companies. ...
A U.S. military vehicle runs past the Tal Tamr area in the countryside of Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, on Nov. 14, 2019. (Str/Xinhua)

Syrian army condemns Turkish escalated attacks in N Syria

The Syrian army on Tuesday condemned the escalated Turkish attacks in northern Syria, saying such "aggressions" will not dissuade the Syrian army from eliminating...
File photo taken on Dec. 28, 2002 shows former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi (front) inspecting the guard of honor in Nairobi, Kenya. Moi passed away at the age of 95 on Tuesday morning at the Nairobi Hospital in the presence of his family, President Uhuru Kenyatta said. (Xinhua/Xu Xianhui)

Kenyans bid last farewell to former president Moi, mourn him as a Pan-Africanist

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Tuesday joined in Nairobi by a number of dignitaries from across Africa for the funeral service of...

15 dead, unknown number missing after boat carrying Rohingya refugees capsizes off Bangladesh

by Naim-Ul-Karim At least 15 people died after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

7 killed in suicide explosion in Kabul, amid U.S.-Taliban talks

At least seven people were killed and 13 others wounded after a suicide bomber attacked a military university in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul on...
Participants attend the 36th ordinary session of the executive council of the African Union Commission which in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Feb. 6, 2020. The 36th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council, which comprises ministers of the 55-member pan-African bloc, opened on Thursday in the framework of the 33rd AU summit at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Launch of multi-million USD initiative to benefit African women

African leaders are putting women at the front of efforts to drive the continent's economic growth through the launch of a women-empowerment initiative, dubbed...
poverty children

UN chief urges African leaders to tackle uneven progress on eradicating poverty, exclusion

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that progress remains slow and uneven in Africa's efforts to eradicate poverty and end exclusion. ...
unknown gunman

AU official says objective of “Silencing the Guns” in Africa achievable

Looking at the achievements made in promoting peace and security in Africa, the objective of silencing the guns and ending wars across the continent...
Africa Infrastructure

AU to embark on 2nd phase of infrastructure program with increased implementation budget

The African Union (AU) has announced that it would embark on the second phase of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) which...
novel coronavirus

66 more test positive for novel coronavirus on cruise ship in Japan

Test results showed that 66 additional people on a cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama are infected with the novel coronavirus, the Japanese Health Ministry...
92nd Oscars

South Korean film “Parasite” makes history at 92nd Oscars

South Korean black comedy "Parasite" made history here at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday night. "Parasite" became the first non-English language...

South Korea hails “Parasite” for making history at 92nd Oscars

South Korean people and media on Monday hailed "Parasite" as the black comedy thriller picked up four awards, including best picture, at the 92nd...