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Syrian soldiers are seen on the Damascus-Aleppo highway near the administrative border of Aleppo province, Syria, on Feb. 12, 2020. For the first time since 2012, the Syrian army wrested control of the strategic Damascus-Aleppo highway following battles against the rebel groups, a war monitor reported on Tuesday. (Str/Xinhua)

Syria campaign adds stress to recovering Turkish economy

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by Burak Akinci Turkey's military campaign to confront Russian-backed Syrian government troops in the Idlib province is likely to add more pressure...
Workers make protective suits at Harbin Taigu Industrial Co., Ltd. in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Provinice, Feb. 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

Governance capacity, system strength highlighted by international observers in Xi’s speech on COVID-19

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Observers around the world said Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech on Sunday has demonstrated the country's governance capacity and social system strength in its...
Greece

Greece’s Piraeus port kicks off cruise terminal expansion project

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Greek's largest port Piraeus on Tuesday kicked off its expansion project which, once completed, will usher in a "new era" for the port and...
Photo taken on Feb. 8 shows workers busy with production of medical protective supplies in a workshop of a local company in Xiantao, central China’s Hubei Province. (Hou Linliang/People’s Daily)

China combats coronavirus crisis professionally

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China is combating the COVID-19 outbreak professionally and effectively, Egyptian experts said during a forum held on Tuesday in Egyptian capital Cairo. ...

Egypt’s former president Mubarak dies at 91, presidency mourns

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Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's fourth and longest-serving president, has died at the age of 91 after undergoing treatment in an intensive care unit following surgery,...
Older persons advocate against depression

Spotlight on governments as delegates meet in Harare to discuss inclusion of older people

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How well governments include issues of ageing in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 will be the spotlight of a...
A patient, previously infected with the novel coronavirus, is discharged on Feb. 6 from the Second People’s Hospital in Fuyang, east China’s Anhui province. Four patients were discharged from the hospital on the same day, marking the second batch cured by the hospital. Photo by Dai Wenxue/ People’s Daily Online

Egyptian writer launches initiative to support China against coronavirus

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"A friend in need is a friend indeed," said an Egyptian renowned journalist and writer who leads an initiative in Egypt to express solidarity...

Stage all set in India for Trump’s visit

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by Pankaj Yadav The stage is all set in India for the two-day visit of U.S. President Donald Trump on Feb. 24-25. ...
China economy

U.S. businesses, economists highlight China’s key role in supply chain amid coronavirus outbreak

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by Xiong Maoling As the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China has sparked concerns for supply chain disruption, U.S. businesses and economists...
syria war

Conflicts in Syria’s Idlib draw U.S. and Turkey closer

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by Burak Akinci Deadly Russian-backed Syrian government attacks on Turkish forces in rebel-held stronghold of Idlib in Syria have triggered a cautious...
travel afcon

Global experts, institutions disfavor imposing travel restrictions on China amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Global experts have argued against imposing travel restrictions on China during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), saying such measures are groundless,...
Hollywood's 2020 awards season

Hollywood’s 2020 awards season shows latest trends

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by Julia Pierrepont III There's nothing like the Hollywood awards season to shine a magnifying glass on the latest trends and shifts...
The Munich Security Conference 2020

“Westlessness” discussions at MSC highlight need for multilateralism

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More than 500 high-level international decision-makers gathered over the weekend in Munich to discuss the world's current crises and future security challenges at the...
Angela Merkel

Retreat of Merkel’s “heir” opens power struggle in Germany’s ruling party

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Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, head of the German ruling party Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has announced that she will not run for chancellor in the 2021...
Huawei

Swedish telecoms continue to use Huawei as minister pledge no specific aim towards one...

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by Xinhua writer Wang Zichen Swedish telecommunication operators have continued to use equipment from Huawei, the Chinese technology firm, the national radio...
diamond

Global diamond industry voices concerns over coming challenges

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by Nick Kolyohin Hundreds of international diamond industry representatives have gathered and expressed worries about the profit prospects at the International Diamond...
Eu Flag

Turkey seeks EU accession amid East Med dispute

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by Burak Akinci Turkey expressed willingness to start the frozen EU accession process, but chronic differences and rising tensions with the bloc...

Egypt proposes joint force to fight terrorism on African continent

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by Marwa Yahya Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt is ready to host a special African summit to discuss setting up an African force to...
Idlib

Turkish-Syrian tension brews in Syria’s Idlib

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Tension is on the rise between Turkey and Syria in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib as Russia is trying to defuse the tense...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump takes victory lap on impeachment acquittal by divided Senate

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U.S. President Donald Trump took a victory lap Thursday, a day after a divided Senate voted to acquit him on impeachment charges. ...
A medical staff samples throat swab for a patient, Feb. 2, 2020. The fever clinic of the First People's Hospital of Changzhou, eastern China’s Jiangsu province runs 24 hours per day during the Chinese New Year to battle against the novel coronavirus. The hospital established a professional emergency medical team, set up a specialized treatment zone for the fever clinic and enclosed an isolation zone to treat the fevered and observe suspected cases. (Photo by Chen Wei, People’s Daily Online)

World leaders, experts warn against discrimination caused by coronavirus epidemic

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World leaders and experts have called on the international community to discard discrimination against certain groups of people due to misinformation about the novel...

South Korean film “Parasite” is an Oscar front-runner

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by Julia Pierrepont III After winning the Palme D'Or, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe, two British Academy of Film and...
Idlib

Tensions in Syria’s Idlib test Russian-Turkish ties

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by Burak Akinci Military operations by the Russian-backed Syrian government forces in Syria's Idlib province constitute a stringent test for...
agricultural productivity

Palestine bans Israeli products to boost local agricultural sector amid fears of Israeli restrictions

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The Palestinian government declared that its decision to ban Israeli products into its market will come into effect at noon on Wednesday. ...
U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump doubles down on immigration reform in election year SOTU address

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U.S. President Donald Trump doubled down on his administration's immigration policies in his latest State of the Union address Tuesday night, nine months ahead...
Global campaign for Rwanda human rights

Genocide against the Hutus: Another Rwandan dark history put on spotlight

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By Denise Zaneza After RPA (Rwandan Patriotic Army) victory in Rwanda in July 1994, two million Rwandans, fled to surrounding countries and the estimated 1.1...
impeachment trial

U.S. House managers, Trump’s lawyers clash in closing arguments, as Senate impeachment trial nears...

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U.S. House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump's defense team clashed Monday in their closing arguments of the Senate impeachment trial. In...
People listen as Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Iowans highlight pressing issues in election year ahead of key caucuses

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Voters in the U.S. state of Iowa have highlighted a series of thorny issues facing the country in the election year, with the most...
Cyber Security

Cyber industry calls for global cooperation to tackle digital threats

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by Nick Kolyohin "The highest-rated man-made threat in the world is the cyber threat," said Yigal Unna, director general of the Israel...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

British PM reveals plan to celebrate EU divorce amid deep division at home

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected Monday to promise that his country will open to the world's best talent, one day after he...