Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing attacks by Buddhist mobs and hunger that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

Venezuela socialists win disputed election

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 03:13 Written by

Electoral authorities in Venezuela say the governing Socialist Party has won 17 of 23 state governorships in a crushing victory.

EU vows to save Iran deal

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 03:13 Written by

The European Union vowed on Monday to defend a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and urged U.S. lawmakers not to reimpose sanctions after President Donald Trump chose not to certify Tehran’s compliance with the accord.

BEIJING - The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is scheduled to open at 9 am Wednesday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, the media center of the congress announced Monday.

Delegates of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) arrive at the Capital International Airport in Beijing on Oct 15, 2017. The congress will start on Oct 18. [Photo/Xinhua]


Delegates to the 19th Communist Party of China National Congress started to arrive in Beijing on Sunday morning.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized double standards and the use of extremists in the fight against terrorism, calling for joint efforts to eradicate the scourge.

N. Korea threatens Australia with ‘disaster’

Monday, 16 October 2017 03:26 Written by

Pyongyang has threatened Australia with “disaster” unless the island nation abandons its allegiance with the US interests. Canberra however said it will not be “cowed” by threats and will continue to do everything to “protect and help” its allies.

A Syrian government statement demanding Turkish troops' withdrawal from the northwest city of Idlib is made to feed the domestic public opinion and should not be taken seriously, a senior MP with Turkey's ruling party has told Al Jazeera.

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters rejected a warning from an Iraqi paramilitary force to withdraw from a strategic junction south of Kirkuk, which controls the access to some of the region’s main oilfields, a Kurdish security official told Reuters on Sunday.

World leaders were quick to react to US President Donald Trump's decision to "decertify" an international deal on Iran's nuclear program.

The 2015 deal, reached between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and the European Union (EU), saw Tehran curtailing its nuclear program in exchange for the easing of crippling economic sanctions.