Syria's warring sides have agreed to future negotiations at the end of a fourth set of talks in Geneva, a mild breakthrough after a week of stalled discussions and a steadily failing ceasefire.

Diplomatic sources in Washington, DC have confirmed to Arab News that the Trump administration is planning an anti-Daesh summit to be held in the US capital as early as March 21.

Since the Belt and Road Initiative was proposed by China in 2013, it has continued to attract increasing attention both domestically and internationally for two major reasons: First, the Initiative introduced a new concept for development and cooperation that has been widely accepted. Second, it emphasizes action rather than empty talk and has yielded tangible early results. During this year’s annual sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the Belt and Road Initiative is a subject of great discussion and is bound to draw massive attention from both home and abroad.  

Syrian army recaptures Palmyra

Saturday, 04 March 2017 03:28 Written by

The Syrian army said it has recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from ISIL for the second time in a year with help from allied forces and Russian warplanes.

The Fifth Session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opened on March 3 in Beijing, and the Fifth Session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) will be convened on March 5. Collectively known as the “Two Sessions,” the NPC and CPPCC annual sessions are two of the most significant political meetings in China.

Intense battles between Iraqi security forces and ISIL fighters in Mosul are causing increasing numbers of displaced people, with 4,000 civilians fleeing the city each day, according to the United Nations.

In March 2017, the annual sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), popularly called the “Two Sessions,” are taking place in Beijing. As the most important event since the turn of the Lunar New Year, every tiny change to come from the Two Sessions could exert far-reaching influence on Chinese people’s lives and attract worldwide attention. What topics are hotly discussed at the Two Sessions and catch the attention of people from both home and abroad? We’d like to share a few of our reflections.

President Donald Trump’s promise to use existing funds to begin immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has hit a financial roadblock, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Top Al-Qaeda leader killed in drone strike

Friday, 03 March 2017 03:05 Written by

A Hellfire missile fired by a CIA drone killed al-Qaeda leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri late on Sunday while he was riding in a car near the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, a U.S. intelligence official said on Wednesday.

19 million Yemenis in dire need of aid: UN

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 03:27 Written by

The UN relief aid chief says 19 million out of Yemen’s 26-million population are in pressing need of humanitarian assistance, warning that the impoverished country faces a “serious risk of famine.”