A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has captured a strategic airbase from ISIL in northern Syria in the first major victory for the group since the US airlifted the forces behind enemy lines last week. 

Trump bent on moving Israel embassy: Pence

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 02:19 Written by

US President Donald trump is “serious” about moving the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem al-Quds, says Vice President Mike Pence.

“After decades of talking about it, the President is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Pence told the 2017 AIPAC policy conference in Washington, DC, on Sunday.

Tens of thousands of Yemenis have rallied in the capital, Sanaa, to mark the second anniversary of a war between a Saudi-led military coalition and rebels who had overthrown the government.

India to seal border with Pakistan

Sunday, 26 March 2017 16:03 Written by

India’s home minister announced Saturday a government plan to seal international boundaries with neighboring countries, Pakistan and Bangladesh in the immediate future.

Turkey may hold EU accession referendum

Sunday, 26 March 2017 16:03 Written by

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey may hold a referendum on whether to carry on with negotiations about joining the European Union.

Hong Kong chooses new leader

Sunday, 26 March 2017 16:02 Written by

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor won the election of the fifth-term chief executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Sunday, vowing to do her utmost to safeguard the "one country, two systems" principle.

Iran sanctions 15 US firms

Sunday, 26 March 2017 16:01 Written by

Iran on Sunday announced that it has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The world's major nations are responsible for maintaining global peace, and all countries should remain committed to a road of stable and peaceful development, China's Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said on Saturday.

Israel has not taken any steps to halt illegal settlement building on occupied Palestinian territory as demanded by the Security Council, the United Nations said on Friday,

UN to probe crimes against Rohingya

Sunday, 26 March 2017 02:29 Written by

The leading United Nations rights body has agreed to send a fact-finding mission to Myanmar to investigate alleged abuses by security forces against Rohingya Muslims.