Syria’s President Bashar Assad believes that the internationally agreed de-escalation zones are a real opportunity to finally achieve peace in his war-torn country, saying, all previous initiatives have failed due to some states hindering peace by pursuing own political goals.

US President Donald Trump has insisted he is not under investigation, while dismissing the FBI director he fired as a "showboat" and "grandstander".

Mr Trump also told NBC News it was his decision alone to sack James Comey.

International economic and trade cooperation has long sought methods to make trade smoother. During the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, more than a hundred foreign guests will gather in Beijing to discuss designs for better trade facilitation and cooperation with the theme “promoting unimpeded trade.” Against a backdrop of the sluggish world economic growth, rising anti-globalization sentiment and protectionism, common sense dictates that countries seeking growth look to facilitating greater trade through the cooperative platforms such as the Belt and Road Initiative.

President Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Wednesday, amid a firestorm on Capitol Hill over Trump’s Tuesday firing of FBI Director James Comey.

A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has fully captured the city of Tabqa and a strategic dam nearby from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL, also known as ISIS), according to the group and a monitor.

On March 17, 2017, the 15 members of the UN Security Council included the Belt and Road Initiative and the concept of building “a community of shared future for all humankind” into a resolution for the first time, signifying that China’s contributions to improving global governance have been widely recognized by the international community. 

US to send arms to Kurdish YPG in Syria

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 17:33 Written by

The United States on Tuesday announced that it would supply weapons and military equipment to Kurdish fighters battling ISIL in Syria, despite intense opposition from NATO ally Turkey.

Trump dismisses FBI chief in shock decision

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 17:30 Written by

US President Donald Trump has abruptly dismissed the director of FBI, saying that James Comey was no longer able to effectively lead the law-enforcement agency.

The Nazis were able to start World War II because of the disunity of the world’s leading countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated during a Victory Day parade at Moscow’s Red Square, adding that the lessons of the past should not be ignored.

Recent cross-border attacks and disputes have strained Pakistan's ties with three of its four neighbors, which analysts say are challenging Islamabad's foreign policy strategy.