Asia-Pacific

Americas

Europe

Malaysian airliner crashes in Ukraine

Xi attends BRICS summit, visits Latin America

Territorial disputes in the South China Sea

Safety worries mount for Chinese overseas

A series of incidents involving Chinese citizens overseas has shocked the country and prompted public concern about the safety of Chinese people when traveling abroad.

EU says Ireland swapped Apple tax deal for jobs

The European Union has accused Ireland of swerving international tax rules by letting Apple shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from revenue collectors in return for maintaining jobs.

Up to 18 exposed to US Ebola patient, including children

US health experts were observing up to 18 people, including children, who had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus.

DPRK searches for missing Chinese fishing vessel

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has launched search and rescue operations to help find a Chinese fishing vessel which sank in waters bordering Japan and the DPRK Tuesday.

Japan volcano death toll rise to 48, worst in 88 years

The death toll from Japan's volcanic eruption rose to 48 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered on the ash-covered summit.

Middle East

  • Afghanistan, US sign Bilateral Security Agreement

    The government of Afghanistan and the United States of America inked Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) here on Tuesday to allow limited number of troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014 pullout of the NATYO-led troops in the country.

  • Israel, Syria in accord at UN debate on fighting terrorism

    Israel and Syria delivered practically the same message Monday during the ongoing General Debate in the UN General Assembly, warning "militant Islam" was seeking to dominate the world.

  • Afghanistan inaugurates new president

    Afghans on Monday watched the country's first transition of power in a decade, as a ceremony opened to inaugurate incoming President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.

Africa

  • At least 3 Chinese tourists killed in S. Africa traffic accident

    At least three Chinese tourists were killed and an unidentified number of others injured when their bus collided with a van near Johannesburg on Wednesday, the Chinese Embassy in South Africa confirmed.

  • Egypt sentences 63 Brotherhood members to 15 years in jail

    An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced 63 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to 15 years in prison over charges of violence during last year's protests in support of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, state-run Ahram newspaper reported on its website.

  • US military to ramp up Ebola mission in Liberia

    The United States plans to quickly increase its presence in Liberia, where military personnel are deploying to help the West African nation halt the advance of the worst Ebola epidemic on record, the general in charge of the mission said on Monday.