Iraqi PM says failed assassins identified

BAGHDAD-Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said on Sunday that the perpetrators of the assassination attempt at his residence in the capital Baghdad have been identified. "We will pursue those who committed the crime. We know them well, and we will…

Europe once again COVID-19 epicenter: WHO

COPENHAGEN - Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization's (WHO) regional director for Europe, called on Thursday for an end to "complacency" as the latest COVID-19 statistics revealed that "Europe is back at the epicenter of the pandemic - where we…

China's power supply back to normal: State Grid

BEIJING -- The State Grid Corporation of China on Sunday said that the supply and demand of power in areas operated by the company have returned to normal. The thermal coal inventory in the company's operating area has rebounded to…

China reaffirms role supporting Afghans

Wang Yi, in 2nd meeting with senior Taliban leader, talks of historic chanceState Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi renewed dialogue on Monday with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a senior figure in the Taliban-led Afghan interim government, just under three…

Premier calls for more vaccine aid to ASEAN

Premier Li Keqiang pledged on Tuesday to offer more aid in COVID-19 vaccines and medical supplies to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and make joint efforts to improve its early warning and emergency response capacity.While addressing the annual China-ASEAN…

Experts say countries should remain cautious about reopening borders

As more Asian countries look at reopening their borders and their economies with a "living with COVID" strategy, experts said governments should remain cautious and prepare plans in case of a rise in infections."As we think about opening-up, the most…

Graphic: China's efforts in fighting climate change

China published a white paper on Wednesday illustrating its progress in mitigating climate change and sharing its experiences and approaches with the rest of the world.The white paper, titled "Responding to Climate Change: China's Policy and Actions", was issued by…

Gansu, Hebei tighten anti-COVID measures

Local governments in Gansu and Hebei provinces have tightened their COVID-19 pandemic control and prevention measures after sporadic outbreaks were reported.In Lanzhou, Gansu, the bureau of education issued a notice ordering all schools, from kindergartens to senior high schools in…

5 killed, over 30 injured in clashes in Lebanese capital

BEIRUT - The Lebanese Red Cross announced on Thursday that five people were killed in armed clashes in capital Beirut and more than 30 others were injured, Elnashra news website reported.Beirut's southern suburb witnessed earlier in the day armed clashes…

Cheap food era over, consumers warned

The owner of the biggest poultry supplier in the United Kingdom has told consumers to get ready for a "reset" of pricing, as an ever-greater amount of increased production costs will inevitably result in higher food prices in the shops.In…