DAMASCUS, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian army on Friday fully secured the entire northern countryside of the central province of Hama for the first time since 2012, the state media reported.
ULAN BATOR-- A total of 69 people have died in 76 water-related accidents in Mongolia since the beginning of this year, the country's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Friday.
HONG KONG- Hong Kong braced for an anti-government protest “stress test” of the airport this weekend as demonstrators joined a “Baltic Chain” link of hands on Friday with almost three months of anti-government activism showing no sign of let-up.
LONDON - A London judge ordered on Friday the confiscation of bitcoin and other digital currencies worth nearly $1 million from a prolific computer hacker, in the first case of its kind for Britain’s biggest police force.
BEIJING - China unveiled on Friday retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, marking the latest escalation of a protracted trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies.
BERLIN ? British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he did not believe the case had yet been made for Russia to rejoin the G7 following its "provocations" in places like Salisbury, Ukraine and elsewhere.
SEOUL - South Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, a decision that could escalate a dispute over history and trade and undercut security cooperation on North Korea.
HONG KONG - Hong Kong banks published full-page newspaper ads calling for law and order in the Chinese-ruled city and international jewelers sought the rescheduling of a huge trade fair as weeks of pro-democracy protests showed no sign of let-up on Thursday.
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House officials dismissed concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying on Sunday they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage to the United States.