23 killed in twin bomb attacks at coffee shop in Iraq's Diyala

2016-01-12 09:59:05

Up to 23 people were killed and 44 others wounded on Monday in two coordinated bomb attacks at a coffee shop in a town in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a provincial security source told Xinhua.

UN says aid convoy reaches Syria's Madaya

2016-01-12 09:56:40

The United Nations relief wing said on Monday that the inter-agency humanitarian convoy carrying life-saving items have reached the town of Madaya in Syria, while calling on parties to the conflict to facilitate unimpeded access to all people in besieged areas.

Chinese, Saudi leaders hold talks over phone on ties, international issues

2016-01-10 17:14:23

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud held talks over phone on April 17,2015, discussing major issues of common concern, including the China-Saudi Arabia relations and the situation in Yemen.

Chinese FM meets Syrian opposition leader, urging negotiations

2016-01-08 05:23:06

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with the president of Syria's main opposition National Coalition Thursday, urging it to participate without preconditions in negotiations to end the Syrian conflict.

China welcomes destruction of Syrian chemical weapons: Spokeswoman

2016-01-06 17:03:23

China "welcomes and appreciates" the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Wednesday.

China, UK agree on Syria statement

2016-01-06 00:01:58

China and Britain have agreed on a joint statement addressing the situation in Syria, the two countries' senior foreign affairs officials said on Tuesday.

Islamic State execution video 'desperate stuff': British PM

2016-01-05 10:50:57

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday condemned a new execution video by Islamic State (IS) as "desperate stuff" from an organization that is "losing anybody's sympathy."

China calls for 'calm and restraint' on Iran-Saudi tension

2016-01-05 10:20:24

China has called different parties involved in the current Iran-Saudi row to stay "calm and restrained". China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the comment at a regular press conference today.

Concerns grow over Saudi-Iranian rising tensions

2016-01-05 10:17:40

Escalated tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran in the troubled Middle East's political affairs, sparked concerns from various parts of the world.

Saudi Arabia severs ties with Iran after attacks

2016-01-05 07:34:20

Saudi Arabia has severed diplomatic ties with regional rival Iran, following attacks on the kingdom's embassy and consulate in Iran over the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.

Iran says not seeking tension with Saudi Arabia

2016-01-04 21:02:26

Iran is not following the policy of creating tension in its ties with Saudi Arabia, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari said here on Monday.

Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran after embassy in Tehran attacked

2016-01-04 19:37:14

Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday cutting off diplomatic ties with Iran and asked all Iranian diplomats to leave within 48 hours after angry Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi diplomat mission to protest the Saudi execution of a Shiite cleric.