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Timeline of Washington’s TikTok ban

Video-sharing social networking company TikTok on Monday filed a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump's administration over an executive order banning any U.S. transactions...
hurricane Hanna

Why is the first U.S. hurricane of this year’s season called Hanna?

The first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has made landfall in the U.S. state of Texas on Saturday, with maximum winds of...
Mars probe

Time to go to Mars

If you want to take a trip to Mars, now is the time to go. Every 26 months, Mars reaches the closest...
UAE's 1st Mars orbiter

Things to know about UAE’s 1st Mars orbiter

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday launched its Hope probe, also the Arab world's first Mars orbiter, at 6:58 a.m. local time (2158...
George Floyd

U.S. police brutality against African Americans

The police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old black man, in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota on Monday evening has sparked waves of...
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with his US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of a Group of 20 (G20) summit, in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. The two heads of state exchanged in-depth views on bilateral ties and global hot-spot issues. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

G20 and its summits

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a virtual summit of the Group of 20 (G20) leaders on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Beijing...
Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd R) waves to supporters with his wife Sara (1st R) at Likud Party campaign headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 18, 2015. Israel's incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory following exit polls showing him tied with opposition center-left Zionist Union led by Isaac Herzog in Tuesday's parliamentary elections. (Xinhua/JINI)(lyi)

Main parties in Israel’s general elections

by Keren Setton Israelis will vote on Monday in the third consecutive general election within a year to select the country's 23rd...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

COVID-19: official name for disease caused by novel coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday gave the official name for the illness caused by the latest novel coronavirus as COVID-19. ...

WHO details tips on how to wear surgical mask

The World Health Organization (WHO) has offered the following advice on when and how to use a surgical mask properly amid the novel coronavirus...
2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses

Iowa caucuses, first nominating contests of 2020 U.S. presidential election

Iowa, a state in the Midwestern United States, is to hold Democratic and Republican caucuses on Monday, the first nomination contests on the 2020...
Atiku Abubakar

Nigeria: Atiku Abubakar and Ex- Politician and Others Contesting for High Positions

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, will on Feb. 16 vote to elect the president that will man the affairs of the nation for the...
Sand table model of Maputo-Catembe Bridge. (Xinhua/Li Xiaopeng)

Close Examination of Mozambique’s Chinese-built Bridge and Link Roads

The southern African nation Mozambique is set to launch in June the Chinese-built Maputo Bridge and Link Roads, a project that will become the...
Person voting

Iraq holds first parliamentary election after defeating IS

Iraq will hold its parliamentary election vote on May 12, in which about 7,000 candidates will compete for 329 seats. This is the first...
Person voting

Lebanon holds 1st parliamentary election since 2009

Lebanon will hold its first parliamentary election since 2009 on Sunday. There are 976 registered candidates, including 111 women, running for the 128 seats in...
Xi-Kim historic meeting gives fresh impetus to peninsula situation: People's Daily Editorial

Backgrounder: Matters Arising on Korean Peninsula in 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un at the truce village...
West Africa-Trade

Africa’s Trail to Continental Free Trade Area Launched

The African Union (AU) Extraordinary Summit on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is scheduled to be held from March 17 to 21...

Finland: The Diminished Powers of a Symbolic President

With the national voting for the new president of Finland due on Sunday, a popular desire for stronger presidency power has come up again...
African Union headquarters

African Union’s Past Chairpersons

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Sunday took over the chairmanship of the African Union (AU) on Sunday during the 30th Ordinary Session of the...

Liberia’s two major presidential candidates

Liberia is set to hold a general election on Tuesday to elect the president and national congress members. A total of 20 presidential candidates will...
Raila Odinga,

Kenya’s former PM Raila Odinga vying for presidency

Some 19.6 million Kenyans will vote on Tuesday to elect the country's fifth president. Raila Amollo Odinga, the son of Kenya's first Vice President...

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta seeking second five-year term in office

Some 19.6 million Kenyans will vote on Tuesday to elect the country's fifth president. Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's first president...
The two-session round tables of Chinese and African leaders attending the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 5, 2006. [Xinhua]

Major China-Africa infrastructure cooperation projects

The development of China-Africa relations has picked up speed since the country put forward a notion on its policy towards the continent four years...

Dutch vote for new parliament in closely-watched elections

The people in the Netherlands started to vote on Wednesday in the 2017 Dutch parliamentary elections, with the outcome being far from predictable, ranging...

Germany’s G20 upcoming schedule

Foreign ministers of the G20 are convening a informal ministerial meeting in Germany's western city of Bonn on Thursday. Besides the topics...
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo speaks after winning the vote in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 8, 2017. Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected new president of Somalia in a tightly contested polls held in Mogadishu on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Somalia’s newly elected president

Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has been elected the new president of Somalia after the incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud conceded defeat after two...
U.S. President Donald Trump(1st L, front row) takes the oath of office during the presidential inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 20, 2017. Donald Trump was sworn in on Friday as the 45th President of the United States. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

The 45th U.S. President Donald Trump

At around noon on Friday on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United...

U.S. major shooting incidents during Obama’s administration

More than 57,000 incidents of gun violence happened in the United States in 2016, killing at least 14,000 people and injuring 30,000, according to...

History Of Recent Major Attacks in Germany

A string of bloody attacks have rocked Germany of late, setting the nerves of its public on edge and raising concerns about safety and...

The Romans Style of Sports of 1960 Rome Olympics

Holding an Olympic Games in Rome had a great symbolic importance since during ancient times the Romans conquered Greece and transformed the ancient Olympic...

Debates over credibility, reliability beyond Territory On THAAD

South Korea and the United States decided Friday to deploy the U.S. missile defense system, called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), in the...