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Six more soldiers, 13 militants killed on 3rd day of clashes in Philippines


MANILA, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Six more soldiers and 13 members of the militant Maute Group in Marawi City were killed as armed clashes between the two sides continued on its third day on Thursday.

U.S.-led strikes kill 35 civilians in eastern Syria


DAMASCUS, May 25 (Xinhua) -- At least 35 people were killed Thursday by U.S.-led airstrikes on areas in eastern Syria, a monitor group reported.

US-led airstrike kills 40 civilians in Syria's Deir al-Zour


Over 40 civilians were killed by strikes of the US-led anti-terror coalition on the city of Bukamal in the countryside of the eastern province of Deir al-Zour on Monday, pro-government Sham FM radio reported.

Fighting rages on in Yemen's western coast


​The Saudi-backed Yemeni forces advanced against the Shiite Houthi rebels during the past 24 hours and seized areas across the country's western coast and around the Mocha seaport, according to military sources on Sunday.

Colombia, ELN peace talks to begin Nov.3 in Ecuador


​Peace talks between Colombia's government and the country's second largest guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), will begin on Nov.3 in Quito, Ecuador, it was announced on Monday.

Russian, French FMs discuss UNSC draft resolution on Syria


​Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed here Thursday with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault a Paris-sponsored United Nations Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution on Syria.

UN chief calls for full global disarmament


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for a full global disarmament as the world faces growing nuclear dangers and tensions, but progress in multilateral nuclear disarmament has come to a "standstill."

France urges Turkey to stop bombing Kurdish zones in Syria


France on Sunday urged Turkey to immediately halt shelling Kurdish militia in Syria, an offensive that could cast doubts to implement an already fragile ceasefire deal in the war-torn country, French presidential office the Elysee has announced.

Fifty Palestinians killed in Israeli-Palestinian violence in October, says Palestine FM


​A total of 50 Palestinians, including at least 10 children, had been killed amid the recent flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian tensions since the start of October, Palestine's Minister of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

Nigerian troops rescue 16 families from Boko Haram in northeast state


​The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of two Boko Haram insurgents and the rescue of 16 families in Madagali area of northeast Adamawa State.