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Last chapter of war in Damascus closes with final defeat of IS

2018-05-22 08:43:00

For the first time in seven years, Syria's capital Damascus was declared secure and empty of any rebel presence on Monday, following the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) in their last strongholds south of the capital, an achievement that closed the last Full Story

Syrian army captures key IS stronghold south of Damascus

2018-05-22 08:42:00

The Syrian army on Monday fully wrested control over the Hajar al-Aswad area, a key Islamic State (IS) stronghold south of the capital Damascus, according to the state TV. Full Story

U.S. urged to not overreact on S China Sea training

2018-05-22 08:28:00

The recent landing of bomber aircraft on a South China Sea island by the People's Liberation Army Air Force is part of normal training that should not be over-interpreted, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Monday. Full Story

S Korea's military says to continue joint war games with U.S.

2018-05-21 16:25:00

South Korea's military will continue the annual joint war games with the United States this year, Seoul's defense ministry said Monday. Full Story

Air Force bombers land on island airport for first time

2018-05-19 10:08:00

The People's Liberation Army Air Force landed its H-6K bomber aircraft on an airport in the South China Sea during a recent exercise, marking the first time Chinese bombers have used an airport in the region. Full Story

China's second aircraft carrier concludes first sea trials

2018-05-18 13:30:00

China's second aircraft carrier returned to dock at Dalian Shipyard in northeast China's Liaoning Province, Friday noon after its first sea trials. Full Story

China's first homemade aircraft carrier concludes maiden sea trial

2018-05-18 12:31:00

China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier has concluded its maiden sea trial on Friday, and is returning to Dalian Shipyard in northeast China's Liaoning Province, according to reports by Xinhua. Full Story

DPRK urges South Korea to stop military drills with U.S.

2018-05-18 09:27:00

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Thursday urged South Korea to stop its joint military drills with the United States and stop using northern defectors to attack Pyongyang, so that inter-Korean talks could be resumed. Full Story

UN releases video and photos to thank Chinese peacekeeping troops

2018-05-17 13:06:00

"We owe peacekeeper, there families and communities a great debt for their sacrifice," said UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres. Full Story

190 Chinese peacekeepers depart for Mali

2018-05-17 10:46:00

A total of 190 Chinese peacekeepers Wednesday departed Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, for the western African nation of Mali for a one-year UN peacekeeping mission. Full Story