11 US troops injured in Iranian missile attack on US base in Iraq

  WASHINGTON – Eleven US troops were treated for concussion symptoms as a result of last week’s Iranian missile attack on US military base in Iraq, the US military said Thursday in a statement. “While no US service members were…

Birmingham event to build China-UK ties

Three-day forum aims to attract inward investment and increase connectivity The British city of Birmingham will host representatives from businesses, universities, and government during a forum aimed at forging closer relations between China and the United Kingdom. The Fifth UK-China…

Trump impeachment trial in US Senate gets underway

WASHINGTON — US Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in on Thursday afternoon on the Senate floor for the long-awaited impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump, the third president in US history to face such a trial in the…

Iran’s president says US sanctions made nation ‘stronger’

  TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here Thursday that the US sanctions against Iran have made the Iranian nation even “stronger,” according to official IRNA news agency. Despite “US plots and pressures,” it was the Iranian nation “who…

Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the “A Bite of China: A Dinner to Celebrate Chinese New Year”: Fusion of Flavours for a Fruitful Future

Director General Menna Rawlings, Lord Howell, Mr. Gou Zhengli, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends: Good evening! It is a real delight to have you all with us at the event of “A Bite of China” on the eve of the…

Iran’s FM slams Europe ‘failure’ to honor nuke commitment

TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday criticized the Europeans “failure” to live up to their commitments under the Iranian 2015 landmark nuclear deal, also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “Britain, France and Germany,…

Nairobi gets a taste of art from Qinghai

An exhibition showcasing the culture and art of ethnic groups in Qinghai province went on display at a Confucius Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday. The displayed items, covering various forms of art and photography, served to highlight the longstanding…

Teheran raps Europe move on nuke deal

Rouhani criticizes Britain, France and Germany for using dispute mechanism Three European countries have moved to accuse Iran of failing to keep to the terms of a 2015 deal aimed at curbing its nuclear program, sparking anger from Teheran at…

UK’s high-speed rail link could threaten wildlife

The United Kingdom’s planned high-speed rail link between London and the nation’s north may not only speed up commutes but also the decline of rare and endangered plants and animals, according to a new report. The Wildlife Trusts claims the…

Show UK alternative to Huawei technology, Johnson tells critics

Pushing back against pressure from the United States, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that those opposing products from Huawei must come up with an “alternative solution” to the Chinese company’s telecommunications technology. “The British public deserve to…