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  • Maldives denies snubbing EU.UK diplomats

    The Maldives on Friday denied it had snubbed Sri Lanka based foreign diplomats who had sought meetings with the Maldives cabinet. The Maldives President’s office said that the Administration on Thursday welcomed the half day visit by an EU/UK Delegation to the Maldives. The EU and UK diplomats are based in...
  • china’s 7th youngest billionaire to explore investments in SL

    The Hi Tech Innovation Sector will receive the much-required investor boost, with the arrival of the youngest Billionaire from China, Cai Xiaoru to Sri Lanka yesterday. Xiaoru who is said to be actively investing overseas, will spend almost a week in Sri Lanka exploring investment opportunities. The visit demonstrates...
  • Chinese FM hails Sino-Greek civilization exchanges, mutual learning

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday spoke highly of the civilization exchanges between his country and Greece, hailing the mutual learning between the two ancient civilizations as exemplary. The comments came as Wang and his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias met with journalists after holding a meeting one day...
  • China, Iran sign contract on redesign of Arak heavy water reactor

    China and Iran signed the first commercial contract to redesign Iran’s Arak heavy water reactor in Vienna on Sunday. The commercial contract signed between the two sides is seen as an important step towards modification of the Arak heavy water reactor. Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),...
  • Trump displays tougher foreign policy than Obama

    Just three months into his presidency, U.S. President Donald Trump is flexing his muscles in Asia and the Middle East, displaying a tougher U.S. foreign policy than his predecessor Barack Obama. Trump recently ordered a surprising missile strike against Syria to retaliate for a reported chemical attack by the...
  • Four soldiers killed, three injured in Pakistan’s bomb blast

    At least four paramilitary troops were killed and three others injured when a bomb hit their convoy in Pakistan’s southwest Kech District Sunday night, local media reported. Dawn News said that Frontier Corps personnel were on their way to Mand area when their convoy was hit by a remote...
  • Egypt, U.S. start joint naval drills in Red Sea

    Egyptian and U.S. navies launched on Sunday a joint exercise in the waters of the Red Sea, Egypt’s army said in a press release. According to the release, the drills, dubbed “Eagle Salute 2017,” come as part of an Egyptian army’s plan for joint exercises with friendly countries to...
  • Russia records 14 ceasefire violations in Syria in past day

    Russia registered a total of 14 violations of ceasefire in Syria in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday. “Within last 24 hours, the Russian party of the Russia-Turkey Commission on violations of the Joint Agreement has registered 14 ceasefire violations in the provinces of Damascus...
  • More enrollment for rural students as China eyes higher education’s role in poverty relief

    Wang Tian, an 18-year-old girl from one of the most underdeveloped counties in northwest China’s Qinghai Province, never anticipated studying law at Peking University. The stunning twist in her life is largely thanks to a national program to provide poor rural students with the chance to access top universities....