|Iran confirms death of 20 in commercial building fire|
Tehran's mayor confirmed the death of 20 fire fighters in the commercial building in the capital of Iran on Thursday, Tasnim news agency reported.
|Race against time to find dozens buried by avalanche in Italy|
Rescue teams were engaged in a race against time on Thursday to reach dozens of people buried under a huge avalanche that hit a resort in quake-hit central Italy.
|2017 Asian Winter Games organizer asks Japan's APA hotel to remove right-wing books|
The organizer of the Olympic Council of Asia's 8th Asian Winter Games (AWG) in Sapporo has asked Japan's leading business hotel chain APA Group to remove right-wing books in its guestrooms that sparked public anger recently, but the hotel made no replies so far. Major Japanese hotel chain sparks public anger over right-wing books, controversial remarks
|Adama Barrow sworn in as Gambian president in Senegal|
Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambian president on Thursday at the Gambian embassy in Dakar, capital of Senegal. UN requests peaceful transition of power in Gambia
|US airstrikes kill dozens IS fighters in Libya's Sirte|
Two U.S. B-2 warplanes carried out airstrikes on Wednesday night on camps of IS in the outskirts of Libya's Sirte, killing at least 80 militants, said a statement by the Pentagon spokesman, Peter Cook.
|Theresa May tries to dispel Brexit worries at Davos forum|
Two days after announcing a "hard Brexit" objective, British Prime Minister Theresa May was trying to assuage global concerns about Brexit in a special address on Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
|Philippine government's peace talks with leftist rebels resume in Rome|
Talks to end Asia's longest leftist insurgency in the Philippines resumed in Rome, Italy, the government said Thursday.
|Demonstrations across West Bank against moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem|
Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in the West Bank on Thursday against the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's intention to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
|Some 30 bodies found in avalanche-buried hotel in Italy|
Rescuers on Thursday found some 30 bodies in an avalanche-buried hotel in central Italy, local media reported.
|S.Korean court rejects request to detain Samsung heir|
The Seoul Central District Court has rejected an arrest warrant sought for the heir of the South Korean consortium Samsung, saying there is no solid evidence to warrant it.
|80 killed, dozens hurt in northern Mali explosion|
A suicide bomb attack has killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 100 soldiers and former fighters in a camp in northern Mali, according to officials at a local hospital.
|Russia, Turkey conduct first joint air strike on IS in Syria|
Russia and Turkey have started their first joint air operation against the Islamic State in Syria's northern province of Aleppo.
|Turkey convinces Syrian opposition to join peace talks in Astana|
Turkey is hoping to convince Syrian opposition group to join in the Syrian peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana on Jan. 23.
|Russia, China key in maintaining world stability: Russian Foreign Minister|
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia and China are key contributors to world peace and stability.
|Theresa May confirms UK exit from EU single market|
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday confirmed that Britain will be leaving the single market while insisting that it wants to remain "the best friend and neighbor" to European partner.
|Australia, Malaysia, China call off search for missing MH370|
The search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has been called off, in a joint statement made by Australian, Malaysian and Chinese governments on Tuesday. The Malaysian Airlines flight went off the grid in March 2014, with 239 passengers on board heading for Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.
|Istanbul police catch attacker on nightclub|
Istanbul police on Monday night captured the gunman who launched a shooting spree at a nightclub in the city on New Year's Day, which killed 39 people.
|Snap election on March 2 called in Northern Ireland after government fails|
Northern Ireland parliament will have a snap election in March following a major rift between the region's two main political parties.
|US trade and economic figures make case for global trade ahead of Trump inauguration|
Ahead of the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump in the US this Saturday, a number of leading trade and economic figures in the country are warning of the potentially disastrous effects of trade protectionism and are calling on the new administration to move cautiously when it comes to global trade.
|Turkish cargo airline says cause of crash not clear|
A Turkish cargo airline said on Monday that it is still not clear what caused its cargo plane to crash near Kyrgyzstan's main airport earlier in the day.
|At least 32 killed in Kyrgyzstan cargo plane crash|
A Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed near Manas international airport of Kyrgyzstan on Monday, killing at least 32 people, according to the country's Emergency Ministry.
|S.Korean independent counsel seeks arrest warrant for Samsung heir|
South Korean independent counsel team investigating a scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye sought an arrest warrant for the heir apparent of Samsung Group, the country's largest family-run conglomerate.
|Trump's team raises record 90 million U.S. dollars for inauguration day events|
The team of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has raised a record 90 million U.S. dollars for the events related to his inauguration on Jan. 20, local media revealed.
|Protesters gather in Washington ahead of Trump's inauguration|
Thousands of protesters gathered in the U.S. capital of Washington D.C. Saturday to show their anger at President-elect Donald Trump who is set to take over the White House on Friday.
|Russia to deploy more S-400 to Crimea: report|
Russia will deploy more S-400 Triumf missile systems to Crimea after the Obama administration extended sanctions against Russia for its actions in Crimea and Ukraine, said local media Saturday.