Tuesday, 23rd September 2014


Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrian Kurds cross the border fence into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on Saturday.
Turkey: Some 60,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, fleeing Islamic State (IS) militants who are advancing on dozens of villages close to the border. Turkey opened a stretch of the border on Friday after Kurds fled their homes, fearing an attack on the border town of Ayn al-Arab, a Kurdish commander on the ground said. Local Kurds also said they fear a massacre in Kobani, whose strategic location has been blocking the militants from gaining more power in northern Syria. “Kobani is facing the fiercest and most barbaric attack in its history,” Mohammed Saleh Muslim,...
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi, India, on September 18. - XINHUA
CHINA: The international community has highly commented on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visits to central and south Asia countries earlier this month, saying the visits were very significant and fruitful. Xi attended the 14th meeting of the Council of Heads of States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states on Sept. 11-12 in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, before he paid state visits to Tajikistan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India from Sept. 12 to 19. Cha Jae-bok, chief researcher of Northeast Asia History Foundation of South Korea, said that a four-point proposal...
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