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.
Vice-President Wang Qishan will attend the 22nd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia and visit Belarus from Thursday to May 29, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Monday.
Taiwan's current Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration should be held responsible for the island's absence from the ongoing World Health Assembly (WHA), according to Taipei-based experts.
Iran's Foreign Ministry on Monday rejected the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's threatening remarks as "absurd and interventionist."
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan is going to visit Russia and the Republic of Belarus from May 24 to 29, Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Monday.
The United States continues testing its missile defense systems and producing missiles which are prohibited by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty aimed at limiting strategic weapons, said a Russian military official on Monday.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday refused to receive a list of South Korean journalists who could witness the dismantlement of its nuclear test site, Seoul's unification ministry said.
South Korea's military will continue the annual joint war games with the United States this year, Seoul's defense ministry said Monday.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his counterparts from Argentina, Chile and the Netherlands on Sunday during the Group of 20 (G20) Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Argentina, in an attempt to strengthen bilateral trade and cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Xinhua News Agency reported.
China expects Chile to continue to play an active and exemplary role in jointly building the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative with Latin America, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Sunday.