China, US develop new MERS treatment

Chinese and American scientists have jointly developed a new antibody targeting the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, which has claimed the lives of 16 people and infected 150 others in the recent outbreak in South Korea.

Helium-shrouded planets may be common in our galaxy: Study
Helium-shrouded planets may be common in our galaxy: Study

Planets having atmospheres rich in helium may be common in our Milky Way galaxy, according to a new theory based on data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

China vows 'zero tolerance' of food safety crime

China is stepping up efforts to guarantee food quality with zero tolerance of food safety crime in a national conference on food safety presided over by Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday.

Ebola virus not becoming more dangerous: Study

The Ebola virus circulating in West Africa for the past year, deadly as it is, is not showing any evidence of being more dangerous than the first one that emerged in 1976, according to a US study.

'Cholesterol drugs may reduce risk of cancer death'

Women who take cholesterol-lowering drugs might have a reduced risk of death caused by cancer, suggests a new study.

Ebola sequencing data released to global scientific community

A team of British scientists has finished sequencing the genome of the Ebola virus and made the data set freely available online to the global scientific community, the University of Cambridge has announced.

UN advocates balanced international policy in war against drugs

 The UN advocates a carefully balanced international policy on world drug problem, with increased focus on its prevention, treatment and also relevant economic strategies, said a senior UN official here.

Iran says not to allow siege of Yemen

Iran will not allow the Saudi-led coalition to lay siege to Yemen, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Guangzhou extend contract with Brazilian striker Elkeson
Guangzhou extend contract with Brazilian striker Elkeson

Brazilian striker Elkeson has signed a new four-year contract with Chinese football club Guangzhou Evergrande.

200 rebels surrender in Afghanistan

At least 200 rebels surrendered Wednesday in Afghanistan`s Jawzjan province.

China's news agency calls PoK region "Pakistan"
China's news agency calls PoK region "Pakistan"

In a report that is likely to strain the ties between New Delhi and Beijing, China's official news agency, Xinhua, has referred to Gilgit-Baltistan, a part of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), as "Pakistan".

17 killed, 8 injured in building collapse in Egypt

At least 15 people were killed in a building collapse in Egypt`s capital Cairo Tuesday, media reported.

130 people linked to Sunni militants arrested in Iran

 Irani intelligence forces arrested over 130 members of Sunni Takfiri groups across the country, who intended to pose security threats against the country, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said Tuesday.

16 militants killed in Egypt security campaign

 At least 16 suspected militants killed Tuesday in clashes with Egyptian army in Sinai, security sources said.

China to hold military drill

China will conduct a military exercise off its southeast coast starting July 29, the defence ministry said Sunday.

China launches campaign to clean up porn apps in mobiles

China has launched a campaign to clamp down on pornography circulated on smart phone applications and will also set up a system to identify its creators.

Hou Yifan wins fifth leg, Humpy still tops

In spite of a disappointing eighth-place finish in the fifth and the penultimate leg of the FIDE women`s Grand Prix chess tournament, India`s Koneru Humpy is in the top spot, ahead of the winner, Hou Yifan of China, reports Xinhua.

China bans unapproved `critical reporting`: Xinhua

China has banned its journalists from undertaking "critical reporting" without prior approval, state media said Wednesday, a further clampdown in a country whose media restrictions already rank among the world`s harshest.

Ukraine halts military products supplies to Russia

Ukraine has suspended supplies of arms, military hardware and its components to Russia since March, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov said Saturday.

China plans to shut down 2,000 coal mines by next year

China plans to shut down over 2,000 small-scale coal mines by next year in an effort to eliminate outdated capacity and improve work safety and address pollution concerns.