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China’s real estate sector slows

China’s real estate sector slows

Real estate sector growth dipped from 8.8 per cent in Q3 to 7.7 per cent in Q4, the NBS said.

Chinese fund to inject billions in internet development

Chinese fund to inject billions in internet development

China's Internet population is estimated to have been731 million in 2016.

Illegal settlements in East Jerusalem get green light

Illegal settlements in East Jerusalem get green light

Deputy Jerusalem Mayor Meir Turgeman said the licensing was delayed until Obama left the White House.

Scores killed, injured in south India train derailment

Scores killed, injured in south India train derailment

The train from Jagdalpur to Bhubaneswar in the eastern state of Odisha, derailed at 11pm local time, killing 39.

Xi congratulates Trump on inauguration

Xi congratulates Trump on inauguration

Xi had previously told the US president that cooperation between their countries was the only way forward.

Putin, Trump to meet in a ‘few months’

Putin, Trump to meet in a ‘few months’

Ties between Moscow and Washington have for the past two years been strained due to the Syria and Ukraine crises.

Kazakh capital to host Syria peace talks

Kazakh capital to host Syria peace talks

A number of Syrian opposition groups will be participating in the talks.

Tianjin bans straw burning in anti-pollution effort

Tianjin bans straw burning in anti-pollution effort

In January, Beijing established an environmental police force to monitor violations of current air pollution laws.

South Africa recognizes Barrow as Gambian president

South Africa recognizes Barrow as Gambian president

Barrow was sworn in at the Gambian embassy in Dakar, Senegal.

Russia’s State Duma approves Turkey pipeline

Russia’s State Duma approves Turkey pipeline

The pipeline replaces one initially planned through the Balkans but scrapped due to the conflict in the Ukraine.