Reuters – Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who led the country for a decade of rapid economic growth, died on Wednesday at the age of 96, prompting a wave of nostalgia for the more liberal times he oversaw.
Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin dies at 96
AFP – At least 16 people were killed and 24 others wounded Wednesday by a blast at a madrassa in Afghanistan's northern city of Aybak, a doctor at a local hospital said.
At Least 16 killed, 24 wounded In north Afghanistan blast
REUTERS – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday that the so-called "golden era" of relations with China was over, saying Beijing's systemic challenge to Britain's interests and values was growing more acute.
Sunak says UK's 'golden era' with China is over
AP – China is ready to “forge closer partnership” with Russia in energy, a state news agency quoted President Xi Jinping as saying in a letter Tuesday, potentially expanding ties that irk Washington by helping the Kremlin resist sanctions over its military operation in Ukraine.
China ready for ‘closer partnership’ with Russia in energy
REUTERS – Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan, in his first public appearance since being wounded in a gun attack earlier this month, said on Saturday he was calling off his protest march to Islamabad because he feared it would cause havoc in the country.
Former Pakistan PM calls off protest march to avoid creating 'havoc'
REUTERS – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country's intends to have the world's most powerful nuclear force as he promoted dozens of military officers involved in the recent launch of a new ballistic missile, state media reported on Sunday.
Kim Jong Un says North Korea aims to have world's strongest nuclear force
Chinese President Xi Jinping has told North Korea’s Kim Jong Un that Beijing is willing to work with Pyongyang for global peace and stability, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
KCNA: Xi tells Kim China wants to work with North Korea for peace
Press TV – Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani said Thursday increased cooperation between Iran and India is a necessity as it will bring about regional security.
Iran-India cooperation not a choice but a necessity: Deputy FM

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