Saturday, August 8, 2020

(WORLD SECTION) SRI LANKA-COLOMBO-INDEPENDENCE DAY-PARADE

(160204) -- COLOMBO, Feb. 4, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka armored vehicles forces march during the 68th Independence Day celebration parade in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka, Feb. 4, 2016. Sri Lanka on Thursday celebrates the 68th anniversary of gaining independence from the British colonial rule in 1948. This year the theme is "Ekama Deyak, Maha Balayak" (One Nation, Great Power). (Xinhua/A.Rjhita) ****Authorized by ytfs****

PAKISTAN-LAHORE-PIA-STRIKE

(160203) -- LAHORE, Feb. 3, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Protesters including employees of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) offer absentia funeral prayers for the employees of PIA who were killed during a clash with security forces in Karachi, during a protest strike outside the Allama Iqbal International Airport in eastern Pakistan's Lahore, on Feb. 3, 2016. Aviation authorities in Pakistan said dozens of international and domestic flights were cancelled on Wednesday, a day after three workers of the state airlines were killed in clashes with the police in the southern port city of Karachi. (Xinhua/Sajjad)

PAKISTAN-LAHORE-CUSTOMS DAY

(160126) -- LAHORE, Jan. 26, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Customs officials and residents look at pile of burning drugs on International Customs Day in eastern Pakistan's Lahore on Jan. 26, 2016. Pakistani customs officials destroyed narcotics and other contraband items from different parts of the country to mark the occasion of International Customs Day. (Xinhua/Sajjad)

AFGHANISTAN-KANDAHAR-TALIBAN ATTACK

(160126) -- KANDAHAR, Jan. 26, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Fire fighters work at the site of a Taliban attack in the border town of Spin Boldak, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 25, 2016. Seven people including five armed insurgents were killed as Taliban conducted a suicide attack on a base of the Border Police Force in the border town of Spin Boldak, Kandahar province on Monday, police said. (Xinhua/Sanaullah Seiam)

JAKARTA, Jan. 14, 2016 (Xinhua) — Armed police officers hide behind cars during the...

JAKARTA, Jan. 14, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Armed police officers hide behind cars during the fire exchanges on a street in Jakarta, Indonesia, Jan. 14, 2016. One policeman and three civilians were killed, and two other policemen were injured after gunmen attacked a traffic police post near a shopping mall here on Thursday, national police spokesman, Brigadier General Anton Charliyan told reporters. (Xinhua/Agung Kuncahya B./IANS)

CHINA-SHENZHEN-LANDSLIDE-PEOPLE (CN)

(151221) -- SHENZHEN, Dec. 21, 2015 (Xinhua) -- Militia soldiers wait for command outside the landslide site in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Dec. 21, 2015. A total of 91 people remained missing as of Monday morning, including 59 males and 32 females, after a landslide buried 33 buildings in an industrial park in Shenzhen City on Sunday, according to local authorities. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian) (dhf)

CHINA-BEIJING-ZHANG DEJIANG-NPC-MEETING(CN)

(151221) -- BEIJING, Dec. 21, 2015 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Dejiang (back 2nd R), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), attend a group meeting reviewing the draft law of counterterrorism and the draft law against demestic violence, during the 18th session of the 12th NPC Standing Committee, in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 21, 2015.(Xinhua/Ding Lin) (yxb)

UN-SECURITY COUNCIL-SYRIA-ROADMAP-CHINA-WANG YI

(151218) -- NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2015 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (C, front) speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria at the UN headquarters in New York, Dec. 18, 2015. The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution endorsing an international roadmap for a Syrian-led political transition in order to end the country's conflict, which calls for Syria peace talks to begin in early January. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

COLOMBIA-CALI-ECUADOR-POLITICS-CABINET

(151216) -- CALI, Dec. 16, 2015 (Xinhua) -- Photo provided by Colombia's Defense Ministry shows Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (R Front) shaking hands with his Ecuadorian counterpart Rafael Correa (L Front) during a conference at the end of the Presidential Encounter 4th Binational Colombia-Ecuador Cabinet held in the city of Cali, Colombia, on Dec. 15, 2015. Ministers of both countries analyzed topics as the infrastructure and connectivity, security and defense, economic and trade issues among others during the Presidential Encounter 4th Binational Colombia-Ecuador Cabinet. (Xinhua/Mauricio Orijuela/MINDEFENSA)