BEIJING, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Beijing, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

ANKARA, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan late Tuesday warned of sanctions against the independence referendum to be held by the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) next week, China's Xinhua news agency reported citing the local media on Wednesday.

SEOUL, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- South Korea vowed to continue close cooperation with the United States to peacefully resolve the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issue after US President Donald Trump made a combative speech at the UN General Assembly about the North Korea, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-UNNS) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres voiced sadness at the loss of life and damage resulting from the earthquake that occurred in Mexico on Monday, and expressed the readiness of the United Nations to assist.

BEIJING, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- China continued to be Israel's fastest-growing source of tourists in the first seven months of this year, according to Israel's top tourism official, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

HAVANA, Sept 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-Xinhua) -- Cuba's State Council decided to postpone for one month municipal elections that will eventually lead to the election of a successor to President Raul Castro.

MEXICO CITY, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- At least 216 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake hit central Mexico on Tuesday, with the death toll expected to rise due to the scale of the temblor, the country's civil protection agency said, China's Xinhua news agency reported.