Researchers analysed teeth, a rich source of DNA, from seven people buried in cemeteries of communities called Burana and Kara-Djigach, obtaining plague DNA from three in Kara-Djigach.
Member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization should implement trade agreement to increase trade volume by $100 billion, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
Hit by US sanctions, Iran desperately needs partners to sell its oil, while China wants to increase its political and economic clout across the Middle East.
China's ruling Communist Party is accused of mass detentions, forced labor, forced birth control and other abuses against Muslim minorities in the country's Xinjiang region. China denies the allegations.
Beijing seeks normalcy in war-affected Yemen to ensure its flagship Belt and Road Initiative has safe access to the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea.
The train travels over two continents, 10 countries, two seas and 11,483 km (7,135 miles) of road in 12 days with 42 container-loaded wagons.
China had wielded its threat of veto, calling for the resolution to include a reference to President Xi's effort to reinvent the ancient Silk Road connecting Asia with Europe and Africa through massive investments in maritime, road and rail projects.
At the opening of a summit on his Belt and Road initiative, President Xi Jinping said the massive infrastructure and trade plan should result in "high quality" growth for everyone.
With its rooted history and ski resort, Kars province is fast becoming a popular spot for winter tourism.
Roger Thomas Clark is expected to appear in a Manhattan federal court over his role in the drug dealing website.
China is looking to reshape the global economy in its image. Turkey has a unique role to play in both ensuring the success of the project, and maximising its future economic prosperity.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project has made Pakistanis interested in learning Mandarin which, as some of them say, has transformed their careers.
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