DPRK Deputies Discuss Economic Plan, Budget At Supreme People’s Assembly

PYONGYANG, Jan 18 (NNN-KCNA) – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), held the Supreme People’s Assembly yesterday, to mainly discuss the country’s future economic path, it was reported today. The report said that the fourth session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), was held in the Mansudae Assembly…

Feature: Young Palestinians Look Forward To Elections

by Sanaa Kamal RAMALLAH/GAZA, Jan 18 (NNN-XINHUA) – Jihad Qindah, from Ramallah, breathed a sigh of relief, after hearing that the elections will be held on May 22. The 35-year-old man, who was elected to the Fatah party in 2006, said, the elections will present him a golden opportunity to…

Now Not Suitable Time to Hold Malaysia’s GE15, Dr Mahathir Opines

PUTRAJAYA (Malaysia), Jan 12 (NNN-Bernama) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said now is not a suitable time to hold the 15th General Election (GE15) as the country is still experiencing a spike in the number of new daily cases of COVID-19. “I’m of the opinion that, based…

UN Envoy, Yemeni President Meet Over Plan For Yemen’s Peace

SANAA, Jan 7 (NNN-SABA) – UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, yesterday met with Yemeni President, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. They discussed a UN-brokered plan to push forward peace in Yemen. Griffiths would be flying to Yemen’s southern port city of Aden, in the coming…

Pakistan Welcomes Start Of Second Round Of Intra-Afghan Negotiations

ISLAMABAD, Jan 7 (NNN-APP) – Pakistan welcomed commencement of the second round of intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha, the capital of Qatar. The Taliban and an Afghan government’s negotiation team started the second round of negotiations yesterday, after a three-week break. The Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said that, the two teams…

Israeli Missile Attack Targets Military Sites South Of Syrian Capital: Report

DAMASCUS, Jan 7 (NNN-SANA) – The Syrian air defences responded to an Israeli missile attack, on the south of the capital, Damascus, last night. The sounds of Syrian anti-air weapons were heard in Damascus, the report said. A military source said, the Israeli attack was carried out from over the…

Sri Lanka Expresses Interest In Accessing COVID-19 Vaccines From India

COLOMBO, Jan 7 (NNN-SLNEWS) – India’s External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar, who is on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka, said that, Sri Lanka expressed interest in accessing COVID-19 vaccines from India. In discussion with Sri Lankan President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Jaishankar said, his country agreed to give priority to…

Nigerian President Meets Chinese FM On Bilateral Ties

ABUJA, Jan 6 (NNN-IRIN) – Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, met with visiting Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi yesterday, with both sides pledging to promote bilateral cooperation on all fronts. Buhari asked Wang to convey his sincere greetings to Chinese President, Xi Jinping. Buhari said, over the past…

Iraqi PM Says Only Hundreds Of U.S. Troops To Remain In Iraq

BAGHDAD, Jan 6 (NNN-NINA) – Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi said, only hundreds of U.S. troops would remain in Iraq, after the withdrawal of half of them from the country. Al-Kadhimi said, during a speech on the eve of the centenary of the Iraqi Army Day, the U.S. troops’ withdrawal…

UN Expert Welcomes British Court’s Refusal To Extradite Assange

GENEVA, Jan 6 (NNN-AGENCIES) – The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, welcomed a British court’s refusal to extradite Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange to the United States, on the ground that he would be exposed to “oppressive” conditions. “In the U.S., Assange would be exposed to conditions of detention,…
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