Pompeo Meets Pakistani FM On Afghanistan, Ties

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (NNN-XINHUA) – U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, met with Pakistani Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, here, on Friday, discussing Afghanistan and bilateral ties, according to a statement released by the U.S. State Department. The two sides talked about a range of issues, including Iran, U.S.-Pakistan cooperation,…

UK adds entire Hezbollah movement to terror blacklist

Hezbollah fighters LONDON, Jan 18 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Britain’s finance ministry said it had added Lebanon’s entire Hezbollah movement to its list of terrorist groups subject to asset freezing. The ministry previously only targeted the Shiite organisation’s military wing but has now listed the whole group after the government designated it…

Digital Bangladesh Mela (Expo) Kicks Off In Dhaka

DHAKA, Jan 18 (NNN-BSS) – The Digital Bangladesh Mela 2020, begin today, in the capital, with the aim to showcase next generation 5G internet technology and building efficient ecosystem and manpower model in the coming digital era. Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser, Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed, inaugurates the three-day expo at Bangabandhu…

Canada says black boxes from Iran crash should be sent to France

Most of the victims were Iranian and Canadian citizens OTTAWA, Jan 18 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Iran to send the flight and cockpit data recorders from a crashed jet to France for analysis and said the first remains of victims should soon arrive back in Canada.…

Cambodia Releases Measures To Curb, Reduce Air Pollution

PHNOM PENH, Jan 18 (NNN-AKP) – Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment, released measures to prevent and reduce air pollution in the kingdom, after it observed that air quality had declined. The ministry said that, it has equipped air quality monitoring devices across the country, to detect PM10 and PM2.5 (air particles)…

US Pres Trump warns Iran’s supreme leader to be ‘careful with his words’

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (NNN-AGENCIES) — President Donald Trump warned Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to be “very carefulwith his words.” “The so-called ‘Supreme Leader’ of Iran, who has not been so Supremelately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe,”Trump tweeted of Khamenei’s comments earlier…

China, Brunei Expand Tourism Cooperation With Business Matching Event

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Jan 18 (NNN-BBNEWS) – China and Brunei successfully held a cultural tourism promotion and business matching event in Bandar Seri Begawan, with dozens of tourism industry players from both countries looking for tourism cooperation. As the first important activity of Brunei-China Tourism Year 2020, the event attracted…

High Court Orders Suspension Of Nuclear Reactor In Western Japan

TOKYO, Jan 18 (NNN-NHK) – A Japanese high court, overturned a lower court’s decision, and ordered the suspension of a nuclear reactor in western Japan, following an injunction made by local residents, over safety fears. The Hiroshima High Court ordered Shikoku Electric Power Co., to suspend operations of the No.…

Former World’s Shortest Man From Nepal Dies At 28

KATHMANDU, Jan 18 (NNN-XINHUA) – Nepal’s Khagendra Thapa Magar, the former record-holder, as the shortest man in the world, died here on Friday, at the age of 28. Magar, who was admitted to Pokhara-based Manipal Teaching Hospital, after undergoing some health problems, breathed his last Friday afternoon, Khagendra Thapa Magar…

ASEAN Foreign Ministers Discuss Priorities, Direction For 2020

NHA TRANG, Vietnam, Jan 18 (NNN-VNA) – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), will strengthen the region’s external relations and reinforce the ASEAN-centred regional architecture in 2020, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Pham Binh Minh, said. Minh spoke at a press conference, following the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’…
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