Irish foreign minister to meet Iran’s Rouhani on nuclear deal

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney DUBLIN, March 6 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Sunday in his role as a UN Security Council facilitator of the nuclear deal agreed in 2015 between Iran and major world powers. Iran has…

PM Muhyiddin Leaves For Official Visit To Makkah Saturday

KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 (NNN-Bernama) — Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin Saturday departed for Makkah, Saudi Arabia for his maiden official visit to West Asia. Muhyiddin, in his official Facebook site said the visit was at the invitation of Saudi Arabian king, King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud who is the Custodian of…

Iran’s FM Slams U.S. Continued “Maximum Pressure” Amid COVID-19

TEHRAN, Mar 6 (NNN-IRNA) – Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, denounced yesterday, the U.S. continued sanctions against Iran, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Even amid COVID-19, the U.S. continues to exert Trump’s failed ‘maximum pressure’ on Iranians. Isn’t it time to try something that may actually work?” Zarif wrote on…

Roundup: Indonesia Surprised By New Variant As COVID-19 Lingers

by Bambang Purwanto JAKARTA, Mar 6 (NNN-XINHUA) – Indonesia is shocked by the detection of two cases of a new virus variant, right after one year of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, while the pandemic is still dragging on. Deputy Minister of Health, Dante Saksono Harbuwono, has confirmed the…

Tokyo Olympic Chief Says Withdrawn Torch Bearers Are Welcome Back

TOKYO, Mar 6 (NNN-NHK) – Tokyo 2020 organising committee president, Seiko Hashimoto, said here yesterday that, torchbearers and volunteers who had decided to withdraw from the Games will be welcome back. About 1,000 volunteers have pulled out of the Games, since its former chief, Yoshiro Mori, made his controversial comments…

Australia Lagging Behind On Electric Vehicles: Industry Group

CANBERRA, Mar 6 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Australians are paying the price for the governments’ lack of ambition on electric vehicles, according to the industry’s peak body. Behyad Jafari, chief executive of the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC), described the electric vehicle (EV) policies of Australia’s federal, state and territory governments, as an…

6.1-Magnitude Aftershock Strikes Offshore Of North Part Of New Zealand

WELLINGTON, Mar 6 (NNN-AGENCIES) – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand today, according to GeoNet NZ. As the largest aftershock since yesterday’s 7.2-magnitude quake, this quake hit 140 km east of Te Araroa, at 1:16 p.m. local time, at a depth of…

Mongolian Women’s Average Monthly Salary Up 48 Percent In Three Years

ULAN BATOR, Mar 6 (NNN-MONGOLIAWEB) – The average monthly salary of women in Mongolia has increased 48 percent, over the past three years, the country’s National Statistics Office (NSO) said yesterday. At the end of 2020, women’s average monthly salary in Mongolia was 1,135,800 Mongolian Tugriks (about 400 U.S. dollars),…

Five Killed, Five Injured In Landmine Blast In SW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Mar 6 (NNN-APP) – A landmine blast in Sibi district of Pakistan’s south-west Balochistan province, killed five people and left five others injured last night, local media reported. Deputy Commissioner of the district, Yasir Khan Bazai, told local media that, a vehicle carrying labourers, hit a landmine in the…

6.3-Magnitude Quake Hits Off New Zealand — USGS

HONG KONG, Mar 6 (NNN-XINHUA) – An earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.3 jolted 182 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand, at 0016 GMT today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), said. The epicentre, with a depth of 11.57 km, was initially determined to be at 37.6016 degrees south, latitude, and…
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