Malaysia: Prosecutors offer lower charge for lone Kim suspect

KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Malaysian prosecutors have offered to reduce a murder charge against the Vietnamese woman who is the only suspect in custody for the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader. Prosecutor Iskandar Ahmad told the Shah Alam court Monday he received instruction from…

Number Of International Tourists To Australia Hits Record High With China Remaining Top Market

CANBERRA, Australia, March 31 (NNN-XINHUA) – The number of international tourists who chose Australia as their holiday destination hit a record high last year, reaching 8.5 million, according to the latest international visitor survey results released on Saturday. Overseas tourists pumped in a total of 44 billion Australian dollars (about…

India Extends Deadline To Impose Higher Duties On 29 U.S. Products

NEW DELHI, India, March 31 (NNN-PTI) – India has once again extended the deadline to impose retaliatory tariffs on as many as 29 U.S. products, including almond, walnut and pulses, from April 1 to May 2. A notification to this effect has been issued by the government in this regard,…

Indonesia’s Catastrophe Hit-Area In Eastern Papua Province Heads To Recovery

JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 31 (NNN-ANTARA) – Jayapura district of Indonesia’s eastern Papua province, entered a three-month transitional emergency period for recovery on Saturday, after flash floods and landslides damaged 2,287 houses, the country’s disaster agency official said. The new status heading to recovery, aims to pave access to financing and…

Former PM Thaksin Deprived Of All Royal Decorations By Thai Monarch

BANGKOK, Thailand, March 31 (NNN-TNA) – Thai King, Maha Vajiralongkorn, has deprived Thailand’s former Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, of all royal decorations. The rescinding of various royal decorations earlier given to Thaksin was announced to the public, in a royal announcement which was issued on Saturday and effective on Friday.…

Afghan Forces Recapture Parts Of District In Northern Badakhshan Province, Taliban Denies Claim

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, March 31 (NNN-AGENCIES) – The security forces have recaptured parts of Arghanchkhaw district in Afghanistan’s northern Badakhshan province, forcing the armed militants to flee, army spokesman, Mohammad Hanif Rezai, said today. Taliban militants, following fierce fighting, overrun the strategically important Arghanchkhaw district on Saturday, posing threats to provincial…

Nepali, Foreign Companies Sign 15 Deals In Investment Summit

KATHMANDU, Nepal, March 31 (NNN-NEPALNEWS) – Nepali and foreign companies signed a total of 15 investment deals and Memorandum of Understandings, during the Nepal investment summit held on Friday and Saturday, in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, authorities said. The Himalayan country also received 17 applications for 10 projects showcased during the…

Myanmar government feels sorry for refugees fleeing in Rakhine State

This picture taken on January 4, 2019 shows people, displaced by violence between ethnic Rakhine rebels and Myanmar’s army, arriving at a camp in Kyauktaw, Rakhine state. Photo courtesy Mizzima YANGON, March 31 (NNN-MIZZIMA) – Myanmar’s President Office spokesman Zaw Htay said that his government felt sorry to see war…

North Korea says Madrid embassy raid was ‘grave terror attack’

North Korean embassy in Madrid on March 28, 2019. Photo courtesy Yonhap SEOUL, March 31 (NNN- Yonhap) — North Korea on Sunday released its first official statement on the break-in at its embassy in Spain last month by an anti-Pyongyang group, calling it a “grave terrorist attack.” A spokesperson of…

China Launches New Initiatives To Boost Ties With Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 31 (NNN-XINHUA) – Gao Yan, chairwoman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), announced the opening of an office for CCPIT in Lebanon. “CCPIT in Lebanon will cooperate with Lebanese chambers, to improve commercial and trade ties between Lebanon and China,” Gao said. She…
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