China-Aided Hydro-power Station Project In Burundi To Expand Cooperation

RUMONGE, Burundi, Sept 21 (NNN-XINHUA) – The China-aided Ruzibazi hydro-power station project, located in Burundi’s Rumonge province, will expand bilateral cooperation, Burundian President, Pierre Nkurunziza, said Friday. Nkurunziza made the remark when attending a construction commencement ceremony for the project held onsite. The project, the largest China-aided project in Burundi…

Spotlight: Cambodia Raises Minimum Wage For Garment, Footwear Sectors For 2020

PHNOM PENH, Sept 21 (NNN-XINHUA) – The Cambodian government set a new monthly minimum wage for the country’s multi-billion-dollar garment and footwear industries, at 190 U.S. dollars for 2020, up 4.39 percent from the current 182 dollars, Labour Minister, Ith Samheng announced. The announcement came, after the National Council for…

Kuwait Raises Security Alert Level At Oil And Commercial Ports

KUWAIT, Sept 21 (NNN-KUNA) – Kuwait will raise its port security level of facilities, the Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA), said on Friday. The decision was issued by Khaled Al-Roudhan, Kuwait’s minister of commerce and industry, and state minister for services, KPA said in a statement. According to the ministerial decree,…

Lebanon, Saudi Arabia To Sign 19 Economic Agreements

BEIRUT, Sept 21 (NNN-NNA) – Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, said that, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia are preparing to sign 19 economic agreements. “We are working on holding a meeting for the Saudi- Lebanese High Joint Committee, to discuss how the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can support Lebanon financially,” Hariri said,…

Hezbollah’s Leader Says Saudis Must Stop War Against Yemen To Protect Oil Wealth

BEIRUT, Sept 21 (NNN-NNA) – Hezbollah Leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, called upon Saudi officials to urgently stop their country’s war against Yemen, to prevent from further losses, Al Manar Local TV Channel reported. “If Saudi Arabia wants to save itself further losses, after Yemen’s attacks against its oil facilities, it…

14 Sent To Jail In Turkey Over Links To Daesh

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept 21 (NNN-ANADOLU) – The Turkish court sentenced 14 people to jail terms on Friday, over their links to, and involvement with, the extremist Daesh group. Last week, the Turkish authorities arrested 40 people, suspected of links to the Daesh financial network, after a nine-month investigation. Among them,…

UAE Provides 12 Tonnes Of Food To Hospitals In Yemen

ABU DHABI, Sept 21 (NNN-WAM) – The UAE has provided 12 tonnes of food supplements to hospitals, in the Yemeni Governorate of Taiz. The United Arab Emirates provided these food supplements through its humanitarian arm, the Emirates Red Crescent. The food aid was delivered to the Public Health Office (PHO)…

Yemen’s Houthis Announce Peace Initiative To Stop Attacks On Saudi Arabia

SANAA, Sept 21 (NNN-SABA) – The Houthis on Friday, announced a peace initiative, to stop attacks on Saudi Arabia with drones and ballistic missiles, a senior Houthi official was cited by the Houthi-controlled al-Masirah TV. “We announce the stop of targeting Saudi soil,” Mahdi al-Mashat, Houthi president of the Supreme…

CAREC Countries Vow Closer Energy Cooperation

TASHKENT, Sept 21 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Nine countries from the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Programme, signed a declaration here to accelerate cross-border cooperation on energy issues and move the region a step closer to the creation of a regional energy market, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Energy…

Japan’s Abe Vows To Reform Social Security System Amid Rising Demographic Crisis

TOKYO, Sept 21 (NNN-NHK) — Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, expressed his commitment to reforming the nation’s social security system, as the country is increasingly grappling with a demographic crisis, as the population here rapidly ages and shrinks to the detriment of the economy. “Reform towards social security for all…
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