MALAYSIA AND PAKISTAN SIGN AGREEMENT ON THE PARTIAL ABOLITION OF VISA

MALAYSIA AND PAKISTAN SIGN AGREEMENT ON THE PARTIAL ABOLITION OF VISA. PUTRAJAYA, Nov 21 -- The governments of Malaysia and Pakistan have signed an agreement on the partial abolition of visa for travel between the two countries. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with his counterpart from Pakistan Imran Khan witnessing the signing of the agreement. The agreement was signed by Home Minister... Read More

MALAYSIA: PAKISTAN PM IMRAN KHAN ACCORDED OFFICIAL WELCOME

MALAYSIA: PAKISTAN PM IMRAN KHAN ACCORDED OFFICIAL WELCOME. Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (third, left) with his counterpart from Pakistan Imran Khan (second, left) inspect a guard-of-honour mounted by three officers and 103 personnel from the 1st Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment during a welcoming ceremony at Dataran Perdana, Perdana Putra Building in Putrajaya, Malaysia, ... Read More

SUICIDE BOMBING IN AFGHAN HOTEL KILLS 43, WOUNDS 83 OTHERS

SUICIDE BOMBING IN AFGHAN HOTEL KILLS 43, WOUNDS 83 OTHERS. Afghanistan security forces inspect the site of a suicide bombing in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Wednesday. At least 43 people were killed and 83 others injured after a suicide bombing struck a hotel in Afghan capital Kabul the Public Health Ministry confirmed. The deadly attack took place in the Uranus hotel's wedding hall, during ... Read More

DOLLS CARNIVAL IN WESTERN IRAN

DOLLS CARNIVAL IN WESTERN IRAN. Dolls carnival in Sarpol-e Zahab in western Province of Kermanshah on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). ... Read More

MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD RECEIVING A TOKEN OF APPRECIATION FROM THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA

MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD RECEIVING A TOKEN OF APPRECIATION FROM THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA. He visited the Hohola Mosque on Sunday after attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference 2018. The mosque is the only mosque in Papua New Guinea and Mahathir was the driving force for the construction of the mosque when he came to visit in 2003. W... Read More

EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS IN PALU, CENTRAL SULAWESI CONTINUE TO BE TESTED

EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS IN PALU, CENTRAL SULAWESI CONTINUE TO BE TESTED. While help has been pouring in for the victims of the September earthquake and tsunami in Palu city, the villagers here have been tested by another mudslide on Friday that has added to their burdens. Among the badly affected villages is Desa Bangga in Sigi, about 100 km from the city centre here. Meanwhile, the construction of t... Read More

LATE BERNAMA DEPUTY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AHMAD ZUKIMAN, A PROLIFIC WRITER WITH AN UNBROKEN SPIRITT

LATE BERNAMA DEPUTY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AHMAD ZUKIMAN, A PROLIFIC WRITER WITH AN UNBROKEN SPIRIT.The Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama)'s Deputy Editor-in-Chief (International News Service) Ahmad Zukiman Mohd Zain, 57, who died Thursday evening was a prolific writer, who never got bored of producing works. Ahmad Zukiman, who had been afflicted with pulmonary fibrosis in the recent years, was adm... Read More

SINGAPORE HANDS OVER ASEAN CHAIRMANSHIP TO THAILAND

SINGAPORE HANDS OVER ASEAN CHAIRMANSHIP TO THAILAND. Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong (right) hands the gavel to his Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha in a symbolic handover of ASEAN chairmanship to Thailand during the Closing Ceremony of the 33rd ASEAN Summit at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, on Thursday. Mr Prayut, a retired general, unveiled ... Read More

MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER MAHATHIR HOLDS BILATERAL MEETING NEW ZEALAND PM IN SINGAPORE

MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER MAHATHIR HOLDS BILATERAL MEETING NEW ZEALAND PM IN SINGAPORE. Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir, left, Mohamad shook hands with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, during the bilateral meeting between the two countries in conjunction with the 33rd ASEAN Summit at Suntec Singapore International Convention. This is their first bilateral meeting although ... Read More

APEC MEETING IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

APEC MEETING IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Traditional dancers from the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea welcome leaders and delegates for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, in Port Moresby, on Thursday. Leaders from the Asia-Pacific economies will be gathering in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Week from Nov 17-18.... Read More

REALISTIC MASKS MADE IN JAPAN

REALISTIC MASKS MADE IN JAPAN. REAL-f Co. President Osamu Kitagawa shows off a super-realistic face mask at his factory in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, on Thursday. Super-realistic face masks made by a tiny company in rural Japan are in demand from the domestic tech and entertainment industries and from countries as far away as Saudi Arabia. The yen300,000 ($2,650) masks, made of resin and p... Read More

INDIA: PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR 2018

INDIA: PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR 2018. Traders from different regions attend the annual Pushkar Camel Fair 2018, in Pushkar, India, on Thursday. The annual livestock fair is one of the largest in the world. Every year, nearly half a million visitors descend on the tiny desert town of Pushkar in rural Rajasthan to attend the annual Pushkar Camel Fair. This five-day festival held during the full moon of ... Read More

TAIWANESE PUPPET MASTER FIGHTS TO SAVE DYING ART

TAIWANESE PUPPET MASTER FIGHTS TO SAVE DYING ART. Chen Hsi-huang (L), an 87-year-old Taiwanese glove puppeteer, practicing how to operate a glove puppet at Puppetry Art Center in Taipei, Taiwan, on Thursday. At 87 years old, Taiwanese glove puppeteer Chen Hsi-huang is the star of a new documentary which reflects his determination to revive the dying traditional craft and a late-life renaissance as... Read More

US VP PENCE TAKES SUU KYI TO TASK OVER MYANMAR TREATMENT OF ROHINGYA

US VP PENCE TAKES SUU KYI TO TASK OVER MYANMAR TREATMENT OF ROHINGYA. Vice President Mike Pence, right, confronts Myanmar's Suu Kyi, left, over Rohingya persecution during ASEAN summit in Singapore, on Thursday. The violence which drove 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh was "without excuse", US Vice President Mike Pence told Aung San Suu Kyi in stinging comments on Wednesda... Read More

MALAYSIA: TAIPING ZOO WELCOMES BIRTH OF ZEBRA FOAL

MALAYSIA: TAIPING ZOO WELCOMES BIRTH OF ZEBRA FOAL. The female zebra foal born on November 11 which is also yet to be named, make a first appearance in Taiping Zoo Night Safari, Malaysia, on Wednesday. The zoo had also welcomed a white-handed gibbon baby (Hylobates lar), which was born on July 13 and a crowned crane chick (Balearica regulorum), which was born on July 13. Photo courtesy of Bernama ... Read More

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ASIA
PAKISTAN PM IMRAN KHAN ACCORDED OFFICIAL WELCOME IN MALAYSIA'S PUTRAJAYA

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, Nov 21 (NNN-BERNAMA) - Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, who is here for a maiden official visit to Malaysia, after assuming his post in Aug, was accorded an official welcome at Dataran Perdana, here today.

Imran Khan, who arrived in Malaysia last night, was greeted by his ...

MIDDLE EAST
SAUDI ARABIA, UAE LAUNCH 500-MILLION-USD AID INITIATIVE FOR YEMEN

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov 21 (NNN-SPA) - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Tuesday, launched "Imdaad" initiative, with a budget of 500 million U.S. dollars, for war-torn ...

AFRICA
SOUTH AFRICA ADDRESSING POLICY, LAWS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT - PRES RAMAPHOSA

CAPE TOWN, Nov 21 (NNN-SANEWS) -- President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is addressing policy and regulatory impediments as part of efforts to attract investment into the country.

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
UN REPORT: ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES WIDESPREAD IN MEXICO

GENEVA, Nov 21 (NNN-TELESUR) -- The United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) reported that disappearances in Mexico are extensive while giving recommendations. The CED said that forced ...

EUROPE
FRENCH POLICE DISLODGE FUEL PROTESTERS AS MOVEMENT WANES

PARIS, Nov 21 (NNN-AGENCIES) -- French police moved to dislodge protesters blocking roads and fuel depots as the government took a harder line on the so-called “yellow vest” movement ...