Message of peace

Message of peace

NDO—A conference on peace in the Middle East took place on January 15 in Paris with the attendance of diplomats from over 70 countries, igniting international efforts seeking to terminate the prolonged conflict between Israel and Palestine. As the international community was concerned about the possible outbreak of a new spell of violence in the Middle East, the conference issued a joint statement in favour of a peaceful solution to the problems between the two states, claiming it was the only way to bring peace to the region.  (23 minutes ago)


Turkish Airlines cargo jet crash kills at least 20 in Kyrgyzstan

  Jan 16, 2017
A Turkish Airlines cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on January 16, killing at least 20 people, most of them residents of village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. 

Thai floods kill 21 and hit rubber production

  Jan 09, 2017
Widespread flooding in Thailand's south has killed 21 people, hit rubber production in the region and shut down infrastructure, officials said on January 9, as the military government increased aid to flood-affected areas. 

Fuel truck blast kills dozens in north Syrian border town

  Jan 08, 2017
A fuel truck exploded in the busy center of a rebel-held town near Syria's border with Turkey on Saturday, killing dozens of people and wounding dozens more, several sources said.  

Cambodia marks day against genocidal regime

  Jan 07, 2017
NDO/ VNA - The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) held a ceremony at its headquarters in Phnom Penh on January 7 to mark the 38th anniversary of January 7 Victory Day.  

Ceasefire gives hope to Syria peace process

  Jan 07, 2017
NDO - A cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey and upcoming peace talks in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, offer a glimmer of hope for the key to Syria’s peace process. The moves have illustrated the growing role played by Russia and Turkey on the Syrian chessboard while the US seems to have reluctantly become an observer.  

Goals and challenges for UN

  Jan 05, 2017
NDO – In his impressive address to staff on his first working day as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres stressed the need for the UN to reform in order to address global challenges as well as terrorism and conflicts. The request to reform is both a goal and challenge for the world’s largest multilateral organisation. 

Thousands more Iraqis flee Mosul as military advances

  Jan 04, 2017
More than 2,000 Iraqis a day are fleeing Mosul, several hundred more each day than before U.S.-led coalition forces began a new phase of their battle to retake the city from Islamic State, the United Nations said on January 4.  

Brazil drug gangs spark prison riot, 56 dead

  Jan 03, 2017
Drug gangs sparked a prison riot that killed 56 people, with decapitated bodies thrown over prison walls in the bloodiest violence in more than two decades in Brazil's overcrowded penitentiary system, officials said on January 3. 

Indonesia: 60 dead, missing as ferry catches fire

  Jan 01, 2017
NDO/VNA - At least 23 people were killed, 20 were wounded and 17 others went missing after a ferry with about 200 people aboard caught fire off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 1.  

Gunman kills 39 in Istanbul nightclub attack, manhunt under way

  Jan 01, 2017
A gunman opened fire on New Year revelers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul's Bosphorus waterway on January 1 killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, then fled the scene.  

ASEAN Economic Community portal launched

  Dec 29, 2016
NDO/VNA – The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) portal was launched at a workshop in Hanoi on December 28, serving as an essential tool for businesses to improve their knowledge about the AEC and optimise its opportunities. 

Turkey and Russia have ceasefire plan for Syria, says Ankara

  Dec 28, 2016
Turkey and Russia have prepared an agreement for a ceasefire in Syria, Turkey's foreign minister said on December 28, adding Ankara would not budge on its opposition to President Bashar al-Assad staying on as leader.  

Strong earthquake hits Japan, no tsunami warning

  Dec 28, 2016
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 hit eastern Japan on Wednesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding no tsunami warning was issued.  

Victory and challenges

  Dec 27, 2016
NDO – The United National (UN) Security Council has approved a resolution demanding Israel cease Jewish settlement activity on Palestinian territory in a unanimous vote, which indicates the strong support of the international community for the two-state solution.