Malaysia's Petronas expands upstream portfolio in Brazil

Malaysia's Petronas expands upstream portfolio in Brazil

Malaysia's state-owned oil and gas firm Petronas announced Friday (April 26) that it has bought 50 percent stakes in Brazil's Tartaruga Verde from petroleum multinational corporation Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras). (2 hours ago)

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World News in Brief: April 26

  2 hours ago
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will pay an official visit to Cambodia from April 29 to May 1, said a Cambodian foreign ministry's statement on Friday (April 26). It will be Aung San Suu Kyi's first visit to Cambodia since she took office in 2016. 

Vietnam wants US, Cuba to maintain constructive dialogues: FM

  3 hours ago
NDO/VNA – Vietnam wants the US and Cuba to maintain constructive and cooperative dialogues, said the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson, Le Thi Thu Hang. 

Unavoidable disagreement

  Apr 25, 2019 13:39:59
NDO - The world oil market reacted immediately after the decision of US President Donald Trump to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still buying oil from Iran. The European Union (EU) and many countries are concerned about the negative effects of this decision on the stability of the Middle East, despite US allies' commitment to ensure sufficient supply. 

World News in Brief: April 25

  Apr 25, 2019 12:46:27
A minor explosion was reported from a garbage dump in Pugoda, in the eastern outskirts of Sri Lankan capital Colombo on April 25, police said. The explosion occurred at around 9:00 a.m. local time and police have cordoned off the area to conduct investigations. 

Heavy fighting flares between Taliban, Islamic State in Afghanistan

  Apr 24, 2019 21:19:45
Afghan Taliban insurgents are battling fighters loyal to Islamic State over control of territory in eastern Afghanistan in some of the heaviest clashes over the past year between the rival militants, officials said on April 24. 

Enhanced efforts to stamp out fire of conflict in Libya and Sudan

  Apr 24, 2019 12:32:50
NDO – As the Chairman of the African Union (AU), Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi hosted a troika summit in Cairo to discuss crises in Africa, including the upheavals in Libya and Sudan. The event is expected to come up with solutions to remove the conflict detonator and prevent the wide-spreading of tensions in the region. 

US petroleum product exports hit all-time high in 2018: EIA

  Apr 24, 2019 11:03:38
US exports of total petroleum products reached a record high in 2018, according to a report released by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) on April 23. 

New Zealand, France plan bid to tackle extremism on social media

  Apr 24, 2019 10:56:28
In the wake of the Christchurch attack, New Zealand said on Wednesday (April 24) that it would work with France in an effort to stop social media from being used to promote terrorism and violent extremism. 

World News in Brief: April 24

  Apr 24, 2019 09:33:07
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday (April 23) that authorities are making progress in identifying the culprits of the series of bombing attacks and evidence had been found on foreign links of the attacks. 

ASEAN economic ministers ink investment, trade pacts

  Apr 23, 2019 22:18:23
NDO/VNA – The ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the fourth protocol amending the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA) were inked by ASEAN economic ministers in Thailand on April 23. 

Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake kills 16

  Apr 23, 2019 22:03:56
Rescue teams in the Philippines searched for signs of life beneath the tangled debris from a collapsed four-storey commercial building on April 23 after a strong earthquake shook the country's biggest island, killing at least 16 people. 

New leader expected to bring change to Ukraine

  Apr 23, 2019 17:23:03
NDO – Although the official results of the Ukrainian presidential election must wait ten more days to be announced, incumbent President Petro Poroshenko admitted defeat, while leading candidate comedian Volodymyr Zelensky received words of congratulations and affirmed that he would not “disappoint” those who have placed strong expectations in change for the country after many years of being engulfed in crisis. 

Cambodia-Thailand railway lines reconnected after 45 year hiatus

  Apr 23, 2019 11:25:49
The railway lines between Cambodia and Thailand were officially reconnected on Monday (April 22) after a 45-year hiatus. 

World News in Brief: April 23

  Apr 23, 2019 10:37:55
The Sri Lankan government declared a state of emergency from midnight Monday (April 22) after a string of explosions killed 290 people and wounded over 500 across the island country, the presidential office said.