Roundup: Iran, India sign major agreements to expand economic ties

Roundup: Iran, India sign major agreements to expand economic ties

Iran and India signed nine agreements on February 17 to expand bilateral economic ties, with focus on the development and utilization of Iran's strategic Chabahar Port. (Feb 18, 2018)

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Beijing police beef up security, fire prevention for Spring Festival

  Feb 15, 2018
Beijing's public security bureau has reinforced security and fire safety during the week-long Spring Festival starting on February 15. 

Ex-student arrested after 17 shot dead at Florida high school

  Feb 15, 2018
A 19-year-old gunman returning to a Florida high school where he had once been expelled opened fire with an assault rifle on Wednesday (Feb.14), killing 17 people and wounding more than a dozen others before he was arrested, authorities said. 

Shooting near U.S. National Security Agency, scene secure

  Feb 14, 2018
U.S. law enforcement on February 14 said they were investigating an apparent shooting near the National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, with local media reporting at least one person had been wounded and one taken into custody. 

Feature: Marking Valentine's Day in Afghanistan

  Feb 14, 2018
Zahra, 20, is among a handful of boys and girls who were glancing at flowers inside a flower shop in downtown Kabul on Wednesday to select her favorite rose for her beloved one to mark the Valentine's Day.  

Vietnam attends IFAD Governing Council’s meeting

  Feb 14, 2018
NDO/VNA – A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Director of Debt Management and External Finance under the Ministry of Finance Hoang Hai attended the 41st Session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, Italy on February 13-14.  

RoK president says U.S. shows intention to talk with DPRK

  Feb 13, 2018
The Republic of Korea (RoK) President Moon Jae-in said the United States had shown its willingness to talk with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) amid growing signs of a thaw in inter-Korean relations, Moon's spokesman said on February 13. 

Thousands Afghan refugees return home within week: IOM

  Feb 13, 2018
About 12,500 Afghan refugees had returned or been deported from neighboring Pakistan and Iran during the period of Feb. 4-10, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) reported on February 13. 

Trump unveils long-awaited massive infrastructure plan

  Feb 13, 2018
The 53-page document details Trump's plans of how to fund the investments, shorten project permitting time, remove regulatory barriers, help rural areas, and improve worker training. 

Trump, Putin speak over phone on plane crash, Middle East

  Feb 13, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke over phone on Monday (Feb.12) to discuss the Russian plane crash as well as issues concerning the Middle East peace process and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). 

Reconstruction in Iraq requires 88.2 billion US$

  Feb 12, 2018
Reconstruction in Iraq requires 88.2 billion US$, said Iraqi Planning Minister Salman Al Jumaili on Monday (Feb.12). 

US STOCKS-Wall St strives to bounce back from worst week in two years

  Feb 12, 2018
U.S. stock index futures held on to gains of more than one percent as Wall Street attempts to bounce back from its worst week in two years, while volatility remains relatively elevated and U.S. bond yields hit a new four-year high. 

IOC President Bach to visit DPR Korea

  Feb 12, 2018
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Feb.12 said he will visit Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) after the PyeongChang Winter Games. 

Russia hunts for body fragments, clues after fatal plane crash

  Feb 12, 2018
Emergency workers in Russia searched snow-covered fields outside Moscow on Monday (Feb.12), looking for body fragments and clues after a fatal plane crash a day earlier killed all 71 people on board.  

DPRK, RoK vow to keep momentum of inter-Korean rapprochement: KCNA

  Feb 11, 2018
The pledge was made during a meeting between the Republic of Korea (RoK) President Moon Jae-in and a high-ranking delegation DPRK sent to attend the opening ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympics, the report said.