Trump says US to withdraw from nuclear treaty with Russia

Trump says US to withdraw from nuclear treaty with Russia

US President Donald Trump said on October 20 that his country will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, a decades-old pact limiting strategic weapons development. (8 hours ago)


World News in Brief: October 21

  9 hours ago
Tourism authorities from Myanmar and China on Saturday (October 20) had extensive discussions on further promoting development of bilateral tourism industry. 

Saudi preliminary investigations show death of missing journalist

  Oct 20, 2018 13:32:36
Preliminary investigations by the Saudi Public Prosecution showed missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi died after a fight at the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on October 20. 

World News in Brief: October 20

  Oct 20, 2018 13:30:56
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) pledged on October 19 to promote defense cooperation between the two sides. The pledge was made at the 9th China-ASEAN Defense Ministers' Informal Meeting, which was co-chaired by Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe and Ng Eng Hen, the Defense Minister of Singapore which takes ASEAN's rotating chair this year. 

12th ASEM Summit concludes

  Oct 20, 2018 12:32:15
NDO/VNA – The 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit concluded in Brussels, Belgium on October 19 with the release of a Presidential Statement affirming determination of ASEM members in strengthening partnership between the two continents in coping with global challenges and sketching out orientations to enhance intra-bloc cooperation in the future. 

3 killed, 1 injured in blast on parliamentary runner office in N. Afghanistan

  Oct 19, 2018 20:21:32
At least three people were confirmed dead and another injured as a blast targeted the office of a female parliamentary runner in Zari district of Afghanistan's northern Balkh province on October 19, provincial police spokesman Shir Jan Durani said. 

World News in Brief: October 19

  Oct 19, 2018 20:21:22
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has stressed the important role of the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development (UEHRD) in conflict-hit Rakhine state for achieving sustainable peace and stability in the state, Myanmar News Agency reported Friday, October 19. 

Quadrilateral summit on Syria to be held in Istanbul

  Oct 19, 2018 20:21:10
A four-party summit on Syria between the leaders of Turkey, Russia, Germany and France will be held on October 27 in Istanbul, Turkey's presidential spokesman said on October 19. 

Turkey and US work to heal cracks in bilateral relations

  Oct 19, 2018 18:10:49
NDO – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Ankara shortly after Turkey released the US pastor, Andrew Brunson. Washington has also opened up the possibility of lifting its sanctions against Turkey. The cracked relationship between the two NATO allies is showing signs of being healed through their binding strategic interests. 

Vietnam’s peacekeeping mission in South Sudan grabs int’l headlines

  Oct 19, 2018 09:32:57
NDO/VNA – Vietnam’s participation in UN peacekeeping activities in war-torn South Sudan has gained praise from international media.  

ASEAN women, children commission builds results framework of work plan

  Oct 19, 2018 09:14:20
NDO/VNA – A workshop on developing the results framework of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) Work Plan 2016-2020 opened in Hanoi on October 18.  

Economies must increase productivity, strengthen inclusive growth: APEC finance ministers

  Oct 18, 2018 11:25:58
A joint statement from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) finance ministers has warned that downside risks for global economy have risen in the past six months. 

Global carbon emissions to hit new record in 2018 - IEA's Birol

  Oct 18, 2018 11:25:49
Global carbon emissions will rise to a new record level in 2018, making the chances of reaching a target to keep temperature increases to 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius remote, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on October 17. 

World News in Brief: October 18

  Oct 18, 2018 11:25:39
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Anton Vaino, head of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, in Beijing Wednesday (October 17). 

Teenager kills 17 in Crimea college shooting - Russian officials

  Oct 17, 2018 20:39:38
At least 17 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday (October 17) when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian law enforcement officials said.