An arduous path towards peace and stability in Iraq

An arduous path towards peace and stability in Iraq

NDO – The post-election escalation of disputes between several factions is threatening to push Iraq into a new conflict. If the situation is not kept under control, the political crisis could engulf Iraq in divisions, conflicts and turmoil once again, making it difficult for the Middle Eastern country to recover from the “severe illness” caused by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS). (Jun 15, 2018 16:52:00)


World News in Brief: June 15

  Jun 15, 2018 07:16:06
The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed on June 14 to restore military communications lines along the eastern and western areas after holding military talks, according to local media. 

US Fed raises interest rates for second time this year

  Jun 14, 2018 07:27:09
The US Federal Reserve on June 13 raised short-term interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, its second rate hike this year and the seventh since late 2015. 

World News in Brief: June 14

  Jun 14, 2018 07:27:00
China will take a slew of incentives to further boost imports so as to drive domestic industrial upgrading and better meet the increasingly diversified consumption demands of people, the State Council decided at an executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on June 13. 

13 killed, 8 missing as boat capsizes in Indonesia

  Jun 13, 2018 22:44:34
A total of 13 people were dead and eight others missing after a boat sank in waters off Makasar of South Sulawesi province in Indonesia on June 13, a government official said. 

Japan enacts law to ratify CPTPP

  Jun 13, 2018 21:28:15
NDO/VNA – The Japanese Diet on June 13 enacted a law to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), moving a step closer to complete domestic procedures, according to Kyodo news. 

Gulf countries’ grant for Jordan: Gift comes at a right moment

  Jun 13, 2018 11:29:14
NDO – Four Gulf countries recently summoned a meeting in Saudi Arabia aiming to work out a solution to rescue Jordan from its economic crisis. By offering a US$2.5 billion aid package to address Jordan’s financial crisis, sparked by the protests against the Jordanian government’s austerity measures, the Gulf nations wish to prevent the reoccurrence of the “Arab Spring” that once hit the region, as the economic hardship and demonstrations ignited a full-blown crisis.  

China, ASEAN to forge closer community of shared future

  Jun 13, 2018 06:53:13
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will expand cooperation in various fields and forge a closer community with a shared future, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on June 12. 

Int'l community hails Kim-Trump landmark summit

  Jun 13, 2018 06:53:04
Countries and associations around the world spoke highly of the landmark meeting between leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in Singapore on Tuesday (June 12). 

World News in Brief: June 13

  Jun 13, 2018 06:52:53
US President Donald Trump and the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un at their Singapore summit accepted each other invitation to visit the US and DPRK, respectively, said Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 13. 

Taliban kill Afghan officials as government's ceasefire kicks in

  Jun 12, 2018 22:35:35
Taliban fighters killed a district governor in northern Afghanistan and kept up the pressure to seize control over some parts of Faryab province, ignoring the temporary ceasefire announced by the government that came into effect on June 12. 

DPRK, US leaders hold historic meeting in Singapore

  Jun 12, 2018 18:09:59
Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump gathered in Singapore on June 12 for a historic meeting widely expected to open a new chapter in their countries' relations. 

US-DPRK Summit: Opening the door to an era of peace

  Jun 12, 2018 12:03:12
NDO – Today (June 12), the whole world focuses its attention on the island country of Singapore, where a historic summit between the United States (US) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) takes place. Hailed as a special moment for world peace by US President Donald Trump, the summit will be a crucial step towards the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, and is expected to be the key to unlocking the door for a new era of peace and stability in the region. 

DPRK leader says wants to learn from Singapore in economic development

  Jun 12, 2018 08:58:05
The leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un said he wants to learn from Singapore how to develop the economy, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on June 12.  

IMF's Lagarde says global economic outlook darkening by the day

  Jun 12, 2018 08:00:24
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde led an attack by global economic organisations on US President Donald Trump's "America First" trade policy on June 11, warning that clouds over the global economy "are getting darker by the day".