Thailand's electoral campaigns to be allowed after New Year holiday

Thailand's electoral campaigns to be allowed after New Year holiday

Thailand's electoral campaigns will be allowed to start after the New Year holiday, confirmed Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngamm on December 7. (Dec 08, 2018 16:41:59)


World News in Brief: December 8

  Dec 08, 2018 15:33:38
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Non-OPEC oil producers on December 7 agreed to jointly cut the crude production by 1.2 million barrels per day (bdp), to be implemented in January 2019 for an initial period of six months. 

World News in Brief: December 7

  Dec 07, 2018 10:10:55
Global growth is expected to dip from 3.8 percent in 2018 to 3.6 percent in the year ahead amid potential risks, according to a report issued on December 6 by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. 

World News in Brief: December 6

  Dec 06, 2018 15:41:53
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved "in principle" the recommendation of the security forces to place Philippines's southern Mindanao under the martial law for another year, the Philippine defense chief said on December 5. 

Vietnam attends ASEAN telecom ministers meeting in Indonesia

  Dec 06, 2018 12:11:07
NDO/VNA – Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung is heading a delegation of leading ICT firms of Vietnam to attend the 18th ASEAN Telecommunications Ministers Meeting (TELMIN), which kicked off in the Indonesian island of Bali on December 5. 

COP 24 to seek stronger commitments to combating climate change

  Dec 05, 2018 17:56:18
NDO – Representatives from nearly 200 countries around the world have gathered in Katowice, Poland, to attend the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 24), with the top priority given to seeking ways to tackle the challenge in preventing global temperature rises. Poor countries have urged the wealthy nations to seriously implement the commitments in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change before it is too late.  

Two Koreas in talks to set schedule for joint road inspection: Seoul

  Dec 05, 2018 16:03:29
The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) were currently in talks to set schedule for a joint road inspection to modernize and connect roads across the inter-Korean border, Seoul's unification ministry said on December 5. 

US envoy for Syria engagement to visit Turkey, Jordan amid tension

  Dec 05, 2018 15:45:26
The US Secretary's Representative for Syria Engagement Jim Jeffrey will visit Turkey and Jordan as tension continues in the region, the US State Department said on December 4. 

World News in Brief: December 5

  Dec 05, 2018 15:45:16
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Wednesday (December 5) that the latest meeting between presidents of China and the United States on economic and trade issues was "very successful." 

French PM announces 6-month suspension of fuel tax increase to defuse violent social action

  Dec 04, 2018 19:51:01
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Tuesday (December 4) a six-month suspension of fuel-tax increases in response to weeks of countrywide blockades and riots that has plunged Paris into chaos and left the French economy in tatters. 

Indian president to visit Myanmar next week

  Dec 04, 2018 17:28:10
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind will start a five-day state visit to Myanmar on December 10-14, India's Ministry of External Affairs said on December 4. 

Trump seeks Pakistan's support in solution to Afghan problem: foreign ministry

  Dec 04, 2018 11:37:32
US President Donald Trump has sought Pakistan's support in negotiated settlement of the conflict in Afghanistan, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said on December 3. 

Qatar to leave OPEC and focus on gas as it takes swipe at Riyadh

  Dec 03, 2018 22:21:08
Qatar said on December 3 it was quitting OPEC from January to focus on its gas ambitions, taking a swipe at the group's de facto leader Saudi Arabia and marring efforts to show unity before this week's meeting of exporters to tackle an oil price slide. 

Sri Lankan PM calls for election to solve political instability

  Dec 03, 2018 21:46:48
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on December 3 said a snap parliamentary election was the only way the country could solve the ongoing political instability. 

Putin, Erdogan agree on plans to set up demilitarized zone in Syria: Russian FM

  Dec 03, 2018 14:24:31
The presidents of Russia and Turkey agreed on further steps to implement the agreement over a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib province, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on December 2.