Oil and Middle East “fire pan”

Oil and Middle East “fire pan”

NDO – A series of attacks against Saudi Arabia’s oil stations and oil tankers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been reported over recent times, resulting in escalating tensions in the Middle East. (14 hours ago)


World News in Brief: May 22, 2019

  16 hours ago
* A party and government delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea led by Ri Su Yong has left for a visit to Cuba, according to the Korean Central News Agency. 

World News in Brief: May 21

  May 21, 2019 10:04:29
The Joint Statement issued at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade meeting emphasised that APEC member economies strongly support trade liberalisation in the context that the world economy is facing fluctuations. 

ASEAN, China talk ways to bolster strategic partnership

  May 20, 2019 09:51:43
NDO/VNA – Senior officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China held a consultation in Hangzhou, China’s Zhejiang province, on May 19 to review cooperation, discuss measures to promote partnership, and prepare for the ASEAN-China post ministerial conference this August. 

World News in Brief: May 20, 2019

  May 20, 2019 09:33:48
NDO – The International Day of Vesak was celebrated at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York, USA, affirming the values of Buddhist thought and doctrine and calling for actions for a world of peace, happiness and development. 

Efforts to reduce stress in the Gulf

  May 20, 2019 09:23:55
NDO – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud announced on May 19 that the country would hold an emergency summit of Gulf Cooperation Council member states and leaders of Arab League countries in Makkah on May 30. 

Venezuelan government reaffirms path of dialogue

  May 19, 2019 07:14:56
The Venezuelan government welcomed Norway's statement on the South American country and reaffirmed dialogue as the only way to achieve understanding, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on May 17. 

US lifts tariffs on Canadian, Mexican metals in boost for trade pact

  May 19, 2019 07:08:21
The United States struck deals on May 17 to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, the three governments said, removing a major obstacle to legislative approval of a new North American trade pact. 

KOICA to double ODA for six ASEAN countries

  May 18, 2019 21:54:25
NDO/VNA – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is planning to double official development assistance (ODA) for six members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) by 2023.  

Cambodia: CPP starts local council election campaign

  May 18, 2019 12:06:39
The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) kicked off a campaign for the provincial, municipal and district council election in Phnom Penh on May 17.  

France receives nearly 90 million foreign tourists despite “Yellow Vest”

  May 18, 2019 12:04:35
The French government's tourism committee said on May 17 that France welcomed nearly 90 million foreign tourists in 2018, a new record for the country despite the Yellow Vest anti-government protests and the terrorist attack in Strasbourg. 

World News in Brief: May 18, 2019

  May 18, 2019 10:05:22
Vietnamese Ambassador in Algeria Pham Quoc Tru has presented his credentials to Algerian President Abdelkader Bensalah. The ceremony was also attended by Algerian Foreign minister Sabri Boukadoum. 

World News in Brief: May 17, 2019

  May 17, 2019 10:56:22
NDO – The Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt has celebrated the 129th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh, with the attendance of representatives from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with international guests. 

International community calls for reducing tension between US and Iran

  May 17, 2019 10:29:02
NDO – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on May 15 warned that tension between the US and Iran is very serious at the moment, calling for the international community to prevent the possibility of military escalation, according to foreign news and the Vietnam News Agency. 

Promoting denuclearisation of Korean peninsula

  May 17, 2019 10:01:47
NDO – In a telephone conversation on May 15, the US Special Representative for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Stephen Biegun, and the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Igor Morgulov, emphasised that there must be adequate enforcement and compliance with sanctions against the DPRK until a complete, thorough and verifiable denuclearisation is reached, reported Yonhap and the Vietnam News Agency.