Millions from Southern Africa in food security crisis: official

Millions from Southern Africa in food security crisis: official

About 23.3 million people from six Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states are in a crisis food security situation, deputy secretary of regional integration at SADC secretariat Thembinkosi Mhlongo said on June 7. (Jun 07, 2019 23:25:24)


World News in Brief: June 7

  Jun 07, 2019 14:26:02
French President Emmanuel Macron, western leaders and veteran soldiers gathered on Thursday (June 6) in Normandy, north France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings that helped defeat Nazi forces in World War II. 

Prayut Chan-o-cha elected as new prime minister of Thailand

  Jun 06, 2019 10:26:05
Thailand's current Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was elected as the new prime minister of the country, President of the National Assembly Chuan Leekpai announced late on Wednesday (June 5). 

World News in Brief: June 6

  Jun 06, 2019 10:24:48
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde warned in a blog post Wednesday (June 5) of "growing concerns" over the impact of current trade tensions on global growth, urging the removal of existing trade barriers and restraint in erecting new ones. 

The unhealing rift

  Jun 05, 2019 14:05:20
NDO - Efforts in sitting together to find a solution to the common problems of Arab states in the Persian Gulf seem to have failed to achieve the expected results, as internal division has become more and more profound. Unresolved disagreements and fierce controversies have caused the Gulf countries to sink deeper into the regional diplomatic crisis. 

Global e-waste statistics partnership launches portal to analyze e-waste data

  Jun 05, 2019 11:19:46
The Global E-waste Statistics Partnership on June 4 launched, an open source portal that visualizes e-waste data and statistics globally, by region and by country, for policymakers, industry, academia and the public. 

World News in Brief: June 5

  Jun 05, 2019 11:08:21
Thailand's Democrat Party on Tuesday (June 4) decided to join the coalition led by the pro-government Palang Pracharath Party and vote for Prayut Chan-o-cha as prime minister. 

Xi confident in stable, healthy, sustainable development of Chinese economy

  Jun 05, 2019 10:45:45
China's economy will have enough factors of support to maintain stable, healthy and sustainable development, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian media Tuesday (June 4). 

4 killed in mass shooting in north Australia

  Jun 04, 2019 19:42:50
Four people were killed in a shooting incident in Australia's Northern Territory (NT), local police said on Tuesday (June 4) evening. 

Seminar discusses ASEAN-Japan cooperation for prosperity

  Jun 04, 2019 18:03:10
NDO/VNA – A seminar on ASEAN-Japan cooperation for prosperity took place in Hanoi on June 4, as part of the 2019 ASEAN-Japan Day in Vietnam initiative. 

China issues US travel alert

  Jun 04, 2019 15:17:40
China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism on June 4 issued a travel alert for Chinese tourists traveling to the United States. 

6.1-magnitude quake strikes Japan's Torishima island region, no tsunami warning issued

  Jun 04, 2019 12:30:53
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck Japan's Torishima Island region, the weather agency said Tuesday (June 4). 

World News in Brief: June 4

  Jun 04, 2019 12:30:38
Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is said to be directly supervising the search operations of the "AN-32" aircraft belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) that went missing on Monday (June 3) with around 13 people onboard. According to sources, one "Sukhoi" and one "C-130" Special Operations aircraft have been put into action to search for the missing aircraft. 

34th ASEAN-Japan Forum held in Hanoi

  Jun 03, 2019 21:35:11
NDO/VNA – The 34th ASEAN-Japan Forum took place in Hanoi on June 3 under the chair of Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung and his Japanese counterpart Takeo Mori. 

Italian govt bonds falter after reports of PM threat to resign

  Jun 03, 2019 15:09:30
Italian government bonds underperformed on Monday (June 3) despite assurances from its economy minister that the government can reach a compromise with Brussels and avoid sanctions over its deteriorating finances.