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  • Attack on Syria's Idlib would cause humanitarian, security risks

    September 14, 2018 6:47 PM 50

    Ankara, Sept. 11 (BNA): A Syrian government offensive on Idlib will cause humanitarian and security risks for Turkey, Europe and the world, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Erdogan failed to secure a pledge for a ceasefire from Russia and Iran, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s main backers, at a trilateral summit in Tehran, Reuters reported

  • Eritrea, Ethiopia officially open border crossings

    September 14, 2018 6:47 PM 34

    Addis Ababa, Sept. 11 (BNA): Eritrea and Ethiopia have officially re-opened their borders after two decades, Eritrea Information Minister, Yemane Meskel, announced. In a Twitter post, the minister said that Eritrean President, Isaias Afwerki, and Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, had opened the border point at Bure for road transport connectivity

  • No ICBMs shown in N. Korea military parade: reports

    September 9, 2018 8:01 AM 34

    Seoul, Sept. 9 (BNA): North Korea did not showcase intercontinental ballistic missiles during a military parade staged today to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding, media reports showed. Leader Kim Jong-un presided over the event at Kim Il-sung Square in central Pyongyang but did not give an address, according to reports. The North appeared

  • Kuwait, US sign cooperation agreement

    September 5, 2018 6:37 AM 39

    Washington, Sept. 5 (BNA): Kuwait's General Administration of Customs and the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have signed a cooperation agreement, setting up efforts to ban trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive materials. The signing came on the sidelines of the Amir HH Shaikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's

  • Japan braced for intense tropical cyclone

    September 4, 2018 7:19 AM 40

    Tokyo, Sept. 4 (BNA): Typhoon number 21, the most intense tropical cyclone system of the year, is expected to hit western and central Japan on Sept. 4, drawing warnings of wind gusts and torrential rain with lightning. The typhoon, currently categorized as "very strong," is forecast to approach the main island of Honshu while maintaining the strongest

  • S. Korea to review military service exemptions

    September 4, 2018 7:19 AM 39

    Seoul, Sept. 4 (BNA): South Korea’s military manpower agency will conduct a full review of the active-duty military service exemption system, its chief said amid controversy over dozens of athletes benefiting due to their wins in the latest Asian Games in Indonesia. Calls have persisted for an overhaul of the decades-old system to ensure fairness and transparency

  • Indonesian quake death toll rises to 555

    August 24, 2018 1:09 PM 48

    Jakarta, Aug. 24 (BNA): The death toll from the strong earthquake that rocked Indonesia’s Lombok Island has risen to 555, with about 400,000 people are still homeless, Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) announced. The picturesque island next to holiday resort of Bali was hit by two deadly quakes on July 29th and August 5th. On Sunday

  • New Prime Minister announced in Australia

    August 24, 2018 9:36 AM 40

    Canberra, Aug.24 (BNA): Treasurer Scott Morrison has become the new prime minister of Australia, after winning a Liberal party leadership vote on Friday. The new premier had defeated former Interior minister Peter Dutton, his more conservative rival, by 45 votes to 40, announced an official from the Australian Liberal Party. The new Prime Minister, who was treasurer

  • Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan dies

    August 18, 2018 12:26 PM 46

    Manama, Aug. 18 (BNA): Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died at age 80, his family and foundation announced on Saturday. He reportedly died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland with his wife, Nane, and three children Ama, Kojo and Nina, by his side. Annan, who was born in Ghana in 1938, was the seventh UN Secretary-General

  • Pakistan to hold presidential polls on September 4

    August 16, 2018 4:44 PM 56

    Islamabad, Aug.16 (BNA): Pakistan will hold presidential polls on the 4th of September to elect the successor of incumbent President Mamnoon Hussain. The Pakistan’s election commission has today unveiled the date of the upcoming presidential polls. In a press statement issued today, it announced that it would start receiving the candidates’ nominations