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World News in Brief: October 18

  Oct 18, 2018 11:25:39
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Anton Vaino, head of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, in Beijing Wednesday (October 17). 

Philippine navy to send ship, 300 sailors to take part in ASEAN-China maritime military exercises

  Oct 17, 2018 14:45:34
The Philippine Navy will send a military transport ship to participate in the upcoming ASEAN-China maritime military exercises, a navy spokesman said on October 16. 

World News in Brief: October 17

  Oct 17, 2018 14:45:25
Myanmar's ongoing special peace talks focused on the issue of non-secession from the union, Vice Chairman of the ethnic Kayin National Union (KNU) Pado Saw Kwe Htoo Win told a press conference at the end of the second day of the talks late Tuesday (October 16). 

An arduous path towards peace in Syria

  Oct 16, 2018 17:30:12
NDO – The Syrian government is ready to reopen its border crossings with its neighbouring countries. This is a step forward aimed at boosting trade exchanges, as well as “receiving” the flow of refugees back home, in the context that the government troops have regained control over large areas of territory. However, the political path toward peace remains barbed, as the security threats still exist, alongside the calculations of powers on the “Syrian chessboard.” 

Russia, Iran pledge joint efforts to stabilize global oil market

  Oct 16, 2018 14:54:09
Russian and Iranian energy ministers on October 15 discussed potential further regulations in oil production under the deal reached between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers, the Russian Energy Ministry said. 

RoK, DPRK, UN Command consult on disarming JSA in border area

  Oct 16, 2018 14:53:58
The Republic of Korea (RoK), the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United Nations Command consulted Tuesday (October 16) on disarming the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the inter-Korean border area, according to Seoul's defense ministry cited by local media. 

World News in Brief: October 16

  Oct 16, 2018 14:53:48
Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Immigration and Citizenship Authority (ICA) have announced on October 16 the country will suspend on-arrival-visas for travellers during the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting. 

Turkey, Saudi leaders hold phone talk on missing journalist

  Oct 15, 2018 15:55:12
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on late October 14 held phone talk with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, discussing the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, state-run Anadolu Agency reported. 

British foreign minister says Brexit deal possible but issues remain

  Oct 15, 2018 15:55:02
Britain's Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt said on October 15 that a Brexit deal with the European Union was possible with goodwill, but that there were issues still outstanding. 

World News in Brief: October 15

  Oct 15, 2018 15:54:54
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday (October 15) called for joint efforts to overcome difficulties and challenges in implementing the nationwide ceasefire accord (NCA) between the government and the NCA-signatory ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) through discussion and negotiation. 

China part of cross-river railway bridge to Russia completed

  Oct 14, 2018 14:46:27
The main body of the Chinese part of the first cross-river railway bridge connecting with Russia was completed Saturday (October 13), the construction contractor said. 

Myanmar holds preliminary meeting ahead of trilateral peace talks

  Oct 14, 2018 14:46:13
Myanmar government and the nationwide ceasefire accord (NCA)-signatory ethnic armed organizations (EAO) have held a preliminary meeting in Nay Pyi Taw ahead of a trilateral peace talks, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported on October 14. 

World News in Brief: October 14

  Oct 14, 2018 14:45:57
A total of 22 people including children were killed and 15 others wounded as flash floods landslides struck West Sumatra and North Sumatra provinces of western Indonesia, a disaster agency official said on Saturday (October 13). 

17th Francophonie Summit concludes in Armenia

  Oct 13, 2018 18:20:42
NDO/VNA – The 17th Summit of the International Organisation of Francophonie (OIF) wrapped up after two working days in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, on October 12.