More transient shelters to be set up soon in Indonesia's catastrophe-devastated areas

More transient shelters to be set up soon in Indonesia's catastrophe-devastated areas

The government of Indonesia will soon construct over 1,200 barracks to transiently accommodate over 50,000 survivors of quakes and an ensuing tsunami in Central Sulawesi province that killed over 2,000 people last month, a minister said Tuesday, October 16. (Oct 17, 2018 14:45:44)

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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). 

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. 

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.  

Feature: Israeli companies promoting urban agriculture techs

  Oct 13, 2018 12:21:37
Israeli companies and experts are part of a global effort to promote and develop urban agriculture technologies. They believe urban farming is the way to secure food supply around the world. 

Japanese PM to visit China

  Oct 13, 2018 12:21:05
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pay an official visit to China from October 25 to 27 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced on October 12. 

Pan African climate summit adopts resolutions to drive green agenda

  Oct 13, 2018 11:47:08
The seventh climate change and development in Africa conference (CCDA-V11) wrapped up in Nairobi on October 12 with participants endorsing sweeping recommendations to hasten green and inclusive growth in the continent. 

World News in Brief: October 13

  Oct 13, 2018 11:46:11
* The Asian Development Bank (ADB) pledged up to US$1 billion of emergency assistance fund to support Indonesia's immediate budgetary needs and reconstruction efforts in areas affected by earthquakes and tsunami in Central Sulawesi province. 

ASEAN reaffirms commitment on multilateral trade system

  Oct 12, 2018 17:15:33
NDO/VNA - Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have reaffirmed commitment to upholding the open and rules-based multilateral trading system which has underpinned the countries’ economic growth during a meeting between ASEAN leaders.  

Two Koreas to hold high-level talks next week on implementing Pyongyang Declaration

  Oct 12, 2018 16:15:08
The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed to hold high-level talks next week to discuss the implementation of the Pyongyang Declaration, which the leaders of the Koreas signed in their summit meeting in Pyongyang last month, Seoul's unification ministry said Friday (October 12).