Cambodia's election committee says 20 political parties to contest in July national poll

Cambodia's election committee says 20 political parties to contest in July national poll

Cambodia's National Election Committee (NEC) had officially recognized all of the 20 political parties that registered to contest the July national election, according to local media's report on May 24. (May 24, 2018)

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World News in Brief: May 24

  May 24, 2018
The US-led coalition warplanes struck two Syrian military positions in the desert region in eastern Syria after midnight Thursday (May 24), the War Media of the Syrian army and its allies reported. 

Faith and challenge

  May 23, 2018
NDO – The coalition of the Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr won the highest percentage of votes in the recent Iraqi parliamentary election, reflecting the wish of the majority of Iraqi voters to heal the profound divisions present in Iraqi society. The coalition is expected to form a government that will help strengthen solidarity in a multi-religious country aiming to overcome the challenges in an arduous process of national reconstruction. 

Trump says DPRK summit may not happen June 12

  May 22, 2018
US President Donald Trump suggested on May 22 that his planned meeting with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un may not happen next month. 

Venezuela expels top US diplomats in sanctions retaliation

  May 22, 2018
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on May 22 he is expelling the top two US diplomats in the country after America imposed sanctions in the wake of a disputed election, saying that the men had meddled in internal politics. 

World News in Brief: May 23

  May 22, 2018
Health officials from China, Myanmar, Cambodia, Lao, Thailand and Vietnam along with World Health Organization representatives on May 22 signed the Ministerial Call for Action to Eliminate Malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion before 2030. 

US, China move toward deal to settle ZTE issue: report

  May 22, 2018
US media reported on May 21 that the United States and China have "agreed on the broad outline of a deal" to settle the issue of Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE. 

DPRK-US summit will be held as scheduled despite tensions: Seoul official

  May 22, 2018
The upcoming summit between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States will go on as scheduled despite fresh tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Seoul's top security official said in Washington on May 21. 

EU's Mogherini sweeps aside Pompeo's tough speech on Iran

  May 21, 2018
European Union(EU) top diplomat on May 21 swept aside US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech on Iran, reiterating that there is no alternative to the landmark Iran nuclear deal. 

Renewable energy to create 1 mln jobs in LatAm

  May 21, 2018
The use of renewable energy will help to create 1 million new jobs in Latin America over the next 12 years, a specialist from the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on May 21. 

World News in Brief: May 22

  May 21, 2018
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must undertake a collective stance in favor of a free, open, rules-based trading system while combating against protectionism, Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said in Singapore on May 21 while addressing the Business Times' Leaders Forum on ASEAN. Singapore takes the rotating chair of ASEAN this year. 

Australian plastic bag ban boosts orders for reusable bags made by disabilities

  May 21, 2018
A plastic bag ban by two Aussie supermarket chains is helping to boost orders for reusable bags made by workers with disabilities, according to a major disability services provider. 

Chain bombs hit southern Thailand, several injured

  May 21, 2018
More than 10 bombs exploded in Thailand's deep south on May 20 night, causing several injuries; no deaths have been reported so far. 

Venezuela kicks off presidential elections

  May 21, 2018
Venezuelans went to the polls on May 20 in presidential elections. "I call on all Venezuelans to exercise their right to vote," President Nicolas Maduro made the call in an afternoon address at the government headquarters in Caracas. 

World News in Brief:May 21

  May 21, 2018
Twenty of the 110 victims of May 18's fatal plane crash in Cuba have been identified and delivered to their families for burial, a top forensics Cuban official said on May 20.