Saudi king approves hosting US troops to enhance regional security -SPA

Saudi king approves hosting US troops to enhance regional security -SPA

Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting US forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday (July 19). (1 hours ago)

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World News in Brief: July 20

  4 hours ago
At least 10 people have been killed, 19 severely injured and five others are missing after an explosion ripped through a gas plant in central China's Henan Province Friday (July 19), local authorities confirmed Saturday (July 20). Further investigation is underway. 

COREPER passes signing of framework participation agreement with Vietnam

  Jul 19, 2019 13:05:52
NDO/VNA - The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union (COREPER) has recently approved the signing of a Framework Participation Agreement (FPA) with Vietnam to establish the Southeast Asian nation’s participation framework in the bloc’s crisis management activities. 

World News in Brief: July 19

  Jul 19, 2019 10:27:49
The death toll of an anime studio blaze in Kyoto, Japan, on Thursday (July 18) has risen to 33, with 36 others injured, some suffering from severe burns or bleeding, local police and rescuers said. According to local police, a 41-year-old man, identified by his driver's license, admitted on his way to hospital that he spread a flammable liquid, possibly gasoline, around the building before setting it on fire. 

World News in Brief: July 18

  Jul 18, 2019 14:43:31
A fire at an animation studio in the city of Kyoto, western Japan, left multiple people dead and more than 30 others injured, some of them seriously, local media quoted investigators as saying Thursday (July 18). 

Japanese official says negotiating teams working hard on US-Japan trade deal

  Jul 18, 2019 10:24:07
US and Japanese officials are working hard to reach agreement on a bilateral trade agreement, a senior Japanese official told Reuters on July 17, adding he was looking forward to news on the deal in the near future. 

Turkey blocked from F-35 program for accepting Russian S-400: White House

  Jul 18, 2019 10:14:14
The White House confirmed on July 17 that Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems has led to the termination of Ankara's involvement with the F-35 program. 

IMF to start selecting new leader as Lagarde formally submits resignation

  Jul 17, 2019 17:29:16
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board said on Tuesday (July 16) that it will initiate promptly the process of selecting the next managing director, after Christine Lagarde announced that she formally submitted her resignation from the IMF position with effect from Sept. 12, 2019. 

World News in Brief: July 17

  Jul 17, 2019 14:09:29
Nearly 6 million people across South Asia were under threat from rising flood waters following heavy monsoon rains, with more than one million displaced in one Indian state alone, said the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). 

Von der Leyen becomes first female EU executive chief with narrow win

  Jul 17, 2019 14:09:19
Germany's Ursula von der Leyen was elected to be the next president of the European Commission on Tuesday (July 16) with a slim majority. 

Thailand's new cabinet ministers sworn in

  Jul 16, 2019 22:29:52
Thailand's newly-appointed cabinet ministers under leadership of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha attended the swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday (July 16). 

Turkey purchases Russia’s S-400 defence system, a controversial deal

  Jul 16, 2019 18:07:35
NDO – Turkey officially received shipments of parts in its contract to buy Russia’s S-400 air defence system, regardless of strong opposition from the United States and allies, an unprecedented move by a NATO member nation. 

Roundup: At least 20 dead, 500,000 affected by floods in Bangladesh

  Jul 16, 2019 11:56:37
The flooding in almost one-third of Bangladesh districts has left at least 20 people dead, affected half a million people and displaced thousands of families, a disaster official said on Monday (July 15). 

World News in Brief: July 16

  Jul 16, 2019 11:56:26
An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude struck off Indonesia's Bali Island earlier on Tuesday (July 16) but there was no potential for tsunami, the meteorology and geophysics agency said. 

Over 820 mln people hungry in 2018: UN report

  Jul 16, 2019 11:38:33
World hunger is on the rise in absolute number and more than 820 million people were hungry in 2018, a UN report said on July 15.