Efforts to reduce stress in the Gulf

Efforts to reduce stress in the Gulf

NDO – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud announced on May 19 that the country would hold an emergency summit of Gulf Cooperation Council member states and leaders of Arab League countries in Makkah on May 30. (May 20, 2019 09:23:55)


Venezuelan government reaffirms path of dialogue

  May 19, 2019 07:14:56
The Venezuelan government welcomed Norway's statement on the South American country and reaffirmed dialogue as the only way to achieve understanding, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on May 17. 

Cambodia: CPP starts local council election campaign

  May 18, 2019 12:06:39
The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) kicked off a campaign for the provincial, municipal and district council election in Phnom Penh on May 17.  

World News in Brief: May 18, 2019

  May 18, 2019 10:05:22
Vietnamese Ambassador in Algeria Pham Quoc Tru has presented his credentials to Algerian President Abdelkader Bensalah. The ceremony was also attended by Algerian Foreign minister Sabri Boukadoum. 

World News in Brief: May 17, 2019

  May 17, 2019 10:56:22
NDO – The Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt has celebrated the 129th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh, with the attendance of representatives from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with international guests. 

Libyan crisis now a trans-Mediterranean concern

  May 16, 2019 07:09:52
NDO – The foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) member countries recently met in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss solutions to the Libyan crisis. European nations are concerned about a new wave of migration as many people seek to flee violence in Libya, while information concerning outside interference makes the situation in the North African country increasingly complicated.  

World News in Brief: May 16, 2019

  May 16, 2019 13:58:34
* Chinese President Xi Jinping raised a proposal to consolidate the cultural foundation of jointly building a community with a shared future for Asia; adhering to openness, inclusiveness and mutual learning in his speech at the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilisations. 

Iran halts some commitments under nuclear deal

  May 16, 2019 03:51:24
NDO - Iran has officially stopped some commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers following an order from its national security council, an informed official in the country’s atomic energy body told the ISNA news agency on May 15. 

Houthis withdraw from Yemen’s ports

  May 16, 2019 03:35:24
NDO - The United Nations confirmed on May 14 that the Houthis have been handing over the key Red Sea ports to Yemen’s local coast guards under a UN-sponsored peace deal, according to Reuters. 

EU calls for restraint in Iran

  May 15, 2019 15:43:05
NDO – According to Reuters, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on May 13 made a surprise visit to Belgium to talk with the main European powers on Iran. Following her meeting with Minister Pompeo, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said she shared the EU's common view: “maximum restraint and avoiding any escalation on a military side". 

China, US insist on maintaining trade talks

  May 15, 2019 14:00:00
NDO - According to the Vietnam News Agency and Xinhua, at a press briefing on May 14, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said that China and the United States agreed to pursue the process of negotiations to resolve trade frictions. 

World News in Brief: May 15, 2019

  May 15, 2019 10:05:06
Secretary-General of ASEAN Dato Lim Jock Hoi and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Taro Kono signed an Agreement on Technical Cooperation between ASEAN and the Government of Japan in Tokyo on May 13. 

ASEAN, Japan agree to step up technical cooperation

  May 14, 2019 18:23:57
NDO/VNA – An ASEAN - Japan agreement on technical cooperation was signed in Tokyo on May 13, the first of its kind sealed between the bloc and its dialogue partner. 

World News in Brief: May 14, 2019

  May 14, 2019 14:53:31
Stevo Pendarovski has been sworn in as North Macedonia's new president, pledging to heal the social divide and start negotiations on the country joining the European Union. 

China announces tariff increase on US goods

  May 14, 2019 10:59:59
NDO – Reuters and Xinhua have cited China's Ministry of Finance as saying China will raise tariffs on US imports, worth US$60 billion, from June 1.