Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh

Saudi Arabia calls for oil producers to extend cooperation

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia called Sunday for extending cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC producers beyond 2018, after a deal to cut output succeeded...
Boonchai Bach

Thai police arrest ‘kingpin’ in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant...
Deadly siege on luxury Afghan hotel

Deadly siege on luxury Afghan hotel ends, 9 people including attackers killed

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (Xinhua) -- A deadly siege on a luxury hotel in Afghanistan was over on Sunday after almost 12-hour fighting between security forces...

One year on, Trump leads divided US into government shutdown

President Donald Trump was faced Friday with the prospect of marking the first anniversary of his inauguration at the head of a broke government...
dendro power plant

Sri Lanka, China to co-build dendro power plant

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka and China on Friday signed a joint venture agreement to construct Sri Lanka's largest dendro power plant...
Radio Mashaal

Pakistan orders closure of US-funded Radio Mashaal office in Islamabad

New York, USA —The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Pakistani authorities to immediately reverse the order issued to close the Islamabad bureau of...
Indian-controlled Kashmir

4 policemen, 2 civilians wounded in grenade blast in Indian-controlled Kashmir

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir (Xinhua) -- At least four policemen and two civilians were wounded Friday in a grenade blast in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police...
Zhejiang

China launches first satellite named after county

HANGZHOU, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- China on Friday launched two high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites, Jilin-1 Video 07 and 08, into the preset orbit...
Bhutan political parties

Bhutan political parties vow to prioritize national interests prior to elections

THIMPHU, BHUTAN (Xinhua) -- As Bhutan prepares for the third Parliamentary Election this year, the leaders of political parties have promised to put national...
on-arrival visas

Pakistan announces on-arrival visas to tourists of 24 countries

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (Xinhua) -- The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan has announced Friday on-arrival visas for group tourists of 24 different countries to...

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