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Maldives decides to rejoin Commonwealth

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has informed his new cabinet that the Maldives will be a part of the Commonwealth of Nations again after it pulled out in 2016, a statement from the President's Office said here Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 16:45:24

S. Korea, DPRK to hold working-level talks on upgrading communication lines

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have agreed to hold working-level talks later this week to upgrade the inter-Korean direct communication lines across the border, Seoul's unification ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 16:22:43

DPRK destroys 10 border guard posts

Pyongyang exploded 10 guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tuesday as part of an inter-Korean agreement to withdraw them to reduce tensions and prevent accidental clashes, Yonhap reported, citing Seoul's defense ministry.
Source: CGTN | 2018/11/21 9:02:07

DPRK destroys 10 guard posts in border area with S. Korea as agreed upon: Seoul

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) destroyed 10 guard posts inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), as agreed upon, Seoul's defense ministry said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 21:57:08

N.Korea blows up frontline guard posts

Pyongyang blew up 10 guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone Tuesday as the two Koreas pursue a reconciliation drive, even while denuclearization talks stall between the US and the North.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/20 21:03:40

Prosecutor, 2 others jailed for $1m rhino horn haul

A public prosecutor and two Thais were sentenced for four years Tuesday after they were caught attempting to smuggle more than a dozen rhino horns worth $1.4 million last year.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/20 20:48:41

Australia considers migration cuts to ease pressure on major cities

Australia needs to slash its permanent migration intake to battle congestion and high property prices in the country's main cities, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/20 20:48:40

Terror victim

The hearse carrying the body of Sisto Malaspina leaves St Patrick's Cathedral during the state funeral for Malaspina at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Tuesday in Melbourne, Australia. The co-owner of Pellegrini's Espresso Bar was killed on November 9 after he was attacked by a terrorist who set his car alight and started stabbing passers-by.
Source: VCG | 2018/11/20 20:43:41

DPRK needs to cooperate with int'l community for economic development: S. Korean minister

South Korea's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said Tuesday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) needs to cooperate with the international community for economic development.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 17:23:02

Voreqe Bainimarama sworn in as Fiji PM

Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has been sworn in for his second term at a ceremony held in the capital city of Suva on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 14:55:52

India, Russia begin joint military exercise

The opening ceremony for the tenth "Indo-Russian Joint Exercise "INDRA 18" was held on Monday at the Babina Military Station in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/19 21:55:10

Malaysia, Indonesia FMs to discuss cooperation, other issues in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia will host the 16th Meeting of the Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation at the Ministerial level between Malaysia and Indonesia from Nov 20 to 21.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/19 21:54:17

Pakistan PM to make inaugural visit to Malaysia

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan will undertake an official visit to Malaysia on Nov. 20-2, his first visit to the country since assuming his post in August.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/19 21:53:18

Sri Lanka parliament adjourned after just 5 minutes

Sri Lanka's parliament was adjourned after just five minutes on Monday after opening for the first time since MPs brawled and threw objects at each other last week.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/19 21:33:42

Thailand hands over 73 human trafficking victims to Myanmar

A batch of 73 Myanmar nationals who were victims of human trafficking in Thailand returned home on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/19 17:40:34

APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting wraps up

The 26th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting wrapped up here on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/18 22:47:31

Sri Lanka president seeks talks to end power struggle

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday called crucial talks with political leaders in a bid to end a power struggle with the prime minister he sacked last month.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/18 22:27:46

US special envoy expresses hopes for peace deal with Taliban in 2019

The US special envoy to Afghanistan hopes to cement a peace deal with Taliban insurgents by April 2019, local media reported on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/11/18 22:18:40