RIYADH, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Saudi women will be allowed to vote and stand as candidates in municipal council elections expected to take place next year.

LHASA, July 23 (Bernama) -- China will invest 495 million yuan (about US$79.2 million) to provide safe drinking water to all temples around the southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region within this year.

HANOI, July 23 (Bernama) - Armenian ambassador to Vietnam Raisa Vardanya said her country is keen to expand multi-faceted cooperation with Hanoi particularly in urban development, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

ACCRA, July 23 (BERNAMA-NNN-GNA) -- President John Dramani Mahama has assured that the government was exploring ways of carrying out sustainable surveillance on the emergence of climate change and environmental degradation in Ghana.

JOHANNESBURG, July 23 (BERNAMA-NNN-SABC) -- Scientists at the University of the Witwatersrand here are confident that Namibia will win the bid to host the world's largest gamma ray telescope, the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA.)

DILI, July 23 (BERNAMA-NNN-AIM) -- Mozambican President Armando Guebuza has arrived in Dili, capital of Timor Leste, to attend the summit of heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP).