PRETORIA, Jan 23 (BERNAMA) -- A South African delegation led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says it will use the 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF) to restore investor confidence in the South African economy.

NAIROBI, Jan 23 (BERNAMA) -- Hundreds of mostly female activists marched in Kenyan capital, Nairobi to protest repeated failures to apply laws that women must hold at least a third of government seats.

JAKARTA, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu met with his US counterpart James Mattis here on Tuesday, with the two discussing bilateral defence cooperation, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

CANBERRA, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- A third Australian company has made the list of the world's top 250 retailers, a global analysis has revealed, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

BEIJING, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- China's official Xinhua News Agency Tuesday launched an English-language mobile portal, the Xinhua News app, combining the agency's reporting strength with the latest digital technology, the news agency reported.

QUANG NINH, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- A cooperation deal was inked between the northern province of Quang Ninh and the Vietnam Airlines Corporation on Jan 22 to boost tourism promotion, expand flight network from and to Van Don International Airport and popularise local tourism and Vietnam Airlines' services, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- The US Congress on Monday approved a stopgap spending bill to end a three-day government shutdown, sending it to President Donald Trump for his signature, China's Xinhua news agency reported.