UNITED NATIONS, Nov 18 (Bernama) -- Russia on Friday vetoed a Japanese-drafted UN Security Council resolution on renewing a joint mechanism to investigate who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

SEOUL, Nov 18 (Bernama) -- Only three out of 10 Seoul buildings subject to earthquake-related regulations have the seismic-resistant design, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported according to data from the metropolitan government showed on Saturday.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 18 (Bernama) -- The Tesla Semi, the company\'s first electric semi tractor-trailer, along with a new version of its first sports car, the Roadster were unveiled on Thursday at the Tesla Design Center in Hawthorne, California, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Bernama) -- South Korea's ruling party leader urged North Korea Friday to send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang next year, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

HARARE, Nov 18 (Bernama) -- Eight out of the ten provincial committees of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party called on President Robert Mugabe to step down, China's Xinhua news agency reported citing the state broadcaster on Friday.

ISLAMABAD, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan is expected to remain modest in 2018, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing local media on Friday.

ANKARA, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- Turkey has decided to withdraw its 40 soldiers from a NATO military exercise in Norway after Turkey's founder the late Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and its current president were included among targets of "enemies," China's Xinhua news agency reported President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying on Friday.