RABAT, Jan 22 (BERNAMA) -- Morocco's King Mohammed VI has received a letter from United States President Donald Trump in response to the message sent to him recently by the King concerning the decision of the US Administration to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer its embassy there.

ALGIERS, Jan 22 (BERNAMA) -- Algeria´s trade deficit dropped to 11.19 billion US dollars last year, down by 34 per cent from 17.06 billion USD in 2016, as exports rose significantly to 34.76 billion USD lin 2017, from 30.02 billion USD in 2016, almost entirely due to higher earnings from exports of hydrocarbons.

BANGKOK, Jan 22 (Bernama) -- The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a debut album "Open to the New Shades" to convey the beauty of Thailand and its attractions to tourists via the medium of music, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

NAIROBI, Jan 22 (BERNAMA) -- The National Environmental Management Authority NEMA has warned that it will apply the full force of the law on persons found to be flouting Kenya's ban on the use of plastic bags.

LUANDA, Jan 22 (BERNAMA) -- Angola's Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) are drawing up an emergency programme with prevention measures for several diseases, especially cholera, to strengthen the country's community-led Total National Sanitation Programme.

MANILA, Jan 22 (Bernama) -- The Philippine authorities raised the alert level for the Mayon volcano from level three to level four on Monday, meaning that a "hazardous eruption is imminent" reported China's Xinhua news agency.

MARRAKECH, Jan 22 (BERNAMA) -- Zambian striker Augustine Mulenga has made known the country's intention of coming out tops of Group B at the African nations Championship (CHAN 2018) now taking place in Morocco when they play Namibia in both teams´ final group match in Casablanca on Monday.