BANGKOK, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- Japan is transferring high-speed railway technologies and knowledge on area development along railways to Thailand to improve its transport sector, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

BANGKOK, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- Thailand's garment industry has a bright prospect as its FIFA 2018 World Cup finals' related exports are expected to generate income worth tens of billions of baht next year, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

HARARE, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, reportedly under house arrest, made his first public appearance on Thursday, a day after the military appeared to have taken control of the government, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

MANILA, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- With ASEAN and China agreeing to start talks on a Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea, threats of miscalculation and misunderstanding among claimant countries will be greatly reduced, Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana as saying on Friday.

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- A United Nations envoy has called for enhanced measures to protect and assist victims of sexual violence among thousands of Rohingya refugees who have settled around Bangladesh's city of Cox Bazar, Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.

BONN (Germany), Nov 17 (Bernama) -- Japanese Environment Minister Masaharu Nakagawa announced the country's bid to host the 49th general session of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, slated for May 2019, Japan's Jiji Press reported.

DOHA, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- Qatari-based Education Above All foundation signed a number of new partnership agreements with US organisation SPARK and Turkey's Council of Higher Education to support more than 3,000 Syrian and Palestinian refugees living in Turkey, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.