UNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 (Bernama) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Tadamichi Yamamoto have strongly condemned a terrorist attack on a hotel in Afghan capital, Kabul, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

BOGOTA, Jan. 22(NNN-XINHUA) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday said his government would strive to negotiate a second ceasefire agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group.

CARACAS, Jan. 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Venezuela has assumed the rotating presidency of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Venezuelan Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said on Saturday.

HAVANA, Jan. 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Cuba on Saturday alerted its citizens to the dangers posed by seemingly legitimate "help wanted ads" posted by human traffickers.

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Bernama) -- US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Sunday urged Turkey to exercise restraint in its military operations in northwest Syria, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 (Bernama) -- With the crisis in war-ravaged Yemen continuing to deteriorate, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners have launched a US$2.96 billion response plan to reach over 13 million people with lifesaving assistance.