CARACAS, Dec 5 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR) -- Venezuela has amassed an impressive array of state-of-the-art weaponry from its key strategic ally, the Russian Federation, who have fulfilled over 10 contracts to deliver arms to the Bolivarian Republic.

TEGUCIGALPA, Dec 5 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Honduran police have announced they will refuse to obey orders from the government of the incumbent president, Juan Orlando Hernandez, and will remain in their barracks until a political crisis triggered by Sunday Nov 26's contested presidential election has been resolved.

JAKARTA, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- Indonesian Minister of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Yohana Yembise mapped out the requirements of Afghanistan that is keen to take a cue on women empowerment policies from Indonesia, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported.

HANOI, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- The Van Don International Airport in Vietnam's northern province of Quang Ninh, the first airport invested by a private business in the country, is scheduled to be operational in late June 2018, instead of in late March as previously announced, the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

HANOI, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- Domestic and international businesses participating in the Smart Industry World 2017 conference being held here, have committed to helping Vietnam with the development of its smart industry effectively.

CANBERRA, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- Australia's opposition Labor Party has announced that a new domestic violence policy will be one of the cornerstones of its next federal election campaign, declaring that it will legislate that victims can take up to 10 days of paid domestic violence leave every year, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

OSHAKATI, (NAMIBIA) Dec 5 (Bernama) -- Three suspected poachers, who were arrested at a roadblock by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Ohangwena Region last Friday, made their first court appearance at Oshakati on Monday.