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SEOUL, Jan 19 (Bernama) -- A court rejected an arrest warrant for Samsung Group's heir, made by the independent counsel team probing South Korea's presidential scandal, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


QUITO, Jan. 19 (BERNAMA- NNN-XINHUA) -- Colombia's government and National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group have agreed to begin peace talks on Feb. 7, the two sides announced on Wednesday.


GENEVA, Jan 19 (Bernama) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Wednesday that China remains unchanged in its commitment to upholding world peace, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


SINGAPORE, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- The Singapore Air Force (RSAF) "sharpened its air defence capabilities and honed the competency of its air defence operations" during the Flaming Arrow Challenge 2017 (FAC17), said the Ministry of Defence in a statement on Wednesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


JAKARTA, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- Indonesia's air force will tighten supervision on the country's territory and prevent the intruding of foreign planes, the country's new air force chief said here on Wednesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


ISLAMABAD, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- Anti-terrorism forces in Pakistan's Punjab province had killed the chief of a banned militant group and three others, officials said Wednesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


MOSCOW, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin expects Moscow and Washington to restore normal interstate relations, Russia's TASS news agency reported.