FREETOWN, Oct 16 (BERNAMA-NNN-AFRICANEWS) -- First Lady of Sierra Leonne, Sia Koroma has said a consensus with sub Saharan African countries is being mooted to study child marriage and examine its implications for the girl child.

RABAT, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- The seventh session of the Islamic Conference of Environment Ministers will be held from Oct 25 to 26 at the headquarters of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) in the Moroccan capital Rabat, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

VIENNA, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- Sebastian Kurz, leader of the Austrian People's Party (OVP), has declared victory after projections showed his party would win the most seats in the 183-seat parliament by receiving 31.7 per cent of votes in Sunday's election, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

BERLIN, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) was beaten by the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in the state election of Lower Saxony on Sunday, complicating her efforts in government coalition talks, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

TEHRAN, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- The US President Donald Trump's recent anti-Iran speech was under the influence of lobbyists from Israel and Saudi Arabia, China's Xinhua news agency reported Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani as saying on Sunday.

BAGHDAD, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- Iraq said Sunday that the deployment of Turkish outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the ethnically-mixed city of Kirkuk is "war declaration" on the Iraqi people, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

TEHRAN, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- The United States for the time being will stay in an international nuclear deal with Iran, local media cited US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley as saying on Sunday.