RABAT, Feb 19 (BERNAMA-NNN-Xinhua) -- Morocco will host the 5th Islamic Conference of Ministers in Charge of Childhood on Feb 21 to discuss measures to ensure a better and safer childhood.

CARACAS, Feb 19 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Venezuela will stage defensive military drills on Feb 24 and 25, President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday.

DUBAI, Feb 19 (Bernama) -- The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed an agreement with Spanish oil and gas company Cepsa, awarding it a 20 per cent stake in the SARB and Umm Lulu oil fields, state news agency WAM reported on Sunday.

ABUJA, Feb 19 (BERNAMA-NNN-Xinhua) -- Nigeria's army chief Tukur Buratai has ordered troops to capture the leader of terror group Boko Haram, alive or dead.

RIYADH, Feb 19 (Bernama) -- Saudi women can now open businesses without the consent of their male relatives, China's Xinhua news agency reported Al Arabiya as saying on Sunday.

KHARTOUM, Feb 19 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Sudanese authorities said they would release more than 80 political prisoners from jails in the capital Khartoum, a week after the African country appointed a new security chief.

MOSCOW, Feb 18 (Bernama) -- Russia's President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani offering condolences over deaths of passengers and crew of a plane, which crashed on Sunday in central Iran, the Kremlin's press service said on Sunday.