UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday defended the Paris Agreement on climate change and asked concerned parties to retain the Iran nuclear deal, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

STOCKHOLM, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has slammed US President Donald Trump's first United Nations (UN) address as "bombastic and nationalist," saying the speech was "in breach of the UN charter", China's Xinhua news agency reported.

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- US President Donald Trump on Tuesday strongly pressured North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and criticised a landmark Iran nuclear deal in his first speech at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

MEXICO CITY, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- More than 100 people were killed in a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit central Mexico on Tuesday, and the number of deaths is expected to rise due to the scale of the quake, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) -- The Palestinian Cultural Organisation Malaysia (PCOM) today applauded the Islamic Resistance Movement's (Hamas) decision to dissolve the Gaza administrative committee as a positive move to end the Palestinian disunity.

ADDIS ABABA, Sept 19 (Bernama) -- More than 70,000 ethnic Oromos have been displaced from Ethiopia's Somali regional state after a week of clashes with ethnic Somalis that left scores dead, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

RIYADH, Sept 19 (Bernama) -- Saudi Arabia has raised US$1.87 billion in a new Islamic bond issue as the kingdom bids to finance a budget deficit resulting from low oil prices, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing the SPA state news agency.