By Muammar Eusoffi Zainol Abidin

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday pledged US$2 billlion in loans and investments for the reconstruction of Iraq, apart from other contributions from Kuwait's welfare organisations.

CAIRO, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Egyptian forces killed 15 terrorists during anti-terror raids in North Sinai province, northeast of the capital Cairo, on Wednesday, reported China's Xinhua news agency.

BEIJING, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Global helicopter manufacturer Bell Helicopter has received a record 210 orders from China in 2017, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

YINCHUAN, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Fifty-two people in China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region were sentenced to jail terms of up to 15 years for involvement in mafia-style crimes, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

MOSCOW, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Russia and Turkey plan to sign a contract on the delivery of the second batch of S-400 air defense missile systems in 2020, reported Russia's news agency TASS.

NEW YORK, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- The top of the Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan, New York, shined in red and gold at sunset on Tuesday to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year that falls on February 16 this year, reported China's Xinhua news agency.

CANBERRA, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Australian researchers from the University of Adelaide deployed thousands of rubber ducks to prove that drones are more accurate at monitoring wildlife than humans, China's Xinhua news agency reported.