LONDON, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- China is not a threat to the West and the former's military build up is a natural course for a rising country, according to one expert on defence and security in Asia.

THE HAGUE, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday survived a vote of no confidence in Dutch parliament after Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra stepped down for lying about a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, China´s Xinhua news agency reported.

RABAT, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Morocco has pledged to build seven new stadiums if the north African country wins the bid to host the 2026 World Cup, China's Xinhua news agency reported quoting the local media on Tuesday.

MADRID, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Chinese multi-national telecommunications company ZTE launched its new high-end smartphone the AXON M, in Spain at an event held in Madrid late Tuesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

JERUSALEM, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Israeli police on Tuesday recommended charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two separate corruption cases, China´s Xinhua news agency reported.

DHAKA, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- Four transport workers have been sentenced to death by a court in central Bangladesh for the gang rape and murder of a law student in a moving bus, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

DHAKA, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- Bangladesh's largest opposition party leaders and activists have formed human chains across the country protesting the jailing of its chief and former prime minister Khaleda Zia for corruption.