KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) -- The "unilateral coercive measures" (sanctions) against Caracas is made up of a systematic and conscious strategy of massive violation of rights of the Venezuelans, said the Venezuelan Embassy in Malaysia.
HERAT (Afghanistan), May 18 (Bernama) -- At least four Afghan civilians were killed and 14 people, including a district chief, were wounded in a bomb attack in western Herat province on Saturday, Xinhua news agency quoted a local official.
WELLINGTON, May 18 (Bernama) -- New Zealand will join Chile and Singapore in talks to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era, Xinhua news agency reported.
SEOUL, May 18 (Bernama) -- North Korea's top envoy to the United Nations (UN) has sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to criticise the United States' recent seizure of its cargo ship suspected of violating international sanctions, Yonhap news agency quoted the Pyongyang's state media Saturday.
From M. Saraswathi
NUR-SULTAN (Kazakhstan), May 18 (Bernama) -- Kazakhstan, the world's largest land-locked country, is banking on its "hard" infrastructures such as highways, rail routes and ports to attract foreign investors.
HAVANA, May 18 (Bernama) -- The Cuban authorities said on Friday that Cuba will protect foreign entrepreneurs whose interests may be affected by United States’ hostility against Cuba, Xinhua news agency reported.
By Kang Yoon Seung
SEOUL, May 18 (Bernama) -- South Korea is analysing whether the country was granted an auto tariff relief from Washington or not, as its decision to delay the steep tariffs did not clearly mention it, Yonhap news agency quoted Seoul's senior official Saturday.