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US protectionism has undermined int'l economic order, says white paper

The US government has taken extreme trade protectionist measures, which have undermined the international economic order, according to a white paper released Monday by China's Information Office of the State Council, titled "The Facts and China's Position on China-US Trade Friction."


Jordan to host World Economic Forum on Middle East, North Africa

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa will be held in Jordan from April 5-6, next year, Xinhua reported.


UNRWA staff strike in Gaza, amid reduced services for Palestinian refugees

GAZA, Sept 24 (Bernama) -- Some 13,000 workers of the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) in the besieged Gaza Strip, went on strike Monday morning to protest recent actions taken by its administration to terminate contracts of hundreds of employees and to reduce services for the Palestinian refugees.


Brunei has 2nd cleanest urban air quality in the world

Brunei has the second least polluted urban areas in the world, according to study by the World Health Organization (WHO) measuring ambient air pollution in 1,622 locations across 92 countries.

Australia has the least polluted urban areas, followed by Brunei and New Zealand, reported Xinhua, citing local media.


Egypt upholds death sentence of 20 brotherhood members over storming police station

An Egyptian court confirmed on Monday death sentence against 20 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group over storming a police station and killing 14 policemen, Xinhua reported quoting Egypt's official news agency MENA.


Injured Indian sailor in globe circumnavigation race rescued by French vessel

NEW DELHI, Sept 24 (Bernama) -- An Indian Navy sailor who was severely injured in the back while participating in the circumnavigation of the globe, ‘Golden Globe Race 2018’ has been rescued.


5 militants, Indian trooper killed in gunfight near LoC dividing Kashmir

Five militants and an Indian army trooper were killed in a fierce two-day firefight near the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir, officials said Monday.