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WORLD News List


Israeli forces arrest 14 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli occupation forces early Thursday detained 14 Palestinians in various West Bank cities, Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported according to a Palestinian source.


Maldivian parliament votes to rejoin Commonwealth

The Maldivian parliament had voted in favour of a government proposal to rejoin the Commonwealth of Nations, Xinhua news agency reported, citing local media reports.


Afghan electoral watchdog invalidates votes in Kabul constituency

KABUL, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) had declared that all votes cast during the Oct 20 parliamentary elections in Kabul constituency were invalid, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting an ECC official.


France, Malaysia launch Hubert Curien research partnership

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- France and Malaysia have agreed to create a joint funding programme for the innovative development and high-level joint research projects, known as Hubert Curien Partnership France-Malaysia Hibiscus (PHC Hibiscus).


2 US Marine aircraft crash off western coast of Japan, 6 missing

TOKYO, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- An F/A-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 tanker plane belonging to the US Marines collided and crashed off Cape Muroto of Japan's western coast early on Thursday, with six of the seven crew members still missing, the US Marines and Japanese Defence Ministry said.


South Korea vows to seek better inter-Korean relations to speed up denuclearisation

SEOUL, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- South Korea will continue to push for improving inter-Korean relations to help foster denuclearisation and peace-building efforts on the Korean Peninsula, Yonhap news agency reported, quoting the country's unification minister.


Turkey issues arrest warrants for 2 Saudis over Khashoggi murder

ISTANBUL, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- Istanbul's chief prosecutor on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for two Saudi Arabians over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting a local newspaper.