NEW YORK, May 22 (Bernama) -- In 2017, the cultivation of opium poppy in Afghanistan rose sharply to a record high of 328,000 hectares from 201,000 hectares in 2016, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, citing a United Nations (UN) report.
TEHRAN, May 21 (Bernama) -- The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) commission meeting will be held on Friday, a top Iranian official said on Sunday, reported Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
PATTANI, May 21 (Bernama) -- Thailand's Fourth Army Region commander, Lt Gen Piyawat Nakwanich has ordered personnel to step up security following multiple bombings in four southern provinces, reported Thai News Agency (TNA).
MOSCOW, May 21 (Bernama) -- Russian scientists are developing drugs that can be used for cosmonauts' "hibernation," which is needed for carrying out interplanetary flights, says Anatoly Kovtun, head of the project group in the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research, Russian news agency Sputnik reported.
XI'AN, May 21 (Bernama) -- A collection of ancient jaw harps dating back some 4,000 years ago were unearthed in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, archaeologists announced at a press conference Monday.