RAMALLAH, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- Israel's plan to build 20,000 new settlement units in Jerusalem is a new aggression against the Arab city occupied in 1967, said Palestinian National Authority (PNA) spokesman, Yousef al-Mahmoud, reported Jordanian news agency Petra.
BEIJING, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- China's anti-pornography office said Thursday that 1,834 suspects had been arrested and 1,052 criminal cases solved in a national crackdown on pornography, reported Xinhua.
QALAT (Afghanistan), Aug 16 (Bernama) -- Up to 31 militants were killed as the Afghan Air Force in a series of sorties pounded Taliban hideouts in parts of the southern Zabul province Thursday, reported Xinhua, quoting provincial police chief Mohammad Mustafa Mayar.
RAMALLAH, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- The Israeli occupation forces carried out a large-scale arrest campaign across the occupied West Bank, detaining 8 Palestinians Thursday dawn according to sources, reported Jordanian news agency Petra.
LANZHOU, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- Changes in climate, especially a rising temperature and reduced precipitation, will influence the ecological stability in desert regions, according to the latest research from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), reports Xinhua.
HANOI, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi and southern economic hub Ho Chi Minh City have improved their rankings in the Global Liveability Index 2018, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported, citing the findings of the annual survey by United Kingdom's The Economist Group.
HEFEI, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- An ongoing crackdown on illegal wildlife trade has led to the seizure of 53,486 wild animals in east China's Anhui Province, local authorities said.