Daily Archives: September 17, 2020

Mixed reactions on Middle East normalization agreements

Israel has normalized relations with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at a signing ceremony for agreements normalizing relations in Washington on Tuesday.While some are hailing the event as the start of a bright and peaceful future for the

Hanoi to host Vietnam International Travel Mart

Vietnam International Travel Mart 2020, postponed twice due to COVID-19, will take place November 18 to November 21 at the Vietnam-Soviet Friendship Cultural Palace in Hanoi. The 4-day event will feature 300 stalls operated by tourism businesses and ag...

Localities told to prepare for typhoon Noul

12 Vietnamese provinces and cities have been advised to prepare response measures for typhoon Noul. On Thursday Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and Deputy Head of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Pre...

US vows to restore international sanctions on Iran

The United States said on Wednesday it plans to impose sanctions on those who violate a UN arms embargo on Iran, which Washington says will now stay in place instead of expiring in October per the 2015 nuclear deal. US

International flights open to visa holders with accommodations in Vietnam

Tickets for international flights to Vietnam are available to passengers with entry visas and a specific address in Vietnam, the Vietnamese Transport Ministry said on Wednesday.The Ministry asked the Vietnam Civil Aviation Authority to inform foreign ...

Unification minister calls for N. Korea to implement summit agreements

South Korea’s Unification Minister Lee In-young on Wednesday called for North Korea to implement agreements the leaders of the two Koreas reached during their 2018 summit talks and move forward the stalled inter-Korean relations.Lee made the appeal du...

Covid-19 threatens to roll back human capital gains of past decade, World Bank says

The Covid-19 pandemic is threatening to roll back gains achieved over the past decade in health and education, especially in poorer countries, according to the World Bank. Before the virus outbreak, most countries across the world recorded steady prog...

New Japanese PM gives top priority to COVID-19 response

Japan’s new Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide on Wednesday gave top priority to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, and pledged to continue the “Abenomics” economic strategy initiated by his predecessor Abe Shinzo and focus on reviving Japan’s economic region...

Cyprus president ready for talks with Turkey

Cyprus is ready to talk with Turkey to resolve a dispute over Mediterranean drilling rights but not under threats, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Wednesday.According to Anastasiades, Turkey is continuing its provocations in the Eastern Mediterran...

Vietnam worried about COVID-19 in Syria

Vietnam is concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Syria, partly due to the COVID-19, said Ambassador Pham Hai Anh, Deputy Head of the Vietnamese delegation to the United Nations, during a UN Security Council videoconference on Wednesday. The Ambass...