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ASIA: Ambassador-Designate of Kingdom of Bahrain to Republic of Senegal presents copy of credentials to Foreign Minister of Republic of Senegal

ASIA: Ambassador-Designate of Kingdom of Bahrain to Republic of Senegal presents copy of credentials to Foreign Minister of Republic of Senegal

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MANAMA, Bahrain, March 10, 2020/ -- Ambassador Khalid bin Salman Al-Musallam presented a copy of his credentials as Ambassador-Designate, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Republic of Senegal and residing in Rabat, to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Senegalese Diaspora, Amadou Bâ, in his office at the Senegalese Foreign Ministry headquarters. During the meeting, the Ambassador expressed his pride in the friendship and cooperation relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of Senegal and its constant development, stressing the Kingdom’s keenness to consolidate and further bilateral relations between the two countries in a way that benefits the two friendly countries and people. For his part, Foreign Minister Amadou ...
ASIA: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan receives note from President of Egypt.

ASIA: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan receives note from President of Egypt.

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 10, 2020/ -- President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan received a message from President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, over bilateral ties. The message was delivered to H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, by Sameh Shoukry, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, during a meeting in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. The two ministers reviewed bilateral relations and took stock of the latest regional and global developments. Sheikh Abdullah highlighted the depth of ties binding the UAE and Egypt and their firm determination to bolster relations and cooperation to serve the interests of the brotherly peoples of both countries. The Egyptian top diplomat praised th...
ASIA: Taliban Justifies Its Chief as ‘Legal’ Ruler of Afghanistan

ASIA: Taliban Justifies Its Chief as ‘Legal’ Ruler of Afghanistan

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ISLAMABAD - The Taliban says its peace pact with the United States does not alter the status of the insurgent group’s supreme leader as the “lawful ruler” of Afghanistan, saying he is duty-bound by religion to establish an “Islamic government” after foreign “occupation” troops exit the country. The latest Taliban pronouncement fuels the uncertainty plaguing the U.S.-Taliban deal signed a week ago in Qatar. It also comes a day after an American media outlet reported the U.S. government had intelligence that the radical insurgent group did not intend to abide by promises they made in the Feb. 29 peace agreement. A Taliban statement Saturday insisted, while referring to its reclusive chief Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, that in the presence of a “legal Emir” there cannot be ...
ASIA: Is the Coronavirus Outbreak a turning point for China?

ASIA: Is the Coronavirus Outbreak a turning point for China?

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WASHINGTON - The death last month of China’s whistleblowing doctor Li Wenliang, weeks after he warned of a new, unnamed coronavirus in an online chatroom, triggered an outpouring of calls for free speech in the world’s most populous authoritarian country. In online chatrooms, many mourned the doctor’s passing as they talked about the importance of transparency and free speech and demanded an end to the party’s ever-expanding control over all aspects of life. Some saw echoes of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, but others said the Chinese government's heavy handed controls and massive surveillance apparatus are too effective at neutralizing dissent. Analysts told VOA Mandarin that not only is this coronavirus moment nothing like the spring protests of 1989, but free s...
ASIA: China eyes US-Oz sea defense moves

ASIA: China eyes US-Oz sea defense moves

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China has stepped up its surveillance of strategic sea routes in the western Pacific only weeks after Australia announced a major upgrade of its northern air defenses that will help the United States to project more force into the region, including in the South China Sea. Australia’s Defense Department confirmed it had been tracking a Chinese oceanographic ship for the past two months as it conducted deepwater surveys on a course from eastern China to the coast of Western Australia. The route, which took the vessel through the Java Sea in the Indonesian archipelago to waters near the Australian territory of Christmas Island, is used regularly by Australian submarines transiting to the South China Sea.       “Beijing is keen to know as much a...
SPORTS: Japan’s PM calls for cooperation in coronavirus battle as Olympics to go ahead

SPORTS: Japan’s PM calls for cooperation in coronavirus battle as Olympics to go ahead

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called on the public to cooperate in a "tough battle" to contain the coronavirus outbreak in coming weeks as the country prepares to hold the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned. "To be frank, we cannot win this battle through the efforts of the government alone," Abe told a news conference two days after calling for all schools nationwide to be closed for more than a month. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called on the public to cooperate in a "tough battle" to contain the coronavirus outbreak in coming weeks as the country prepares to hold the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned. "To be frank, we cannot win this battle through the efforts of the government alone," Abe told a news conference two days after call...
ASIA: Malaysia king appoints Muhyiddin Yassin as new prime minister

ASIA: Malaysia king appoints Muhyiddin Yassin as new prime minister

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Malaysia's king has appointed seasoned politician Muhyiddin Yassin as the new prime minister, trumping Mahathir Mohamad's bid to return to power after a week of political turmoil that followed his resignation as prime minister. Mahathir quit this week to object to Bersatu's plan to work with UMNO. Several UMNO leaders, including disgraced ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak, are on trial on corruption charges. Mahathir struck a new deal early Saturday to work with his former ruling alliance led by rival Anwar Ibrahim to thwart Muhyiddin's plan but failed. But the palace announced that King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah believed that Muhyiddin has the support of a majority of lawmakers, and that he would be sworn in on Sunday. Mahathir earlier said he met with leaders f...
SPORTS: International matches could be postponed due to Coronavirus – FIFA warns.

SPORTS: International matches could be postponed due to Coronavirus – FIFA warns.

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino has refused to rule out postponing international football matches in response to the escalating global threat of the coronavirus. This weekend's matches in the leading two divisions in Switzerland, where football's global governing body FIFA has its headquarters, were postponed on Friday after the government banned all events involving more than a thousand people. Meanwhile five Serie A games in Italy will be played behind closed doors, with leagues in Japan and South Korea postponed earlier this week. "The health of persons is much more important than any football game," said Infantino as he arrived in Belfast on Friday for this weekend's annual general meeting of the rule-making International Football Association Board. "That's why...
ASIA: IMF reaches an agreement to release a $450m loan tranche to Pakistan.

ASIA: IMF reaches an agreement to release a $450m loan tranche to Pakistan.

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The International Monetary Fund reached an agreement with Pakistan that would allow the South Asian nation to access $450 million (Dh1.65 billion) in funds as part of a $6bn bailout package. The staff-level agreement is subject to approval by the IMF's management and board, which is expected by April, Ernesto Ramirez Rigo, the IMF's mission chief for Pakistan, said in a statement. The Washington-based multilateral lender approved a $6bn loan package in July to help Pakistan with its balance of payments crisis as it struggles with mounting liabilities. The country, which has a population of more than 208 million people, has seen its debt rising by 40 per cent over the last 15 months alone. Pakistan's total outstanding payments stand at 29.879tn Pakistani rupees (Dh711bn) at ...
ASIA: Army of 100,000 Chinese ducks on standby to battle locust swarms.

ASIA: Army of 100,000 Chinese ducks on standby to battle locust swarms.

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A troop of special Chinese ducks is waiting to be deployed to neighbouring Pakistan to fight a swarm of crop-eating pests that threaten regional food security. At least 100,000 ducks are expected to be sent to Pakistan as early as the second half of this year to combat a desert locust outbreak, according to Mr Lu Lizhi, a senior researcher with the Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The ducks are "biological weapons" and can be more effective than pesticide, said Mr Lu, who is in charge of the project in tandem with a university in Pakistan. "One duck is able to eat more than 200 locusts a day," Mr Lu said in a telephone interview on Thursday (Feb 27), citing results of experiments to test the ducks' searching and predation capabilities. A trial will start in ...
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