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Riyadh Declaration: Arab-Islamic-US Summit builds close partnership
Riyadh, May 21 (BNA): The Arab-Islamic-American leaders' summit held here today, reflected convenience at the frank and fruitful dialogue atmosphere that prevailed, during the summit, hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the presence of as many as 55 leaders and representatives of Arab, Islamic countries and the US, in addition to the outcomes reached upon conformity of points of view and opinions and the move forward, in regard of various current regional as well as international issues, asserting that the summit constitutes a historical turning point, in the relationship between the Arab-Islamic world and the US, as it shall furnish wider prospects for the future.
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Riyadh summit must stand ready to confront terror swiftly
Kuala Lumpur, May 20 (BNA): The forthcoming Riyadh Summit must stand ready to confront terror swiftly and decisively wherever and whenever it manifests itself, Prime Minister Najib Razak said.
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Cabinet allow Japan’s first emperor abdication in 200 years
Tokyo, May 19 (BNA): Japan’s cabinet approved a bill to allow Emperor Akihito to hand over the Chrysanthemum Throne to Crown Prince Naruhito in what would be Japan’s first abdication in roughly 200 years.
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Following presidential defeat, Le Pen to run for parliament
Paris, May 19 (BNA): Emerging from her crushing defeat in France's presidential contest, Marine Le Pen said she will run for a parliamentary seat in June elections and that her National Front party has "an essential role" in a new political landscape.
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S. Korea calls for reopening inter-Korean communication channel
Seoul, May 17 (BNA): South Korea's unification ministry expressed a need to reopen an inter-Korean communication hotline, which was severed early last year following North Korea's nuclear and missile tests.
2017/05/17 More
S. Korea calls for reopening inter-Korean communication channel
Seoul, May 17 (BNA): South Korea's unification ministry expressed a need to reopen an inter-Korean communication hotline, which was severed early last year following North Korea's nuclear and missile tests.
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Mudslinging in Iranian elections
Tehran, May 15 (BNA): The campaign for the forthcoming presidential elections is gradually gaining steam amid a war of words between the incumbent president Hassan Rouhani and his foes from the conservatives' camp.
2017/05/15 More
Xi highlights peace, prosperity at Belt and Road forum
Beijing, May 14 (BNA): Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday the Belt and Road should be built into a road of peace, prosperity, opening up, innovation and connecting different civilisations. He proposed the five guiding principles for the pursuit of the Belt and Road initiative while delivering a keynote speech at the opening of the two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.
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China, Turkey to strengthen cooperation under Belt and Road Initiative
Beijing, May 13 (BNA): Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday the two countries would strengthen cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative. Erdogan is in Beijing to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation which begins on Sunday. Xi spoke highly of Turkey's support for and active participation in the Belt and Road development, saying that China is ready to steadily advance major projects of cooperation with Turkey under the initiative.
2017/05/13 More
Malaysia: Diversity of religion is catalyst for unity
Kuala Lumpur, May 13 (BNA): Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the diversity of religion, culture and race in Malaysia should be celebrated since it has become a catalyst for unity in this country.
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