JIUQUAN, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- China's new carrier rocket Smart Dragon-1 (SD-1), designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending three satellites into planned orbit, Xinhua news agency reported.
KIEV, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Ukraine successfully launched electric cart transfer in east Ukraine, the UNHCR official Twitter said on Friday.
NEW DELHI, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on a two-day state visit to Bhutan on Saturday at the invitation of his counterpart Lotay Tshering, Xinhua news agency reported.
SEOUL, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- North Korea's vice sports minister has cancelled his plan to visit Japan this week to attend a 2020 Tokyo Olympics-related meeting, Yonhap news agency reported, according to a Japanese news outlet report Saturday.
DAR ES SALAAM, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- Namibian President Hage Geingob has arrived in Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam for the 39th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ordinary Heads of State and Government Summit which begins Saturday, Namibian Press Agency (NAMPA) reported.
SEOUL, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- North Korea said Saturday that it has tested a "new weapon" under the guidance of its leader, Kim Jong Un, in the launch of two projectiles the previous day, Yonhap news agency quoted the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- United States Special Representative North Korea Stephen Biegun will visit Japan and South Korea next week, said the US State Department on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.