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WORLD News List

ASEAN marks 52nd anniversary with new secretariat building in Jakarta

JAKARTA, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), today celebrated the opening of its new secretariat building in Jakarta.

Israeli excavations threaten Al-Aqsa Mosque: experts

JERUSALEM, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- Israeli excavations in Jerusalem are posing an imminent threat to the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and residents of the holy city, Anadolu Agency reported, citing Palestinian experts. 

Japan allows first photoresist export to S Korea since implementation of stricter controls: official

SEOUL, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- Japan has approved the first export of a key semiconductor material to South Korea since it tightened related restrictions last month, Yonhap news agency reported, quoting the South Korean Prime Minister on Thursday.

Pompeo says N Korea's missile launches would not dampen environment for discussion

WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the missile launches by the North Korea would not dampen the environment for negotiations on denuclearisation, Xinhua news agency reported.

Haj an act of peace and pilgrims must retain its sanctity, says top Saudi scholar

MECCA, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- The Haj is an act of peace and hence Muslims performing this rite should stay away from any behaviour that would politicise the pilgrimage, said the President of General Presidency of Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al Sudais.

680 people arrested in historic US immigration raids

WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- Immigration raids on several Mississippi businesses led to the arrest of 680 people, in what is believed to be the largest single-state raid of workplaces in the nation’s history, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting authorities on Wednesday. 

US State Dept oks US$800 million helicopter deal for South Korea

WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- The US State Department signed off Wednesday on a potential US$800 million sale of military helicopters to South Korea, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting a statement by the Pentagon.