US committed to maintaining current level of troops in S Korea: defence ministry [ 8m ago ]

WORLD News List

World to miss some targets on neglected diseases affecting one billion people - WHO chief

ABU DHABI, Nov 19 -- Although many impressive results have been achieved in controlling Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), affecting more than one billion people in 149 countries, the world is still going to miss some further targets in this regard, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus.

S Korea to invest US$4.2 bln for Incheon Airport expansion

SEOUL, Nov 19 -- South Korea will invest 4.84 trillion won (US$4.2 billion) to expand its main airport by 2024 to meet rapidly rising travel demand, reported Yonhap News Agency, quoting the transport ministry Tuesday.

Progress made in talks with opposition - Venezuelan VP

CARACAS, Nov 19 -- Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez on Monday said conciliation talks with the right-wing opposition have been "making progress" over the two months since the dialogue began, Xinhua news agency reported.

Kashmir tour operators say they want more Malaysian tourists

By Shakir Husain

NEW DELHI, Nov 19 -- Kashmiri tour operators say they want more Malaysian tourists after a news report said the local tourism department may not promote the destination in Malaysia and will instead increase its efforts to woo Gulf Arabs.

Taliban-linked prisoners flown to qatar for possible swap with western hostages - source

KABUL, Nov 19 -- Afghan government flies three high-profile Taliban-linked prisoners to Qatar ahead of possible exchange with Western hostages as one week delay reaches an end, a Taliban source told Sputnik Tuesday.

Taiwan to expand capacity of high-speed trains

TAIPEI, Nov 19 -- Taiwan's high-speed train operator has announced it will add eight trains to its fleet in 2024 to meet increasing passenger demand, Xinhua news agency reported.

S Korea-US Defence cost-sharing talks end without progress

SEOUL, Nov 19 -- South Korea and the United States (US) failed to proceed with the latest round of their defence cost-sharing negotiations "as planned" amid Washington's demand for a sharp increase in Seoul's payments, Yonhap news agency reported, quoting the South Korea’s foreign ministry Tuesday.