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Cabinet carries out comprehensive review of economic policy

The Cabinet on Sunday carried out a comprehensive review of economic policy in financial, monetary, and commercial fields. During a weekly session chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the Cabinet discussed efforts for supporting the Syrian Pound and stabilizing the exchange rate, instructing the Central Bank of Syria to continue working towards stabilizing the exchange […]

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Al-Moallem holds series of meetings with a number of his counterparts in New York

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid Al-Moallem held a series of meetings with a number of his counterparts on Saturday on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Al- Moallem met with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and discussed with him ways to strengthen the historical relations between […]

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Incident over denial of visas to Russian delegates to UNGA part of U.S. electoral competition – Zakharova

The U.S. authorities have issued visas to a number of members of the Russian delegation to attend the United Nations General Assembly, after the situation became known, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured the Russian side that the decision had not been made at the top level, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said. […]

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Six N. Korean fishermen that attacked border guards put under 2-month arrest

The Nakhodka City Court has put six North Korean fishermen, who attacked border guards in the Russian territorial waters, under two-month arrest. “Six materials concerning North Korean fishermen have been processed, and the defendants have been put under two-month arrest. The court will be hearing four more cases today,” a spokesman for the court told […]

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‘Onyok’ brings rains over north Luzon, to leave PH Monday night

Some provinces in northern Luzon will experience rainy weather as typhoon Onyok (international name ‘Mitag) slowed down as it continues to move over the Philippine Sea. In its 5 a.m. severe weather bulletin Monday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said ‘Onyok’ was spotted 180 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes, packing maximum […]

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Palace insists jeep modernization ‘long overdue’

Malacañang said it will not ask major transport groups to cancel their planned nationwide transport strike today but insisted that the government’s public utility vehicle modernization program (PUVMP) is “long overdue”. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said despite the protest, the administration will push through with the planned PUVMP as it would serve public interest. “The […]

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US Senator Leahy ‘ignorant’ about de Lima’s detention: Palace

Malacañang called US Senator Patrick Leahy “ignorant” for assuming he saw the entire picture surrounding Senator Leila de Lima’s incarceration. This, after Leahy co-sponsored an amendment to the proposal to bar the entry to the US of any Philippine official involved in de Lima’s imprisonment, which was later approved by a US Senate committee. Presidential […]

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South Korea’s iron-clad ruled old car restrictions on the road to the thermal power station suspended

The South Korean President’s direct governance organization, the National Climate and Environmental Conference, released the first national policy proposal today, which will limit the old diesel vehicles in the smog from December to March. The operation of up to 27 thermal power stations was suspended. South Korea’s joint news agency reported that the National Climate […]

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At least 5 people were injured in the fire at the high-speed railway station in Jeddah

Saudi Arabian state-run television station reported that a high-speed railway station in Jeddah, the western port city of Saudi Arabia, had a fire at around noon today, and a large amount of smoke was emitted from the scene. Five people were injured. Al-Ekhbariya, the state-run television station of Saudi Arabia, reported: “There were five people […]