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UN Releases Least Developed Countries Report 2017

KATHMANDU -- United Nations Nepal office released The Least Developed Countries Report 2017: Transformational Energy Access in Kathmandu on Thursday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Kuwait, France To Enhance Bilateral Cooperation

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 23 -- Kuwait and France are prepared to further promote bilateral ties, Kuwait's Assistant Foreign Minister for European Affairs Walid Al-Khobeizi said on Wednesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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South Korea Agrees To Provide US$2.5 Bln Worth Of Support To Uzbekistan

South Korean President Moon Jae in (R) and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev shake hands

SEOUL, Nov 23 -- South Korea agreed Thursday to provide financial support worth up to US$2.5 billion to Uzbekistan, including US$500 million in official Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) loans, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae as saying.

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Russian, Turkish, Iranian Presidents Adopt Joint Declaration On Syria

A young Syrian boy sits outside his home which has been completely destroyed by a bombing

SOCHI (Russia), Nov 23 -- The Presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey have adopted a joint declaration on their countries’ cooperation in resolving the Syria crisis, Russia's TASS news agency reported Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying on Wednesday after the trilateral summit.

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Russia, Turkey, Iran Should Concentrate Efforts On Long-Term Normalisation In Syria, Says President Putin

SOCHI (Russia), Nov 23 -- Turkey and Iran should team up to get the situation back to normal in Syria and to assist in the country’s development after the war, Russia's TASS news agency reported Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying on Wednesday at the opening of the trilateral summit of Russia, Turkey and Iran.

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Myanmar, Bangladesh To Ink Rohingya Return Deal Amid Concern Over Army's Role

Pic: Reuters (Rohingya refugee children spend time drawing at a UNICEF centre in Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, November 22, 2017.)

NAYPYITAW - Myanmar expects to sign an accord on Thursday over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, a government official said, amid concern that Myanmar’s powerful generals could prove obstructive.

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Inmate Dies After Meth-Laden Kiss; Girlfriend Gets 2 Years

Pic: Khaleej TimesAn Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars on Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge.

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Anti-Terror Quartet Adds 2 Entities, 11 Individuals To Terror List

Pic: Al Arabiya

The Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) countries have added two organizations and 11 individuals to their state-sponsor list of terrorism and terror financing.

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Saudi Arabia Agrees To Buy $7 Billion In Precision Munitions From U.S. Firms: Sources

Pic: ReutersSaudi Arabia has agreed to buy about $7 billion worth of precision guided munitions from U.S. defense contractors, sources familiar with the matter said, a deal that some lawmakers may object to over American weapons having contributed to civilian deaths in the Saudi campaign in Yemen.

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Search For Missing Argentine Submarine Reaches 'Critical Phase'

Pic: ReutersMAR DEL PLATA, ARGENTINA/BUENOS AIRES: The search for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic for one week reached a “critical phase” on Wednesday as the 44 crew on board could be running low on oxygen, a navy spokesman said.

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