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GDP

Iceland’s economy forecast to grow by 4.3 percent in 2017

Iceland's gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have grown by 5.9 percent in 2016 and is forecast to grow by 4.3 percent in...
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses a gathering at a stadium in the town of Bindura in northern Zimbabwe, July 8, 2016. In his first public appearance after a massive strike over economic deterioration, Mugabe explained to his supporters that the situation was exacerbated by a lasting drought and sanctions of the West. (Xinhua)

Zimbabwean first lady says “no vacancy” to leadership “successionists”

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace Mugabe on Friday warned those aspiring to take over from her husband that there was no vacancy before...

Call for tourism to promote “Smart destinations”

Tourism has to advance and build a model for the 21st century based on innovation, technology, sustainability and accessibility. These were the...
Security

Munich Security Conference opens amid transatlantic uncertainties

The Munich Security Conference (MSC) officially opened Friday as an array of global security issues ranging from the future of the transatlantic alliance to...
VAT

Zimbabwe consumers welcome reversal of VAT on basic commodities

The Zimbabwean government on Thursday removed a 15 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on basic commodities it imposed at the beginning of February following...

Iran condemns deadly bomb attack in Pakistan

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Friday condemned recent deadly terror attack in Pakistan as a "brutal and savage" act. In a statement, the...

Dutch exhibition provides new insight into Genghis Khan

More than 200 items linked with Genghis Khan and his descendants went on exhibition at the Dutch National Military Museum Friday to display the...
Singapore

Newly-launched WWII exhibition in Singapore renamed

Singapore's Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim announced on Friday to change the name of newly-launched World War II exhibition "Syonan Gallery: War...
mobile

Kenya says new system to fight counterfeit phones, not to monitor users

Kenya's plan to employ a device managing system is to step up war on counterfeit mobile phones but not to spy on subscribers, the...
animals

Namibia to hold regional conference on animal health, welfare

Namibia will host the 22nd Conference of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Regional Commission for Africa from Feb. 20 to 24 in...
Immigrants

Around 500 immigrants storm border to force their way into Spanish enclave

Around 500 Sub-Saharan immigrants were able to force their way into the Spanish north-African enclave of Ceuta on Friday morning, local authorities reported. ...

South African banks ordered to respond to rand price-fixing allegations

South African Competition Commission said Friday the 17 banks accused of colluding to fix the price of the rand have 20 business days to...
migrants

Illegal migrants in Morocco storm Spanish enclave of Ceuta

Some 250 illegal African migrants stormed through the fence border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on Friday, local authorities said. ...
Xi Jinping

Xi extends condolences to Pakistani president over deadly terrorist attack

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolences to his Pakistani counterpart, Mamnoon Hussain, on Friday over a deadly terrorist attack in Sehwan...

FDI in Bulgaria drops by nearly 60 pct in 2016

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bulgaria dropped by 59.7 percent year-on-year in 2016, the preliminary data of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) showed on...

Another South Sudanese top official resigns from unity government

South Sudan's Minister of Labor Gabriel Duop Lam resigned on Friday from the transitional unity government (TGoNU) and vowed his allegiance to exiled rebel...
terrorism globally

Terror violence resurging with wave of suicide attacks in Pakistan

The terror violence is resurging in Pakistan after a wave of deadly suicide attacks jolted the country this week, especially the deadliest at a...
Economy 2014: Hiccups in Europe

Singapore’s economy grows 2 pct in 2016 on stronger Q4

The Singapore economy grew 2.9 percent on a year-on-year basis in the fourth quarter of 2016, driving 2.0 percent GDP growth for the whole...

South Korean court issues arrest warrant for Samsung heir on bribery charges

A South Korean court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for the heir apparent of Samsung Group, the country's largest family-controlled conglomerate, on bribery...
Immigrants

Immigration, car sales driving New Zealand retail sales rises

Immigration is believed to be driving rising car sales, which have bolstered total retail sales in New Zealand, the government statistics agency said Friday. ...

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