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Tajikistan, Pakistan agree to enhance strategic cooperation

BEIJING, APR 24 (DNA) – in Beijing the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Khawaja Muhammad Asif on sidelines of the meeting of the Council of the Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).


President Mamnoon greets Azerbaijan president on his re- election

His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan


It gives me immense pleasure to convey warmest felicitations on Your Excellency’s re-election as the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.Your re-election to the highest office is not just a vote of confidence by the people of Azerbaijan, but also a mandate for the continued progress and development of the Republic of Azerbaijan.


Surprise and concern as king changes Swaziland’s name

MBABANE, APR 20 (DNA) – Residents of the tiny African kingdom of Swaziland on Friday weighed up their country s new official name after the king unexpectedly announced it would now be known as “eSwatini”. King Mswati III, one of the world s few absolute monarchs, declared the name change at celebrations on Thursday marking 50 years since independence from British colonial rule.

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Maldives to open ‘world’s first’ underwater hotel residence

MALE, APR 20 (DNA) – A luxury Maldives resort is about to take the sleeping under-the-sea phenomenon to a whole new level.Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is building a $15 million two-story hotel villa, part of which will sit 16.4 feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean. The property, believed to be the world’s first undersea residence, is under construction in the South Asian island country and is due to be completed in November.
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President Erdoğan meets opposition party head after early election call

ANKARA, APR 18 (DNA) – A meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Devlet Bahçeli the chairman of opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has been held in Turkey’s capital Ankara after the call for snap elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli at the presidential complex on Wednesday.


Bomb explodes at Indian diplomatic outpost in Nepal

KATHMANDU, APR 17 (DNA) – A bomb that exploded outside an Indian diplomatic post in southern Nepal caused damage and drew attention for being a rare attack on a foreign mission, officials said. The homemade device went off late Monday at Biratnagar, 200 kilometres (125 miles) southeast of Kathmandu and close to the Indian border. “There were no injuries in the pressure-cooker bomb blast, but the wall suffered some minor damage. We are investigating,” senior district police official Arun Kumar told.


China to become ‘important’ tourism partner for Turkey

BEIJING, APR 17 (DNA) – China will soon become one of Ankara’s “most important” tourism partners, Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said on Tuesday. “China will become one of the most important tourism partners of Turkey in the very near future,” Kurtulmuş told reporters at the 14th China International Tourism and Travel Fair in the capital Beijing.