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A 6.4-magnitude quake hits Indonesian coast
Jakarta, Jan. 23 (BNA): A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake today struck off the coast of Lebak, Banten, said Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).
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Palestinians protest US vice president's visit
Ramallah, Jan. 23 (BNA): A general strike is observed today throughout Palestine in protest against US Vice President Mike Pence's visit to the old city of Jerusalem, and US recognition of the holy city as capital of Israel.
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NATO-ICI Centre focuses on cybersecurity, crises management
Kuwait, Jan. 23 (BNA): An official at Kuwait's National Security Bureau said Kuwait-based Regional Centre of NATO and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) was currently focusing on cybersecurity, crises management, energy security and civil emergencies planning.
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DANAT staff receive 'certified grader' diplomas
Manama, Jan. 23 (BNA): The Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones (DANAT) has held a special ceremony during which staff received the ‘HRD Antwerp Certified Diamond Grader’ Diploma following the completion of DANAT’s first externally taught gemology course, provided by HRD Antwerp (HRD) - Europe’s leading authority in diamond certification.
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Industry minister receives Bahrain's envoy to Berlin
Manama, Jan. 23 (BNA): Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani today received Ambassador of Bahrain to Germany, Abdullah Abdullatif Abdullah, wishing him success in the duties of his diplomatic assignment.
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Bahrain-Pakistan ties praised
Manama, Jan. 23 (BNA): Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani today received Ambassador of Pakistan to Bahrain, Javed Malik.
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Kuwait to host Arab Water Conference2018
Cairo, Jan. 23 (BNA): A Kuwaiti official said that his country is fully ready to host the third edition of the Arab Water Conference due in May, where attendees will be discussing a range of water issues.
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Arab coalition donates $ 1.5 billion to Yemeni people
Riyadh, Jan. 23 (BNA): Advisor to the Saudi Royal Court and General Supervisor of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre Dr. Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah has announced that the coalition countries will donate 1.5 billion dollars and more than 50% of Yemen's humanitarian response plan issued by the United Nations for 2018.
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"UN's envoy to Yemen intends to step down"
New York, Jan. 23 (BNA): The United Nations envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has told the UN Secretary-General that "he intends to step down from his post at the end of his term in February".
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Bahrain Press headlines
Manama, Jan. 23 (BNA): Below are some headlines from Bahrain's newspapers on local events: // HM King receives Egyptian Speaker, praising Egypt's support to region's security, stability. // HM King receives BACA president, commending Shaikh Ibrahim Cultural Centre's documenting Bahrain's history. // HRH Premier directs governmental departments to develop revenue sources without recourse to price hikes.
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