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  • Magnitude-7 4 earthquake strikes off Indonesia coast, tsunami warning issued
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Syria never used chemical weapons despite terrorists' threats: Deputy FM

Damascus, Oct 23 (UNI ) Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mikdad says Damascus has never used chemical weapons in its war against foreign-backed terrorists and it will never use any such banned munitions in the future.
The high-ranking Syrian official made the remarks at the signing ceremony of a book at the al-Assad National Library in capital Damascus on Sunday evening. The book's title in English is “Syria and the Chemicals with Facts and Documents,” which has been written in Arabic by lawmaker, Dr. Ahmad Abdul-Salam Mar’ai.
Mikdad, who heads the National Committee on Implementing Syria’s Commitments according to Convention on Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, affirmed that his country’s decision to join the convention was made “freely and willfully within framework of its sovereignty, independence and response to the developments of situations in Syria, the region and the world.”
Syria surrendered its stockpiles of chemical weapons in 2013 to a joint mission led by the US and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which oversaw the destruction of the weaponry. Damascus has consistently denied using chemical weapons over the past years of conflict in the country.
Western governments and their allies, however, have never stopped pointing the finger at Damascus whenever an apparent chemical attack takes place.
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Terrorism has slowed down economic growth of developing nations: Modi

15 Nov 2019 | 12:35 AM

Brasilia, Nov 14 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that terrorism has caused loss of nearly one trillion dollars to the global economy and slowed down the economic growth of developing nations by 1.

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BRICS Business Council should create roadmap to achieve $500 bln Intra-BRICS trade target by next summit: PM Modi

15 Nov 2019 | 12:29 AM

Brasilia, Nov 14 (UNI) Stressing the need to increase trade and investment between BRICS countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called on the BRICS Business Council to create a roadmap to achieve the 500 billion Dollars Intra-BRICS trade target by the next summit.

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Magnitude 7 4 earthquake strikes off Indonesia Coast

Magnitude 7 4 earthquake strikes off Indonesia Coast

14 Nov 2019 | 11:19 PM

Jakarta, Nov 14 (UNI) A 7.4 magnitude earthquake was registered off the coast of Ternate island, western Indonesia, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Thursday.

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Brazilian President to be Republic Day’s chief guest

14 Nov 2019 | 7:32 PM

Brasilia, Nov 14 (UNI) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will be the chief guest at the India’s Republic Day celebrations on January 26 next year.

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