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Asia / Oceania

Jakarta, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Around 50,000 soldiers and police officers will monitor the development of the Asian Games (ASIAD 2018), scheduled to begin next Saturday in Indonesia, said the spokesman for the organizing committee, Danny Buldansyah.

Seoul, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, called today for the creation of an economic bloc in Northeast Asia to boost the peace process in the Korean península.

Kabul, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) After five days of fighting, the Taliban began to move back today in the Afghan province of Ghazni, while another army base attack by the insurgent group is reported in the north of the country.

14 de agosto de 2018, 13:22Manila, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina)Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has fired 20 people, including colonels and a general, over accusations of fraud and graft in purchases of military medical supplies, his spokesman said today, the latest step in a sweeping battle on graft.

14 de agosto de 2018, 13:09Beijing,Aug 14 (Prensa Latina)China and Africa will step up cooperation to reduce poverty, a Chinese poverty relief official said Tuesday.

Jakarta, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian Police arrested five militants linked to the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in the province of South Sulawesi, provincial spokesman Dicky Sondani announced today.

Baghdad, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Iraq's Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, has announced his country will continue its negotiations with Iran, but not in US dollars.

Beijing, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Two 5.0-magnitude earthquakes in southwestern China have left around 70,000 people affected, more than 33,000 evacuated and at least 24 wounded, according to official sources.

Seoul, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have exchanged views today on the situation on the Korean peninsula and the recent high-level meetings in Panmunjom.

Beijing, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) China expressed today strong dissatisfaction with the negative China-relative content included in the recently signed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 in the United States.

Havana, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) A tourist familiarization program (MegaFam) is being prepared by the authorities in this country on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the International Tour Operators and Travel Agencies Group, Havanatur S.A., it was officially reported today.