China's industrial profit decline narrows in November

December 27, 2015 10:26 am· Comments Off on China's industrial profit decline narrows in November 

BEIJING, Dec. 27 — Profits of China's major industrial firms fell 1.4 percent year on year in November, narrowing from a 4.6-percent decline posted in October, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Sunday.

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Chinese products account for 28.8 pct of Vietnam's imports in 2015: statistics

December 27, 2015 10:26 am· Comments Off on Chinese products account for 28.8 pct of Vietnam's imports in 2015: statistics 

HANOI, Dec. 27 — Imports from china accounted for some 28.8 percent of Vietnam's total import revenue in 2015, according to Vietnam's General Statistics Office (GSO) on Saturday.

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(Yearender)Banana industry ends year in bad shape; sees challenging year ahead

December 27, 2015 10:23 am· Comments Off on (Yearender)Banana industry ends year in bad shape; sees challenging year ahead 

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 26 — The year 2015 is not a good year for the banana industry as stakeholders hardly recovered from losses due to unresolved problems. Industry leaders even anticipate a carryover of the difficulties into 2016.

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Feature: Texans look to Christmas for family, food, presents

December 27, 2015 10:23 am· Comments Off on Feature: Texans look to Christmas for family, food, presents 

HOUSTON, Dec. 25 — For many in Texas, the second-largest state in the United States, as throughout the Western world, Christmas Day has become more of a family celebration than a religious holiday.

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Exodus from Japan of New Year holidaymakers heading abroad peaks

December 27, 2015 10:23 am· Comments Off on Exodus from Japan of New Year holidaymakers heading abroad peaks 

TOKYO, Dec. 26 — The exodus of travelers leaving Japan to spend their New Year's holidays abroad peaked at the nation's airports on Saturday.

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Sharif to visit Sri Lanka next month

December 27, 2015 10:23 am· Comments Off on Sharif to visit Sri Lanka next month 

COLOMBO, Dec. 26 — Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Sri Lanka next month during which the two sides will sign several agreements including a pact on combating money laundering and terrorism financing, officials said today.

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Afghan security services kill ten militants in anti-terror operations

December 27, 2015 10:23 am· Comments Off on Afghan security services kill ten militants in anti-terror operations 

MOSCOW, Dec. 26 — Afghan police in cooperation with the country's armed forces and the National Directorate of Security conducted anti-terrorist operations in Kunduz, Sar-e-Pul and Herat province.

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Official hails “exemplary” peace, security for Iran’s religious minorities

December 27, 2015 10:23 am· Comments Off on Official hails “exemplary” peace, security for Iran’s religious minorities 

ORUMIYEH, West Azarbaijan prov, Dec. 25 — Governor General of West Azarbaijan province Qorbanali Saadat praised the peace, security and participation of religious minorities in Iran.

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7 killed in clash in east Afghan province

December 27, 2015 10:23 am· Comments Off on 7 killed in clash in east Afghan province 

SHARAN, Afghanistan, Dec. 26 — Two police and five militants were killed in a clash in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktika on Saturday, deputy provincial governor said.

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Iraqi troops kill some 50 terrorists in country's Anbar province

December 27, 2015 10:23 am· Comments Off on Iraqi troops kill some 50 terrorists in country's Anbar province 

MOSCOW, Dec. 26 — Iraqi Armed Forces killed 54 militants during anti-terrorist offensive near the city of Fallujah in country's Anbar province, a spokesman of the Iraqi military command said Saturday.

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