Malaysia, China Agree To Resume Railway Project After Cost Cut – World News – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News
Connect with us

World News

Malaysia, China Agree To Resume Railway Project After Cost Cut

Published

on

Malaysia, China Agree To Resume Railway Project After Cost Cut

Malaysia will resume work on the multi-billion dollar east coast rail link after months of negotiations with the China Communications Construction Company and the Chinese government brought the cost down by a third.

READ:  China Develops Nanogenerator To Power Wearable Electronics

Malaysia said it welcomed the signing of a supplemental agreement which would pave the way for construction of the 700 km railway to resume.

The electrified railway is designed to connect Malaysia’s capital with the towns on the peninsula’s east and northeast and, backed by loans from China, was touted by former prime minister Najib Razak as an economic “game changer.”

READ:  $850 Million Highway Funded By China Completed In Senegal

Critics say it benefited china more than Malaysia.

World News

Bombers Who Carried Out Attacks In Sri Lanka Were Well Educated – Investigators

Published

on

By

Bombers Who Carried Out Attacks In Sri Lanka Were Well Educated - Investigators

Investigation into Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 350 persons entered a fourth day on Wednesday.

Investigators say the suicide bombers who struck churches and hotels were all well-educated, middle-class Sri Lankans.

There were nine of them, eight men and one woman — including the man described as the leader of the homegrown, militant Islamist group that was blamed for the attack.

READ:  Cyril Ramaphosa Calls On BRICS Countries To Improve Economic Growth

Indian intelligence officials revealed it was the last in a series of unheeded alerts, including an intelligence memo, written at least 10 days before the bombings, that warned of attacks on churches.

President Maithripala Sirisena has requested the resignations of defense secretary, Hemasiri Fernando, and Inspector General of Police, Pujith Jayasundara.

READ:  Myanmar Court Due To Hear Appeal On Jailed Reuters Reporters

Meanwhile, victims of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka were laid to rest on Tuesday, with one funeral procession following another all day.

Giving the victims in Negombo a Christian burial essentially required a mass grave, and a whole new cemetery had to be hastily dug to bury more than a hundred bodies. The graves are simple mounds, covered in flowers.

READ:  U.S. Says China Spy Charged With Trying To Steal Aviation Secrets

Family, neighbors and friends looked on, still trying to absorb the community’s staggering loss.

Continue Reading

World News

Iranian Foreign Minister Condemns Trump Silence On Saudi Mass Execution

Published

on

By

Iranian Foreign Minister Condemns Trump Silence On Saudi Mass Execution

Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticised the administration of US president Donald Trump for not condemning a mass execution of prisoners in Saudi Arabia.

On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia beheaded 37 of its citizens for what it said were “terrorism”-related crimes, publicly pinning two of the bodies to a pole as a warning to others.

READ:  Interpol Chief Meng Resigns, China Says He's Under Probe

Tehran and Washington have taken in tit-for-tat measures to label each other’s military as “terrorist” recently, following Trump administration’s decision on Monday to end waivers for country’s importing oil for Iran.

READ:  First Ever Arctic Bank Robbery Goes South

Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry said in a statement that the prisoners were found guilty of attacking security installations with explosives, killing a number of security officers, and cooperating with “enemy organizations” against the interests of the country.

READ:  China Unveils Proposed Tariffs On $60 Billion Of U.S. Goods In Latest Trade War Salvo

Rights groups say each year, between 2015 and 2017, Saudi Arabia executed at least a hundred fifty prisoners.

Continue Reading

World News

North Korea’s Kim Arrives In Russia Ahead Of Summit With Putin

Published

on

By

North Korea's Kim Arrives in Russia Ahead of Summit With Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok ahead of his planned summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

READ:  Florida Republican Scott Asks That Ballots Be Guarded In Senate Race Recount

Russian state television showed Kim stepping out of his green private train at a railway station in the Eastern Port City, Wednesday afternoon under a leaden sky.

READ:  Cyril Ramaphosa Calls On BRICS Countries To Improve Economic Growth

Kim and Putin are set to meet for the first time Thursday, but there is no plan to sign any agreements or make a joint statement.

READ:  Congolese Official Says Belt And Road Initiative Helps Development In Africa

Kim’s visit to North Korea’s northern neighbor comes amid an impasse in the nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington.

Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe to ANN News Alert

Be the first to receive the latest news from Africa and around the world.

%d bloggers like this: