World Bulletin/News Desk
Uzbekistan and South Korea have signed a series of co-operation agreements in the areas of energy and industry.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov sealed the agreements with South Korean leader Lee Myung-bak during a visit to the country on September 19-21.
The deals, estimated to be worth more than $5 billion, included agreements on energy, engineering and mining, the Uzbek president's press service said.
South Korea owns stakes in some 400 Uzbek firms and is also helping the former Soviet republic build a gas processing facility and a logistics center.
Government spokesman Hossam al-Qawish quoted by the official Middle East News Agency as saying that the emergency extension would come to an end on April 25.
Palestinian National Commission to Break the Siege NGO said that the new port would be "Gaza's window to the world."
Police source tells local newspaper that number of dead may be as high as 36; army troops now in area to assist police forces.
"Once again, appeasement encourages the aggressor to greater acts of violence. Time to step up our policy based on cold facts, not illusions," Tusk tweeted
The authorities accuse the BNP leader of ordering the attack as part of the party's campaign to blockade Dhaka to try to force a general election.
A protestor was killed in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a security source said, on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
Sheikh Naim Qassem's comments were the first reaction from the group's leadership to the missile attack in the Syrian province of Quneitra near the Israeli border.
Obama blamed Russia for the fighting that has flared anew between government troops and separatists in eastern Ukraine, and said the United States would consider additional options to ratchet up pressure on Moscow.
Fighting between government troops and separatists in eastern Ukraine has intensified in recent days after the rebels ruled out more peace talks.
Netanyahu said his priority was to urge the United States and other powers not to negotiate an Iranian nuclear deal that might endanger Israel.
Obama said the two countries had made progress on two issues holding up commercial civil nuclear cooperation, one of the major irritants in bilateral ties.
The election is expected to be one of the most closely fought in modern British history
Arms approved for Saudi Arabia included six weapons systems for testing and electronic surveillance equipment.
The kidnapping of Armel Ningatoloum Sayo follows the kidnapping earlier this week of a U.N. staff member and a French charity worker
Police said the deadliest explosion took place near Tahrir Square when a bomb placed in a plastic bag exploded near a popular restaurant