Daily Archives: August 13, 2017

Art exhibition of south-central and central highlands region

An expanded art exhibition showcasing more than 200 paintings and works of arts opened in Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh province on Sunday.

The works of arts were made by artists in south-central and central highlands region from August 2016 to August 2017. President of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association Tran Khanh Chuong said that in addition to oil on canvas and drawings, many lacquer and silk paintings are on display. There are also wood carvings and printing works as well as metal and sculptured paintings. 12 awards were presented at the exhibition.

Source: VOV5

Huge blast in Pakistan kills dozens

A huge blast in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday night killed at least 12 people and wounded 20 others.

The blast occurred at a bus stop in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, and the area caught fire soon after the explosion. Local authorities are investigating the cause of the blast. No group has claimed responsibility. Islamic groups like Taliban and the IS previously carried out attacks in the province.

Source: VOV5

Syrian armed forces liberate stronghold in Homs

Syrian government and allied forces have taken the last major town in Homs province from the Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday, as the army advances toward militant strongholds in the east of the country.

A number of IS gunners were killed and their weapons were destroyed in the town of al-Sukhna, 50 km northeast of the ancient city of Palmyra. The Syrian government troops are heading west and have passed the administrative frontier of Deir al-Zor province.

Also on Saturday, Iraq’s paramilitary Hashd Shaabi units killed nine IS militants in a fierce clash near the border with Syria. The Hashd Shaabi fighters, backed by artillery, repelled the attack of dozens of IS militants at a military outpost and forced them to retreat to their bases in Syria. The clashes and the artillery shelling killed nine IS militants and wounded four others, destroying three IS vehicles.

Source: VOV5