Daily Archives: January 7, 2018

Seminar on learning Vietnamese for overseas Vietnamese

A seminar on teaching and learning Vietnamese for overseas Vietnamese was held in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday by the Vietnam Fatherland Front, the Ministry of Education and Training, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Overseas Vietnamese, university lectures, linguists, and representatives from overseas Vietnamese liaisons discussed their experiences and analyzed obstacles to improve the teaching of the Vietnamese language for overseas Vietnamese.

They agreed on the need to improve the teaching and learning of the Vietnamese language to preserve and promote national culture and identities.

Source: VOV5

Iran denounces foreign support of unrest

The supreme human rights council of the Iranian government has criticized foreign countries and human rights organizations for supporting violent protests and meddling into Iran’s internal affairs, IRNA reported on Saturday.

The newspaper said Iran is committed to protecting its citizens’ right in staging peaceful demonstrations and safeguarding them against violence.

Earlier, the government credited the protest movement with Iran’s own pending problems and foreign interference from the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.

Iran’s intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said the Iranian security forces will strongly retaliate regional enemies and terror groups.

Source: VOV5

Nghe An province honors outstanding students

Nghe An province granted the title Students of 5 goods and January star to 72 students for their outstanding academic results and contributions to student movements in 2017.

The honorable awards will motivate other students to gain better results in studying and social activities. A contest of talented students and a forum on students’ startup ideas were held n Saturday to mark the 68th anniversary of the Vietnam Students’ Association.

Source: VOV5

20 ISIS-linked militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 20 militants affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS) have been killed in an airstrike in Alingar district in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Laghman.

The Afghan army said on Saturday two key ISIS leaders, identified as Mawlavi Turab and Musa Khan, were also among those killed and that local residents did not suffer any casualties during the airstrikes.

The anti-government armed militant groups and the ISIS militants have not released any comments so far.

Laghman, which is relatively calm among Afghanistan’s provinces, has lately witnessed armed militants’ attemps to expand their insurgency activities.

Source: VOV5

Egypt’s Sisi attends Coptic Christmas celebration amid tight security

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi attended on Saturday evening the Coptic Christmas Eve celebration held at a new, partly-opened cathedral in the country’s new administrative capital city eastern Cairo.

The Egyptian president in his remarks at the cathedral aired on the state TV highlighted the importance of the partial opening of the cathedral saying it conveys a message of peace and love not only to Egyptians but to the whole world. The new unfinished cathedral, named the Nativity of Christ, is said to be the largest in the Middle East region.

Sisi’s remarks came amid a wave of anti-Coptic church terrorist attacks that killed over a hundred since late 2016, with most of them claimed by a Sinai-based terrorist group loyal to the regional Islamic State (IS) group.

The security patrols and joint combat groups have also intensified their deployment at the streets and main squares to deal with any law-breaking attempts and provide security and safety to all citizens nationwide, according to the Egyptian military spokesman said in a statement Saturday. The beefed up nationwide security comes as a precaution against any possible IS anti-Copt attacks.

Source: VOV5

Trump willing to talk with North Korean leader

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would absolutely be willing to talk on the phone to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that he hopes inter-Korean meetings could ease tension.

Trump told reporters at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, that he always believes in talking, adding that he has no problem with that at all but not without preconditions.

On Sunday, North Korea’s state media called for stronger inter-Korean cooperation as the two countries have scheduled their first official meeting in 2 years next Tuesday.

Source: VOV5