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BANGKOK, Feb 21 (Bernama) -- Thai government Tuesday decided to delay a controversial coal power plant project in southern province of Krabi, according to the government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


SYDNEY, Feb 21 (Bernama) -- The state opposition government in Australia's New South Wales announced Tuesday it will push for medical cannabis to be legal for patients suffering from terminal and other long term illnesses, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


ISLAMABAD, Feb 21 (Bernama) -- Afghanistan ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal has called for reduction of tension with Pakistan, after a series of recent terrorist attacks here killed over 100 people in just five days, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


TEHRAN, Feb 21 (Bernama) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday denounced the reconciliation plans with Israel and urged resistance to liberate the Palestinian occupied territories, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


ABU DHABI, Feb 21 (Bernama) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Russian Federation signed an agreement Monday for co-operation in defence industries, which relates to discussing specifications and capabilities of Russian fighter jets, including Sukhoi 35, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.


A News Analysis by Xinhua's writer Matthew Rusling

WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Benama) -- Donald Trump's first month as US president has seen more controversy than that of any other commander-in-chief in recent memory. While many blast him for several missteps, others argue that he has got a number of things right, China's Xinhua news agency reported.