Ethiopia only fully lifted its last state of emergency in August following months of curfews, restrictions on movement and the detention of 29,000 people.
Gangwon province, host for the current 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, is considering the idea also as a way of making further use of Olympics venues, Choi was quoted as saying.
"The FBI's failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable," Florida governor Rick Scott said.
The International Monetary Fund was going to be "attentive" to the consequences of the reform, which notably includes a sharply lower corporate tax rate, she told French radio station France Inter.
Maldives imposed a 15-day state of emergency on Feb. 5 to annul a ruling from the court ordering the release of nine leading opposition figures.
The blasts happened at about 8:30 pm (1930 GMT) on Friday in Konduga, some 35 kilometres southeast of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.
Pakistan Defence Minister Khurram Dastigir Khan said the role of Pakistani troops was limited to advisory and training to Saudi Arabian forces.
At least 50 homes suffered damage in the southern state of Oaxaca, which, along with Mexico City, is still reeling from earthquakes that caused widespread damage in September.
US spy agencies have said Russia would try to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections, again by using social media to spread propaganda.
"No collusion!" Trump said about his presidential campaign as he pointed out that Russia's alleged meddling had begun much earlier.
NYPD Commissioner James P. O'Neill said Harun was a dedicated and early soldier in Bin Laden's al-Qaeda, joining just weeks before the September 11 attacks.
The FBI said on Friday that it received a warning last month from a person "close to" Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz that he was a danger but that it failed to act.
South Africa's freshly-appointed president, Cyril Ramaphosa, today hailed "a new dawn" as he pledged to tackle corruption that his predecessor Jacob Zuma is accused of fostering.
US President Donald Trump today held up the indictment of 13 Russians — and no Americans — for meddling in the 2016 election as vindication that his campaign team did not collude with Moscow.
Thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian companies have been indicted for interfering in the 2016 US presidential election through social media propaganda.
The main increase came in the external debt contracted by issuing sovereign bonds and taking expensive commercial loans. In the first half, debt obligated by issuing Sukuk and Eurobonds increased by 52 percent to USD 7.3 billion.
German transport authorities will next week recall thousands more Daimler and Volkswagen vehicles, Der Spiegel magazine reported today, as the massive emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed the sector for more than two years shows no sign of going away.
Officials at OR Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg are reportedly working with the country's elite police force, the Hawks, to determine Ajay's whereabouts, The Citizen newspaper reported today.
The squad was sent off by ITBP Director General R K Pachnanda from the force headquarters here.
They are the first journalists to be convicted over the July 15, 2016, coup, which Turkey says was orchestrated by a network led by US-based Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gulen.
Beleaguered Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said he has cancelled a planned visit to India due to the ongoing political crisis in his UNP party over its recent defeat in local polls.
Under an agreement, India is to invest USD 85 million for equipping the Chabahar port in southeastern Iran.
In a major policy shift, Pakistan will deploy troops in Saudi Arabia under an existing bilateral security cooperation agreement with its close ally which is involved in a civil war in neighbouring Yemen.
CPN-UML secured only 121 seats in the 275-member Parliament, which is short of minimum 50 per cent plus seats to garner majority support.