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  1. China’s conundrums

    China’s conundrumsThe Chinese economy of today is riddled with conundrums, writes John West. Read m…
  2. What next in the South China Sea

    What next in the South China SeaThe Philippines won its South China Sea case against China. But what Philippine President Duterte would like to do next, asks John West. Read…
  3. The Sino–Vatican negotiations and the role of Taipei

    The Sino–Vatican negotiations and the role of TaipeiStefano Pelaggi writes for us on relations between Beijing and the Holy See, and the delicate balance with Taiwan. Read m…
  4. Trade Unions Critique G20

    Trade Unions Critique G20As G20 Leaders push for short-term recovery with structural reforms, Trade Unions call for long-term inclusive growth. Read…
  5. Pilgrims stopped at border, barred from religious festivals in Tibet

    Thetibetpost.com - Tibet 02.22 / 01:04 thetibetpost.com
    Dharamshala — Tibetans traveling from northwest China’s Gansu province to attend a large religious gathering in neighboring Sichuan are being stopped at the border and told they may not proceed, sources in the region say…
  6. Musician arrested over singing for Tibet freed after 4 years in prison

    Thetibetpost.com - Tibet 02.22 / 01:04 thetibetpost.com
    Dharamshala — A popular Tibetan singer released after completing four-year prison sentence, for singing songs praising His Holiness the Dalai Lama and highlighting Tibetans who were killed in widespread peaceful protests in 2…
  7. Malaysia: No cause of death yet for Kim Jong Nam

    Macau Daily Times feed Determining whether poison killed the half brother of North Korea’s leader in a busy airport is proving difficult for Malaysian officials, who said Tuesday that autopsy results are so far inconclusive. More than a week has passed since Kim Jong Nam was approached by two women at a budget air terminal in Kuala Lumpur and […] The post Malaysia: No cause of death yet for Kim Jong Nam appeared first on MACAU DAILY TIMES 澳…
  8. Q&A | Koco Widyatno – Bartender | ‘Macau still needs time to be advanced in the cocktail industry’

    Macau Daily Times feed Indonesian bartender Koco Widyatno represented Macau in the finals of the Bacardi Legacy regional competition, which was held in Taipei on Monday. The competition kicked off in November 2016, attracting some 20 Macau-based bartenders. Yet only Widyatno, bar captain at Ritz-Carlton Macau, was selected among the top eight competitors, the remainder hailing from Hong Kong […] The post Q&A | Koco Widyatno – Bartender | ‘Macau still needs time to be advanced in…
  1. Hafiz Saeed no more under house arrest, rather in ‘guest house’: NCP

    Siasat.com - India 02.22 / 03:39 siasat.com
    Mumbai, (Maharashtra) [India]: Even with Pakistan cancelling the licences of 44 weapons issued to Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and his aides, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has asserted that the JUD terrorists’ so called house arrest in Pakistan is nothing more than a sham. “Hafiz Saeed has been under strict house arrest is…
  2. NPF’s Shurhozelie Liezietsu to be sworn in as Nagaland CM today

    Tkbsen.in - India 02.22 / 03:39 tkbsen.in
    Kohima (Nagaland): Naga People’s Front (NPF) president Shurhozelie Liezitsu will be sworn in as the new Nagaland Chief Minister today. He will be administered the oath of office and secrecy by the Governor P.B. Acharya in Kohima. Liezitsu will succeed T.R. Zeliang, who resigned as Chief Minister of Nagaland after widespread protests over reservation to…
  3. BMC Election: Why Shiv Sena, Congress are miffed with Aamir Khan

    Mid-day.com - India 02.22 / 03:27 mid-day.com
    Aamir Khan with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. File pic City-based organisation Mumbai First, actor Aamir Khan, and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis have been accused of teaming up, to run a surrogate election campaign on the day of polling yesterday. The state election commission had banned any political advertisement after 5.30pm on February 19, the deadline of the campaign for candidates in the civic polls. Yuva Sena office-bearer Dharmendra Mishra, who is a practicing lawyer by…
  4. Manipur Elections 2017: BJP calls off Narendra Modi rally at historic fort

    Nelive.in - India 02.22 / 03:26 nelive.in
    Following a protest by Irom Sharmila’s party, the People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA), the BJP has given up on plans to hold Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally at the historic Kangla Fort, a place of religious importance for Manipur’s Meitei community. The BJP’s choice of venue had…
  5. Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila promises politics that’s as clean as a whistle

    Nelive.in - India 02.22 / 03:26 nelive.in
    A few metres off National Highway 39, which leads to Moreh and then on to Myanmar, lies what constitutes the semblance of a road — a dirt path full of mud. It is on this road that a lone Alto is trudging along, trying to bring about a change that people in these parts have rarely seen. Inside i…
  6. Manipur Elections 2017: Manipur Deputy CM’s convoy attacked twice

    Nelive.in - India 02.22 / 03:26 nelive.in
    The convoy of Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam Gangmei (in pic) was attacked twice on its way to Khoupum village in Tamenglong district for a flag-hoisting ceremony. The attack left a Manipur Police commando and a member of the Indian Reserve Batallion injured. The first attack took…
  7. 196 countries in 567 days with $198,000. Beat that!

    News.rediff.com - India 02.22 / 03:25 news.rediff.com
    Meet Cassie de Pecol, a 27-year-old traveller from Connecticut, United States, who visited 196 countries in 18-and-a-half months, making her the fastest person to visit every country in the…
  8. If security is Sasikala's concern, then a transfer to Tihar will keep her safe

    Oneindia.com - India 02.22 / 03:23 oneindia.com
    It has been a week since Sasikala entered the Bengaluru central prison after being convicted in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case. Everyday there have been reports about what she wears and what she eats. There are also reports…
  1. Editorial: Taking of Ryukyuan bones for anthropology must be investigated and their return debated

    February 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Our ancestors’ bones we […
  2. Japan promotes 'Premium Friday'

    Newsonjapan.com - Japan 02.21 / 23:29 newsonjapan.com
    Businesses leaders and government officials gathered in Tokyo on Tuesday to promote a labor initiative known as "Premium Friday."…
  3. New KDDI service to help people in need find empty toilet cubicles

    Newsonjapan.com - Japan 02.21 / 23:29 newsonjapan.com
    Tired of waiting in a long line to use the bathroom? The internet may offer a solution. (Japan…
  4. Kindergarten apologizes after slurring Koreans, Chinese

    Newsonjapan.com - Japan 02.21 / 23:29 newsonjapan.com
    A kindergarten known for its nationalist curriculum has apologized after coming under fire for hostile comments about Korean and Chinese parents. (Japan…
  5. Japan to toughen penalties for sex crimes

    Newsonjapan.com - Japan 02.21 / 23:29 newsonjapan.com
    The Japanese government will submit a bill to toughen penalties for sex offenders to parliament as soon as early March, informed sources said.…
  6. Man cuts own belly at Tokyo police office

    Newsonjapan.com - Japan 02.21 / 23:29 newsonjapan.com
    A man cut his own belly with a knife near the main entrance of the headquarters building of Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department on Tuesday morning. …
  7. Abe Comes to Washington: A Tough Balancing Act

    Thediplomat.com - Tokyo 02.21 / 16:30 thediplomat.com
    Abe will need to build a relationship with Trump without sparking backlash at…
  8. Removed during the early Showa Era, 26 Ryukyuan skeletons found at Kyoto University

    February 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo By Takahiro Miyagi  At […
  1. Tung Chee-hwa: Beijing may not appoint Tsang even if he wins

    Ejinsight.com - Hong Kong 02.22 / 03:31 ejinsight.com
    Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa said Beijing may not appoint John Tsang as Hong Kong chief executive even if he wins next month’s election. Tung, vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, China’s highest political advisory body, said this is the reason he asked Carrie Lam to run in the election in order to …
  2. Will John Tsang suffer from split in democratic camp?

    Ejinsight.com - Hong Kong 02.21 / 07:21 ejinsight.com
    Nominations of candidates for the March 26 chief executive election will close next week, and there’s a distinct possibility that former financial secretary John Tsang – the most popular among the contenders according to the most recent surveys – won’t make it to the race. It will certainly be a big letdown for the public [&#…
  3. Cases of porcini poisoning on the rise

    Ejinsight.com - Hong Kong 02.21 / 07:21 ejinsight.com
    Cases of poisoning from porcini, a type of wild mushroom and popular culinary ingredient, are on the rise in the city, health officials said. Data from the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) showed there were six cases of porcini poisoning from 2008 to 2014, rising to 12 cases in 2015, the Hong Kong Economic Journal…
  4. Govt dismisses avian flu rumors

    Ejinsight.com - Hong Kong 02.21 / 05:52 ejinsight.com
    The Center of Health Protection (CHP) is denying any outbreak of human infection from the H5N6 avian flu virus in Hong Kong. This comes after online rumors that the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital has held urgent meetings to discuss the risk of an outbreak, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. A recording being circulated…
  5. Hong Kong students perform worst in overall physical activity

    Ejinsight.com - Hong Kong 02.21 / 05:52 ejinsight.com
    Hong Kong children and teenagers scored a “D” in overall physical activity compared with international standards, according to a study by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The study is the first such research on Hong Kong students and compared them with their counterparts from 37 countries, news website hk01.com reports. Hong Kong children…
  6. Donald Tsang taken to hospital from jail

    Ejinsight.com - Hong Kong 02.21 / 04:30 ejinsight.com
    Former chief executive Donald Tsang has been taken to hospital after spending time in jail on Monday. Tsang, who was convicted of misconduct in public office on Friday, was being remanded in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Center to await sentencing on Wednesday when he apparently started having trouble breathing, public broadcaster RTHK reports. The …
  7. Bar Association slams attacks on judge who jailed policemen

    Ejinsight.com - Hong Kong 02.21 / 03:12 ejinsight.com
    The Hong Kong Bar Association (HKBA) has condemned personal attacks against the judge who ordered the jailing of seven policemen in the Ken Tsang assault case, reminding the public that insulting or threatening words will not be conducive to a rational debate. In a statement Monday, HKBA noted that the Ken Tsang case has drawn…
  8. Time to rethink our policy on road traffic

    Ejinsight.com - Hong Kong 02.21 / 03:12 ejinsight.com
    Compared with other policy issues such as housing, land and education, transport is a relatively less discussed subject among the four chief executive candidates in their campaigns, even though they might all have personally experienced getting stuck in traffic one way or another. Traffic congestion has almost reached the breaking point thanks to the government’s…
  1. Has Kim Won Hong Sung His Swan Song?

    38north.org - North Korea 02.22 / 03:04 38north.org
    South Korea’s Ministry of Unification (MOU) recently announced that General Kim Won Hong was dismissed from his position as North Korea’s Minister of State Security (sometimes called Director of the State Security Department). The announcement is relatively anomalous for Seoul’s standard treatment of North Korean political affairs because the MOU held publicly corroborated anonymous-sourced media […]Has Kim Won Hong Sung His Swan Song? is an article from 38 North: Informed Analysis of…
  2. The Pukguksong-2: A Higher Degree of Mobility, Survivability and Responsiveness

    38north.org - North Korea 02.22 / 03:04 38north.org
    Sources in the United States, South Korea and Japan reported that North Korea launched a ballistic missile over the weekend. North Korea has been hinting at an intercontinental ballistic missile test since the beginning of the year, but this was no ICBM. Reports indicate that this missile reached a height of 550 kilometers before impacting […]The Pukguksong-2: A Higher Degree of Mobility, Survivability and Responsiveness is an article from 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea,…
  3. North Korea Will Have Material For 20 Nuclear Bombs By Year End: Experts

    Jagran.com - North Korea 02.22 / 01:02 jagran.com
    Seoul: North Korea will have enough material for about 20 nuclear bombs by the end of this year, with ramped-up uranium enrichment facilities and an existing stockpile of plutonium, according to new assessments by weapons…
  4. US Flies Bombers Over South Korea In Show Of Force Against North Korea's Nuclear Test

    Jagran.com - North Korea 02.22 / 01:02 jagran.com
    Seoul: The US military on Tuesday flew two nuclear-capable supersonic bombers over South Korea in a show of force following North Korea's recent nuclear…
  5. Seoul Warns North Korea Is Ready To Conduct Another Nuclear Test

    Jagran.com - North Korea 02.22 / 01:02 jagran.com
    Seoul: North Korea is ready to conduct another nuclear test at any time, South Korea's defence ministry said on Monday, just days after Pyongyang sparked worldwide condemnation with its fifth and most powerful…
  6. North Korea Says Obama's Push For Sanctions Laughable

    Jagran.com - North Korea 02.22 / 01:02 jagran.com
    Seoul: North Korea said on Sunday that the United States' push for sanctions following its fifth nuclear test was "laughable" and the country would continue to strengthen its nuclear…
  7. UN To Begin Work On New North Korea Sanctions

    Jagran.com - North Korea 02.22 / 01:02 jagran.com
    United Nations: The UN Security Council agreed to immediately begin work on a new raft of sanctions on North Korea after its fifth nuclear test drew global…
  8. Naver’s Self-Driving Car Will Run on General Roads for First Time in Korean IT Industry

    Businesskorea.co.kr - Business 02.21 / 23:31 businesskorea.co.kr
    First Drive TestThe Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs announced on February 20 that the ministry gave Naver Labs, a technology research and development subsidiary of Naver permission to temporarily operate driverless cars on actual roads. The green light was the thirteenth since the introduction of a provisional permission system for self-driving vehicles for testing and research purposes in February last year. Naver is the first company in the Korean IT industry to receive…
  1. Korea's childbirths drop to record low in 2016

    Koreaherald.com - South Korea 02.22 / 03:24 koreaherald.com
    Childbirths in South Korea dropped to a record low last year despite decade-long efforts to tackle the country's chronically low birthrate, a report showed Wednesday.The number of babies born in 2016 reached 406,300, down 7.3 percent, or 32,100, from a year earlier, according to the report by Statistics Korea.The figure marked the lowest number of newborns since 1970 when the statistics agency started to compile such data.The crude birth rate, referring to the number of live births per…
  2. [From the Scene] A sense of unease clouds Kuala Lumpur over killing

    Koreaherald.com - South Korea 02.22 / 03:24 koreaherald.com
    KUALA LUMPUR -- Ten days after the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the news is still a focal point of national discussion here in Kuala Lumpur, the bustling cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia. From the front pages of newspapers to talks on radio, “Kim Jong-nam” now strikes a chord, with people expressing a slight sense of insecurity and indignation at the brazen poison attack that took place in bright daylight at a busy airport, widely bel…
  3. Prison term sought for Hanwha chief's son over assault while intoxicated

    Koreaherald.com - South Korea 02.22 / 02:50 koreaherald.com
    South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday sought a one-year jail term for the youngest son of Hanwha Group Chairman Kim Seung-youn for assaulting bar employees and resisting arrest while under the influence of alcohol.The Seoul Central District Court held a hearing on Kim Dong-seon, 27, over allegations he assaulted employees at a bar in southern Seoul and damaged a police car that was carrying him to a local police station for interrogation in January.Kim Dong-seon, the third son of Hanwha…
  4. Ex-presidential aide appears as last witness in Park's impeachment trial

    Koreaherald.com - South Korea 02.22 / 02:50 koreaherald.com
    President Park Geun-hye's former aide appeared at the Constitutional Court Wednesday to testify as the last witness in her impeachment trial.An Chong-bum, former senior secretary for policy coordination, was summoned to the 16th hearing to speak on corruption allegations surrounding the establishment of two nonprofit foundations controlled by Park's friend Choi Soon-sil. n Chong-bum, former senior presidential secretary for policy coordination, appears at the Constitutional Court in Seoul…
  5. Bareun presidential hopefuls at odds over unifying conservative campaigns

    Koreaherald.com - South Korea 02.22 / 02:50 koreaherald.com
    Gyeonggi Gov. Nam Kyung-pil, a presidential hopeful from the splinter Bareun Party, on Wednesday criticized his rival's suggestion to merge campaigns with their former party in the lead-up to the presidential election.Rep. Yoo Seong-min, another potential candidate of the party, has insisted that the conservative figures, including those from the ruling Liberty Korea Party, should unite ahead of the presidential election. Gyeonggi Gov. Nam Kyung-pil (Yonhap)The Bareun Party spun off from …
  6. Murder of leader's half brother could serve as warning to NK officialdom: report

    Koreaherald.com - South Korea 02.22 / 02:50 koreaherald.com
    The murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother earlier this month could serve as a clear warning to the North's officials against any acts of betrayal, a US-based broadcaster reported Wednesday.Kim Jong-nam, the eldest son of late former leader Kim Jong-il, was killed in an airport in Malaysia on Feb. 13 after being attacked by two women, who are suspected to have used some sort of poison. It has yet to be confirmed whether North Korea was behind the latest killing, but…
  7. Main opposition criticizes court for refusing to issue arrest warrant for ex-presidential aide

    Koreaherald.com - South Korea 02.22 / 02:07 koreaherald.com
    South Korea's main opposition party on Wednesday criticized a local court's refusal to issue an arrest warrant for President Park Geun-hye's former aide allegedly linked to an influence-peddling scandal which triggered her impeachment.The party also claimed that the rejection adds to the need to extend the term of the independent counsel looking into the case.Rep. Choo Mi-ae, the head of the main opposition Democratic Party (Yonhap)The Seoul Central District Court turned down the special…
  8. S. Korea dismisses NK diplomat's remarks as 'groundless'

    Koreaherald.com - South Korea 02.22 / 02:07 koreaherald.com
    South Korea on Wednesday dismissed as "groundless" a North Korean diplomat's claim that South Korea and Malaysia are colluding in the process of a probe into the recent murder of the half brother of the North's leader Kim Jong-un."It is an unreasonable and groundless claim," a foreign ministry official said on condition of anonymity. "It is not even worth responding to. We know that the Malaysian government also clarified its position in a foreign minister's statement on this matter."Kim…
  1. Winning numbers of Tuesday's Taiwan lotteries

    Focustaiwan.tw - Taiwan 02.21 / 14:25 focustaiwan.tw
    Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) The winning numbers for Taiwan's Grand Lottery 6/49 (大樂透) on Tuesday were 48, 39, 32, 15, 08, 10 plus the special number 43, Taiwan Lottery announced that day…
  2. Court to rule March 28 on Ker suit against ex-president Ma

    Focustaiwan.tw - Taiwan 02.21 / 14:25 focustaiwan.tw
    Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) Taipei District Court will hand down a ruling March 28 on Legislator Ker Chien-ming's (柯建銘) lawsuit against former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九)regarding the latter's alleged leaking of confidential information, the court announced on Tuesday…
  3. COA to announce whether to extend poultry ban Feb. 23

    Focustaiwan.tw - Taiwan 02.21 / 14:25 focustaiwan.tw
    Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Tuesday that a decision to extend a seven-day ban on transportation of poultry will depend on developments over the next two…
  4. Taiwan imposes anti-dumping duty on steel products from 6 countries

    Focustaiwan.tw - Taiwan 02.21 / 13:28 focustaiwan.tw
    Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has decided to impose an anti-dumping duty on galvanized steel products imported from China and South Korea, and on carbon steel plate from those two and another four countries, retroactive to Aug. 22,…
  5. 90-year-old graduate shows it's never too late to learn

    Focustaiwan.tw - Taiwan 02.21 / 13:28 focustaiwan.tw
    Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) A retiree who recently scored top marks in an admission test for a master's degree program proved that it is never too late to study for a degree, Fo Guang University president Yang Chao-hsiang (楊朝祥) said on Tuesd…
  6. Water restrictions to begin in Hsinchu, Taoyuan, parts of New Taipei

    Focustaiwan.tw - Taiwan 02.21 / 12:30 focustaiwan.tw
    Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) The Water Resources Agency (WRA) decided Tuesday to implement first-stage water restrictions in Hsinchu, Taoyuan and New Taipei's Linkou, Banqiao and Xinzhuang districts with effect from March…
  7. 50,000 chickens scheduled to be culled get reprieve

    Focustaiwan.tw - Taiwan 02.21 / 12:30 focustaiwan.tw
    Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) A total of 50,000 chickens that had been scheduled to be culled Wednesday have been given a reprieve because they were tested and found to be infected with only low-pathogenic avian flu, the Yunlin County government announced…
  8. Premier deflects Cabinet reshuffle suggestions

    Focustaiwan.tw - Taiwan 02.21 / 12:30 focustaiwan.tw
    Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said on Tuesday that Cabinet members are constantly being reviewed on their performance, but he has no plans to make personnel changes at pre…
  1. Afghan Forces' Massive Operations Leave 49 Militants Killed

    Moi.gov.af - Afghanistan 02.22 / 03:01 moi.gov.af
    Counter-Terrorism: In past 24 hours, Afghan National Defense and Security launched seven Counter-Terrorism joint operations to clear some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of…
  2. 12 Daesh Terrorists Killed and Wounded in Nangarhar Province

    Moi.gov.af - Afghanistan 02.22 / 03:01 moi.gov.af
    Yesterday evening, during an air strike, seven Daesh terrorists were killed including Qazi Shahid a key commander of Daesh terrorists group. Some amount of light and heavy round of ammunitions destroyed as well. The…
  3. Afghan intelligence playing into Indian hands, Pervez Musharraf claims

    Khaama.com - Afghanistan 02.21 / 23:25 khaama.com
    The former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has claimed that the Afghan intelligence is playing into Indian hands, reiterating on his previous stance against the Afghan security institution. In an interview with a private TV channel, Musharraf claimed that the Afghanistan National Directorate of Security (NDS) was being used as a tool for facilitating terror groups Read the full…
  4. Suicide bomber arrested before attacking Sar-e-Pul governor

    Khaama.com - Afghanistan 02.21 / 23:25 khaama.com
    A plot by the anti-government armed militants to assassinate the provincial governor of northern Sar-e-Pul province was foiled by the Afghan security forces. Provincial governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat said a suicide bomber was arrested before he manage to detonate his explosives near him. Wahdat further added that the suicide bomber who has been identified as Read the full…
  5. Afghan intelligence foil plot by Taliban to carry out attacks in Laghman

    Khaama.com - Afghanistan 02.21 / 23:25 khaama.com
    The Afghan security forces foiled Taliban group’s plot to carry out a series of attacks in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan. The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), said two Taliban insurgents deployed by the group for the attacks were arrested by the intelligence operatives. The militants were looking to coordinate terrorist attacks as Read the full a…
  6. Army and police forces deployed near Gen. Dostum’s house in Kabul

    Khaama.com - Afghanistan 02.21 / 23:25 khaama.com
    Several security forces have been deployed near the residence of the First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum in Sherpoor area of Kabul city. According to reports, the security forces belonging to the Afghan National Police and Quick Response forces have been deployed along with a number of armored vehicles. The security forces are reportedly Read the full…
  7. 7 ISIS militants killed during ongoing Shaheen-25 operations

    Khaama.com - Afghanistan 02.21 / 23:25 khaama.com
    At least seven ISIS militants were killed during the ongoing Shaheen-25 operations in eastern Nangarahr province of Afghanistan. According to provincial police commandment, the militants were killed in the past 24 hours in Haska Mina district. The militants were targeted by the security forces in Chongi area with the support of the air force and Read the full…
  8. Afghanistan sees terrorist groups common threat to world stability, CE

    Thekabultimes.gov.af - Afghanistan 02.21 / 06:26 thekabultimes.gov.af
     KABUL: Chaired by chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, council of ministers’ session was held Monday. In the session, the country’s chief executive in his speech poin…
  1. UN envoy visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

    Clickittefaq.com - Bangladesh 02.21 / 16:53 clickittefaq.com
    UN human rights envoy Yanghee Lee was Tuesday visiting Rohingya refugee camps in southeastern Bangladesh, where thousands have taken shelter after fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar. Almost 73,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since the military unleashed a four-month campaign of violence against the stateless Muslim minority that the United Nations says may amount…
  2. HPM Sheikh Hasina Calls for Combating Terrorism Collectively

    Albd.org - Bangladesh 02.21 / 16:19 albd.org
      Describing terrorism as a global phenomenon, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called for combating this social vice collectively. Read …
  3. Practise Bangla correctly: PM

    Clickittefaq.com - Bangladesh 02.21 / 16:15 clickittefaq.com
    Ittefaq Report Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the people of the country, especially the youth, to stay careful while using Bangla and to ensure correct practice of the language. The Premier made the call while inaugurating a five-day programme orgainzed by International Mother Language Institute (IMLI) marking the International Mother Language Day-2017 in…
  4. SC bar association election Mar 22-23

    Clickittefaq.com - Bangladesh 02.21 / 15:38 clickittefaq.com
    Ittefaq Report The yearly election of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has been scheduled to be held on March 22-23. Though official announcement regarding the date has been made yet, SCBA Secretary AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon said that the executive committee will officially announce the election schedule within a day or two. The incumbent…
  5. PM urges correct practice of Bangla language

    Clickittefaq.com - Bangladesh 02.21 / 15:38 clickittefaq.com
    Ittefaq Report Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged all to remain careful about the correct practice of Bangla language and particularly the new generation to be more cautious about spelling and pronunciation of words. “Growing practice of Bangla language is very encouraging as errors are corrected through practices. But, we have to remain careful about…
  6. UNESCO to award JAAGO Foundation for contribution in education

    Clickittefaq.com - Bangladesh 02.21 / 14:42 clickittefaq.com
    Ittefaq Report Bangladeshi non-government organisation (NGO) Jaago Foundation and a German NGO are scheduled to receive UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for innovation in Education on Tuesday. The prize recognizes two outstanding projects that make innovative use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education for the benefit of disadvantaged groups. Jaago Foundation’s […
  7. Ex-JP MP Kader Khan held in Bogra for Liton murder

    Clickittefaq.com - Bangladesh 02.21 / 13:47 clickittefaq.com
    Ittefaq Report Police picked up former Jatiya Party (Ershad) lawmaker of Gaibandha-1 constituency Abdul Kader Khan for his involvement with Awami League MP Manzurul Islam Liton murder. He was detained by the police from his clinic-cum-residence in Bogra town around 5:00pm when he was treating patients there, Ashraful Alam, superintendent of police in Gaibandha, informed.…
  8. BSF Chief worried about attack on troopers, preaches yoga

    Clickittefaq.com - Bangladesh 02.21 / 12:47 clickittefaq.com
    Ittefaq Report Indian Border Security Force Director General KK Sharma expressed concerns over the “rising attacks on border troopers” at Bangladesh border and decided to teach yoga to its border counterpart Border Guard Bangladesh as part of “joint measures to boost confidence of the troopers”. As a reason, he pointed at BSF’s strategy to “use […]…
  1. Bhutan becoming popular with Lhadak pilgrims

    Bbs.bt - Bhutan 02.21 / 13:57 bbs.bt
    Bhutan is becoming a popular pilgrim site for the people of Ladhak in India. The post Bhutan becoming popular with Lhadak pilgrims appeared first on…
  2. Blood donation campaign to mark His Majesty’s birthday

    Bbs.bt - Bhutan 02.21 / 13:57 bbs.bt
    A medical team from the national referral hospital conducted a blood donation campaign in Samtse to mark His Majesty the King's 37th birth anniversary. The post Blood donation campaign to mark His Majesty’s birthday appeared first on…
  3. New Lhuentse Baazam opens

    Bbs.bt - Bhutan 02.21 / 13:57 bbs.bt
    The newly constructed Baazam, a traditional bridge in Lhuentse was inaugurated today coinciding with the 37th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty. The post New Lhuentse Baazam opens appeared first on…
  4. Wangdue Dzongkhag’s first ever moenlam chenmo begins

    Bbs.bt - Bhutan 02.21 / 13:57 bbs.bt
    Coinciding with the 37th birth anniversary of His Majesty the King, a nine day moenlam chenmo began in Wangdue Phodrang, today. The post Wangdue Dzongkhag’s first ever moenlam chenmo begins appeared first on…
  1. CPN UML’s ‘Mechi-Mahakali’ campaign to help promote national integrity and prosperity

    Nepalireporter.com - Nepal 02.21 / 23:19 nepalireporter.com
    KATHMANDU, Feb 21: CPN (UML) chair KP Sharma Oli has called on one and all not to carry out any activities that cause obstructions to the ‘Mechi-Mahakali’ campaign that the party has planned to launch from March 4 to 17. While inaugurating the ‘Mechi-Mahakali National Campaign management office’ at the party’s central office, Dhumbarahi today,... The post CPN UML’s ‘Mechi-Mahakali’ campaign to help promote national integrity and prosperity…
  2. Musical concert and fireworks to mark Mahashivaratri and Army Day

    Nepalireporter.com - Nepal 02.21 / 23:19 nepalireporter.com
    KATHMANDU, Feb 21: The Nepal Army will be hosting musical concert and pyrotechnics display during the Mahashivaratri and Army Day which falls on February 24 this year. The celebrations will take place at the Army Pavilion, Tundhikhel. The band concert and a display of fireworks will start at 5 pm following parades and various artistic... The post Musical concert and fireworks to mark Mahashivaratri and Army Day appeared first on Nepali…
  1. Elderly man hospitalised after chemical attack

    Minivannews.com - Maldives 02.21 / 16:58 minivannews.com
    The police are searching for a suspect who threw chemicals on the face of the 71-year-old man Tuesday morning on the island of Dhuvafaru in Raa…
  2. Jailed lawmaker leaves for medical treatment in India

    Minivannews.com - Maldives 02.21 / 14:47 minivannews.com
    Independent MP Ahmed Mahloof has issued several press statements from jail during the past month, expressing concern over the treatment of inmates at the Maafushi jail and criticising the judiciary, Yameen's state of the nation address, and the change of burials from the capital to…
  3. Saudi embassy stirs controversy with cash handout to journalists

    Minivannews.com - Maldives 02.21 / 12:00 minivannews.com
    The Saudi Arabian embassy in Malé has stirred controversy after handing out envelopes with MVR500 (US$32) in cash to journalists who were invited to cover an event on …
  4. Saudi king to visit Maldives in March

    Minivannews.com - Maldives 02.20 / 21:40 minivannews.com
    King Salman had accepted an invitation to visit the Maldives during President Abdulla Yameen's second official visit to Saudi Arabia in October last…
  5. Top Chinese diplomat concludes official visit to Maldives

    Minivannews.com - Maldives 02.20 / 19:43 minivannews.com
    During the three-day visit, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou visited the project site of the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge and inspected expansion work at both the Velana International Airport and a China-funded social housing project in…
  6. Thousand jobs on offer at Hulhumalé youth career expo

    Minivannews.com - Maldives 02.20 / 18:33 minivannews.com
    According to state media, the jobs fair in Hulhumalé was organised by the economic development ministry and the state-owned Housing Development Corporation at the behest of First Lady Fathmath Ibrahim, who is overseeing the president's re-election …
  1. Terrorist attacks

    Chowkyadgar.com - Pakistan 02.22 / 03:43 chowkyadgar.com
    If the pattern of terrorist attacks is closely observed, one will conclude that these incidents happen whenever any national or international mega event is supposed to take place in Pakistan. Last week, a series of terrorist attacks including the Lahore blast and the Sehwan blast shook the country. It seemed that the attack was carried [Read…
  2. ‘Khawaja Asif a mouthpiece of India’: Pak Defence Min under fire for attacking Hafiz Saeed

    Siasat.com - Pakistan 02.22 / 03:39 siasat.com
    Lahore [Pakistan]: With Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif branding Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed as a “threat to the society”, several political and religious leaders across Islamabad have lashed out at him, accusing him of becoming the ‘mouthpiece’ of India. According to The News International, the leaders strongly feel that Hafiz Saeed is a…
  3. Pakistan Approaches International Court Of Justice Over Indus Waters Treaty

    Jagran.com - Pakistan 02.22 / 01:02 jagran.com
    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday approached the International Court of Justice over implementation of the Indus Waters Treaty, with senior Pakistani officials taking up the matter with the World…
  4. US Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Declare Pakistan 'State Sponsor Of Terrorism'

    Jagran.com - Pakistan 02.22 / 01:02 jagran.com
    Washington: Two powerful American lawmakers have introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism, saying it was time the US stopped paying the country for its…
  5. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Meets John Kerry, Seeks US Role In Kashmir Dispute

    Jagran.com - Pakistan 02.22 / 01:02 jagran.com
    New York: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday  sought help from the US to resolve tensions between India and Pakistan, as he raised the issue of alleged human rights violations and killings in …
  6. Pakistan Army Chief Raheel Sharif Meets Top Commanders, Reviews Army Preparedness

    Jagran.com - Pakistan 02.22 / 01:02 jagran.com
    Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Monday met his top commanders and said the military was ‘watchful’ towards the security imperatives of the country in the wake of ‘hostile narrative’ by India after terrorists killed 18 Indian soldiers in Kashmir…
  7. ‘Will take Yadev’s case to logical conclusion’, says COAS

    Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa on Tuesday visited Line of Control where he interacted with troops, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. “Pakistan Army will do its duty to protect people of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir against all forms of Indian aggression,” the military’s media wing quoted the army chief as [...] The post ‘Will take Yadev’s case to logical conclusion’, says COAS appeared first on PKKH.tv…
  8. Sindh CM tells law enforcers to step up crackdown

    Tribune.com.pk - Pakistan 02.21 / 20:00 tribune.com.pk
    Instructs police and security agencies to focus particularly on province’s border with Balochistan The post Sindh CM tells law enforcers to step up crackdown appeared first on The Express T…
  1. Two Sri Lankan restaurants among Asia's 50 best

    Adaderana.lk - Sri Lanka 02.21 / 23:34 adaderana.lk
    Two Sri Lankan restaurants, Ministry of Crab and Nihonbashi ranked 29th & 49th at Asia's 50 Best Restaurants' awards ceremony held in Bangkok today.…
  2. India to assist drought-hit Sri Lanka

    Adaderana.lk - Sri Lanka 02.21 / 23:34 adaderana.lk
    India is to donate eight water bowsers or large tanks and 100 metric tons of rice to Sri Lanka, as part of drought relief for the island country which is headed for one of its worst droughts in 30 years.…
  3. New retreading section inaugurated saving millions on Army vehicles

    Dailynews.lk - Sri Lanka 02.21 / 22:29 dailynews.lk
    LocalTags: Print EditionThe modern state-of-the-art retreading section in the recently-established Ordnance Factory of the Army at Dombagoda, Horana was inaugurated yesterday by Army Commander Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva. The new tyre retreading section built at a cost of Rs. 14 million is capable of retreading 8,804 vehicle tyres of the Army annually, saving the army Rs. 20.5 million annually. The new section has the capacity to retread 36 tyres daily.The opening of the…
  4. SL marks International Mother Language Day

    Ft.lk - Sri Lanka 02.21 / 21:21 ft.lk
    International Mother Language Day was ceremoniously celebrated under the theme of ‘Language for Peace, Harmony, Stability, Prosperity of All’ at Viharamahadevi Park yesterday. From left: Western Province Governor K.C. Logeswaran, National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages Minister Mano Ganesan and Chief Guest Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya - Pic by Ruwan Wal…
  5. CA issues notices to acquitted respondents in Raviraj case

    Ft.lk - Sri Lanka 02.21 / 21:21 ft.lk
    By S.S. Selvanayagam Satisfied with the submission made by the counsel for the wife of slain TNA MP Nadarajah Raviraj, the Court of Appeal yesterday (21) issued notices to the respondents, returnable for 28 February. The bench comprised Justices H.C.J. Madawala and L.T.B. Dehideniya. In the revision application, the petitioner, Sasikala Raviraj is seeking the Court to revise and set aside the order of the High Court judge allowing the request of the accused for…
  6. At CEDAW, Lankan women activists call for equality and end to discrimination

    Ft.lk - Sri Lanka 02.21 / 21:21 ft.lk
      Activists from Sri Lanka call for reform of oppressive Muslim  marriage laws  CEDAW lobbied for support to decriminalise same-sex relationships  Demand women’s rights be included in FR chapter of new constitution Call for indepe…
  7. Representatives of US Congress call on President

    Ft.lk - Sri Lanka 02.21 / 21:21 ft.lk
    A bipartisan group of representatives of the United States Congress visiting Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday at the Presidential Secretariat. Accordingly, Congressman Peter Roskam (Chair – Republican), Congressman David Price (Democrat), Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (Democrat) and Congressman Adrian Smith (Republican) met the President. Their aim was to promote an ongoing partnership between the House Democracy P…
  8. Govt. under fire in P’ment over removal of Lanka Mineral Sands Chairman

    Ft.lk - Sri Lanka 02.21 / 21:21 ft.lk
    The Government came under fire for the removal of Asoka Peiris from the office of Chairman at Lanka Mineral Sands Ltd.  Opposition lawmaker Anura Dissanayake from the JVP accused the Government of ignoring election pledges to maintain transparency and eliminate corruption where an honest employee was removed from office for not agreeing to continue corruption. “Asoka Peiris was an honest officer who carried out his duties. Previously, he headed the delimitation a…
  1. Spanish woman killed in Bali fast boat accident was on her honeymoon

    Balipedia.com - Indonesia 02.22 / 02:25 balipedia.com
    A Spanish woman on her honeymoon was killed in an explosion on a Bali tourist boat that left another foreigner dead and about 20…
  2. Where to Practice Yoga in Bali (part 2 of 3)

    Balipedia.com - Indonesia 02.22 / 02:25 balipedia.com
    Part 2 of our guide on the best places in Bali to practice…
  3. Internet Review: Indihome

    Balipedia.com - Indonesia 02.21 / 13:35 balipedia.com
    The worst possible internet provider in Bali. Run from it as fast as you…
  4. Tigerair terminates Bali flights

    Ttrweekly.com - Indonesia 02.21 / 13:05 ttrweekly.com
    BALI, 6 February 2017: Tigerair Australia has scrapped all flights to the resort island of Bali, the airline said Friday, after failing to obtain regulatory approval from Indonesian authorities. Hundreds of tourists were stranded in Bali last month when the carrier’s flights were grounded temporarily after the airline allegedly broke Indonesian regulations. “We have been…
  1. Villagers concerned with 'return' of bauxite mining in Kampung Jeram

    Thesundaily.my - Malaysia 02.22 / 03:15 thesundaily.my
    KUANTAN: The presence of two excavators in Kampung Jeram in Beserah here has left local residents in a quandary as they fear bauxite mining activities are taking place while the moratorium period is still on. The People's Movement to Stop Bauxite Pollution (Geram) chairman, Ali Akbar Othman said the villagers realised the existence of the machinery in the village yesterday evening and they were eager to get answers from the contractor today. He said after discussing, the contractor…
  2. Malacca Health Dept probing claims of rotavirus outbreak on social media

    Thesundaily.my - Malaysia 02.22 / 03:15 thesundaily.my
    MALACCA: The Malacca Health Department is investigating allegations of a rotavirus outbreak in the state as circulated on social media yesterday. At the same time, Malacca Historical City Council has also suspended operations of a fountain in the 1Malaysia Square in Klebang after allegations on social media that several children contracted the virus after playing at the fountain and had sought treatment at the Malacca Hospital. State Health director Datuk Dr Ghazali Othman said the…
  3. Internship student found stabbed to death in Kota Tinggi

    Thesundaily.my - Malaysia 02.22 / 02:39 thesundaily.my
    KOTA TINGGI: An estate management student undergoing internship was found stabbed to death at the Teluk Sengat oil palm plantation here yesterday. Muhammad Azim Nazri Samsuddin, 21, who was undergoing internship at the plantation sustained a three-centimetre deep stab wound in the back. A knife, believed to be the murder weapon was found near the body of the victim who studied at a university in Jasin, Melaka. Kota Tinggi police chief Supt Rahmat Othman said a group of estate workers…
  4. Statement on Act 355 personal view, says Johor executive councillor

    Thesundaily.my - Malaysia 02.22 / 01:20 thesundaily.my
    JOHOR BARU: Johor Religious Committee chairman Abd Mutalip Abd Rahim today explained that his recent statement on the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 or Act 355 was his personal view. He said the statement did not represent the view of the Johor government and that the state government had never discussed the matter in any of its state executive council meetings. "With reference to media reports on the proposed amendment, I would like to…
  5. North Korean murder suspect lived at Kuchai Lama, KL

    Therakyatpost.com - Malaysia 02.21 / 23:41 therakyatpost.com
    KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Feb 2017: Ri Jong Chol, a North Korean arrested in the probe into last week's murder of the half-brother of the isolated state's leader, lived in Malaysia for more than three years-  without working at the company registered on his employment permit or receiving a salary. Ri, 47, had a Malaysian work visa that showed he was an …
  6. BR1M status can be checked via Android app

    Therakyatpost.com - Malaysia 02.21 / 23:41 therakyatpost.com
    KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Feb 2017: Over 8.2 million 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) 2017 applicants can check the status of their applications through 'Aplikasi Mudah Alih Semakan BR1M' (BR1M Mobile App Checker) introduced by the Inland Revenue Board. Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani said the app could help curb the spread of false inf […]…
  7. Factory worker revealed to be a major player for Daesh attack plans in Malaysia

    Therakyatpost.com - Malaysia 02.21 / 23:41 therakyatpost.com
    KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Feb 2017: A factory worker pleaded not guilty to seven charges of supporting militant activities in the High Court here today - including receiving instructions from Daesh militant group last year. Mohammad Firdaus Abdullah, 27, made the plea after the charges against him  were read before judge Datuk Azman Abdullah. On the f […
  8. Kim Jong Nam’s son due in KL today

    Therakyatpost.com - Malaysia 02.21 / 23:41 therakyatpost.com
    KUALA LUMPUR, 20 Feb 2017:  The son of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of the North Korean leader who was murdered in Kuala Lumpur last week, will arrive in the Malaysian capital later today, according to an airline source and a media report. An airline source said Kim Han Sol was arriving in Kuala …
  1. Andanar loses cool over questions about $1,000 bribe claim

    Sunstar.com.ph - Manila 02.22 / 03:26 sunstar.com.ph
    COMMUNICATIONS Secretary Martin Andanar lost cool on Tuesday, February 21, when pressed about his allegation that Senate reporters have been offered a $1,000 bribe to cover a press conference aimed at removing President Rodrigo Duterte from office. Andanar refused to apologize for his accusation that there was monetary offer during the press conference of former Davao policeman Arturo Lascañas, who accused President Rodrigo Duterte of being behind the killings in Davao City when he was the …
  2. Aguirre warns De Lima over remarks that 'incite sedition'

    Sunstar.com.ph - Manila 02.22 / 03:26 sunstar.com.ph
    JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has warned Senator Leila De Lima over her statements against the Duterte administration that allegedly incites sedition. In a statement Tuesday, Aguirre advised the senator for her repeated attacks against the government and its all out war against illegal drugs. "Just a piece of unsolicited advice to her from someone she referred to as a mediocre lawyer: she should be careful about her statements. She was already inciting to sedition earlier,"…
  3. Two SC justice positions still vacant

    Two vacancies for the post of Associate Justice remain at the Supreme Court (SC). President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to select his choice for the next magistrates of the high tribunal. The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has submitted shortlists to Malacañang twice. The first time it sent a shortlist to the Office of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea was on December 2, 2016. This was in view of SC Associate Justice Jose Perez’s retirement on December 14, 2016. …
  4. Duterte’s backers to hold 2-day event at Luneta

    Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte will hold series of activities in Luneta for two days this weekend. The program will begin on Saturday evening with a prayer vigil and a rock concert. The event will continue until Sunday. Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Epimaco Densing says, the activities are meant to show support for the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs, poverty and corruption. Densing expects, the crowd…
  5. Yasay: I’m not a US citizen

    Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay is facing the Commission on Appointments (CA). CA members asked Yasay if it is true that he is a citizen of the United States (US). Yasay refuted this information. He said he had once applied for US citizenship but his application was denied. The reason for the denial was not discussed. Lawmakers also asked Yasay why the country’s claim on the islands in the South China Sea seems to have waned. “I believe territorial…
  6. Duterte:  I never ordered cops to execute drug suspects

    Balita.com - Philippines 02.22 / 02:25 balita.com
    DAVAO CITY, Dec 28 (Mabuhay) — President Duterte has categorically denied he ordered authorities to just shoot and kill drug suspects even as he dismissed criticisms that those who died outside of police operations were victims of extra-judicial killings. “Did […
  7. OVP: Robredo in US with family, monitoring relief ops

    Balita.com - Philippines 02.22 / 02:25 balita.com
      MANILA, Dec 26 (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Vice President has confirmed that Vice President Leni Robredo went to the United States over the holidays for a family reunion. Robredo’s spokesperson Georgina Hernandez made the remark in a [&#…
  8. Estrada out of hospital, back to work

    Balita.com - Philippines 02.22 / 02:25 balita.com
    MANILA, Dec 24 (Mabuhay) – Manila Mayor and former President Joseph “Erap” Estrads has been discharged of the hospital and is even back to work, one of his aides said Saturday. “Working na po si Mayor Erap, nakalabas na po, [……
  1. PAP'S INDRANEE RAJAH: S'POREANS HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO "BITE THE BULLET"

    Allsingaporestuff.com - Singapore 02.22 / 00:56 allsingaporestuff.com
    First, it was a clown and PAP MP Lee Bee Wah who equated increasing the price of water to “bring[ing] up the awareness of the importance of water”. Now we not only have an MP but a minister, SMOS Indranee, telling us to “bite the bullet” and other jokes. Who’s next? I guess the wayang script calls for PM Lee’s appearance. Recall PM Lee had also appeared in the “Syonan Gallery” wayang after Minister Yaacob’s and Hara Kiri Khaw’s acting skills had failed to convince the public to forgive NLB’…
  2. NORTH KOREA THREATENS TO SUE MALAYSIA OVER KIM JONG NAM DEATH

    Allsingaporestuff.com - Singapore 02.21 / 18:42 allsingaporestuff.com
    North Korean Ambassador to Malaysia, Kang Chol told reporters that Malaysia is helping Pyongyang's enemies and that they would reject the outcome of the postmortem conducted on King Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Jong Nam was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on Monday. Kang Chol said that Malaysia had not turned over their Jong Nam's body even after the proper paperwork had been filed and warned Malaysia not to be involved in a "political…
  3. DRUNK WOMAN STEALS LORRY, CAUSES HUGE MESS IN ORCHARD

    Allsingaporestuff.com - Singapore 02.21 / 15:55 allsingaporestuff.com
    A reader shared this post with us. "This morning incident ... Drunk girl took uncle's lorry for a joy ride from orchard tower. Hit my bus, the taxis and a few cars along the way. Poor uncle chasing with trolley along orchard road, luckily managed to pick him up and track down the drunk girl who drove off his lorry. Drinks all toppled because of the sharp turning. Engaged wrong gear reversed and hit the car behind. What a morning the poor uncle had, may god bless him." Editor's…
  4. FT FAMILY JUMPS FROM SG TO UK, FAIL TO SCAM UK GOVT OF WELFARE BENEFITS

    Allsingaporestuff.com - Singapore 02.21 / 15:55 allsingaporestuff.com
    A foreign talent of South Asian origin, who lived in Singapore since 2015, has been ordered by the UK court to give up 2 of her children to be placed in foster care in Britain after she failed to scam the UK government of welfare benefits. The UK High Court has decided that the children would be put up for adoption instead of reuniting them with their parents. The father of the children had entered the UK without valid immigration papers and the mother was an overstayer. She first arrived…
  5. LORRY DENTS CAR WITH DOOR & ESCAPE, INSURANCE CO REFUSES TO COMPENSATE

    Allsingaporestuff.com - Singapore 02.21 / 15:55 allsingaporestuff.com
    On 18 Jan 2017, this lorry swing his door wide open fast and left a deep dent in my new car bonnet, he then left without leaving any note. I made a police report on a hit and run and there was an IO assigned to my case which till now there is no news at all. I have checked with my insurance guy and according to him, as long as he dont make a report then there is no way to claim him EVEN when i have full and clear video proof of his act. His insurance company will NOT admit to this accident…
  6. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: CONVICTION OF ACTIVISTS MUST BE OVERTURNED

    Allsingaporestuff.com - Singapore 02.21 / 15:55 allsingaporestuff.com
    The Singapore government should end the harassment through the legal system of peaceful protesters and government critics Han Hui Hui, Ivan Koh and Janet Low, who have been convicted and fined for the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression. The three activists will attend an appeal hearing on Wednesday, 22 February. In September 2014, Han Hui Hui, Ivan Koh Yew Beng and Janet Low Wai Choo took part in a peaceful protest that called on the Singaporean government to return…
  7. GRABHITCH DRIVER TOLD ME TO WALK TO MY OFFICE AS OTHER PASSENGER ALREADY LATE

    Allsingaporestuff.com - Singapore 02.21 / 10:08 allsingaporestuff.com
    Dear A.S.S. Editor This is the first horrible experience with GrabHitch! First time ever as I didn't encounter any issue before. On 20th Feb morning I've booked GrabHitch and got confirmation by driver Maverick (Honda Stream SJM3443Z). Driver texted me telling me there will be another passenger sharing, hope I don't mind. Of course I won't mind as I knew GrabHitch was something similar to GrabShare. Driver picked me first and proceed to pick the second passenger. Along the journey, the…
  8. GOVT DOING ALL THEY CAN TO HELP, SO STOP COMPLAINING

    Allsingaporestuff.com - Singapore 02.21 / 10:08 allsingaporestuff.com
    Dear A.S.S. Editor Despite all the bad publicity over the Budget 2017, I feel the government has done all this in the best interest of Singaporeans. They are doing all they can to improve the lives of Singaporeans. You cannot win everyone over, but sometimes, populist acts are not beneficial to a country. Take for example the increase in the CPF grant for couples buying HDB resale flats. The government know that for some couples, finding that dream home via a BTO exercise can sometimes be…
  1. B1m phayung wood seized in Korat

    Bangkokpost.com - Thailand 02.22 / 03:36 bangkokpost.com
    NAKHON RATCHASIMA - A man was arrested, allegedly while delivering phayung wood worth almost 1 million baht in a pickup truck from Thap Lan National Park in Khon Buri district early on Wednesday, said Maj Gen Withoon Siripakmanont, commander of the provincial peace-keeping…
  2. Euro zone's outlook brightens

    Www2.bangkokpost.com - Thailand 02.22 / 02:59 www2.bangkokpost.com
    The euro zone's economy improved sharply this month and enjoyed some rare positive news about jobs, with French business activity unexpectedly matching that in big beast Germany just as its presidential race heats…
  3. Indonesia sees rise in arrivals

    Bangkokpost.com - Thailand 02.22 / 02:59 bangkokpost.com
    JAKARTA: Foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia rose 10.7% to 11.52 million people last year but those from some countries, including Japan, decreased due to concerns over terrorism as well as prevailing economic conditions, according to official…
  4. GSB, BAAC to provide emergency loans

    Www2.bangkokpost.com - Thailand 02.22 / 02:24 www2.bangkokpost.com
    The Government Savings Bank (GSB) and the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) are set to extend a total of 10 billion baht in emergency loans to farmers and low-income earners as part of efforts to tackle the problem of loan…
  5. Border SEZ bid conditions softened

    Www2.bangkokpost.com - Thailand 02.22 / 01:39 www2.bangkokpost.com
    The Treasury Department has set lenient conditions for the coming bidding to develop state lands in Mukdahan and Nong Khai provinces into special economic zones (SEZs) to draw…
  6. TAA widens lead over budget rivals

    Www2.bangkokpost.com - Thailand 02.22 / 01:05 www2.bangkokpost.com
    Thai AirAsia (TAA) has bolstered its leadership in Thailand's domestic air travel business with a further gain in market share last…
  7. Honda Automobile (Thailand) extends the range of Honda vehicles which require replacement of Takata front airbag inflato

    Pattayatoday.net - Thailand 02.22 / 00:15 pattayatoday.net
    Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has extended the range of Honda vehicles in Thailand which require replacement of Takata passenger’s front airbag inflators. Honda is making this announcement as a precautionary measure to ensure safety for its customers. The extension adds 259,019 passenger’s front airbag inflators as affected parts which require inspection and replacement. Honda dealers nationwide will replace the affected airbag inflators free of charge. The reason for this rep…
  8. Anantara Vacation Club announces travel video contest

    Pattayatoday.net - Thailand 02.22 / 00:15 pattayatoday.net
    Anantara Vacation Club, A  leading luxury shared ownership concept for discerning travellers,  has launchede a one-of-a-kind contest for videographers to capture its resorts in Southeast Asia. Amateur and professional videographers alike are invited to enter Anantara Vacation Club’s Travel Video Contest, with the winner earning a five-star vacation to four club resorts located in Thailand and Indonesia and the opportunity to create compelling videos about the resorts – proving themselves as…
  1. Canada to welcome 1,200 Yezidi refugees from Iraq

    Dtinews.vn - Vietnam 02.22 / 03:01 dtinews.vn
    Canada will resettle 1,200 Yezidi refugees who faced persecution by the Islamic State group, the immigration minister said Tuesday.Wednesday, 22 February 2017 9:55…
  2. Two people killed, 12 injured in bus explosion

    Dtinews.vn - Vietnam 02.22 / 03:01 dtinews.vn
    Local authorities have reported two people were killed and 12 others injured when a passenger bus exploded in the northern province of Bac Ninh Province on Tuesday night.Wednesday, 22 February 2017 9:43…
  3. Peace Trees Vietnam hailed for healing war wounds

    Dtinews.vn - Vietnam 02.22 / 01:41 dtinews.vn
    Secretary General of the Vietnam-US Society (VUS) under the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong has hailed Peace Trees Vietnam (PTV)’s contributions to healing the war wounds, fostering trust and friendship between the two peoples.Wednesday, 22 February 2017 8:17 A…
  4. Five orphans in Ben Tre Province get support

    Dtinews.vn - Vietnam 02.22 / 01:07 dtinews.vn
    Many DTiNews readers have provided their financial support to five orphaned children in the southern province of Ben Tre.Wednesday, 22 February 2017 7:54…
  5. PM Phuc hopes for enhancing Vietnam-Russia bilateral relationship

    Hanoitimes.com.vn - Vietnam 02.21 / 23:11 hanoitimes.com.vn
    On February 21, at the meeting with Chairwoman of the Russian senate Valentina Ivanovna Matvienko in Hanoi, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam and Russia’s Federal Council to continue all-level delegation exchanges and diversify channels of c…
  6. Son Tra Peninsula to become national tourism area

    Dtinews.vn - Vietnam 02.21 / 16:05 dtinews.vn
    The Son Tra Peninsula in the central coastal city of Da Nang has received the approval of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to become a national tourism area before 2025.Tuesday, 21 February 2017 4:20…
  7. Asia Pacific technology conference opens in HCM City

    Dtinews.vn - Vietnam 02.21 / 13:36 dtinews.vn
    The Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) opened in HCM City on Monday.Tuesday, 21 February 2017 4:25…
  8. Music programme for tourists to be staged at Opera House

    Dtinews.vn - Vietnam 02.21 / 10:24 dtinews.vn
    The Saigon Orchestra and dozens of veteran and young artists will participate in a contemporary music programme launched this week to serve tourists in HCM City.Tuesday, 21 February 2017 4:31…