Monday, May 20, 2019

Bangladesh Ravaged by FIRE AGAIN I#Asia News Network

The fire starting around 5:45am spread fast and it took twenty firefighting units around five hours to douse it, said Ataur Rahman, a...

Indian shuttlers win five medals in Asia Junior Championship

NEW DELH: Meghana Reddy and Tasnim Mir won the girls doubles crown as Indian shuttlers bagged five medals in the Badminton Asia Junior...

Unexpected bounce in China's factory activity, but Asia broadly weak

HONG KONG: Factory activity in China showed...

'Chinese nationals' skipping lines at Philippine airport irks govt official

MANILA - Recently, there have been several stories on social media about how foreigners, mostly Chinese, have bossed around Filipinos even inside local...

Denisovan Jawbone Discovered in a Cave in Tibet

In 1980, a Buddhist monk in Tibet entered a sacred cave to pray. On the floor, he found half of a human jawbone,...

Pope: the devil destroys with vices and wars or with the spirit of worldliness

When the demon has been cast out, he returns. "Yes, we have our faults, our sins, but everything seems to be in order....

As the number of dead and wounded rises, the authorities declare a curfew

A 3 pm curfew has been imposed. Schools and universities have been closed. At least 228 people have been killed and 470 wounded....

Ukrainian corn arbitrage to Asia open for February arrival

London — The arbitrage...

Christians join Tamil mothers who have been protesting for 500 days over their missing...

Two protests refocus attention on children and husbands who went missing during the civil war. Protesters present a petition requesting the release of...

Cyber activity being reoriented towards Asia, say analysts

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2018, with the headline 'Cyber activity...

Three killed in aircraft runway accident near Everest

KATHMANDU: A small plane veered off the...

'Human calculator' Yaashwin enters final of Asia's Got Talent

Yaashwin Sarawanan.KUALA LUMPUR: “Human calculator” Yaashwin Sarawanan, 15, has made it to the final of Asia’s Got Talent (AGT) season three. The SMK Bandar...

Nur-Sultan, 231 Kazakhs repatriated from Syria over feared links with the Islamic State

The group includes 156 children, most under six, thought to be children of foreign fighters. At least 4,000 young people from Central Asia...

Abdullah of Pahang is Malaysia's newly elected king

He replaces Muhammad V, the sultan of Kelantan who abdicated on 6 January. Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, in which the sovereign plays...

Semenyih by-election result reflects feelings of the people: Anwar

PORT DICKSON: The Semenyih by-election defeat reflected the...

Pompeo Announces US Initiatives in Emerging Asia

WASHINGTON —  U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced $113 million in new technology, energy and infrastructure initiatives in emerging Asia at...

NDR 2018: Government will do its part to alleviate concerns about cost of living,...

SINGAPORE: With Singaporeans still feeling the squeeze...

KL minister in hot water over his 'fake degree'

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's Deputy Foreign Minister was urged to resign yesterday following allegations that he lied about having a degree from Cambridge...

Asian Insider Feb 8: Royal rumble in Thailand

UNCHARTED TERRITORY A Thai election that was shaping up as a relatively low-key, predictable race, veered abruptly off-script today with the stunning nomination of...

Bangladesh, Easter is a national holiday

For the first time in 30 years, the Christian holiday returns to the civil calendar.  On April 21st all schools in the country...

Captains say cricket's Asia Cup will give 2019 World Cup pointers

DUBAI: Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will have an eye fixed firmly on the 2019 World Cup when they get the Asia Cup underway...

Indonesia honours S'porean for work on ethnic Chinese

Academic Leo Suryadinata has become the first Singaporean to receive an award from the Indonesian government that honours cultural contributions and efforts to...

US, China trade war might end soon, Asia expert says

Asia expert Michael Pillsbury on Friday said he’s hopeful that President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping will reach a trade deal soon,...

History shows cooperation best policy: China Daily contributor

BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - US President Donald Trump has announced additional tariffs on another US$200 billion (S$273.1 billion) worth of Chinese...

Formosa Financial's CEO Becomes an Advisor for Asia Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Association

In a move with groundbreaking and exciting positive implications for blockchain in Asia, Formosa Financial co-founder and CEO, Ryan Terribilini has been appointed...

The global market rout is continuing after Huawei CFO's arrest adds to China trade-war...

captionIt's set to be another brutal day in US stock markets.sourceDavid Gray/Reuters Global stocks were plunging again Thursday after the ...