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Rakhine armed group abducts Suu Kyi's party candidates

Rakhine armed group abducts Suu Kyi's party candidates

-- 2020-10-20 13:45:49

Insurgents from western Myanmar on Monday claimed responsibility for the kidnapping last week of three ruling party candidates in conflict-torn Rakhine state, and demanded the release of detained stud...

India to hand back Chinese soldier who strayed across LAC

India to hand back Chinese soldier who strayed across LAC

REUTERS 2020-10-20 11:21:21

The Indian army said on Monday that it had captured a Chinese soldier after he strayed across a contested de facto border in the western Himalayan region where both countries have amassed thousands of...

Half of Indians may catch coronavirus by February

Half of Indians may catch coronavirus by February

-- 2020-10-19 21:14:22

At least half of India’s total 1.3 billion people are likely to have been infected with the new coronavirus by next February, helping slow the spread of the disease, a member of a India's federa...

Tens of thousands rally in Karachi against Imran Khan

Tens of thousands rally in Karachi against Imran Khan

-- 2020-10-19 16:23:47

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi on Sunday as part of a campaign to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan, who they accuse of being installed by...

Bangladesh comes into US focus on South Asia: SCMP

Bangladesh comes into US focus on South Asia: SCMP

FE Online Report 2020-10-19 11:30:18

The Unites States’ higher engagement with Bangladesh in recent times is part of its attempt to find partners for its Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS), especially aimed at countering China, according...

China warns of detaining US citizens over prosecution of Chinese scholars

China warns of detaining US citizens over prosecution of Chinese scholars

-- 2020-10-18 18:45:55

The Chinese government has warned Washington it may detain Americans in China in response to the US Justice Department’s prosecution of Chinese military-affiliated scholars. Chinese officials h...

Protesters take over Bangkok streets in new show of defiance

Protesters take over Bangkok streets in new show of defiance

-- 2020-10-18 18:04:19

Thousands of Thai anti-government protesters took over key intersections in Bangkok on Sunday, defying a ban on protests for the fourth day with chants of "down with dictatorship" and "reform the mona...

Saudi Arabia allows citizens to perform prayers in Al-Haram Mosque for first time in seven months

Saudi Arabia allows citizens to perform prayers in Al-Haram Mosque for first time in seven months

-- 2020-10-18 15:16:42

Saudi Arabia allowed its citizens and residents inside the kingdom to perform prayers in one of the most holy religious sites in Islam, Al-Haram mosque in Mecca, for the first time in seven months, st...

Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating fresh ceasefire

Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating fresh ceasefire

Reuters 2020-10-18 13:35:17

Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other on Sunday of violating a new humanitarian ceasefire in fighting over the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, hours after it was agreed. The truce agreed on...

22 Vietnamese soldiers go missing as landslide hits army barracks

22 Vietnamese soldiers go missing as landslide hits army barracks

-- 2020-10-18 12:08:34

A landslide early on Sunday left at least 22 soldiers missing in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Tri, the government said, as the Southeast Asian country battles the worst flooding in years....

India begins selecting people for priority Covid-19 vaccines

India begins selecting people for priority Covid-19 vaccines

-- 2020-10-17 20:15:57

India’s coronavirus infections rose by another 62,212 cases over the previous day and a local media report said on Saturday that the government had begun identifying about 300 million people who...

Hundreds of Thai protesters defy cautions in Bangkok

Hundreds of Thai protesters defy cautions in Bangkok

-- 2020-10-17 16:57:42

Hundreds of Thais chanted at protests that popped up across Bangkok on Saturday in defiance of a crackdown on three months of demonstrations aimed at the government and the powerful monarchy, reports...

Nawaz Sharif accuses Pakistan's army chief of toppling his government

Nawaz Sharif accuses Pakistan's army chief of toppling his government

-- 2020-10-17 16:42:16

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday accused the country’s army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa of toppling his government, pressuring the judiciary, and installing the current...

Ardern’s party holds big lead in New Zealand election initial returns

Ardern’s party holds big lead in New Zealand election initial returns

-- 2020-10-17 13:13:58

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party held a big early lead in New Zealand’s general election on Saturday, initial tallies showed after a campaign dominated by her handling of Covid...

Covid-19 cases set to surge in India during holiday season

Covid-19 cases set to surge in India during holiday season

-- 2020-10-15 17:15:56

Already on track to overtake the United States with the world’s most novel coronavirus infections, India is bracing for a surge of cases in coming weeks as it heads into its main holiday season...

Kyrgyzstan president Jeenbekov resigns following unrest

Kyrgyzstan president Jeenbekov resigns following unrest

-- 2020-10-15 17:10:31

President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday after days of unrest following a disputed election, saying he wanted to prevent clashes between security forces and protesters who have demanded his...

Thai government bans protests

Thai government bans protests

-- 2020-10-15 12:09:30

Thailand’s government banned protests and police arrested at least three protest leaders on Thursday in the face of escalating demonstrations targeting King Maha Vajiralongkorn as well as Prime...

Russia appeals to Armenia and Azerbaijan to "fully meet commitments" under ceasefire deal

Russia appeals to Armenia and Azerbaijan to "fully meet commitments" under ceasefire deal

REUTERS 2020-10-14 15:44:37

Russia made a new appeal to Armenia and Azerbaijan to stop fighting in and around the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh after the warring sides accused each other of fresh ceasefire violations on W...

As virus surges in Malaysia, anti-Rohingya sentiment sweeps Facebook

As virus surges in Malaysia, anti-Rohingya sentiment sweeps Facebook

REUTERS 2020-10-14 12:47:38

As coronavirus infections surged in Malaysia this year, a wave of hate speech and misinformation aimed at Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar began appearing on Facebook. Alarmed rights groups repo...

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 38 million

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 38 million

-- 2020-10-14 11:36:08

The globally confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases surpassed 38 million on Wednesday, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University (JHU). The total caseload from Covid-19 reached 38,0...

India frees Kashmir politician Mehbooba Mufti after 14 months

India frees Kashmir politician Mehbooba Mufti after 14 months

Reuters 2020-10-14 10:49:10

Indian authorities released Mehbooba Mufti late on Tuesday, the last major Kashmiri leader held since August last year when the federal government withdrew the troubled region’s autonomy and arr...

Malaysia's Anwar says he has strong support to form new govt

Malaysia's Anwar says he has strong support to form new govt

-- 2020-10-13 16:48:22

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday said he has presented documents to the king on his ‘strong and convincing’ parliamentary support to oust incumbent Prime Minister Muhyi...

Nagorno-Karabakh says 17 more killed in fighting with Azerbaijan

Nagorno-Karabakh says 17 more killed in fighting with Azerbaijan

Reuters 2020-10-13 14:07:03

Ethnic Armenian officials in Nagorno-Karabakh said 17 more servicemen had been killed in fighting with Azerbaijan, bringing its total military death toll to 542 since fighting broke out on September 2...

Nearly 40 die in Southeast Asia due to heavy rains, flash floods

Nearly 40 die in Southeast Asia due to heavy rains, flash floods

-- 2020-10-13 13:41:43

Nearly 40 people have died in Vietnam and Cambodia and scores more were missing, including rescuers, due to prolonged heavy rain and flash flooding as tropical storm Nangka edged towards the Vietnames...

Asia-Pacific begins to relax Covid-19-related travel curbs

Asia-Pacific begins to relax Covid-19-related travel curbs

REUTERS 2020-10-13 13:41:00

Asia-Pacific countries including Singapore, Australia, Japan and Thailand are gradually easing some international travel restrictions as coronavirus cases slow, in hopes of helping to revive their eco...

North Korea’s Kim shows teary side in facing people’s hardships

North Korea’s Kim shows teary side in facing people’s hardships

REUTERS 2020-10-13 12:26:01

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to shed tears at the weekend as he thanked citizens for their sacrifices, in the most striking demonstration yet of how he is relying on his “man of the...

Thailand to make, supply AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

Thailand to make, supply AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

Reuters 2020-10-12 21:22:26

Thailand has agreed to manufacture and supply AstraZeneca Plc's experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the southeast Asian country and other nations in the region, the British and Thai governments said on M...

Mumbai faces major power cut due to grid failure

Mumbai faces major power cut due to grid failure

-- 2020-10-12 15:04:33

Mumbai has faced a power outage due to grid failure on Monday morning with rail movement coming to a halt in several locations of India's financial capital. "Due to grid failure, the supply of power...

Turkish army base in Qatar destabilises Gulf region, UAE official says

Turkish army base in Qatar destabilises Gulf region, UAE official says

-- 2020-10-11 22:33:23

Turkey’s army presence in Qatar is an element of instability in the Gulf region, a senior official of the United Arab Emirates has said, adding that it contributed to negative polarisation. The...

20 killed on temple trip in Thailand as bus, train collide

20 killed on temple trip in Thailand as bus, train collide

-- 2020-10-11 19:15:15

A bus heading to a Buddhist temple collided with a train in central Thailand on Sunday, killing at least 20 people dead and injuring 30, authorities said. The accident took place on Sunday morning (l...