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Thousands join largest protest in Bangkok

-- December 15, 2019 17:24:22

Several thousand people took part in Thailand's biggest protest since a 2014 coup on Saturday after authorities moved to ban a party that has rallied opposition to the government of former military ru...

Powerful quake drives people out of malls in Philippines

-- December 15, 2019 16:31:11

A strong earthquake jolted the southern Philippines on Sunday, causing a three-story building to collapse and prompting people to rush out of shopping malls, houses and other buildings in panic, offic...

14 die in Nepal bus crash

-- December 15, 2019 12:00:01

At least 14 passengers were killed while around 16 others injured in a bus crash at Sindhupalchowk district in central Nepal on Sunday morning, authorities confirmed. Ganesh Khanal, spokesperson at d...

Singapore invokes fake news law over opposition party posts

-- December 14, 2019 20:13:36

Singapore’s government invoked a fake news law on Saturday to order an opposition party to publish corrections on two social media posts and an article on its website about local employment, an...

Economic blueprint reassures Chinese public

Global Times December 14, 2019 18:14:17

The annual Central Economic Work Conference wrapped up on Thursday. Going through a statement released after the meeting, one would be deeply impressed with the central government's objective judgemen...

US sanctions on Iran violate international law: Mahathir

-- December 14, 2019 14:29:30

The American sanctions imposed on Iran violate the United Nations charter and international law, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a conference in Qatar on Saturday. “Malaysia does...

Hong Kong leader heads for Beijing as pressure mounts at home

-- December 14, 2019 11:08:12

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam left for Beijing on Saturday for her first visit to the Chinese capital since her government was handed a crushing defeat in local elections last month, prompting speculati...

Capitalism is losing appeal to Chinese

Global Times December 13, 2019 17:12:53

As China has stood on a higher level of development, it is having a different way of dealing with, and understanding Western countries. It's fair to say the Chinese people now have the most profound a...

Indian president signs citizenship bill into law

REUTERS December 13, 2019 14:12:28

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), that seeks to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, in Guwahati,...

Answer lies in ‘long-term funds from stock, bond markets’

FE REPORT December 13, 2019 11:03:17

Vibrant bond and stock markets hold the key to meeting the financing need of the country's private sector in attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs), discussants said on Thursday. They als...

'Public-private linkup' to help bridge SDG financing gap

FE REPORT December 13, 2019 09:59:59

Effective partnership with the private sector can help the government lessen the financing gap for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs), said Mahbubur Rahman, president of International Cham...

'Financial inclusion to cut poverty, inequality'

FE REPORT December 12, 2019 14:48:12

Financial inclusion ensures access to finance for all sections of population, including vulnerable and low-income groups, providing suitable financial products that pave the way for alleviating povert...

‘Anti-Muslim’ citizenship bill challenged in India court

-- December 12, 2019 13:56:01

A bill that grants Indian citizenship to non-Muslim illegal immigrants has been challenged in the Supreme Court. The Indian Union Muslim League, a political party, has petitioned the court to declare...

Planning minister addresses confce on financing for sustainable dev

-- December 12, 2019 13:44:27

Planning Minister M A Mannan speaking at the Ministerial Plenary Session titled 'Inclusive Financing for SDGs in Asia and the Pacific' during the second day Wednesday of 'Asia-Pacific Conference on Fi...

'Tackle climate change, ensure skills development for sustainable growth'

FE REPORT December 12, 2019 13:34:32

Tackling climate change issues and ensuring skills development and employment generation are crucial to attain sustainable growth in the Asia-Pacific countries, including Bangladesh, experts said at a...

Manzur Elahi addresses confce on financing for sustainable dev

-- December 12, 2019 13:28:37

Syed Manzur Elahi, chairman of Apex Footwear Ltd, addressing a plenary session titled ‘inclusive financing for SDGs in Asia and the Pacific’ in a city hotel on Wednesday.

New Zealand plans to recover bodies from volcanic island on Friday

Reuters December 12, 2019 13:09:38

Police in New Zealand are planning to go to the volcanic White Island on Friday to retrieve bodies of people killed in this week’s eruption, while the known death toll from the disaster climbed...

Rohingya refugees reject Suu Kyi’s genocide denial

-- December 12, 2019 11:12:15

Rohingya refugees accused former Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi of lying to the International Court of Justice in testimony Wednesday in which she denied that her country’s armed fo...

India's citizenship law sparks violent protests

Reuters December 12, 2019 10:28:32

India moved thousands of troops into the northeastern state of Assam on Thursday as violent protests erupted against a new law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbourin...

Inclusive finance must for attaining SDGs

FE Online Report December 11, 2019 19:01:24

Policymakers and experts on Tuesday stressed the effective mechanism to ensure inclusive financing so that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could be attained in Asia and the Pacific region. T...

Politics causes human rights frictions

Global Times December 11, 2019 17:24:09

Human Rights Day fell on Tuesday this year, in which the US-led Western world has unprecedentedly attacked China on its human rights record. They have let values dominate their perceptions of China, w...

Challenge lies in bridging SDG financing gap: President

FE REPORT December 11, 2019 16:58:42

President Md Abdul Hamid said on Tuesday the main challenge for Bangladesh as well as other developing countries is to fill the financing gap before achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It...

Genocide case against Myanmar is misleading: Suu Kyi

Reuters December 11, 2019 16:32:49

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the case brought against her country at the World Court was “incomplete and misleading” as she began her defence to accusations of genocide against the...

Suu Kyi to lead genocide defence at ICJ today

-- December 11, 2019 13:04:12

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi will lead Myanmar’s defence at the World Court on Wednesday, where her country faces accusations of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority. Gamb...

China's CPI up in November

Xinhua December 10, 2019 18:19:03

China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 4.5 per cent year on year in November, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Tuesday. The growth rate, which was up from 3.8...

Southern elephant seal spotted for first time in Sri Lankan waters

Xinhua December 10, 2019 16:36:59

A southern elephant seal was spotted for the first time in Sri Lankan waters and has attracted many locals as it swarmed off the coast of capital Colombo searching for a place to haul, local media rep...

Three Australians believed among dead in New Zealand volcano eruption

Xinhua December 10, 2019 16:34:18

Three Australians are believed to be among those killed in New Zealand's volcanic explosion, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a press conference on Tuesday morning. Morrison said 24 Australians...

Suu Kyi at Hague court for genocide hearing

REUTERS December 10, 2019 15:16:57

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the UN's International Court of Justice on Tuesday to defend her country over charges of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority. Gambia launched pr...

US Commission seeks sanctions against Amit Shah over citizenship bill

-- December 10, 2019 14:38:17

Describing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as a "dangerous turn in the wrong direction", a federal US commission on international religious freedom has sought American sanctions against Indian Home M...

Int'l confce on financing for sustainable dev starts today

FE REPORT December 10, 2019 13:18:51

A three-day international conference on financing for inclusive and sustainable development is going to start in Dhaka today (Tuesday). The International Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh (ICC,B) is or...