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5th BIMSTEC Summit in January

5th BIMSTEC Summit in January

FE Online Report 2020-09-02 20:06:46

The 5th BIMSTEC Summit, preceded by the 17th BIMSTEC Ministerial meeting, is proposed to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in the first half of January 2021 subject to the improved COVID situation. This...

Taiwan to alter passport, fed up with confusion with China

Taiwan to alter passport, fed up with confusion with China

-- 2020-09-02 17:13:29

Fed up with being confused for China amid the coronavirus pandemic and Beijing’s stepped-up efforts to assert sovereignty, Taiwan said on Wednesday it would redesign its passport to give greater...

Beijing rejects US report on Chinese nuclear warheads

Beijing rejects US report on Chinese nuclear warheads

Reuters 2020-09-02 15:44:15

China’s foreign ministry on Wednesday rejected a US report that Beijing was expected to double the number of its nuclear warheads. The Pentagon said on Tuesday that China is expected to at leas...

Afghan govt frees nearly 200 Taliban prisoners

Afghan govt frees nearly 200 Taliban prisoners

Reuters 2020-09-02 14:56:51

The Afghan government released nearly 200 Taliban prisoners to spur the start of long-delayed peace negotiations, senior Afghan officials said on Wednesday. The fresh releases are from a group of 400...

Taiwan to change passport, fed up with confusion with China

Taiwan to change passport, fed up with confusion with China

-- 2020-09-02 12:28:22

Fed up with being confused for China amid the coronavirus pandemic and Beijing’s stepped-up efforts to assert sovereignty, Taiwan said on Wednesday it would redesign its passport to give greater...

Everyone could be a Covid carrier, says Indian doctor

Everyone could be a Covid carrier, says Indian doctor

Reuters 2020-09-02 12:06:38

“Every person you meet is a potential carrier of the disease,” a doctor said this to me when I visited the town of Bhagalpur and its nearby villages to cover the raging coronavirus pandemi...

Malaysia to bar long-term pass holders from India, Indonesia, Philippines

Malaysia to bar long-term pass holders from India, Indonesia, Philippines

Reuters 2020-09-01 19:04:34

Malaysia on Tuesday said it would bar entry of long-term immigration pass holders from India, Indonesia and the Philippines from Sept 7, in a bid to curtail imported coronavirus cases amid a spate of...

HRW asks Myanmar to end harassment of Rakhine media outlets

HRW asks Myanmar to end harassment of Rakhine media outlets

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-09-01 18:49:39

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Myanmar authorities to stop using criminal laws, website blocks, and licensing delays to severely restrict the two ethnic media outlets in Rakhine State. The in...

UAE’s betrayal will not last long, Khamenei says

UAE’s betrayal will not last long, Khamenei says

-- 2020-09-01 18:07:19

The United Arab Emirates has betrayed the Islamic world and the Palestinians by reaching a deal toward normalising ties with Israel, Iran’s top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sa...

Myanmar blocks activist website for false news

Myanmar blocks activist website for false news

-- 2020-09-01 17:25:19

Myanmar’s telecommunications ministry said on Tuesday it had ordered mobile operators to block a website run by activists investigating the military for spreading fake news, which the group said...

India announces seven-day state mourning for Pranab

India announces seven-day state mourning for Pranab

-- 2020-08-31 23:08:27

India has announced a seven-day state mourning after the country’s former president Pranab Mukherjee died at a Delhi hospital on Monday. He was 84-years-old. “As a mark of respect to the...

Pranab Mukherjee no more

Pranab Mukherjee no more

-- 2020-08-31 19:16:38

Former president of India Pranab Mukherjee, who was under treatment at a hospital, died at 84. The elder statesman and one of most respected politicians of India had been in coma after a brain surger...

Czech official will pay 'heavy price' for Taiwan visit, China says

Czech official will pay 'heavy price' for Taiwan visit, China says

-- 2020-08-31 18:24:10

Czech Senate Speaker Milos Vystrcil will ‘pay a heavy price’ for making an official trip to Taiwan, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Monday, prompting Prague to summon C...

Israeli, US officials on historic flight to UAE to finalise deal

Israeli, US officials on historic flight to UAE to finalise deal

-- 2020-08-31 18:08:01

Top aides to US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a historic first flight from Tel Aviv to the United Arab Emirates on Monday to finalise a pact marking open re...

Malaysia marks 63rd anniversary of independence

Malaysia marks 63rd anniversary of independence

-- 2020-08-31 15:25:03

Malaysia marked the 63rd anniversary of its independence on Monday, with a scaled back celebration due to the restrictive measures to contain the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Malaysia's king Sult...

Landslide, floods from monsoon rains kill at least 41 in India, Nepal

Landslide, floods from monsoon rains kill at least 41 in India, Nepal

-- 2020-08-31 15:03:06

A landslide and floods caused by heavy rains have killed at least 41 people in Nepal and India in the past week, officials said on Monday, as the annual monsoon season enters its final stretch after c...

India's Covid-19 cases top global rank as more of economy opens

India's Covid-19 cases top global rank as more of economy opens

REUTERS 2020-08-31 14:54:19

India reported 78,512 novel coronavirus infections on Monday, more than any other country but fewer than the previous day when it posted the world’s biggest, single-day tally, as authorities loo...

India says foils new Chinese attempt to alter status quo at disputed border

India says foils new Chinese attempt to alter status quo at disputed border

Reuters 2020-08-31 12:54:28

India said on Monday it had foiled an attempt by Chinese troops to change the status quo on their disputed and ill-defined border in a fresh flare-up between the two nuclear-armed countries. “O...

Australia reports record one-day rise in Covid-19 deaths

Australia reports record one-day rise in Covid-19 deaths

-- 2020-08-31 09:31:58

Australia reported a record daily rise in Covid-19 deaths on Monday, although the number of new infections in the country’s virus epicentre fell to a near two-month low. Victoria state said its...

Qatar sets new minimum wage, lifts restriction on changing jobs

Qatar sets new minimum wage, lifts restriction on changing jobs

-- 2020-08-30 18:42:21

Qatar on Sunday set a basic monthly minimum wage of 1,000 Qatari riyals ($274.6) and scrapped a rule requiring employers to consent to employees changing jobs. The announcement is the latest in a ser...

Death toll from Beirut port blast rises to 190

Death toll from Beirut port blast rises to 190

-- 2020-08-30 18:29:49

The death toll from this month’s Beirut port blast has risen to 190 with more than 6,500 injured and three people missing, Lebanon’s caretaker government said in a report on Sunday. Leban...

Israel hopes for signing deal with UAE by mid-September

Israel hopes for signing deal with UAE by mid-September

-- 2020-08-30 18:24:24

Israel hopes to hold a signing ceremony in Washington for its normalisation deal with the United Arab Emirates by mid-September, a member of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ca...

Afghan president names council for peace deal with Taliban

Afghan president names council for peace deal with Taliban

-- 2020-08-30 16:35:14

Afghanistan's president has appointed a council for national reconciliation, which will have final say on whether the government will sign a peace deal with the Taliban after what are expected to be p...

Corona epicentre shifts to South Asia as India sets global record with rise in cases

Corona epicentre shifts to South Asia as India sets global record with rise in cases

Reuters 2020-08-30 15:35:55

India on Sunday reported the biggest single-day jump in coronavirus infections of any nation in the Covid-19 pandemic, as the epicentre shifts to the south Asian giant. India’s 78,761 cases exc...

Restaurant collapse in China’s Shanxi kills 29

Restaurant collapse in China’s Shanxi kills 29

-- 2020-08-30 14:52:01

Twenty-nine people were killed and seven seriously injured when a restaurant collapsed in northern China’s Shanxi province, the country’s emergencies ministry media said on Sunday. The bu...

Road to peace between China, India blocked: SCMP

Road to peace between China, India blocked: SCMP

FE ONLINE DESK 2020-08-30 12:58:05

India and China continue to build roads in the remote Himalayan region blocking the road to peace between the two countries, says an article in South China Morning Post (SCMP). “Border talks be...

160 dead as flash floods hit Afghanistan

160 dead as flash floods hit Afghanistan

REUTERS 2020-08-30 10:55:09

Rescuers in Afghanistan continued to search amidst mud and rubble for missing people on Saturday after flash flooding this week killed around 160 people and washed away homes across the country, offic...

Restaurant collapse kills 17 in China

Restaurant collapse kills 17 in China

-- 2020-08-29 21:25:11

Seventeen people were killed in China's Shanxi Province after a two-story restaurant collapsed during a gathering Saturday. At least 28 other people were injured in the accident that took place at Xi...

Wuhan schools to reopen on Tuesday

Wuhan schools to reopen on Tuesday

-- 2020-08-29 20:15:57

Wuhan, Ground Zero for the COVID-19 pandemic and the Chinese city hardest hit by the coronavirus, will reopen all its schools and kindergartens on Tuesday. As many as 2,842 educational institutions a...

Party election to choose PM Abe's successor around Sept 15: Kyodo

Party election to choose PM Abe's successor around Sept 15: Kyodo

-- 2020-08-29 19:33:49

Japan’s ruling party will pick Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s successor around September 15, Kyodo news agency said on Saturday, after Abe abruptly announced his resignation for health reason...