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Reviving cotton-processing plant provides job opportunities in southern Afghanistan

The Afghan government is committed to reviving the cotton-processing factory, that has been badly damaged and shut down due to the prolonged war, to promote cotton cultivation in the militancy-battered province and provide job opportunities for the war-weary people.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/15 11:55:48

Pakistani Ambassador to China returns home after a year on post

Pakistan's Ambassador to China H.E. Naghmana A. Hashmi left for Pakistan earlier this week, ahead of her retirement on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 11:44:54

Singapore falls into recession

Singapore plunged into recession in the second quarter as the economy contracted more than 40 percent, preliminary data showed Tuesday, with the trade-dependent city state hammered by coronavirus in another ominous sign for the global recovery.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/14 17:08:41

US bases locked in Okinawa

Two US Marine bases in Japan's Okinawa have been put into lockdown after dozens of coronavirus infections, with local officials criticizing the American military's containment efforts.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/14 17:03:40

Indonesia in cooperation with Chinese firm to produce COVID-19 vaccine in early 2021

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday that the country would most likely commence producing COVID-19 vaccine at the beginning of next year in cooperation with Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/14 11:04:01

Accused NZ mosque shooter to represent himself at sentencing

An Australian man who pleaded guilty to killing 51 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand's worst mass shooting in 2019 has decided to represent himself a month ahead of the sentencing hearing, the court said on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/13 19:13:40

Japan, US discuss surge

Japan and the US are sharing information about coronavirus cases at US military bases in Okinawa Prefecture, a government spokesman said on Monday, after 62 new cases were confirmed at three bases.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/13 17:18:42

India reports highest single day spike of 28,701 COVID-19 cases, total nearing 880,000

India's federal health ministry Monday morning said 500 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 28,701 positive cases, were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 23,174 and total cases to 878,254.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/13 13:28:18

Becoming the next Asian export powerhouse

Bangladesh's export sectors have been witnessing an unprecedented time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The novel coronavirus has swept through the entire landscape of global economy including Bangladesh.
Source: Financial Express | 2020/7/13 10:12:31

CSR in the time of pandemic

How the corporations should navigate their Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) in the time of pandemic? In the regular days, corporations normally conduct their CSR activities by reaching out to the deprived communities and helping them out through financial, medical, educational, and many other types of assistance.
Source: Financial Express | 2020/7/13 10:00:45

Surge in new cases in Tokyo doesn't mean Japan's anti-pandemic measures have failed: expert

Chinese experts said that the recent spike in new coronavirus infections in Tokyo doesn't mean the Japanese government's anti-pandemic measures have been ineffective but are a result of trying to balance tackling COVID-19, opening the economy and maintaining social stability.
Source: | 2020/7/13 1:07:51

206 new Tokyo cases

Tokyo officials confirmed 206 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, public broadcaster NHK reported, as Japan's capital struggles with a resurgence in cases after the government lifted a state of emergency.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/12 17:33:41

Indonesia reports 1,681 newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases, 71 new deaths

The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,681 within one day to 75,699, with the death toll adding by 71 to 3,606, Achmad Yurianto, a Health Ministry official, said at a press conference here on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/12 17:32:46

People's Action Party wins Singapore election again

The governing People's Action Party (PAP) won Singapore's general election, retaining its more than 55-year grip on power, according to results reported online on Saturday by Singapore's Election Department.
Source: People's Daily | 2020/7/11 21:33:55

Number of COVID-19 infections rises to 326 in Myanmar

The number of COVID-19 infection cases has risen to 326 as of Friday, according to latest figures by the Ministry of Health and Sports.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/11 9:56:53

Japan's GSDF starts US Osprey aircraft deployment amid local concerns

The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force started its deployment of the US military's Osprey transport aircraft at Camp Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture on Friday amid local concerns about the aircraft's safety.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/10 21:21:15

Voting begins in Singapore general election

Polling stations in Singapore opened at 8:00 a.m. local time on Friday for the country's general election.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/10 14:51:50

S.Korea court sentences Park Geun-hye to 20 years in jail

A South Korean court on Friday sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to 20 years in jail and fined her 20 billion won over a corruption scandal that led to her impeachment in 2017.
Source: CGTN | 2020/7/10 14:44:44