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Cambodian PM embarks on 9-day European tour

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen left early Wednesday for a nine-day European tour that will take him to Belgium, Turkey and Switzerland.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/17 8:31:06

China, India begin joint training of Afghan diplomats in Delhi

China and India jointly undertook a ten-day training program for ten Afghanistan diplomats at Delhi-based Foreign Service Institute on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/17 1:54:38

Two Koreas, UN Command wrap up first session on talks to disarm border

North and South Korea held their first three-way talks with the UN Command (UNC) on Tuesday to discuss ways to demilitarize the border as the neighbors push for peace, Seoul's defense ministry said.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 22:18:41

Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria: govt

Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast Nigeria, the government said, a month after one of her colleagues was murdered.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 21:08:40

Singapore ready for CIIE with delegation of more than 80 companies

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) will lead a delegation of more than 80 companies to attend the upcoming China International Import Expo CIIE, making it the largest group among ASEAN countries, SBF chairman Teo Siong Seng said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 20:33:57

S.Korea, DPRK, UN Command consult on disarming JSA in border area

South Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United Nations Command consulted Tuesday on disarming the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the inter-Korean border area, according to Seoul's defense ministry cited by local media.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 14:50:58

PNG to suspend visas on arrival during APEC

Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Immigration and Citizenship Authority (ICA) have announced on Tuesday the country will suspend on-arrival-visas for travellers during the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 14:42:17

Myanmar trilateral talks work on ways to attain principles in future peace conference

The first day of the peace talks between the Myanmar government, the army and the 10 nationwide ceasefire accord (NCA)-signatory ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) worked on ways to attain basic principles in future 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 14:41:49

Myanmar appoints new deputy ministers, Nay Pyi Taw council member

The Myanmar government has appointed three new deputy ministers and one Nay Pyi Taw Council member to reinforce its cabinet, according to an order of the President's Office late Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 13:28:59

6.8-magnitude quake hits 162km E of Tadine, New Caledonia -- USGS

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted 162 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia at 010346 GMT on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 9:32:59

Malaysia's Anwar sworn in as member of parliament

Former Malaysian deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as a member of parliament on Monday after winning a by-election over the weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 1:18:08

North Korea launch of world trade website shows opening: expert

North Korea has opened a foreign trade website that details investment opportunities in a move that one Chinese observer said Monday shows the country is breaking free of its isolation to become more engaged with the international community.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 23:13:40

Malaysia leader in waiting goes back into parliament

Malaysia's leader in waiting Anwar Ibrahim returned to parliament as a lawmaker Monday, and vowed to give former nemesis Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad space to get on with running the country.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/15 22:08:41

Regal remembrance

Cambodian government officials walk past honor guards as they pay their respects before the monument of former king Norodom Sihanouk at a park in Phnom Penh during a ceremony commemorating the king's sixth death anniversary on Monday. Sihanouk was born in Cambodia on October 31, 1922, and died in Beijing on October,15 2012.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/15 22:03:41

Koreas agree to connect rail

North Korea and South Korea reached an agreement on Monday to modernize and eventually connect their railways and roads across their border in late November or early December, media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 22:03:40

Air hostess falls out of Indian plane, breaks leg

A flight attendant fell out of an Air India plane while trying to close its door on Monday, the airline said, reportedly breaking her leg when she landed on the tarmac.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/15 22:03:40

Korean Air head charged with embezzling tens of millions

The head of South Korean flag carrier Korean Air - whose family have been embroiled in multiple scandals including one involving macadamia nuts - was indicted Monday on charges of embezzling tens of millions of dollars and other offences.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/15 22:03:40

Nepal heritage

Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (center) looks at the royal crown of Nepal's former monarchs at the Narayanhiti Museum, the former royal palace, in Kathmandu on Monday. The crown has been displayed for the first time since Nepal abolished the monarchy in 2008.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/15 21:58:39