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Thai Princess Ubolratana officially nominated as PM candidate

Thai Raksa Chart party on Friday nominated Princess Ubolratana Mahidol as their candidate for prime minister.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/8 11:25:56

S.Korea to spend 12 bln USD in border areas with DPRK for next decade

South Korea's government said on Thursday that it will spend 13.2 trillion won (around 12 billion US dollars) in border areas with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for the next decade.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/7 21:20:38

Moscow not to take active position on new INF treaty: Russian FM

Russia will not take an active position in negotiating new arms control treaties, but will wait for response from the West to its numerous initiatives in this sphere, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/7 10:09:12

Philippine immigration authorities to tighten entry of foreign workers

The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Wednesday that it will soon impose stricter requirements and procedures in issuing special work permits and provisional work permits to foreign nationals who intend to work in the Philippines.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 16:00:59

Feature: Sydney turns love of dumplings into world record

If the way to a nation's heart is through its stomach, Australia's heart was well and truly won on Tuesday with a group of hungry Sydneysiders claiming the world record for biggest yum cha.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/5 22:04:25

Main suspect of Jolo blasts surrenders to Philippine authorities

A main suspect in the deadly twin blasts hitting the southern Philippines late last month has surrendered to authorities, the chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/4 16:25:21

Over 5 bln USD foreign investment flows into Myanmar's central region

About 5.7 billion US dollars of investment from over 70 foreign enterprises have entered Myanmar's Mandalay region so far since the regional investment committee was founded in 2017, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/4 15:43:12

Iran unveils new indigenous missile 'Hoveyzeh'

Iran's surface-to-surface missile 'Hoveyzeh' was unveiled in a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution attended by the country's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami on Saturday.
Source: IRNA | 2019/2/2 19:44:10

Iran 1st electricity producer in region

Iran is now the first electricity producer in the region and has maintained relations and energy exchanges with all neighboring countries, Iranian energy minister said.
Source: IRNA | 2019/2/2 19:41:06

OECD upgrades Uzbekistan credit risk rating

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has improved Uzbekistan's credit risk rating, moving the country from point 6 to point 5, the Uzbek finance ministry said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/2 19:06:50

Myanmar's sea trade hits 7.7 bln USD in 4 months

Myanmar's maritime trade reached 7.7 billion U.S. dollars as of Jan. 25 in the current fiscal year 2018-2019 which started in October, according to the Commerce Ministry Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/2 18:28:39

Explosion in Syria's Manbij kills 1, injures 2: war monitor

An explosive device went off in Syria's northern city of Manbij on Saturday, killing one and wounding two others, a war monitor reported. The explosive device ripped through a car transporting personnel with the Manbij Military Council (MMC), which is in control of Manbij in the northern countryside of Aleppo province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/2 18:25:48

China, Japan hold diplomatic consultation, security dialogue

China and Japan held a regular diplomatic consultation and a security dialogue Friday in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/2 9:46:45

Second pilot of India's crashed fighter jet dies

The second pilot of the Indian Air Force (IAF) who was flying the ill-fated "Mirage-2000" fighter jet which crashed on Friday morning succumbed to his injuries in a government hospital, confirmed official sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/1 21:41:39

Thailand court to hear Bahraini extradition request for soccer player

A Thai public prosecutor on Friday submitted to a criminal court Bahrain's extradition request for jailed soccer player Hakeem Al Araibi, who fled his country amid political upheaval and has refugee status in Australia.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/1 21:08:41

S.Koreans march with coffin in 'comfort women' protest

South Korean protesters marched alongside the coffin of a “comfort women” ­campaigner to the Japanese Embassy on Friday in a protest over Japan's use of forced labor in its wartime brothels.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/1 18:18:41

Heart disease affects half of Americans, says study

Almost half of Americans have heart disease, a significant increase over prior years largely because of a newly expanded definition of high blood ­pressure, the American Heart Association (AHA) said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/1 18:18:39

New rules force Amazon product pull

E-commerce rules that went into effect in India on Friday caused widespread disruption for Amazon, forcing it to take down an array of items from its India website including Echo speakers, batteries and floor cleaners.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/1 18:15:01