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Laos facing structural challenges despite robust economic growth: report

Laos is still grappling with challenges and pending issues impeding macroeconomic development despite robust expansion of its economy, local newspaper Vientiane Times quoted a government report as saying on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/24 10:33:39

25 flights delayed at Delhi airport following server failure

Over two dozen flights of India's national carrier, Air India, were delayed on Saturday at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport following a server failure, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/24 6:07:48

Direct flight links China's Xinjiang, Pakistan

A new direct flight linking Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and Pakistan's second largest city of Lahore, was launched Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 14:39:38

India retaliates by rising tariffs on goods imported from US

India has decided to hike customs duty on around 29 goods imported from the United States, including Bengal gram, lentils, artemia (shrimp) etc., in retaliation to US' recent decision to hike duty on steel and aluminium products which had tariff implication to the extent of 241 million US dollars on India, said a notification issued by the country's finance ministry Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 10:19:30

Pakistan confirms death of Taliban leader in US drone attack

Pakistan on Thursday officially confirmed that a US drone has killed the Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 10:18:15

Philippine president signs mental health law in public healthcare system

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Philippine Mental Health Law, aiming to support Filipinos with mental health needs.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 17:38:56

India celebrates Int'l Yoga Day

India celebrated the International Day of Yoga on Thursday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 17:11:57

India celebrates Int'l Yoga Day

India celebrated the International Day of Yoga on Thursday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 14:13:52

Policeman killed, 2 wounded in Indian-controlled Kashmir militant attack

An Indian policeman was killed and two others wounded in a militant attack in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 11:00:13

Pakistan issues anti-money laundering regulations

The apex regulator Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) issued the Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFR) Regulations 2018 on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 9:19:30

30 Afghan security forces killed by Taliban

Taliban fighters killed around 30 Afghan security forces in multiple attacks in western Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, in the deadliest clashes since the militant group ended its cease-fire.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 21:33:40

Nepal willing to enhance cross-border connectivity, economic cooperation with China under B&R: PM

Nepal wishes to enhance cross-border railroad connectivity, infrastructure development, trade, investment and tourism cooperation with China under the framework of Belt and Road Initiative, Prime Minister of Nepal, K.P. Sharma Oli, said here ahead of his visit to China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 14:06:59

6 children dead after car plunges into pond in India

At least six children were killed and one was rescued Tuesday after a car carrying them plunged into a roadside pond in India's eastern state of Bihar, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 13:23:34

Myanmar parliament votes down motion on death penalty for rape of minors

Myanmar's House of Representatives (Lower House) has voted down a motion on death penalty for rape of minors, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 10:14:42

Taliban ends cease-fire with Afghanistan

Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented cease-fire and resumed attacks in parts of the country.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:08:40

India warned of zero-sum mentality as Napal PM to visit China

Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli was scheduled to visit China starting Tuesday with discussion focused on economic ties and infrastructure projects, and analysts said India should not worry its influence in Nepal would diminish, but instead focus on benign trilateral interactions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 19:08:40

1,089 cases of dengue fever reported so far this year in Laos, 2 killed

A total of 1,089 cases of dengue fever have been reported so far this year in Laos, with two deaths, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 12:45:30

Indian PM lays stress on gov't vision of "New India by 2022"

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid stress on his government's vision of "New India by 2022."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 10:19:37