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Counting of votes begins for India's general elections

The counting of votes began Thursday morning for India's 17th general elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 11:51:42

SCO FMs support multipolar world, oppose trade protectionism

Foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states said Wednesday that they advocate a multipolar world and oppose unilateralism and trade protectionism.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 9:40:59

Iran FM to visit Pakistan to discuss bilateral ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Pakistan on Thursday for talks on diverse topics of mutual interest, Tehran Times daily reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 9:32:11

Pakistan, Russia sign statement on "No First Placement of Weapons in Outer Space": FM

Pakistan and Russia signed a joint statement on "No First Placement of Weapons in Outer Space" on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry said in the capital Islamabad.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 9:20:31

India's pride

The Indian Space Research Organization's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle carries radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2B from the Satish Dawan space center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh state on Wednesday.
Source: VCG | 2019/5/22 21:58:40

Modi alliance vows to boost fading economy

India's ruling coalition has promised to rev up growth, double farmers' income and boost infrastructure spending in the next five years after exit polls showed it would retain power when general election votes are counted on Thursday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/22 21:48:41

Bangladesh Banks urged to develop data depository

Banks in Bangladesh should create their own data bank to help prevent trade-based money laundering using their services, speakers at a programme held in the country said Monday.
Source: Financial Express Bangladesh | 2019/5/22 15:46:25

Over 400 textile, garment factories in Bangladesh prone to labor unrest

Some 436 textile and readymade garment (RMG) factories across Bangladesh are 'vulnerable' to labor unrest over payment of wages and festival allowance, officials in the country said.
Source: The Financial Express Bangladesh | 2019/5/22 15:44:01

Afghan courts sentence 27 drug-related suspects

Afghan courts imprisoned 27 suspects over smuggling drugs after investigating into 21 drugs-related cases, a statement said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/22 13:55:03

Myanmar-China Think Tank Forum kicks off in Yangon

The third Myanmar-China Think Tank Forum kicked off on Tuesday in Myanmar's Yangon, gathering about 40 experts from both countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/22 12:44:47

Myanmar president urges for proper preparation of upcoming general election

Myanmar President U Win Myint has urged for proper preparation of the holding of a free and fair general election in 2020, according to the Union Election Commission (UEC) Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/22 12:34:01

Lao gov't to ease cross-border trade with new service charter

The Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce plans to introduce a new service charter to reduce the time it takes to authorize imports and exports, as part of efforts to improve the business climate.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/22 12:11:33

Kazakh's ties with China to deepen: envoy

Relations between China and Kazakhstan will definitely be further strengthened regardless of the election's outcome, Kazakh Ambassador to China Shakhrat Nuryshev said at a press conference on Tuesday, as the Central Asian country is about to elect a new president in 30 years next month.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 21:33:40

Vietnamese deputy prime minister visits Cuba, meeting Cuban leaders

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on Monday met separately with Raul Castro, the first secretary of Cuba's Communist Party, and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, as part of his official visit to the Caribbean nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 15:14:16

Nepalese sets new record by climbing world's highest peak for 24 times

Nepalese Kami Rita Sherpa on Tuesday scaled the world's highest peak Qomolangma for the 24th times, the highest number of reaching the top, a government official confirmed here.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 13:46:04

Indonesia's Widodo wins re-election with 55.5 pct votes

Indonesia's incumbent candidate President Joko Widodo won his re-election with 55.5 percent votes, failing his arch rival, former army general Prabowo Subianto who obtained 44.5 percent votes, Indonesia's General Election Commission (KPU) announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 11:30:44

Vietnam's deputy PM in Cuba on official visit

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh was in Cuba on an official visit, the local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 9:56:43

China, Tajikistan agree to strengthen comprehensive strategic partnership

Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday agreed to boost cooperation between the two countries in various fields and further align their development strategies.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 9:33:26