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Vietnam, EU sign free trade, investment protection deals

Vietnam and the European Union (EU) inked on Sunday the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/1 9:27:01

India's water crisis threatens to halt urban residential construction, leads to rising migration

Water scarcity in India is turning into a grave crisis leading to a possible halting of residential construction in some cities and rising migration in rural areas due to farm distress.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/30 20:24:27

EU, Vietnam sign free trade agreement

The European Commission (EC) and the Vietnamese government said in a joint statement that they welcome Sunday's signing of a free trade agreement and hope for a swift ratification in their legislatures.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/30 20:20:12

Weak monsoons threaten India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pushed for greater grassroots water conservation efforts amid concerns that weak monsoon rains would push millions of drought-hit people to the edge and hammer agricultural production in Asia's third-biggest economy.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/30 20:08:39

Afghan forces arrest 40 militants in southern province

Government forces have arrested 40 armed militants in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province over the past 10 days, Kandahar provincial governor Hatytullah Hayat said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/30 12:54:49

11 killed, 8 injured as vehicle falls into gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir

At least 11 people, including nine young female students, were killed and eight others injured Thursday after a vehicle carrying them skidded off the mountainous road and fell into deep gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/28 9:03:16

Thai PM says to promote RCEP at G20 Osaka summit

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Wednesday that he will attend the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Osaka, Japan, to demonstrate Thailand and ASEAN's support for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/26 19:31:28

Roadside bomb kills 2 in eastern Afghanistan

Two people including a district police chief were killed in a roadside bomb in the eastern Ghazni province on Wednesday, provincial governor's spokesman Aref Nuri said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/26 19:30:14

Uzbekistan burns narcotics to curb drug trafficking

Law enforcement bodies in Uzbekistan have burned over a ton of drugs, including 7.7 kg of heroin, on Wednesday as the country is fighting against the inflow of narcotics from neighboring Afghanistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/26 17:30:06

Play proactive role in attracting FDI:Bangladesh Foreign Minister

Bangladesh missions abroad should act as catalysts to promote the economic growth through luring foreign direct investment and expanding trade, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said on Tuesday.
Source: The Financial Express | 2019/6/26 12:38:52

Protest march held in New Delhi prior to US secretary of state's visit

Hundreds of protesters carried out a protest march in the Indian capital on Tuesday against the three-day visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo beginning Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/26 11:57:22

US Secretary of State pays unannounced visit to Kabul amid South Asian tour

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid an unannounced visit to Kabul on Tuesday on his way to New Delhi, and met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah to discuss the ongoing peace talks with Taliban, according to local media.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/26 10:02:22

2 killed, tens of thousands evacuated after explosion in south Kazakhstan

Two people were killed, 165 people injured and roughly 40,000 people were evacuated after an explosion rocked a military depot in Kazakhstan's southern city of Arys, Turkestan region, the Ministry of Internal Affairs announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 17:07:41

1 killed, 3 missing in flash floods in northern Vietnam

Flash floods in Vietnam's northern Lai Chau province have killed one and swept away three other local people, including a two-year-old child, local media reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 14:34:45

Death toll in Cambodia building collapse rises to 7

The death toll in the collapse of a seven-story building, which was under-construction, in southwestern Cambodia's Preah Sihanouk province early Saturday has risen to seven, the Preah Sihanouk Province's Administration said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/22 18:51:34

At least 3 dead, over dozen trapped as under-construction building collapses in SW Cambodia: governor

A seven-storey under-construction building collapsed early Saturday in southwestern Cambodia's Preah Sihanouk province, killing at least three people, said Provincial Governor Yun Min.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/22 11:36:27

Indian PM to attend G20 summit in Japan: Ministry of External Affairs

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Osaka, Japan from June 27 to 29, Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/22 9:50:16

22 killed in fire at Indonesia's N. Sumatra gas lighter factory

Twenty-two workers were killed and several others injured Friday in fire at a small gas lighter factory located in Indonesia's North Sumatra province city of Binjai, Binjai city disaster mitigation office personnel said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/21 17:12:47