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Singapore's new law for infrastructure protection takes effect

Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs announced on Monday that the Infrastructure Protection Act (IPA), which is part of the city-state's counter-terrorism strategy, will take effect from December 18.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:00:45

Budding partner

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (second from left) shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ceremonial reception in New Delhi, on Monday. President Solih is on a three-day state visit to India from Sunday to Tuesday. Modi said that India will provide a financial assistance package of $1.4 billion to the Maldives.
Source: IC | 2018/12/17 20:53:39

#MeToo offers hope: Indian mom

The mother of a female student whose brutal gang rape sparked mass protests in India has said the country's #MeToo movement gives her hope that things can change, as she marked the sixth anniversary of the fatal attack.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/16 21:07:35

6 security personnel, 4 terrorists killed during operation in SW Pakistan

At least six security personnel have been killed and 14 others injured during an operation against terrorists in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, the military said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 14:39:34

3 militants, 2 civilians killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir clashes

Three militants and two civilians were killed Saturday in clashes with government forces in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 13:32:03

Gunfight erupts in Indian-controlled Kashmir, casualties unknown

A fierce gunfight between militants and Indian troops Saturday broke out in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 12:35:49

10 killed, 80 taken ill after eating food offering at temple in India

At least 10 people were killed while 80 others fallen ill and subsequently hospitalised Friday after consuming food offering at a Hindu temple in southern Indian state of Karnataka, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 9:43:07

Former Malaysian deputy PM Zahid faces another charge on criminal breach of trust

Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was hit with an additional criminal breach of trust involving 10 million ringgit (2.39 million US dollars) on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 15:13:40

4 dead, 2 others wounded in clash in southern Philippines

Four people were killed as troops clashed with some 50 Abu Sayyaf militants in Sulu, an island province in the southern Philippines, early on Thursday, a military official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 14:33:33

Myanmar takes step to implement child labor eradication program

Myanmar is moving to implement a child labor eradication program and the related national-level work program (draft) is being sought at a Myanmar National Committee on Child Labor Eradication meeting, Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 11:05:24

India-Myanmar agricultural research center opened in Nay Pyi Taw

An India-Myanmar Advanced Center for Agricultural Research and Education has been opened at the Yezin Agricultural University (YAU) in Nay Pyi Taw to develop advanced agricultural method, Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 10:51:45

Pakistan rejects US blacklist for religious freedom violations

Pakistan on Wednesday rejected Washington's decision to place it on a blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom, branding it "politically motivated" and defending its treatment of minorities.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/12 21:33:41

India's main opposition party Congress begins process of gov't formation in 3 states

The final results in five states that went to polls in recent weeks have been announced, and the country's main opposition party the Indian National Congress (INC) has fallen short by two lawmakers each in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, in order to achieve the simple-majority mark.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 14:47:03

Philippine congress extends martial law in Mindanao to end of 2019

Philippine congress grants President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial in Mindanao in southern Philippines until December 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 14:22:29

Death, missing cases due to flood in central Vietnam rise to 9

A flood sparkled by downpour in Vietnam's central region since the weekend has killed five local residents and left four others missing, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 13:17:55

Thailand's political parties free to woo votes for coming election

Thailand's political parties are now free to woo votes as part of their electoral campaigns ahead of a general election scheduled for Feb. 24, 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 9:36:22

Suicide car bomb kills 5 in Kabul, Taliban claims responsibility

At least five people including the attacker were confirmed dead and six others injured as a militant riding an explosive-laden car targeted a convoy of national spy service team in Paghman area outside Kabul city on Tuesday, an official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 21:56:32

Rupee falls as India's bank chief quits

India's rupee plunged on Tuesday after the country's central bank chief quit following a dispute with the government that analysts say raises fears about its independence.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 21:13:40