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Four paramilitary soldiers killed in clash with militants in Pakistan – The Straits Times

Four paramilitary soldiers killed in clash with militants in Pakistan – The Straits Times

QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) – Four Pakistani paramilitary soldiers were killed and two injured in a clash with militants in the southwestern province of Balochistan, the military said. The incident happened in Loralai district, around 262km north-east of the provincial capital Quetta, on Monday (Dec 31). According to a statement issued by the military, the militants […]

VOA Asia – Voice of America

VOA Asia – Voice of America

VOA Asia  Voice of America VOA Asia presents the best and most interesting stories from our veteran reporters covering East Asia and the Pacific. VOA Asia tells what U.S.-Asian … Source link

The AFC Asian Cup 2019 contenders: Thailand – FOX Sports Asia

The AFC Asian Cup 2019 contenders: Thailand – FOX Sports Asia

In our ultimate build-up to AFC Asian Cup 2019, FOX Sports Asia provides the lowdown on all 24 teams and we take a closer look at Thailand in this preview. After a 12-year absence, Thailand are finally back amongst the elite of Asian football after qualifying for AFC Asian Cup 2019 – their first appearance […]

Britain to become 'true global player' post-Brexit with military bases in South East Asia and Caribbean, says Defence Secretary – Telegraph.co.uk

Britain to become 'true global player' post-Brexit with military bases in South East Asia and Caribbean, says Defence Secretary – Telegraph.co.uk

Britain will open two new military bases in the Caribbean and South East Asia as the country looks to step up its military presence overseas after Brexit, Gavin Williamson has revealed. The Defence secretary urges Britons to stop downplaying the country’s influence internationally and recognise that the UK will stand tall on the world stage […]

Asia's crude imports from Iran hit 5-year low – The Japan News

Asia's crude imports from Iran hit 5-year low – The Japan News

ReutersSINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) — Imports of Iranian crude oil by major buyers in Asia hit their lowest in more than five years in November as U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil exports took effect last month, government and ship-tracking data showed. China, India, Japan and South Korea last month imported about 664,800 barrels per day (bpd) from […]

ASIA MOGADISHU service improvement – Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

ASIA MOGADISHU service improvement – Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

In the effort to maintain a high service reliability and punctuality, CMA CGM would like to share the service improvement connecting Asia to Mogadishu, Somalia. In a continuous effort to further increase our level of service and reliability to Somalia, starting with M/V COSCO OSAKA voyage 0412DW1MA ETA Mombasa 07/01.2019 Cargo direct from China ports […]

Why are Asia's 'reformist' leaders struggling to reform? – Asia Times

Why are Asia's 'reformist' leaders struggling to reform? – Asia Times

On his first official visit to India, Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in Ahmedabad, spent a couple of days in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat, and then went to Delhi for more formal meetings. Beyond their meals and walks and similar jackets, Modi and Xi also shared a strikingly similar path to […]

Lost in Asia's deepest cave – BBC News

Lost in Asia's deepest cave – BBC News

Image copyright Yulia Ustinova Image caption Boybuloq cave is now recognised as the deepest in Asia Almost 50 years ago, Mustafaqul Zokirov left his drought-hit mountain village in a remote corner of Uzbekistan in search of water. He never returned. But his disappearance led to a discovery that now draws explorers to a Central Asian […]

Alleged leader of Chinese consulate attack in Pakistan reported killed – The Straits Times

Alleged leader of Chinese consulate attack in Pakistan reported killed – The Straits Times

QUETTA, Pakistan (REUTERS) – One of the alleged masterminds of an attack by a Pakistani separatist group on the Chinese consulate in Karachi last month has been killed along with five associates, the insurgent group said on Wednesday (Dec 26). The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), which opposes projects linked to China’s Belt and Road infrastructure […]

Nine hikers went missing at Penang Hill on Christmas day – The Straits Times

Nine hikers went missing at Penang Hill on Christmas day – The Straits Times

GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The Fire and Rescue Department are conducting a search and rescue mission for nine hikers who were believed to have gone missing at Penang Hill on Tuesday (Dec 25). The efforts to track them down are being carried out by firemen from the Bagan Jermal and Paya Terubong […]