Fri, 05 Mar 2021

Kyrgyzstan: Waiting and loathing on the Chinese border

The drive from Osh up to Irkeshtam, at southern Kyrgyzstan's high-altitude border with western China, began early in the early ...

Tibet listed as second least-free in world again

Washington [US], March 4 (ANI): Tibet has been ranked as the second least free region in the world, according to ...

China to finish building crop seed bank this year: political advisor

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- China is setting up a national crop seed bank, which is ...

Mr Price Sport to dress Team SA for Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) announced a four-year deal with Mr Price Sport, making the retailer ...

Laos Braces for Promise, Peril of China's High-Speed Railway

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - After five years of hard work boring dozens of tunnels and building even more bridges to ...

'Confident' China to Convene Rubber-Stamp Parliament

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - China is expected to tout its strong economic performance during the pandemic and unveil long-term goals ...

China's Tianwen-1 probe to land on Mars in May or June

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- China's Mars probe Tianwen-1 is traveling at a speed of 4.8 ...

Kazakhstan: Exporters lose money to China anti-coronavirus regime

After months of delays suffered by trains heading from Kazakhstan to China, Kazakh railway authorities have said they are now ...

Frontline health workers in Region 12 to get vaccine shots soon

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, March 4 (PIA) -- Frontline health workers in Region 12 will soon receive their first dose ...

Indian military must be prepared for threats from China:CDS

New Delhi [India], March 4 (ANI): Observing that the Indian military faces greater challenges than any other military in the ...

Update: China's top political advisory body starts annual session

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisory body started its annual session Thursday afternoon ...

Urgent: China's top political advisory body starts annual session

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisory body started its annual session Thursday afternoon ...

China's ICBC Unit Sets Guidelines to Prevent Office Sexual Harassment

BEIJING - A department of China's largest bank has issued guidelines to its staff on how to interact with co-workers ...

Cat in a spat: scrapping Dr Seuss books is not cancel culture

Let's start by putting aside the bugbear that it is even possible to "cancel" children's author Dr Seuss.As Philip Bump ...

How the Bolsheviks used aircraft carriers on rivers

These slow-moving giants made a significant contribution to defeating the "enemies of the revolution", as well as the Chinese troops ...

Vietnam Tapping Hackers to Silence Critics, Experts Warn

TAIPEI - An international advocacy group's claim that the Vietnamese government has tapped hackers to target activists shows that the ...

South Korea Fights to Guard Its Trade Secrets From China

SEOUL - South Korea's leading role in high-tech industries has made it an attractive target for fast-rising Chinese rivals in ...

US emphasises on countering Chinese threat

Washington [US], March 4 (ANI): The United States in its Interim National Security Guidance, released on Wednesday (local time), emphasised ...

Democracy, Liberty Declining Worldwide, Freedom House Report Finds

During 2020, freedom around the world declined for the 15th straight year, according to Freedom House in its annual country-by-country ...

'Confucius Institutes must be barred from US institutes'

Washington [US], March 4 (ANI): President Joe Biden's nominee for Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director William Burns on Wednesday suggested ...

'US obligated to address genocide in Xinjiang by China'

Washington [US], March 4 (ANI): Expressing solidarity with the Uyghur community amid the ongoing human rights abuse by the Chinese ...

Worldwide Democracy, Liberty Declining, Freedom House Report Finds

During 2020, freedom around the world declined for the 15th straight year, according to Freedom House in its annual country-by-country ...

US will engage China from position of strength: Blinken

Washington [US], March 3 (ANI): US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday said that the country will engage China ...

Analysis | Central Asia bond review

Debt has been a key feature of Central Asia's integration into the world economy in recent years. Chinese financing has ...

Tajikistan: Facebook bends to tax demands

Tajikistan has finally got its way and persuaded mighty Facebook to bend to its will by registering with the local ...

Teen sentenced to 6 months in detention centre

Hong Kong, March 3 (ANI): A 16-year-old student has been sentenced to up to six months in a detention centre ...

China is World's 'Greatest Geopolitical Test', Blinken Says

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken declared Wednesday that the relationship between the United States and China is the world's ...

US public opinion of China plunges to historic low

Washington [US], March 3 (ANI): The United States public opinion on China has plunged to a historic low, as Gallup's ...

Sharath off to a flying start at the WTT Contender Doha

Doha [Qatar], March 3 (ANI): The ace Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal began the 2021 season with an impressive victory ...

Kuwaitis praise traditional Chinese medicine for treating COVID-19

© Provided by Xinhua Lianhua Qingwen Capsules, a patented traditional Chinese medicine widely used in China to treat COVID-19 patients, ...

Thackeray at Maharashtra Assembly Session

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 3 (ANI): Maharashtra chief minister Udhav Thackeray on Wednesday took a potshot at the Centre over ...

Update: China's top political advisory body to convene annual session

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisory body will open its annual session on ...

Why repressive Saudi Arabia remains a US ally

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman "approved an operation ... to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi," according to ...

Microsoft alleges China cyberattackers of accessing servers

Hong Kong, March 3 (ANI): Microsoft on Tuesday said a sophisticated group of hackers linked to China has hacked into ...

NYSE to delist major Chinese oil company

New York [US], March 3 (ANI): The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) will move to delist CNOOC Ltd., the Chinese ...

Cambodia Deports Chinese Journalist Over Vaccine for Sale Story

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - The Cambodian government has deported a Chinese journalist for publishing what authorities deemed "fake news" about ...

3 health workers in Lahore diagnosed with COVID-19

Lahore [Pakistan], March 3 (ANI): Three health workers at Lahore's Mayo Hospital have been diagnosed with COVID-19 despite being vaccinated ...

Chinese lawmakers gather in Beijing for annual session

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Delegations of the deputies to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), ...

Update: China always puts vaccine safety, efficacy first: spokesperson

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhua) -- China always puts the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines first, ...

Jawans to participate in discussions at commanders' meet

By Ajit K DubeyNew Delhi [India], March 3 (ANI): For the first time, jawans from armed forces would be taking ...

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SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Most of the major indices in Asia tumbled more than two percent on Thursday.The only bourse ...

Airbnb posts fourth quarter earnings of $859 million

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U.S. stocks lose ground as major tech stocks shatter

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks lost ground on Wednesday as bond yields continued to spike. The technology sector ...

McKesson to have 4 vaccine distribution centers for one-shot vaccine

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Mail service says United defrauded it, fines airline $49.5 million

United Airlines will pay $49.5 million to settle criminal fraud charges and civil claims pertaining to fraudulent conduct in violation ...

Stocks in Hong Kong lead Asian bourses higher

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Hong Kong and mainland China jumped sharply on Wednesday dragging up indices in Australia ...

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