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Japan Crown Prince Fumihito formally declared first in line to throne

Japan Crown Prince Fumihito formally declared first in line to throne

  TOKYO: Crown Prince Fumihito was on Sunday formally declared first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne at a ceremony that had been postponed for seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Emperor Naruhito, dressed in a traditional dark orange robe, proclaimed his younger brother as crown prince to the people of Japan and the […]

Cambodian Premier Hun Sen placed in quarantine for COVID-19

Cambodian Premier Hun Sen placed in quarantine for COVID-19

By Chhay Sophal Thisiscn, Cambodia PHNOM PENH:  Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and some of his government officials on Wednesday went into quarantine and tested for COVID-19 after they had come in contact with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto who was tested positive for the virus after meeting the premier and others a day earlier. […]

Gyeonggi-do’s Basic Income Model and Suwon City, Korea

Gyeonggi-do’s Basic Income Model and Suwon City, Korea

By Khatuna Chapichadze Georgian Technical University San Diego State University Professor TBILISI: After the coronavirus outbreak in Korea, quite contested, however, very interesting idea of providing the universal basic income (UBI) for citizens, became popularly debated in the country. In consistence with his A New Gyeonggi Province, A Fair Society Provincial Policy, Korea’s most populous Gyeonggi […]

Pompeo tells Sri Lanka United States seeks to strengthen partnership

Pompeo tells Sri Lanka United States seeks to strengthen partnership

By Leo Nirosha Darshan ENCL – Colombo COLOMBO: US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told Sri Lanka Chinese Communist Party is a predator. We see from bad deals, violations of sovereignty and lawlessness on land and sea. The United States comes in a different way.  We come as a friend and as a partner. Pompeo […]

North Korea, Iran, Syria remain on US State Sponsor of Terrorism list

North Korea, Iran, Syria remain on US State Sponsor of Terrorism list

WASHINGTON: Three countries now remain on the US State Sponsor of Terrorism list following the delisting of Sudan. According to the State Department website, the three countries are Syria (listed in 1979), Iran (1984) and North Korea (2017). Sudan was put on the list in 1993 after it was accused of harboring groups that Washington deemed […]

Budget unity emergency contemplated in Malaysia

Budget unity emergency contemplated in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians are holding their breath as they wait for more developments to unfold in the coming hours regarding the situation in the country amid reports that the state of emergency would be declared. Official news agency Bernama said that was received by Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and that the car was seen […]

Kyrgyzstan’s rerun parliamentary elections delayed until after constitutional reform

Kyrgyzstan’s rerun parliamentary elections delayed until after constitutional reform

  BISHKEK: Acting President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov signed the constitutional law of the Kyrgyz Republic to postpone the date of repeat parliamentary elections until the constitutional reform. The press service of the acting president said that the need to adopt the constitutional law is dictated by a number of circumstances, as well as the […]

Kyrgyzstan President resigns on anniversary of assuming power

Kyrgyzstan President resigns on anniversary of assuming power

BISHKEK: President Sooronbai Jeenbekov has resigned, saying he did not want to be remembered in the history of Kyrgyzstan as the President who shed blood and shot at his own citizens. As the unrest linked to the announced results of the parliamentary elections on October 4 has not abated and the social and political situation […]

Uzbekistan elected to United Nations Human Rights Council

Uzbekistan elected to United Nations Human Rights Council

By Dilmurod Jumabaev TASHKENT: Uzbekistan has made a new achievement after it was elected to the Human Rights Council for the first time in its history. On Tuesday, the UN General Assembly elected 15 new members to the 47-seat Council. Among the five candidates from the Asia-Pacific region vying for four seats in the UN’s premier […]

‘Poison’ drip at centre of Singapore PM’s court battle

‘Poison’ drip at centre of Singapore PM’s court battle

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has testified in court in a libel suit against blogger-turned-politician Leong Sze Hian to clear his name from what he affirmed were unfounded allegations of involvement in the Malaysian state fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (MDB), corruption scandal. In a push […]

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