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European stocks advance at open

Europe's major stock markets climbed in opening deals on Monday with investors lifted by fresh optimism over a new US ...

Tokyo's Nikkei closes up more than 1.1%

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index rallied more than 1.1% on Monday on bargain-hunting with investors still optimistic for a new US ...

Most markets rise on US stimulus hope, China growth falls short

Most Asian markets rose Monday on lingering hopes for a new US stimulus package, though Shanghai turned lower after data ...

Asian markets rise on US stimulus hope, China growth falls short

Asian markets rose Monday on lingering hopes for a new US stimulus package, though Shanghai and Hong Kong pared their ...

Airlines working with WHO on testing to replace quarantine

The International Air Transport Association is working to set up a testing system that will replace compulsory quarantine to help ...

Asia Album: Mega marketplace in Bangladeshi capital

A vendor shows chicken on sale at a mega marketplace in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Oct. 18, 2020. (Xinhua)DHAKA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) ...

Asia Album: Afghan farmers harvest pine nuts in Jalalabad city

An Afghan farmer harvests pine nuts at a field in Jalalabad city, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Oct.17,2020. (Photo by Saifurahaman Safi/Xinhua)KABUL, ...

United States' standing wanes on Lowy Asia power index

The United States has registered the largest fall in relative regional power of any country in the Indo-Pacific during the ...

Sajid Mir, a notorious terrorist and shadowy figure

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 18 (ANI): In a bid to shield their homegrown and foreign terrorists, Pakistan has made continued effort ...

Resistance against Pakistan will continue from POK: Activist

New Delhi [India], October 18 (ANI): Gilgit-Baltistan leader and activist Sajjad Raja on Saturday recalled the invasion of Jammu and ...

Japan's PM to start 1st overseas tour to Vietnam, Indonesia on Sunday

Moscow [Russia], October 18 (ANI/Sputnik): New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will start his first overseas trip on Sunday, which ...

UN official says Al-Qaeda remains close to Taliban

Kabul [Afghanistan], October 18 (ANI): The al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has maintained close ties with the Taliban despite the Taliban's ...

"Pak didn't improve even after 73 years of Operation Gulmarg"

Amsterdam [Netherlands], October 17 (ANI): The darkest day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir was the intervening night of ...

"Deep disturbance to peace along LAC impacted ties with China"

New Delhi [India], October 17 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said peace and tranquillity along the Line ...

Pakistani Opposition Vows To Topple Khan As Prime Minister

Opposition leaders in Pakistan have vowed to topple the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan within weeks.The promise was made ...

Eco hub, youth dev't center to rise in Marawi

MARAWI CITY, Oct. 16 (PIA) - A new hub that could help in livelihood and peace initiatives will soon rise ...

Azmoun Chosen AFC National Team Player of the Week

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran national team forward Sardar Azmoun was chosen as the AFC National Team Player of the Week. ...

No #MeToo for Women Like Us

Poor Enforcement of India's Sexual Harassment LawIn 1992, Bhanwari Devi, a government social worker in the north Indian state of ...

Iran Issues Statement on Termination of Arms Embargo

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran issued a statement on the termination ...

Wally Yonamine: Pro Football's Nisei Pioneer

Just four months after Jackie Robinson broke the color line in professional baseball, Kaname "Wally" Yonamine lined up in the ...

Xi'an handles over 3,000 China-Europe freight trains

XI'AN, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Xi'an, capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, saw a surge in China-Europe freight train ...

East China's Zhejiang sees robust foreign trade

HANGZHOU, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The foreign trade volume of eastern China's Zhejiang Province rose 8.6 percent year on year ...

Quotes of the Day from Xinhua World News, Oct. 19

TEHRAN -- Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said that his country is ready for the trade of weapons after the ...

IMF says ready to help Lebanon overcome crisis

BEIRUT, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- A senior official at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Monday that the fund is ...

Roundup: Tokyo stocks close higher on hopes for U.S. stimulus

TOKYO, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed higher Monday amid a comparatively weaker yen helping lift exporters and hopes ...

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1100 GMT, Oct. 19

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported 865 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Monday, bringing the national total to ...

33rd span of Bangladesh's largest Padma bridge installed

DHAKA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The 33rd span of the Chinese-built Padma bridge, the largest in Bangladesh, has been installed, ...

Laos to boost economic growth amid COVID-19 pandemic

VIENTIANE, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Lao government sectors have been urged to further stimulate economic growth amid the COVID-19 ...

Shenzhen metro train serves as "poverty relief express"

SHENZHEN, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- A metro train in south China's metropolis of Shenzhen started on Saturday to dedicate its ...

Number of China-Vietnam freight trains surges

NANNING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region saw 112 China-Vietnam freight trains as of Friday, surging ...

Mongolia reports four more COVID-19 cases

ULAN BATOR, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia reported four new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total ...

Bangladesh ranks 75 in Global Hunger Index

DHAKA, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh ranks 75th among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020, according to ...

Weather information for Asia-Pacific cities

HONG KONG, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- The following is temperature and weather forecast of Oct. 18 for Asia-Pacific cities dispatched ...

Narayana Health City performs 2 complex surgeries

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], October 17 (ANI/NewsVoir): Team of doctors at Narayana Health City successfully performed two complex surgeries for two ...

NZ announces a third P-3 deployment in support of UN sanctions

The Government has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation ...

South Asia Weekly Report - Volume XIII-412 - ORF

South Asia Weekly Report - Volume XIII-412 Observer Research Foundation ...

Two Asian powerhouses are competing in Myanmars Rakhine

Two Asian powerhouses are competing in Myanmars Rakhine The Daily Star ...

India's anomalous COVID-19 experience - East Asia Forum

India's anomalous COVID-19 experience East Asia Forum ...

Aus business growth in Asia in the slow lane

Aus business growth in Asia in the slow lane BlueNotes ...

PH joins Asean Covid-19 response, recovery meeting - Philippine News Agency

PH joins Asean Covid-19 response, recovery meeting pna.gov.ph ...

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