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Muslim-majority Indonesia set for polls

Most polls show the incumbent Joko Widodo holding a double-digit lead over Prabowo Subianto, a former general Monitoring desk JAKARTA Dipping their fingers in halal ink...

India bans firebrand Hindu from campaign

Monitoring desk NEW DELHI India’s election commission on Monday banned a firebrand Hindu nationalist state chief minister from campaigning for three days to stop him...

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in seeks fourth summit with Kim Jong Un

Monitoring desk SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in is willing to go anywhere to meet Kim Jong Un for a fourth summit, he said Monday, hailing the North Korean...

Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima’s melted reactor begins

Monitoring desk TOKYO The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down...

China issues bonds to support BRI’s projects

INP BEIJING Bank of China (BOC), one of the country’s major commercial lenders, has issued 3.8 billion dollars worth of multi-currency bonds to raise low-cost funding...

WikiLeaks founder Assange tried to use its embassy to spy

Monitoring desk LONDON WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly violated his asylum conditions and tried to use the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a center for...

3 killed in aircraft runway accident near Everest

The collision happened in Lukla airportdistrict Monitoring desk KATMANDU A small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest...

Indonesia polls bring battle over China’s Belt and Road push

Online JAKARTA Indonesia has become the latest election battleground for Beijing´s soaring economic clout, as the opposition warns pro-China policies are saddling the...

Democrats defend Omar after Trump retweets video against her

Monitoring desk WASHINGTON Top Democrats on Saturday rushed to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar after President Donald Trump retweeted video that was edited to suggest she was...

Six more detained over China blast that killed 78

News desk BEIJING Police have detained six more suspects linked to a chemical plant blast in eastern China last month which killed 78 and left hundreds injured, local...