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  • “Threat of terrorism is growing…” Jaishankar at top UN counter-terror meet

    “Threat of terrorism is growing…” Jaishankar at top UN counter-terror meet

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday stressed the global threat of terrorism is growing and expanding, particularly in Asia and Africa, despite the UN Security Council's (UNSC) best efforts to combat the "gravest threat to humanity".

    October 29, 2022
  • Cyprus begins constructing electricity link between Asia and Europe

    Cyprus begins constructing electricity link between Asia and Europe

    The EuroAsia Interconnector will link up the electricity grids of Israel, Cyprus and Greece, and will also transfer electricity from renewable sources in Israel to Europe, Xinhua news agency reported.

    October 15, 2022
  • With 950 billionaires, Asia outnumbers all other regions

    With 950 billionaires, Asia outnumbers all other regions

    When it comes to the number of billionaires by region, Asia now has 951 outnumbering all other regions. North America has 777 billionaires and Europe, 536.

    October 4, 2022
  • A common currency in ASEAN will benefit citizens

    A common currency in ASEAN will benefit citizens

    A common currency needs robust financial systems and markets, as well as strong institutional support. Not all ASEAN countries have such institutions to deal with the threats to the financial sector, which have increased in recent years. Then there is the lack of control over national monetary and fiscal policies, restricting the governments’ sovereignty and autonomy.

    September 29, 2022
  • ADB to provide $14 billion to ease food crisis in Asia-Pacific

    ADB to provide $14 billion to ease food crisis in Asia-Pacific

    Last week, the ADB revised down its growth forecast from 5.2 percent to 4.3 percent for 2022 and 5.3 percent to 4.9 percent for 2023 for developing economies in the Asia-Pacific region.

    September 28, 2022
  • A Year of Confinement

    A Year of Confinement

    The US, which has the shameful record of incarcerating about 6 million people, including those on probation or parole – 10 million enter the prison system each year – is steadily increasing people who are entombed in the so-called Supermax prisons, where nobody can hear their screams and where they are perennially shut in 60 square-feet high-tech steel-and-concrete dungeons.

    September 26, 2022
  • Major publishing company Kadokawa’s chairman held in Tokyo Games-related bribery case

    Major publishing company Kadokawa’s chairman held in Tokyo Games-related bribery case

    The special investigation squad of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office on Wednesday arrested Tsuguhiko Kadokawa, chairman of major publisher Kadokawa Corp., on suspicion of paying bribes related to the Tokyo Olympics.

    September 15, 2022
  • More than a million Lankans have left the country in past 20 months

    More than a million Lankans have left the country in past 20 months

    Over one million Lankans have left the country,

    September 15, 2022
  • Opportunity knocks

    Opportunity knocks

    The target of achieving 10 per cent electricity from renewable energy sources, originally set for 2021, is far from being accomplished.

    August 21, 2022
  • Developing infrastructure with Asian funding

    Developing infrastructure with Asian funding

    The projects we work on in VietNam and most other parts of ASEAN tend to be around very similar themes, largely because I think most of us are trying to deal with the same issues.

    July 21, 2022
  • How a band of activists helped bring down Sri Lanka’s government

    How a band of activists helped bring down Sri Lanka’s government

    "It was 50 per cent premeditation and coordination, another 30 per cent willingness of the people and 20 per cent luck."

    July 12, 2022
  • Biden in Asia

    Biden in Asia

    American President Joe Biden’s tour of Asia last week focused on the Indo-Pacific as it was, has sparked a debate on just how helpful it was in furthering America’s strategic objectives in the region.

    June 1, 2022
  • Asia’s biggest open-air Comedy Festival returns to Pune

    Asia’s biggest open-air Comedy Festival returns to Pune

    With its fourth edition this year, the festival is organized by Laughing Lion and would be held in Pune on May 14 and May 15, 2022, from 5 PM onwards at The Orchid Hotel, Balewadi.

    May 9, 2022
  • India’s tech spending to grow 8.7% in 2022, highest in Asia-Pacific

    India’s tech spending to grow 8.7% in 2022, highest in Asia-Pacific

    "Software was the only spending category that did not take a significant blow during the 2020 contraction, and we expected its growth to jump to nearly 15 per cent in 2021," the report showed.

    February 12, 2022
  • Poverty report card

    Poverty report card

    While India will experience a short-term spike in poverty due to Covid-19, it is projected to resume a strong downward path. By 2030, India is likely to essentially eliminate extreme poverty, with less than five million people living below the $1.90 line.

    February 11, 2022
  • Lukewarm Asia

    Lukewarm Asia

    Foreign policy expert Andrew Yeo points out that the Quad, whose members include the United States, Japan, Australia, and India ~ collectively forming a “democratic security diamond” in the Indo-Pacific ~ has offered aspirational statements to “build democratic resilience in the region” but has yet to develop a concrete democracy agenda that might complement Summit goals

    December 9, 2021
  • US, China, Russia join Asia summit amid regional disputes

    US, China, Russia join Asia summit amid regional disputes

    The U.S. nuclear submarine deal with Australia and the U.K. has also angered China, which claims most of the disputed South China Sea and warned the pact would threaten regional stability is likely to be raised in the meeting.

    October 27, 2021