Raza: Rising tensions in South Asia – Roanoke Times

Raza: Rising tensions in South Asia – Roanoke Times

Raza is a physician born in Pakistan, serving in the Roanoke Valley for the last two decades. During the last week, when most of us here in the United States were busy with the news from the anticlimactic Vietnam summit and dramatic congressional committee hearings, a very serious and dangerous scenario was unfolding across the […]

Activists say Chinese police step up use of video 'confessions' – The Straits Times

Activists say Chinese police step up use of video 'confessions' – The Straits Times

BEIJING (AFP) – Students in Beijing said Saturday (March 2) that Chinese police had forced them to watch new video “confessions” from fellow labour activists, as authorities tighten their grip on campus activism. In the past several months, Chinese authorities have cracked down on Marxist students and recent graduates who back efforts to establish independent […]

Settlement Frees Gospel of Asia to Move Forward – Newsmax

Settlement Frees Gospel of Asia to Move Forward – Newsmax

Gospel For Asia (GFA), a Texas-based non-profit mission dedicated to serving the poor and needy in India and Asia, announced that a three-year long legal battle that threatened the ministry’s existence, is about to come to a close. GFA and the class-action plaintiffs have entered into a tentative court-ordered settlement subject to a “preliminary approval […]

Rule of law in PHL one of Asia's weakest – BusinessWorld Online

Rule of law in PHL one of Asia's weakest – BusinessWorld Online

PHILIPPINE rule of law has remained one of the weakest in East Asia and the Pacific, according to an annual survey of more than a hundred economies that showed the country’s score steadying from last year even as it rose in rank amid a generally negative slide worldwide. The WJP Rule of Law Index 2019 […]

Asia Distillates-Gasoil refining margins climb to over 3-month high – Reuters

Asia Distillates-Gasoil refining margins climb to over 3-month high – Reuters

SINGAPORE, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Asian refining margins for 10ppm gasoil surged on Wednesday to their highest in over three months, despite steady crude prices as traders were hopeful about a short-term tightness in supply alongside a steady uptick in buying interest. Refining margins, also known as cracks, for gasoil with 10ppm sulphur content rose […]

Balakot was epicentre of jihad in South Asia – Economic Times

Balakot was epicentre of jihad in South Asia – Economic Times

Balakot, the town in a remote valley in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where the Indian Air Force struck the Jaish-e-Mohammed‘s biggest training camp on Tuesday, was the “epicentre of jihad in South Asia”, according to a 2010 book “Partitions of Allah-Jihad in South Asia”. In the book, historian Ayesha Jalal had contended that the idea […]

Stocks Gain in Asia, Yuan Rises on Trade Optimism: Markets Wrap – Yahoo Finance

Stocks Gain in Asia, Yuan Rises on Trade Optimism: Markets Wrap – Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) — Asian stocks climbed with U.S. futures and the yuan rose after U.S. President Donald Trump postponed the date for boosting tariffs on Chinese imports, in the latest sign of progress in bilateral trade talks. Chinese shares led the region higher after Trump said he will delay the March 1 deadline. Equities in Japan, […]

Bayern star Thomas Muller fondly remembers Malaysian mentor – FOX Sports Asia

Bayern star Thomas Muller fondly remembers Malaysian mentor – FOX Sports Asia

Since breaking onto the scene over a decade ago, Bayern Munich and Germany forward Thomas Muller has established himself as one of Europe’s biggest stars. Despite being primarily deployed as a wide attacker, Muller has an impressive record of 181 goals in 471 appearances for Bayern and, throughout the course of his career, has won […]