Activities, events to mark BSB as Asia's Islamic Culture Capital – Borneo Bulletin Online

Activities, events to mark BSB as Asia's Islamic Culture Capital – Borneo Bulletin Online

|     Azlan Othman     | THROUGHOUT 2019, Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) will witness various activities and events planned and organised to celebrate its selection as Capital of Islamic Culture in the Asian region by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO). The activities are to be grouped roughly into the following categories: Main Activities, Academic […]

China says 'no doubt' two detained Canadians broke law – The Straits Times

China says 'no doubt' two detained Canadians broke law – The Straits Times

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) – China’s top prosecutor said there is “no doubt” that two Canadian citizens detained in the country violated its laws and regulations and that both men remain under investigation. “The investigation is in line with the due process of law, and we believe it will proceed accordingly,” Mr Zhang Jun, procurator-general of China’s […]

North Korea warns of 'new path', but options limited – The Straits Times

North Korea warns of 'new path', but options limited – The Straits Times

SEOUL (REUTERS) – In his New Year address on Tuesday (Jan 1), North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he might take a “new path” if Washington maintains sanctions amid his country’s push for economic development, but experts say it may be too late to change the trajectory of negotiations. Kim did not specify what […]

Four paramilitary soldiers killed in clash with militants in Pakistan – The Straits Times

Four paramilitary soldiers killed in clash with militants in Pakistan – The Straits Times

QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) – Four Pakistani paramilitary soldiers were killed and two injured in a clash with militants in the southwestern province of Balochistan, the military said. The incident happened in Loralai district, around 262km north-east of the provincial capital Quetta, on Monday (Dec 31). According to a statement issued by the military, the militants […]

How our opinion writers saw Asia’s most polarising stories of 2018 – South China Morning Post

How our opinion writers saw Asia’s most polarising stories of 2018 – South China Morning Post

A year of turbulence in Asia proved fertile territory for our opinion writers, who sunk their teeth into everything from Donald Trump’s trade war with China to the transformation of Malaysian politics to the brinkmanship surrounding North Korea’s weapons programme. Alongside those major, ongoing political stories, there were other polarising developments, all tackled head-on by […]

The AFC Asian Cup 2019 contenders: Thailand – FOX Sports Asia

The AFC Asian Cup 2019 contenders: Thailand – FOX Sports Asia

In our ultimate build-up to AFC Asian Cup 2019, FOX Sports Asia provides the lowdown on all 24 teams and we take a closer look at Thailand in this preview. After a 12-year absence, Thailand are finally back amongst the elite of Asian football after qualifying for AFC Asian Cup 2019 – their first appearance […]

Asia's crude imports from Iran hit 5-year low – The Japan News

Asia's crude imports from Iran hit 5-year low – The Japan News

ReutersSINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) — Imports of Iranian crude oil by major buyers in Asia hit their lowest in more than five years in November as U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil exports took effect last month, government and ship-tracking data showed. China, India, Japan and South Korea last month imported about 664,800 barrels per day (bpd) from […]

Lost in Asia's deepest cave – BBC News

Lost in Asia's deepest cave – BBC News

Image copyright Yulia Ustinova Image caption Boybuloq cave is now recognised as the deepest in Asia Almost 50 years ago, Mustafaqul Zokirov left his drought-hit mountain village in a remote corner of Uzbekistan in search of water. He never returned. But his disappearance led to a discovery that now draws explorers to a Central Asian […]