Far East & Asia Updates

United Nations Chiefs Advised Stronger Support For Syrians And Host Communities Amid Escalating Violence

All Round View (United Nations): Senior United Nations officials on Friday called for greater support for Syrian refugees as well as the communities hosting them amid escalating violence in the war-torn country. “We are deeply shaken and distraught by the brutality and utter disregard for civilian lives we are witnessing

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AIPS To Launch New International Platform At the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

All Round View (Peshawar): At the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, AIPS will be launching a new international platform for the celebration of sport storytellers and development of sport media excellence. The Association of International Press Sports (AIPS) Sports Media Awards will mark a new chapter in the recognition of

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North Korea Terms South Korea’s Peace Efforts “very Impressive”

All Round View (Seoul): North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un said it is important to boost the “warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue” after meeting with the high-level delegation that returned to the north after their three-day visit in the south for the Winter Olympics. According to the north’s state

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Biggest U.S. Force In Years Joins Thai Military Exercise

All Round View (Bangkok): The biggest U.S. force in years joined an annual military exercise in Thailand despite controversy over the Thai junta’s invitation to neighboring Myanmar’s army, which has been accused of ethnic cleansing. The United States scaled back attendance at Cobra Gold, Asia’s largest multilateral military exercise, after

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South Korea’s Anti-north Korea Protest

All Round View (Seoul): About a thousand of South Korean protesters held an anti-North Korea rally as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang. North Korean leader’s sister Kim Yo Jong, who is visiting South Korea to attend the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, delivered

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Tourists Bus Crashes On Island Of Java

All Round View (Jakarta): 27 people died and 16 others were injured when a bus carrying domestic tourists crashed on the Indonesian island of Java. The crash happened when the bus, which had at least 40 people on board, hit a motorbike while heading down a hill at speed in

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18 Dead In Bus Crash In Hong Kong

All Round View (Hong Kong): 18 people were killed after a double-decker bus overturned in Hong Kong, China’s special administrative region. According to local police officers, the passengers killed included men and three women confirmed dead at the scene. Most of the passengers were horse racing fans, as the bus

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Kim Jong UN Invites S. Korea’s Moon To Pyongyang

All Round View (Seoul): North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-UN has invited South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang. The handwritten invitation was delivered by Kim’s influential sister, Kim Yo-Jong, at a landmark meeting in the presidential palace in Seoul, before the winter Olympics. Moon said the Koreas should “make it

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UN Chief Urges Dialogue In Talks With North Korean Official

All Round View (New York): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged North Korea’s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam to engage in dialogue on ending the nuclear crisis during a brief exchange in South Korea, a un spokesman said Friday. Kim and Guterres attended a dinner ahead of the opening

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Major Work of World’s Longest Sea Bridge Completed

All Round View (Beijing): As scheduled, the major work of the world’s longest sea bridge was officially completed on Sunday, after its lighting system was installed and tested. After six years of preparation, it took eight years to build the 55-kilometer bridge linking China’s Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao. Major

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