Asia

  • Japan’s new Prime Minister visits Fukushima Nuclear Plant
    Tokyo [Japan] : Japan’s newly elected Prime Minister Fumio Kishida travelled on Sunday to the defunct Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the country’s quake-and-tsunami-hit northeast.This is the former foreign minister’s first trip to the crisis area since he was sworn in as Japan’s 100th […]
  • Japan pledges to donate more COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan
    Taipei [Taiwan]: The Japanese government on Friday announced to donate more AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan as a part of Tokyo’s free vaccine aid initiative for the Southeast Asian countries.During a press briefing, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Motegi Toshimitsu also stated that Japan […]
  • Meeting to dissolve Japan’s House of Representatives begins
    Tokyo [Japan] : A meeting to dissolve Japan’s current House of Representatives began on Thursday afternoon, and the lower house will be formally dissolved after the reading out the rescript of dissolution.The general election will be held on October 31 after the four-year term of […]
  • In the face of threats from China, Taiwan stands on democracy’s first line of defense: Tsai Ing-wen
    Taipei [Taiwan], October 14 (ANI): Amid the unrelenting Chinese incursions into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone, President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday said that the country stands on democracy’s first line of defense, in the face of increasing threats from authoritarian actors. “Taiwan stands on democracy’s […]
  • Danish PM Frederiksen visits Taj Mahal with her husband
    Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen visited the Taj Mahal — one of the Seven Wonders in the world — here on Sunday during her three-day visit to India.Frederiksen visited the Taj Mahal with her husband Bo Tengberg. They also visited the […]
  • Pakistan minister blames past rulers for current economic crisis
    Islamabad [Pakistan]: Pakistan federal minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has blamed the past governments for the current economic situation in the country and said that the former rulers have ruined the “national economy during their 10 years of misrule”.He believed that the amount was being used […]
  • India-Japan maritime exercise ‘JIMEX’ to be conducted from October 6
    New Delhi [India]: The fifth edition of the India-Japan Maritime Bilateral Exercise (JIMEX) will be conducted in the Arabian Sea from October 6-8.JIMEX-21 aims to develop a common understanding of operational procedures and enhance inter-operability through the conduct of a multitude of advanced exercises, across […]
  • North Korea says communication channels with South to be restored on Monday
    Seoul [South Korea]: North Korea says all the communication channels with South Korea will be restored starting midnight, the Yonhap news agency reported.All inter-Korean hotlines will be restored starting at 9 am (local time) on Monday, October 4 (00:00 GMT), Yonhap said. At the end […]
  • 60 Chinese warplanes enter into Taiwan’s Defence zone in two days
    Taipei [Taiwan]: Taiwan on Saturday said that at least 58 Chinese warplanes entered its air identification zone (ADIZ) in the last two days of which 20 of them flew in on Saturday alone. A total of 38 Chinese military planes, such as fighter jets and […]
  • Japan to end COVID-19 emergency measures nationwide this week, says PM Suga
    Tokyo [Japan]: The Japanese government will end this week the COVID-19 state of emergency in Tokyo and 18 prefectures as well as the quasi-state of emergency in other areas, as the number of infections declined steadily, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday.Japan’s coronavirus advisory […]
  • North Korea fires ‘unidentified projectile’ into East Sea
    Pyongyang [North Korea]: North Korea fired at least one unidentified projectile into the East Sea on Tuesday, Yonhap News Agency reported citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).No other details were immediately available, including whether the projectile was a ballistic missile banned under UN […]
  • Pak FM calls Afghanistan ‘more stable’ after Taliban takeover
    Islamabad [Pakistan]: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has called Afghanistan “more stable” after the Taliban took control of the country, a media report said. Claiming that there is no sign of the civil war in the neighbouring country since the Taliban takeover, Qureshi in […]
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