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India confirms citizens have joined Russian military

The Indian Foreign Ministry said Friday that some of the country's citizens have signed up for jobs helping Russia in its war against Ukraine. The ministry has not confirmed if any of those who s...

Taiwan scores with hat-trick of movies at Berlinale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three films with Taiwanese connections are competing at the 74th Berlinale, with “Black Tea” and “Shambhala” vying for the Golden Bear. Meanwhil...

Asian University for Women offers 250 scholarships to women from Gaza

CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH - Media OutReach Newswire - 6 February 2024 - Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh has offered 250 scholarships for highly qualified female students from war-to...

Is Narendra Modi's India really a friend to the world?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has on several occasions referred to his country as a "Vishvamitra," or "friend of the world" — a term that he has used in recent speeches and at...

India on the verge of eliminating 'black fever' kala-azar

When Sishu Kumari started working as a rural health worker in 2008, there were 33,000 cases of kala-azar, or black fever, in India. Two years later, India would miss its first target deadline to el...

Taiwan passport ranks 35th strongest in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In its annual Passport Index ranking, the British consultancy firm Henley and Partners listed the Taiwan passport as the 35th strongest in the world, and the eighth strong...

Nepal earthquake survivors deal with deadly cold

Sharmila Chadara, 25, gave birth to a baby girl just days before a powerful earthquake devastated her neighborhood in Nepal's Jajarkot district on November 3. Her family survived the quake, but t...

Nepal: Concerns grow over young people joining Russian army

On December 4, Nepal's said six of its citizens had died while fighting for Russia during its invasion of Ukraine. A week later, the national daily newspaper The Kathmandu Post reported Prime Min...

International Festival of Vietnam Rice Industry - Hau Giang 2023: ‘Green Rice for Life’

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach Newswire - 12 December 2023 - From December 11 to 14, 2023, the International Festival of Vietnam Rice Industry - Hau Giang 2023 takes place in Vi Thanh city, Hau Gian...

Taiwan rated only 'open' Asian country for 5th year running

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the fifth year in a row, Taiwan is the only country in Asia with an open civic space, according to a report by the human rights organization Civicus. In its report ...

Nepal same-sex marriage a milestone for LGBTQ rights in Asia

In late November, Surendra Pandey and Maya Gurung became the first same-sex couple in Nepal to have their marriage officially recognized, following a years-long process of legal wrangling. Their lega...

Indian business delegation eyes investment from Taiwan's I-Mei Foods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation from the Indian state of Bihar, led by the Department of Industries Additional Chief Secretary Sandeep Poundrik, visited I-Mei Foods on Tuesday (Nov. 21) to e...

Israel-Hamas war: Will Indian workers replace Palestinians?

Amid the ongoing fighting in Gaza, Israel is reportedly looking to hire construction workers to replace Palestinians. It is believed that as many as 90,000 Palestinians had been working in the constr...

Nepal bans TikTok citing 'indecent materials'

Nepal has banned TikTok, the government said on Monday, in a bid to preserve "social harmony." Communications Minister Rekha Sharma said the decision had been made at a cabinet meeting on M...

Asian University for Women partner with Cisco Networking Academy Program

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 8 November 2023 - Asian University for Women (AUW) and the world's leading technology company Cisco signed an agreement that Cisco will provide access to Cisco Networ...