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Economist Impact’s Technology for Change Asia to gather Asia-Pacific leaders and delve into the latest technology solutions tackling challenges for businesses and people

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and globally renowned physicist Michio Kaku to feature this yearHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 8 February 2024 - Technology for Change Asia will be held in H...

Gaza ceasefire hopes alive with more talks planned

Mediators from the U.S., Qatar and Egypt scrambled to forge a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in their four-month-old war in the Gaza Strip after America's top diplomat on a Middle East mission...

Deadly blasts in Pakistan on eve of vote

Two blasts took place near electoral candidates' offices in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, local officials said on Wednesday. In the first incident, at least 12 people were ...

Ukraine: Is Europe starting to change its strategy?

Several high-ranking NATO military officials recently warned, within days of each other, that the alliance needs to prepare itself for conflict with Russia. "We have to realize it's not a gi...

Thailand's popular Move Forward party faces dissolution threat

Thailand's Move Forward Party (MFP), which won the most seats in parliament during last year's general election, is facing the threat of being disbanded, according to many analysts and politic...

Vietnam pushes US to grant it 'market economy' status

Vietnam hopes that the United States will quickly change its rules over alleged export "dumping," bringing them closer in line with the European Union's reformed criteria. Hanoi is &qu...

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...

'Open warfare': Philippines' Marcos-Duterte alliance crumbles

MANILA, Feb 2 (Reuters) - The alliance between Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr and his predecessor Rodrigo Duterte disintegrated this week when they accused each other of using drugs - a rift...

Ukraine updates: UN court to rule on lawsuit against Russia

The United Nations' top court will decide on Friday whether it has jurisdiction to rule on a case brought by Ukraine over Russia's February 2022 invasion. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volod...

EU overcomes 'Orban fatigue,' passes €50 billion Ukraine aid

Frustration with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was palpable among European Union (EU) leaders arriving at a summit in Brussels on Thursday to discuss an aid package for Ukraine. For weeks, Orb...

Pakistan: Unusually dry winter threatens food supply

Little rain has fallen in the past three months across Pakistan, and farmers are worried about their winter crops and missing agricultural production targets. Fareeda Nasrullah runs a small farm in P...

How the US is preparing for a Chinese invasion of Taiwan

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - When U.S. and Australian troops practiced amphibious landings, ground combat and air operations last summer, they drew headlines about the allies deepening defense coope...

North Korea's economy gets shot in arm from Russia arms deal

North Korea, the world's most isolated state, is this year expected to return to economic growth for the first time since before the pandemic, as weapons deliveries to sustain Russia's invasio...

Gaza ceasefire plan for hostage release awaits Hamas response

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT/DOHA, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Hamas is studying a three-phase Gaza ceasefire plan that would secure the release of most Israeli hostages but does not yet commit Israel to end its war with...

Russian elections: Can Boris Nadezhdin beat Vladimir Putin?

Boris Nadezhdin successfully cleared the first hurdle to running for president when he received permission to collect signatures for his candidacy. He'll need this proof of support to run against ...