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 2017-01-17 00:35 

Jakarta Post

Jokowi declines to comment on "Jokowi Undercover"... +

President Joko Jokowi Widodo declined to comment on Monday on the controversy surrounding a book about him titled Jokowi Undercover, whose author Bambang Tri Mulyono has been arrested by the National Police for defamation....

 2017-01-17 00:34 

Gulf Times

Saudi: Trump stance on Iran, IS cause for optimism... +

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said yesterday he was positive about the way the incoming US administration wanted to restore American influence in the world, contain Iran and fight Islamic State....

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Record low deaths from landmines... +

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn said yesterday that casualties from landmines plummeted to a record low last year, while praising the ongoing work of Cambodian soldiers who take their demining skills abroad. The remarks, which came at the opening...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Abandoned Cambodian plane to be auctioned... +

The Vietnamese government has officially acquired full ownership of an aircraft abandoned at Hanois international airport by a Cambodian airline a decade ago and will put it up for auction, Vietnamese media reported yesterday. The plane, which belonged t...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Crown to face Thai giants Buriram in friendly... +

Thai giants Buriram United will be in town on Wednesday for a friendly against six-time league champs Phnom Penh Crown at the RSN Stadium as part of a pre-season tour of the region. The game is set to kick off at 6pm. Fresh from their Toyota Mekong Club C...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Competing explanations for sliding strike numbers... +

The number of strikes and labour-related demonstrations plummeted in 2016, with just 220 cases versus 582 the year before, the Ministry of Labour said yesterday, a fact at least one workers advocate attributed to strict enforcement of the controversial Tr...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

School grounds’ ‘return’ to cop prompts protest... +

Dozens of villagers in Battambang town protested yesterday after the provincial court upheld a ruling granting ownership of a disputed plot of land to a provincial anti-drug police officer. Protests first broke out in OChar commune in the beginning of Ja...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

JC Int’l Airlines set to receive first plane soon... +

Cambodian-registered JC International Airlines will soon take delivery of its first aircraft, one of two Airbus A320s acquired from Air Berlin, aviation websites said yesterday. The aircraft was ferried from Berlin to Manchester for painting last week. ...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Interior Ministry gives park move green light... +

The Ministry of Interior has officially approved Phnom Penh City Halls controversial plans to move the citys designated protest area, Freedom Park, from the citys centre to a disused patch of land further out of town. Municipal spokesman Met Measpheakdey ...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Timber raids log multiple arrests... +

Forestry officials in Stung Treng province arrested two people and confiscated three SUVs loaded with timber on Saturday night during a raid in Siem Pang district. Provincial agriculture department chief Leang Seng said the cars, timber and two workers we...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Vathanaka signs for Japanese side Fujieda... +

Cambodian football starlet Chan Vathanaka is hoping his move to Japan will help catapault his club and international career to the next level after completing a move to J3 League side Fujieda MYFC in a one-year loan deal. The 23-year-old Boeung Ket Angkor...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Local shoots peacock thought to be Hun To’s... +

A 65-year-old man has been detained after killing and eating an escaped peacock believed to belong to Prime Minister Hun Sens nephew Hun To. Fearing repercussions after news of the birds fate spread, the man confessed to police yesterday that he had poach...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

CNRP’s voter roll challenge rebuffed... +

The Cambodia National Rescue Partys attempt to have nearly 5,000 people stricken from the voter rolls ahead of the June commune elections is off to a poor start. Nearly 170 people whom the CNRP sought to have removed will remain on the list, the National ...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Encryption aid deal inked... +

Vietnam inked a deal with Cambodia on Friday to provide more than half a million dollars worth of training in encryption coding, prompting some to question the wisdom of accepting foreign help to protect state secrets. Under the agreement, signed by deput...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

PM: Adhoc not on agenda... +

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to scrap the title of parliamentary minority leader if the opposition pushes for the release of prisoners in upcoming talks with their ruling party counterparts. The position, ostensibly equal in rank to prime ...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom failing to keep up... +

Cambodia is not keeping up with the global pace of innovation and business competitiveness across world as the country continues to suffer from low skills levels and low-value exports, according to a report released yesterday at the Davos Economic Forum, ...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Vote-buying, coercion recalled... +

With the 2016 commune elections fast approaching, a new report, released yesterday, catalogues hundreds of complaints of intimidation, coercion and bribery against the ruling Cambodian Peoples Party stemming from the last time Cambodians went to the local...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Mum thwarts alleged rape attempt with axe... +

A 56-year-old alleged would-be rapist was taken into custody yesterday after his discharge from hospital, where he was receiving treatment for injuries inflicted by an axe-wielding mother who police say had come to the rescue of her 17-year-old daughter. ...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

A more direct path for mango exports... +

Sweet and juicy mangoes grown in Cambodia have been finding their way into top Asian markets for years, but until now only through Thai and Vietnamese brokers, and often repackaged or processed into juices and jams to disguise their Khmer origin. Local pr...

 2017-01-17 00:29 

Ecns.cn

China's yuan funds for foreign exchange drop in December ... +

The Chinese central bank's yuan funds outstanding for foreign exchange (forex) continued to decline in December weighed on by lingering capital outflow pressures....

 2017-01-17 00:28 

Ecns.cn

China makes great contributions to world security, development: Italian expert ... +

On the occasion of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Europe to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, an Italian geopolitical analyst highlighted here China's contributions to global security and development....

 2017-01-17 00:26 

Qatar News Agency

Qatar University Signs Agreement on Developing Young Athletes... +

Doha, January 16 (QNA) - Qatar University (QU), Qatar Football Association (QFA) and Aspire Zone and Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish and implement an academic program for talented athle...

 2017-01-17 00:22 

Ecns.cn

Chinese house sales fall, more tightening in pipeline ... +

Following tougher house-buying rules to contain speculation, property sales in China's large cities dropped at the beginning of 2017. Analysts said house prices nationwide could drop slightly this year as more tightening measures were in the pipeline....

 2017-01-17 00:17 

Ecns.cn

China's power use accelerates in 2016 ... +

The growth of power use in China picked up last year boosted by increased consumption from the service sector, official data showed Monday....

 2017-01-17 00:16 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia's foreign debt sees slow growth in November... +

Indonesia saw its external debt continue to grow slowly last November as companies reduced foreign loan, Bank Indonesia (BI) data has showed....

 2017-01-17 00:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Chinese president to defend globalisation in Davos... +

Chinese President Xi Jinping will defend globalisation in the face of mounting public hostility in the West on Tuesday in a speech at the World Economic Forum that will underline Beijing's growing global role....

 2017-01-17 00:10 

Channel NewsAsia

OPEC sees market stability in 2017, Venezuela aims for US$70 price... +

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo forecast on Monday that stability would return to oil markets this year while price hawk Venezuela said it hoped its crude basket would rise to US$70 in coming months....

 2017-01-17 00:10 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Aoun promises no tax increases to foster the economy... +

President Michel Aoun Monday sought to reassure the Lebanese that the government would soon take financial measures to deal with the economic crisis, while ruling out any increase in taxes to generate revenues for the cash-strapped state Treasury....

 2017-01-17 00:09 

Jakarta Post

Twitter suspends several FPI accounts... +

Twitter has reportedly suspended the accounts of Islam Defenders Front (FPI) founder Rizieq Syihab (@syihabrizieq) as well as those for the FPI's public relations (@humasFPI) and central executive board (@DPP_FPI)....

 2017-01-17 00:08 

Jakarta Post

Provident Agro reduces nominal value of shares... +

Publicly listed plantation firm Provident Agro (PALM) announced on Monday that it would reduce the nominal value of its shares to Rp 15 (about 0.12 US cents) apiece from Rp 100 because it had excess liquidity from the divestment of four of its subsidiarie...

 2017-01-17 00:07 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Iran's Sareh Javanmardi One to Watch for 2017... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Iranian Para-shooter Sareh Javanmardi has been named among Ones to Watch for 2017....

 2017-01-17 00:07 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Qatari fuel arrives in Gaza, helping to ease power crisis... +

Fuel from Qatar arrived in the Gaza Strip Monday, helping ease a crippling power shortage that has sparked rare demonstrations against the territorys Hamas rulers who responded with a crackdown on protesters....

 2017-01-17 00:06 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Egypt court strikes down islands deal... +

An Egyptian court Monday ruled against the governments attempt to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, an embarrassment for President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi that could deepen tensions with his onetime Gulf patron....

 2017-01-17 00:06 

NHK

European leaders unhappy with Trump's comments... +

French and German leaders have expressed strong displeasure against reported remarks by incoming US President Donald Trump on Europe and NATO....

 2017-01-17 00:01 

Qatar News Agency

Qatar Chamber Meets with Business Delegation in Birmingham... +

Doha, January 16 (QNA) - Qatar Chamber met Monday with a business delegation from England's Birmingham city and they discussed the scope of economic cooperation between the two countries.They also discussed preparations for the Business and Investme...

 2017-01-17 00:01 

New Indian Express

[ Nation ]

Mumbai woman gets SC nod to abort sick foetus... +

Court says a woman can abort if foetus poses danger to mother’s life saying ‘she has the right to preserve her life’...

 2017-01-17 00:00 

Yonhap News

Dollar opens at 1,184.1 won UP from 1,182.1 won... +
 2017-01-17 00:00 

Yonhap News

(Yonhap Interview) Only way out might be to freeze nuke program, resume talks with N.K.: expert... +

The current sanctions-oriented approach to North Korea has proved to be a ...

 2017-01-16 23:59 

Yonhap News

AmorePacific, SK hynix, POSCO most favored by foreign investors in 2016... +

AmorePacific Co., POSCO and SK hynix Inc. were among the top picks by foreign investors last year, while offshore investors trimmed their holdings of top market cap Samsung Electronics Co., Hyundai Mobis Co. and Samsung Life Insurance Co., industry data ...

 2017-01-16 23:58 

NDTV

Turkish Police Arrested Istanbul Nightclub Attacker In City... +

Turkish police on Monday captured the suspected jihadist who slaughtered 39 people on New Year's night at an Istanbul nightclub, detaining him in a raid on a residential area of the city after a long......

 2017-01-16 23:56 

Daily Times

[ Pakistan ]

Villagers attack Qatari prince's hunting party... +

QUETTA: A group of villagers brandishing guns and knives attacked the convoy of a Qatari Royal Family member on an expedition to hunt the Houbara Bustard, a rare bird whose meat is prized by Arab sheikhs, officials said on Monday.The hunting party was unh...

 2017-01-16 23:56 

Daily Times

[ Pakistan ]

Indian forces kill three Kashmiris in gun battle... +

SRINAGAR: Three Kashmiris young people were killed in "an overnight gun battle with soldiers" in a village in Indian-held Kashmir, an army spokesman said on Monday.,...

 2017-01-16 23:56 

Jakarta Post

Jokowi to announce new Air Force chief of staff soon... +

President Joko Jokowi Widodo has received the names of three candidates from Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo to replace outgoing Air Force chief of staff Air Chief Marshall Agus Supriatna, whose tenure will end on Jan. 20....

 2017-01-16 23:55 

Daily Times

[ Pakistan ]

PM Nawaz in Switzerland to take part in World Economic Forum... +

ZURICH: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Switzerland on Monday to participate in the 47th World Economic Forum's annual meeting, aimed at fostering greater social inclusion and human development....

 2017-01-16 23:54 

NDTV

'Pragmatic' Trump Might Be Persuaded On Climate Action: UK Scientists... +

Donald Trump's administration, heavy with fossil fuel industry backers, could cause major damage to efforts to deal with climate change through measures such as cutting access to satellite data for......

 2017-01-16 23:53 

NHK

Kobe quake victims remembered after 22 years... +

People in Japan are remembering the victims of a powerful earthquake that devastated the western city of Kobe and its surrounding areas 22 years ago....

 2017-01-16 23:50 

Yonhap News

Seohyun unveils second teaser for first solo project... +

South Korean singer Seohyun has unveiled the second teaser for her new single ...

 2017-01-16 23:50 

Gulf Times

Emir conveys condolences to Yemeni VP... +

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held a telephone conversation with the Vice-President of Yemen General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, during which he offered his condolences on the death of General al-Ahmars brother Sheikh Mohamed Mohsen al-Ahmar....

 2017-01-16 23:50 

Haaretz Daily

Eligible for Aliyah, barred from Israel: The absurdity of the anti-BDS law... +

The true purpose of the bill is to impose a sweeping sanction on anyone who doesnt accept the Israeli occupation policy....

 2017-01-16 23:48 

Gulf Times

Q-Post chief meets Indian envoy... +

Q-Post chairman and managing director Faleh al-Naemi and Indian ambassador P Kumaran yesterday discussed ways to develop investment opportunities with the India Post. Al-Naemi is seen presenting a memento to Kumaran on the occasion....

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